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Moving into Elderhood

  • Yoga Shala Arden 4397 Arden Way Sacramento, CA, 95864 United States (map)

with Judy Lay, Lynley Hall & Carol Fox

We welcome you to the Elder's Wisdom Council Day to explore and strengthen your work as an Elder in your community.

We will use this day to explore our Elderhood through the ancient wisdom from the Four Sacred Directions….listening deeply to the medicines inherent in the qualities and aspects of each quadrant, exploring our growing edges, and moving with the Elements. With journaling, guided meditations, music, poetry and movement we clarify our Elder Wisdom, deepen our connection to that which sustains all of our lives, and rise to the soul’s longing that we came to this world to sing.

While wisdom comes in many shapes, sizes and ages, the Wisdom of Elder requires decades of experiencing many successes, failures, losses and lessons. It is precisely because of the accumulation of these experiences that a broader perspective can be integrated. A deeper understanding for the need to hold space, seeing through non-judgmental eyes, and slowing down a process or an interaction so Deep Listening can occur….this, and more is what an Elder brings to the community.

The world sorely needs Elders to be ready to step forward on all levels of interaction with one’s community, country and the world.

The workshop is ready to receive both women and men who’ve reached their 50th Birthday, give or take a few years! And if you are in your 30’s or 40’s and feel you need to be here; please know that you will be welcomed.


Judy’s Facebook profile states that she is “becoming an Elder on behalf of Mother Earth.” After living in NM for 43 years, she retired her psychotherapy practice and moved to the wildness of off-grid living, building a strawbale RoundHouse and Life Spiral to hold ceremonies, classes, workshops and fun events.
Ordained in 2011 as a Minster of Walking Prayer through the Center for Sacred Studies, she brings this presence to all her interactions and ceremonies. She is passionate about Rites of Passage for girls and women, providing First Moon ceremonies for girls, and Initiating women into Elderhood. She played a significant role in the formation of an Elder’s Council for HoneyRoot Women’s Retreats. She also facilitated a 6-week online tele-seminar for Elders through the HoneyRoot organization.
Judy volunteers for Hospice of the Foothills in Grass Valley as a Bereavement Group facilitator, providing Spiritual Care to patients and family members, and sitting vigil with those whom are dying.

Judy is a Grandmother to 6 children and mother of three. She is a fiber artist with wet felting and knitting as her two favorite things to do with her hands. Her felting workshops include honoring the ancestral knowledge of this ancient craft while working with one’s hands as a sacred act