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Opening Portals and Offering Prayers: June's First Friday Event

  • Alliance Physical Therapy 7887 Soquel Drive Aptos, CA, 95003 United States (map)

An Evening of Opening Portals and Offering Prayers...

Please join Juniper, Natalia, Brian, Michael and Jenna as we gather June 1st for First Friday from 7-9 at Alliance Physical Therapy for an intentional evening of creative delight and healing magic.

Juniper Aurora Greene creates freehand drawn mandala portals which will be displayed around the space.

"My hope is that the mandalas bring you some of the joy and benefit they have brought me: knowing that there is a center of stillness inside no matter what is occurring in life, knowing that when you get a big enough perspective there is an intricate order governing even the most seemingly chaotic situations, and realizing that we all have great beauty and untapped capacities dwelling within us waiting to be expressed when we begin to trust our own feelings and creative impulse."

For this gathering, she will be bringing outlines of some of her portals for you to color in and supplies for you to also create one of your own. So, come and discover your own personal conversation with the practice that has guided the magic in Juniper's life. Open a portal with us and see what happens!

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Natalia Karoway is a lover and practitioner of shamanism, herbalism, and sacred ceremony. She has trained extensively in Andean shamanism and Western herbalism and merges the wisdom of the two lineages in her offerings. These days, you can find her whipping up plant magic goods for ceremony, healing, and beauty at

On this special evening, Natalia will be holding space for a community portal. Using natural materials, everyone is invited to add their prayer/intention to a collective portal. There will be supplies there, however we encourage you to find a moment in your day to wander into the natural world and bring some elements that speak to you personally. Once complete, this portal will be gathered and offered back to the earth in a sacred way.

Additionally (for a small fee), Natalia will be offering an opportunity for you to mix your own custom flower essence to take home.


Brian Keith Axel is a composer and musician. His compositions offer meditative acoustic guitar explorations conjuring global musical soundscapes - subtle interweavings and inspirations from India and Ireland, alongside invocations of Appalachia and Big Sur. His new album is called Songs From My Solitude for a Love Soon Arriving. The title invokes the spirit of Kabir, Rumi, and Hafiz - for whom the relation to the divine is configured in terms of a relation to the Beloved. The album takes the listener on a journey to love, by way of a passage into the spacious stillness of the solitudinal. Simple melodies set against the drones and harmonic resonances of a solitary guitar engender the feeling of this space most powerfully. Along the way, the compositions offer an intimate view on the experiences of wakefulness that arise in making oneself into an offering of love and faith.

Brian will be part the soundscape as we play in this creative and intentional evening together.

To give his new album a listen, please visit:

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