November 2019 was the last Nordic Women's* Retreat.
In November 2022 we are taking it slowly by inviting those of you who have attended retreats before and by keeping registration to twenty guests with strict COVID Protocols.
We will continue to post up-coming events and endeavor to do many out-door activities to accommodate more people.
Ti tussen takk. Ten thousand thanks.
Announcing Völva Stav Guild Wisconsin!
Völur Bethany Jacobson and Amanda Lonsdorf in the Eau Claire, Wisconsin area have built community in their practices that has become a beautiful, fully fledged extension of Völva Stav and we are happy to announce Völva Stav Guild Wisconsin!
Völva Stav Wisconsin
Northern Traditions and Tools
October 2022 through March 2023
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
421 S. Farwell St, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Learn about the Story of the Norse Völva~Wise Women Tradition and gain knowledge, perspective, skills, and tools to bring into your own life and work.
This six-part series of classes will be sharing the Völva Stav Tradition and other Northern Path information, healing lore, Folkways, and reconstructed historical traditions. Our class sessions will include the study of the Völva Stav Manual by Kari Tauring, originator of the Völva Stav Method. This includes the exercises, vocalizations, singing, staving and the study of the runes and other Nordic historical references. Norse myth and metaphysics will also be explored.
Völva Stav techniques create body/mind/spirit alignment with the world tree, balanced brain hemispheres and a heightened state of awareness. Other tools for healthy boundary setting, communication techniques, and ancestor healing connections are planned. The two hour classes will be interactive and practical.
October 8 Introductory Class $20
1-3 pm Nov. 19~Dec.10~Jan.14~Feb.11~March 11 $30 per Class
We ask for students to be vaccinated. Covid-19 precautions will be tied to the policies of the UU Congregation. Masks may be required if there is high community transmission in Eau Claire County.
Your registration will benefit the Völva Stav Guild which is an educational and cultural healing cooperative of 6 women who are dedicated to the principals and methodologies of Völva Stav and who practice and use them daily in our personal and professional lives.
What is Völva Stav?
Völva Stav (created in 2003 by Kari Tauring) is a system of sacred body geometry and toning in a Norse cultural context. In her teachings, runes, staff rhythm, and voice combine to create physical alignment with Norse cosmology, pathways for metaphysics, and as a tool for healing öorlog and inherited cultural grief. The methodology includes tools for boundary setting, communication, and creating healthy interactions in our personal, community, and spiritual lives.
More about founder Kari Tauring at
The Völva Stav Guild is an educational and cultural healing cooperative of 6 women who are dedicated to the principals and methodologies of Völva Stav and who practice and use them daily in our personal and professional lives.