11 Dec Dani LaVoire
Dani dreamed of the desert since she was a child. She has made her home in the Southwest for 20 years and has spent this time seeking the skills that solidify her sense of place and foster deep connection to community.
Dani began learning the art of Midwifery at age 18 and has been serving families for 2 decades. Through her work with birthing women she realized a deep desire to offer her trust, compassion, and patience to help families at end of life as well as at its beginning. Currently, Dani practices as a Midwife and as a Home Funeral Guide- empowering families to reclaim afterdeath care, and facilitating a satisfying grief experience..
At home the passion is food! Growing it, butchering it, curing and canning it! Dani loves teaching folks to process meat and put up vegetables, increasing awareness about all the possibilies of small scale agriculture. But mostly, cooking with her children and noticing all the ways they reflect the land brings the most joy.
Homeschooling gives Dani the ability to raise her children steeped in the poetic muck of life. Balancing book learning with wild exploration, she sets them free in the beautiful rocky landscape so together they can grow roots, understand place and play in the abundant sunshine.
“Mostly, what I am interested in is strong community. My role in that is to remind people that there is work to do, work to take back. I believe that when we do the hard work of making a good life, together, with our own hands, much of the dis-ease of our modern culture fades away and we find a true home.”
Dani LaVoire will be sharing Reclaiming Death