through your personal narrative, StoryShards is a visually dynamic retreat that guides you into fields of memory and imagination, and supports your intentions for your Story Forward. The retreat clarifies your deep intentions in life, and grounds your Engaged Creativity within the world.
Imagination & Intention
Updating Hero Narratives
AN ORIGINAL ART
presentation of exotic imagery and
evocative music from diverse cultures,
Visual Artist Lisl Dennis' vibrant
multimedia program tracks a familiar
narrative arc in a fresh way.
vignettes are like shards from a life
vessel that are dynamic—ever
re-forming containers into a
purposeful whole of service.
Vessel As Metaphor
Holding It All Equally
Maturing Personal Story
Healing Power of Beauty
and creative visionary, Lisl Dennis is
your Story Guide. She points the path
as each StoryShards segment unfolds metaphor and meaning, and opens the field for group interaction. The engaging multimedia presentation enables you to enter vivid imaginal
realms while pulling-focus on your
own Story Lines.
LISL CREATES CONTEXTS
and atmospheres for exploring how your personal narrative reveals your mission
in life—deepening your intentions for
the Story Forward.
& Creative Process
Integrating Spiritual Practice
New Ethos of Commitment
Theme Dreams & Lying Fallow
Honoring Ancestral Gifts
and diverse cultural contexts: StoryShards establishes atmospheres in which retreat outcomes are individual. Through
personal spadework, participants discover how the fragments, or shards, of their lives continually and dynamically re-form
into new vessels of creative expression
and effective service.
you unearth are your own. Spadework
you do grounds your ongoing resilience
and Engaged Creativity.
Beauty, Sense & Soul
Engaged Creativity & Service
Being Grounded Here & Now
Creative Practice & Stretch/Yoga
ARCHAEOLOGY FOR YOUR LIFE
Join the StoryShards field trip into your personal story. Gift yourself time, space,
and a conducive creative context in which
to explore your anecdotal narratives,
to integrate all those bits-and-pieces.
is a fun activity, turning up surprising perspectives, unexpected themes, and
fresh inspiration. The dig grounds your Story Forward.
"StoryShards was an incredible retreat
that deeply touched my soul. It was a
secure place to express personal, often intimate thoughts and experiences, in a context which was skillfully hosted. I'm much richer and more open to actual realizations and transformations taking place in the world, and in each
of us women."
ANA BOVET—Santa Fe
"A wonder-filled StoryShards!
Lisl captured me from the very start with that twinkle in her eye and her subtle out-there personality. The retreat opened my heart further; sparked my curiosity and imagination; and strengthened
my Buddhist practice."
SUSAN MORTON—Tucson, AZ
"Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!
Loved Lisl's big heart and authenticity. StoryShards is excellent with timely
material beautifully presented.
Loved the visual aspect."
UPAYA PARTICIPANT—Santa Fe
"StoryShards was wonderful! So much
is unfolding for me since our time together. After much reflection, I
am allowing my proverbial ducks to line up in a row."
CYNTHIA SMITH—Oak Creek, WI
"Went to StoryShards with no real expectations.
What I got out of it amazed me. Lisl's visuals drew me in, and everyone
else, shaking-up our mental nests,
engaging us, challenging us, ultimately uniting us. I loved it!"
KERRY ARMOUR—Santa Fe
Millipede Media Group
"StoryShards was an outstanding
gathering of women. We gradually opened up to sharing our transforming awareness, which we experienced as a group and as individuals. We ended up closer and
many became friends."
UPAYA PARTICIPANT—Santa Fe
"A wonderful and engaging StoryShards
retreat with a fun multi-dimensional
group of women. I am still processing the experience we had. Lisl's multimedia imagery so enhanced and enriched the
time we spent in creating open and
honest exchanges. The retreat created
space to look at the many aspects of
beauty in our lives."
PATTI DAY—Taos, NM
"Lisl, you are a wonder!
I enjoyed everything about StoryShards. Lisl's personality shined out in an intimate way, and I loved witnessing her manner
of conducting it all."
HELEN BRANDT — Santa Fe
"The 'inner exotic' is compelling!
Given our world today - and the nature
of STORYSHARDS inclusive cultural contexts. If there was ever a time to claim our own exotica: Our joy, our uniqueness, and our infinite hearts, it is NOW!
Nothing is outside—NOTHING!
If we're up for exploring what's exotic,
it's going to be an inner journey."
are the sacred guiding
memories and motivating
themes of your life integral to the whole vessel."