Divine Feminine Workshop in Toronto – Oct. 2018

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Anne L. Simmonds and I are looking forward to co-leading THE MYSTERY AND POWER OF THE DIVINE FEMININE  Workshop on Friday Oct 19 and Saturday Oct 20th at Emmanuel College in Toronto. (This is an official pre-parliament event, before the Parliament of World Religions in the first week of November.)

Rev Dr. Anne Simmonds said:

Rev. Dr. Anne L. Simmonds

I am very happy to have the privilege of co-leading a two day workshop next fall with incredible singer, artist, Ann Mortifee, titled “The Mystery and Power of the Divine Feminine.” Ann’s presence, voice and music have been very healing and powerful for me since first hearing her perform at the Royal York Hotel in the mid-80’s.

If you have been in one of my workshops over the years, you probably heard her music.
She is coming to Emmanuel college to do a two day event. The registration is now open at the link below. Registration is limited and there is an early-bird pricing until the end of June.


  • Date: Friday, October 19 & Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Location: Emmanuel College, 75 Queen’s Park Cres. E., Toronto, ON,    Chapel (EM 319)
Women hold the wisdom and mystery of the Divine Feminine in their bodies.  Through music, story, conversation and ritual, this workshop will inspire participants to move beyond perfectionism and duty into our body-selves.  There we will be encouraged to trust the deeper journey of unfolding where the small self dissolves and we touch the essential self for which we yearn.  This is the time to breathe in the mysterious possibility that life now offers and our world needs.  This workshop will be of interest to women from any religious tradition who wishes to move beyond the confines of patriarchy.
Ann Mortifee is a unique and outstanding performing artist and prolific writer for theatre, ballet and films.  She received the Order of Canada and YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for her outstanding contribution to the healing and performing arts in Canada.
Rev. Dr. Anne L. Simmonds, is adjunct faculty at Emmanuel College, where she teaches courses in Death, Dying, and Grieving, Prayer and Continuing Education Programmes.  Anne offers spiritual direction, counselling, workshops, and retreats, locally and internationally. www.annesimmonds.ca
Registration (incl. lunch):
  • Early bird $219 available until June 30, 2018
  • Full price $259 available July 1 to October 5, 2018
Space is limited.
Ann Mortifee

Singer Ann Mortifee is a genre unto herself. Blessed with a remarkable four-octave range and a gift for impacting hearts with her music and lyrics, her albums, concerts, full-length musicals, scores (ballet, film, opera, TV), and In Love with the Mystery book have generated national/international distinctions and awards. She is an Order of Canada Member, the country’s highest civilian honour. A world traveller, compelling storyteller, and sought-after keynote speaker for major conferences, Ann creates and facilitates inspiring arts and consciousness workshops and co-founded two foundations - for social innovation and for forestry conservation. Based in BC, Ann is the wife of the late jazz flutist, Paul Horn.

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