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Despacho – Ritual of Gratitude with Lindsay McKinnon

November 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Despacho is an ancient and beautiful gratitude ritual that originated with Shamans in the Quechua-speaking Andes (primarily Peru and Ecuador).  This practice has been spread throughout the world as a way to gather together and give thanks for the Earth (Pachamama) and also to be in the space of reverence for our relationships and honor the unity of all things.  The term Despacho translates to “Offering” and references the bundle of offerings and prayers that we create during the ceremony.  As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, we use this ritual to make space in our busy lives  in order to anchor in the Sacred, honor that which has supported us, be humble and acknowledge all that we are grateful for. Please bring your loved ones and join us for this very special event.

$10 Suggested Donation
All proceeds will go towards a local charity.

About Lindsay:

Lindsay McKinnon is a Midwife of Souls, a Way Shower, and a Vessel for holistic healing. Through inspired action, she guides individuals and communities to connect, heal, and amplify their lives. As a Youth Minister she led retreats and pilgrimages to create personal encounters with Spirit through rituals, service opportunities, workshops and intentional conversations. As Massage Therapist, Bodyworker and Childbirth Doula for over twenty years, Lindsay passionately stands for the human spirit’s capacity for creation, for opening to expansion, for courageous acts of Love and Wonder.  As a Qoya Teacher she has lead retreats around the world, connecting women to their body-temples through movement, infusing ritual and ceremony into a celebration of the sacred feminine. Her writings and lectures offer both wisdom to soothe the aching soul, and empowerment to take action in our lives and communities. She is a Transformational Speaker and Coach, and helps people reach beyond what they have known to find deeper meaning in themselves, their relationships and communities.  Lindsay is the Founder of Soul Body Connect and believes whole heartedly that we can do the hard things with massive compassion, engaging life’s challenges to find a new and empowered rhythm that feeds the soul. Qoya is one very effective way of doing that. You can find Lindsay gathering with friends on her front porch for sunset, dancing anywhere, and marinating in the people, animals and landscapes wherever her wanderlust takes her. 


November 22, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Uttara Yoga Studio
(540) 309-0071


Uttara Yoga Studio
401 Highland Ave SE
Roanoke, VA 24013 United States
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(540) 309-0071

Note:  We are switching to a regular weekly Sunday Sound events in Roanoke only from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Teaching rotation of Cheryl, Kimberly and Betsy. You can see who is leading any week's Sunday Sound by looking at the class calendar.