Side Trips & More


Side Trips is a list of upcoming events, published in each issue of Four Winds Journal.  However, since exciting offerings present themselves much faster than we can publish them, this page is a monthly updated list of events, workshops, conferences, ongoing courses, and more.  If you would like us to share your events and activities, please send email to Side Trips, at


A collection of upcoming learning experiences and adventures. Enjoy!

Ongoing: Introduction to Essential Oils.    Aromahead Institute.  Free course online.

Ongoing:  Sufi Universal Fraternal Institute.   Sacred Events and Courses.

Ongoing:  The Bridge Project:  Building Bridges in the Blue Ridge.   Call for Artists and Writers to write, paint, draw, or collage on 5 x 7 POSTCARDS to celebrate the connections we make (or would like to make) with people who may seem different from ourselves.  All participants are welcome!  Postcards will be incorporated into a wooden slat bridge and displayed at a celebration event. The event will include readings from select postcards, music, poetry, and refreshments. Postcards and the bridge may also be displayed in other locations in Front Royal, Virginia, and the larger area.  Event images will be posted online.

Ongoing:  Events, Trainings, and Art Exhibits at Life Force Arts Center.  Chicago’s Spiritual Art Gallery and Performance Space.  1609 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL.  773-327-7224.

Ongoing:  Girls Inc helps girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold!  After school programs, arts classes, summer camps, teen programs and more for girls ages 5-18.  301 Hillside Avenue, Santa Fe, NM.  505-982-2042.

February 17 – March 12, 2018:   Lots happening at Gathering Tribes!  Native American owned and operated since 1991.  Celebrate Valentine’s Day and welcome Spring with Penny Opal Plant, Michael Horse, and guest artists and healers through February and into March.  1412 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA.

March 11-18, 2018:  Weaving Heaven and Earth – 7 Day Retreat in Bali, Indonesia.  Facilitator Dr. Rosie Kuhn, PhD, and Yoga Instructor Jessica Ruby Hernandez, MA.


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