Wendy Rover

Wendy Rover (Coyote) (aka Zoom) is an herbalist, witch and woodbuster who has been saved by the dance! As one who has first hand been brought back from the underworld by drums and movement, she is committed to sharing the joy and healing potential of the traditional songs, dances and rhythms that have been passed on to her. Wendy has been involved in the Drum and Dance Community in Rochester, NY for the past 8 years. She has danced and performed with Bush Mango Drum and Dance and has helped lead the Starwood Bonfire dance for the last few years.

The Coyote family are accomplished homesteaders, as well as musicians, and over the last five years have built a number of alternative construction buildings on their land, from strawbales to domes, a roundhouse, an A-frame, conventionally framed construction and a few tipis thrown in for good measure. In addition to the spirit of song, the dance and the drum, the Coyote family wants to share their experience and vision of the homestead. [See also: Evan Stuckless]

Bonfire Lighting Drum and Dance

Join the Bonfire Lighting Drum and Dance! If you have always wanted to participate but never have, or if this is your first Starwood and you want to get involved in an unforgettable and energetic way come and join us for some drum and dance practice with all level friendly choreography during the week and join us for the BIG FUN Rehearsal in the bonfire field Saturday evening before the conflagration. Fire Spinners will need to coordinate with Fire Tribe and the Coyotes.

Homestead 101

Homestead 101 (with the Coyote Family) Ever thought about homesteading? What does it take to find and buy land, make peace with zoning and codes, court town officials and locals, and build your own home and stay sane and comfortable while you do it? The Coyote family wants to share their insight and experience. If you are or were a homesteader, or if you've thought about it, this workshop is for you. In addition to discussion about the nitty gritty of money and building and codes, we will talk about the spiritual aspects of finding your land and figuring out what to do with it; cottage industry, retreat, farming, sugaring, livestock? Sustainable living is a change of habits and mindset that can be all encompassing and rewarding, but also a challenge. We can manifest our freedom any way we want- homesteading is not just an adventure, it is spiritual practice. You can do it too!

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