Newsletter October 2017

Dear Community,

The blessings of Fall to you, brothers and sisters! I hope you are well in the midst of the many Earth changes of late. My family and I lit the first fire of the season a few days ago and are settling into a new rhythm, quietly appreciating the cool winds of harvest time.

I recently returned from the Bay Area in California where I enjoyed guiding a full day Song Carriers Workshop at the beautiful Regenerative Design Institute. I absolutely love the community of sisters who joined me in the circle and feel a real kinship of the heart whenever I am there. Thank you to everyone who supported my travel!

Our new non-profit, PRAISING EARTH, is taking shape and will soon have a beginning website to share! And we have numerous exciting offerings this year.

First, I am very excited to announce that the Song Carriers Immersion Training has been restructured into a one-week format that will be held in the spring. The program dates are April 8-15, 2018 and applications are  currently being accepted through Friday, December 8th. A powerful group of women is already forming and we have limited availability so please contact me soon at to begin the application process if you are called to this special training. It will be a truly lovely week in the sandstone canyon of Origin Retreat Center in Ojo Caliente NM.

Also, my husband Tim is offering a new retreat for lovers of language and wilderness! Way of the Earth Poet will be held December 1-3, 2017 at Casa Del Sol of Ghost Ranch Retreat Center in the red-rock canyons of Abiquiu NM. Tim’s signature deep style of guiding is sure to make this experience both nourishing and empowering. Register online at or inquire by writing

Local New Mexicans, please mark your calendars for our annual Song Carriers Winter Solstice Ceremony & Celebration with the Pulse of the Sacred Men’s Circle & honored grandmother, Pat McCabe on Sunday, December 17th at 4pm at the Institute of American Indian Arts Hogan. This is always a powerfully charged gathering—we hope to see you there.

May this autumn time bless you with moments of still reflection and abundant joy!

With love,
Madi Sato
Water Wisdom~Women’s Circles~Medicine Songs~Grandmother’s Alliance

…the women wept into the Rivers all the bold yearning and beautiful grief and wild vitality of the cosmos, making them a SINGING WATERS… -THE RIVER WISE, Timothy P. McLaughlin