🌸 May Newsletter: Embracing Nature’s Ceremony

Dear Taino Woods Sanctuary Community,

As we step into the vibrant energy of May, we are reminded of the profound connection between ourselves and Atabeyra (Mother Earth). From the perspective of the indigenous Taino people, this time of year holds deep significance as we honor the renewal of life and the interconnectedness of all living beings.

🌱 Volunteer Weekends: Embracing Nature’s Ceremony
Join us for two special Volunteer Weekends this month, where we embrace the mindset that being with Nature and working with Her are meaningful ceremonies in themselves. On May 4th-5th and May 18th-19th, come commune, communicate, and contribute as we care for Our sacred Land. Your presence and dedication are invaluable as we work together to nurture the Earth and deepen our connection to Her rhythms.

🌿 Tekinas Song and Drumming Group: Connecting Through Music
Our Tekinas, the guardians of Taino and indigenous music traditions, invite you to join our virtual and in-person practice sessions. Virtual practices will be held on Wednesday, May 1st, at 7:30 PM, with subsequent sessions on June 5th and July 3rd. In-person gatherings will take place on the weekends of May 17-18th and June 1st-2nd. Explore the magical benefits of learning and remembering songs and drums, and become a Tekina!

As we look ahead to the coming months, mark your calendars for our upcoming events:

🌞 June Volunteer Weekend: June 1st – 2nd
Join us for a weekend of stewardship and connection on June 1st-2nd, as we continue Our work to preserve and honor the Land.

🌅 Summer Solstice Danza with Behike Miguel Sague: June 29th – 30th
Celebrate the longest day of the year with a Summer Solstice Danza led by our community’s Behike Miguel Sague. Join us for this sacred gathering of dance, song, and ceremony as we honor the sun and the Earth.

We are also excited to announce:

🥁 Medicine Drum Birthing Ceremony with Mia DrumDoula: July 13th
Join us for a transformative Medicine Drum Birthing Ceremony led by Mia DrumDoula on July 13th. Following the ceremony, participants are encouraged to spend the evening and volunteer on Sunday to assist in the preservation of the land.

For the Medicine Drum Birthing Ceremony with Mia DrumDoula, please register here through her website to participate and delve deeper into this sacred practice. 

And to learn more about each of our gatherings and register online to secure your spot visit our website: Taino Woods Sanctuary and become a member! Let’s journey together in harmony with nature.

In Calm-Unity and Reverence,
Taino Woods Sanctuary