Workshop Leader

Inspirational and Instructive

Ann Mortifee and David Feinstein

Ann creates and facilitates her own workshops, and sometimes in partnership with other workshop presenters. She and David Feinstein have collaborated on many projects together over the years, including workshops, musicals and Ann’s Serenade at the Door album, which they co-created.

Ann’s workshops are inspirational, instructive, and warmly informal. The people who attend represent a full spectrum of age and life experience. Her goal is for each of them to have a vibrant experience and to learn and grow within the camaraderie and dynamic of a group. An organized, focused facilitator, Ann keeps things on track and delivers the promise of the workshop. She is particularly adept at gently guiding people toward a deeper connection with their innermost self. Ann creates her own workshops, and has often collaborated with experts in their fields, including Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Marion Woodman, Bernie Seigel, John Robbins, Jean Houston, John Kehoe and David Feinstein. Two frequent workshop partners are Getting’ Higher Choir Director Shivon Robinsong, and ‘inner landscapes’ guide, Sherrill Miller.

Workshop topics have included Finding your Voice, Singing for the Joy, Spirit Calling Me, Women’s Mysteries, Death and Dying, Riding through the Wild, Sacred Songs, Personal Mythology and Inner Integration, and A Celebration of Living and Possibility. One of Ann’s recent workshops, Sacred Union offered the following:

  • Tools to integrate mind, body, emotion and spirit
  • The ability to use your physical body as an ally in staying grounded in the present moment
  • Through music, story, improvisation and meditation, you will find yourself expanded and joyous.
Hope house opening with Ann Mortifee

Ann, pictured at the opening of a palliative care centre, created a meaningful legacy with her Healing Journey Workshops

One of Ann’s workshop series left a particularly meaningful legacy. During her Healing Journey project, Ann delivered workshops internationally for people facing end-of-life transitions, and for their families and care teams. The success of the workshops led to the evolution of a new series of workshops for use in health care settings. These workshops support greater care and understanding between patients, caregivers and professionals.

Read Ann’s Story: The Truth of the Moment

Some comments from participants in a voice workshop: