The Weekly Service – Animism, Embodiment and Belonging: Learning to Listen to Country

Theme: Animism, Embodiment and Belonging: Learning to Listen to Country
Storyteller: Maya Ward
Curator: Kiri Bear
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Maya Ward lives in Wurundjeri Country, in the mountain village of Warburton, and is passionate about deepening the connections between body, ecology and culture through writing, dancing and tending the earth.
At this service Maya will be sharing stories that connect her time working as an urban designer, events co-ordinator at CERES, and as a permaculture teacher where she focused on developing intimacy between the human body and the places we dwell. Her memoir The Comfort of Water: A River Pilgrimage detailed her walk from the sea to the source of the Yarra following the length of an ancient Wurundjeri Songline. Currently her focus is on teaching courses that dive deeply into the ritual of Acknowledging Country, to explore how this call to engage properly with shame and grief could catalyse broader cultural engagement with the animate earth.
In reflecting on her experience with CERES, Maya will focus of sharing stories that connect with the people and the land as a conversation partner. Focusing on being present with what surrounds her, and how we show up on the day. Reminding us that though the stories we tell might have the same blueprint, the energy and sense of a story is co-created, woven, inexplicably through the intimacy shared between everyone present.
Please join us in person or online for this special service.
How to find us at CERES:
The Namalata Willem space is in the multicultural village on the northern end of the park. here is a link to the map:


Sep 10 2022


11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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