Inner Journey Circles explores: DESTINY

“It is not in the stars to hold our Destiny, but in ourselves.”
~ Shakespeare

  • Do you have a nagging sense that you’re not embracing your life’s true calling?
  • Is your frustrating job leaving you longing to do something more meaningful?
  • Do have amazing gifts to share, but aren’t sure how to let them shine?

The answers are within you & we’ll help guide you where to look.

In this workshop you will find guidance around these questions through shamanic trance work, while re-imagining and weaving our stories through shared creative practices. In sacred space we’ll speak our intentions, and through a series of guided journeys we’ll find inspiration and clarity to follow our destinies.

We’ll provide a supportive atmosphere for practices of self-exploration, self-awareness, and self-acceptance. The tools of shamanic trance work and creative play (such as poetry, song, storytelling, visual art and movement) will allow for possibilities to emerge from our subconscious and inner wisdom.

We’ll have time to share, process, explore blockages, and seek guidance. Writing and drawing supplies will be available – those who work in other media are welcome to bring musical instruments, sewing projects, etc. Our time together will conclude in a co-created storytelling ritual. And, there will also be lovingly-created Ayurvedic vegan snacks!

The purpose of this work is to empower queer and marginalized people to bring their biggest, brightest gifts into the world. We want you to have the tools to manifest your greatest dreams while simultaneously de-colonizing oppressive capitalist models of work and productivity. All are welcome, especially those who are both intrigued and uncomfortable.

~ Saturday, September 30th: 1 – 5 PM ~


  • Advance Tickets: Sliding Scale $77-53
  • At the Door: $77
  • 2 work trade positions available.
    (In exchange for admission, arrive 1 hour early to help set up and stay to help clean up. Only sign up for this if you’re committed to arriving punctually.)

Embodiment Arts Collective
3490 20th St. @ Mission St.
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Led by two experienced facilitators:

Nick Venegoni is a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in San Francisco, where he supports queer people to find healing in mind, body and spirit. He studies Buddhist psychology, shamanism, and energy medicine at the Foundation of the Sacred Stream.

Laura Perlin is an Ayurvedic practitioner specializing in marma chikitsa, a form of hands-on energy medicine. She is spending the summer of 2017 in pilgrimage to her ancestral homeland of Sakha Republic, Siberia to study shamanism and indigenous ways. She is a co-founder of Embodiment Arts Collective, a holistic wellness space especially for queer and trans folk, immigrants, and outsiders.

Copyright © Nicholas Venegoni, CA LMFT 50590