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Monday, March 23, 2009


The Spring Equinox Breath Circle is about tending to the garden of our lives. Our intentions have been sewn and now it is time to free up the area around them, pull those weeds, so that they may have a clear and healthy start in their growth cycle.

Whether it be working on an aspect of yourself or developing a project, the ceremony will be holding space for aligning us to the highest good, and helping us get in sync with this new season.

Come ready to work and to enter a new chapter of life.

Our guide Peter Youngblood Hills utilizes a sacred and powerful breath technique to support and activate this journey. He will call upon the energy of the Spring Equinox to help stabilize and ground this work.

A light vegetarian meal and drinks will be served after the circle.

Contribution :: $25

Please email to make your reservation, or if you have any questions concerns, and for trade or discount inquiries.

Project Butterfly Loft
821 Traction Ave #108
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Men and Women are invited to join us.

Doors open at 6pm, performances start at 7pm

March is Women's HERstory Month

In 1987 and every year since then, the U.S. Congress issued a resolution for Women's History Month.

The purpose of Women's History Month is to increase consciousness and knowledge of women's history: to take one month of the year to remember the contributions of notable and ordinary women, in hopes that the day will soon come when it's impossible to teach or learn history without remembering these contributions.

Sunday March 22nd join Project Butterfly in commemoration of Women's HERstory Month; an event with art, live music, spoken word and talks by women for all to enjoy and celebrate.


Emi M

Emi M. was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Los Angeles at the age of seven. Emi M. studied Buddhism in Japan for two years and is now pursuing her art. "POP SPIRITUAL BLISS" is what one noted local painter called her art. It is a modern spin off of universal Buddhist concepts. By creating such art, she hopes to tickle your soul. She paints in acrylic and uses "big-eyed" characters because the eyes are the window to the soul.

Lynn "Lynnix" Elishaw

Lynnix is a spiritual painter and mixed media artist as well as a poet. She was divinely inspired to put together and teach a workshop that combines poetry and art called PoArtry.

Goddess Projections by Midori Takata


Miranda Rondeau

Miranda is a singer, songwriter, musician and frame drummer whose music is inspired by the inward journey. Her chanting transcends language, bypasses the intellect, and is devotional and shamanic in nature.

Through drum, song and chant, Miranda will share the sounds of the oldest universal instruments in the world, the frame drum, which was predominantly played by the women in the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean area. She will share its connections to the Divine feminine and its uses, as the frame drum is a powerful archetype and tool of remembrance.

Saria Idana

Saria Idana is a writer and multi disciplinary performing artist with a background in dance, poetry, music and theater. Her work focuses primarily on personal and global struggle and transforming suffering to vision through the lens of a women. She is a cultural Jew with a background in Islamic and Christian mysticism as well as the history and mysticism of Jewish culture.

For the Women's Herstory event, Saria will perform a medley of poetic and musical material around the issues of women, the goddess and the land of Israel/Palestine. This material will be drawn from the larger Arts/Activism projects that Saria is currently working on.

Lynn "Lynnix" Elishaw

Lynn is part of a collective of women called Ah-womb who do spiritual freestyle toning performance and healing work.

Ariella Forstein

Ariella Forstein is a vocalist, world music percussionist and composer who blends her classical training with heartfelt improvisational singing and channeling of energy. Founder and Director of Yeh Dede (world music fusion) and vocalist in Nexus Plate (electronica), Ariella's mix of soulful vocalizing, world beats and voice coaching with healing intention is quickly becoming necessity in today's fast paced


Karen Tate

Karen Tate is an independent scholar, author, activist, speaker, radio show host and sacred tour leader. Both her books, Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destinations and Walking an Ancient Path: Rebirthing Goddess on Planet Earth have been endorsed by the Joseph Campbell Foundation, with the latter named a finalist in the National Best Books of 2008 Awards in the general spirituality category.

Karen will speak on "The Sacred Feminine: Deity, Archetype or Ideal - A Revolution of Thought Toward Change, Hope and Partnership".


