Marna S. Cascadia
Mentors of the Academy
Name of Business
Summary of offerings
Meet Your Muses: Personal and group consulting to access the genius of the deep imagination and the universe within. Learn to grapple and collaborate with expressive images to nurture Gaian regeneration and breakthrough innovation.
Services and Themes
Consulting – Creativity – Expression – Entrepreneurs – Creatives – Innovation – Teams – Education
At the convergence of the deep imagination, creative process, and the living wisdom traditions, Marna catalyzes the catalysts. She creates sanctuaries of attention for learning with the creative unfurling of the living universe. Her approach supports sensitive sensing of the poetic, imaginal, and fractal qualities of creative resonance. We deepen to collaborate with the group genius of multiple kinds of provisioning: the minute momentary, the deep indwelling, the expansive nature patterns, the liberatory impulse.
I support clients and teams to tap into wellsprings of creativity for flourishing and innovating with the living images. Engagements can include weekly, biweekly, or monthly 1:1 work, intensive team catalyst engagements, or an exploratory phase followed by a custom engagement. I also support authors and creatives succeeding in designing and sustaining their creative practice. I catalyze breakthrough successes and deep innovation.
Fields that inspire and inform me: regenerative design, social biomimicry, environmental and social justice, and postconventional adult development and learning. Modalities that fire me up: poetic inquiry, expressive arts, ceramics, dream council creation and consultation, and archetypal explorations. How are living images and the living universe animating and illuminating to open fresh possibilities?
Marna has been facilitating earth dream work, earth dreaming retreats, and virtual dream temple groups since 2012. With fifteen years of experience facilitating poetic inquiry and poetic medicine, and five years training in Dream Tending, Marna is a certified spiritual director and facilitator of Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects. She holds a doctorate in education, has designed more than seventy courses of innovation, and has published and presented in more than 100 refereed, international contexts. She is ready to support your expansion, imaginal initiatives, and creative journey.
Dream Tending Training
- Dream Circle Training at the Sophia Center at Holy Names University
- Dream Tending Certificate 1, 2, and 3, 2017-2021
- Participant, 2022 Mentor of the Academy Training Program
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique….. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. …You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open.”
– Martha Graham