Midori Takata

Midori is co-founder of Project Butterfly, a creative with a passion for vegetarian food and sharing. For the Women's HERstory celebration she will make Vegan and Vegetarian Tamales, an ancient Mesoamerican food originally made by women for warriors to take to battle. Through food she hopes to ignite the Sacred Feminine and the peaceful warrior within you.

Suggested contribution:: $15
Please email us at for pricing alternatives.

Project Butterfly Loft

Monday, March 16, 2009


“Igniting Transformation in Skeptical Audiences” is a fun, immediate, visceral and authentically gut-wrenching class in inspired and authentic communication for next-generation visionaries with a passion for sustainability.

John Marshall Roberts
, the rambunctious and highly acclaimed speaker, will use the principles from his breakthrough book


"Igniting Inspiration: A Persuasion Manual for Visionaries" to help you engage and overcome mental resistance in yourself and others.

This is a workshop for visionary greenies, eco and social entrepreneurs, non-profits, emerging leaders, artists, writers, filmmakers, journalists and bloggers, green product marketers, promoters and, simply, conscious people (you) who care and want to make a difference by… authentically focusing and expressing your ideas for greatest impact.

John will share with you and engage you in the principles of Transformational Design® through an active, practical group dialogue and exercises that will challenge you to understand (and overcome!) the communication barriers that keep your most prized social, environmental and transformative visions from gaining traction with the masses.

This workshop is designed to “go deep, not wide”…and you will learn as much about yourself, as you will about who you think your trying to “convince.”

Vegetarian snacks and drinks will be provided.

John Marshal Roberts:

John Marshall Roberts is an acclaimed speaker and serves as communications and consultant for several client organizations, including Evenson Design Group, a sustainable branding and design firm in Los Angeles. A former psychology professor, John's unique insight into the psychology of the communication design process has made him a prominent contributor to several pioneering projects over the past decade.

An outspoken voice within the Los Angeles sustainable business community, John is particularly interested in using his research to further the environmental movement's agenda. He works with a variety of profit and non-profit organizations to create messaging campaigns that inspire environmental action.

His new book “Igniting Inspiration: A Persuasion Manual for Visionaries” is quickly becoming an indispensable tool for a new generation of socially conscious marketers, business leaders, and activists in the Los Angeles area and beyond.

This workshop is limited to 40 seats. To reserve your space please click on the button below::

Location ::
Project Butterfly
821 Traction Ave #108
D-Town LA, Ca 90013
[c/s Alameda
between 2nd & 3rd]

Monday, March 9, 2009


Session 9005 | Sunday | 03.08.09 | 6pm | $10 | RSVP


Project Butterfly invites you to a special screening of "What About Me?". A movie that has yet to be released in US. The night will feature live music, spoken word and a Q&A with co-director Duncan Bridgeman.

Following the success of their first double Grammy nominated film & album, "What About Me?" is the latest offering from 1 Giant Leap. This visionary project took Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman to over 50 locations as they explore through music, the complexities of human nature on a global scale, and aims to reveal how we are all connected through our creativity and beliefs, but most of all through our collective insanity.

Covering universal topics such as God, Sex, Death and Money; "What About Me?" features an incredibly diverse collection of collaborators from Noam Chomsky to Will Young, Maxi Jazz to Tim Robbins, Billy Connolly to Michael Stipe, Eckhart Tolle to Baaba Maal, among many others.

Encompassing a TV series, film and album, this is a poignant, emotional and entertaining time capsule of humanity at its most inspirational.

Live performances by:

Rich Ferguson
(spoken word & music. featured artist in What About Me?)

Nightlight Jesus
(spoken word & music)

Jeremy Toback (singer/songwriter)

Liz Foster

Chris Tannahill (spoken word)

Mike the Poet (spoken word)

Milo Martin (spoken word)

Jerry the Priest (spoken word)


"What About Me?" screens at 8 p.m.

Contribution :: $10

Project Butterfly Loft
821 Traction Ave #108
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(Downtown Arts District)