Are you a spiritual seeker longing to link arms with others walking a spiritual path?
Are you a spiritual entrepreneur who wants to connect with your tribe and to be of service in your community?
Are you a spiritual leader who has a message you want to share while growing in new ways through service and humility?

Inspired by the hugely successful FemTalks* events in Berkeley & Novato, Spirit Talks is an opportunity to lean into conversations about health and body wisdom, meditation, personal growth, creativity and spiritual healing. Think about it as a night out to connect with old friends and meet new ones while exploring the mysteries contained within our own body, mind and spirit.

Spirit Talks is going to be great! I loved Gemma’s storytelling and singing. Loved connecting with old friends and meeting new people.
The art was awesome too.

Julie Robinson

ICU Nurse

I really enjoyed the first of many Spirit Talks. I’m missing connection with like-minded people. Here I can meet and learn from others in my community, as well as explore new ideas.

Su Wickersham


Every month at Spirit Talks we will feature one gifted healer and presenter who will tell their story of transformation and share with us those principles and practices that they have found essential on their spiritual path. Throughout the evening, we will also be guided by other talented healers and teachers as they gently guide us the evening with meditation, movement and healing sound.

When: Last Friday of each month at 7 pm February 24th, 2017 ,March 31st, 2017

Who: All are welcome. Speaker/presenter, vendor and sponsor opportunities are available, contact Gemma for details.

When: Last Friday of the month at 7pm, with a few exceptions

May 19 (4th Friday because of Memorial Day Weekend)
Carmil Surritt

June, July, August  -Spirit Talks Is Vacation

Sept 29
Oct 27
Nov 24
Dec 29
Jan 26
Feb 23
Mar 30
Apr 27
May 25

Speaker Workshops & Networking Group
All levels of speakers, presenters, meditation and “movement” leaders are encouraged
to attend. Email for details

Some of our past presenters have been:
Linda Lee
Toni Tirapelli
Sara Valentine
Gemma Benton

Where: Journey Center at 3976 Durock Road, Suite 105 & 106, Shingle Springs, CA 95682

Cost: $20 suggested donation, Free for first-time guests. No one will be refused for an inability to pay. Drop-ins are always welcome and your RSVP helps to anticipate seating. For those who are able to contribute, your donation is greatly appreciated and allows us to cover expenses and provide even more opportunities for our community.

For more details or to learn about speaking, vendor or sponsor opportunities, please contact Gemma Benton at 916.538.4366 or email

* Spirit Talks is not affiliated with FemTalks or Jessica Hadari. However, we are inspired by Jessica’s leadership, creativity and commitment to community and collaboration.

About Your Host:
Gemma Benton is a traditional Native American singer, storyteller, spiritual activist,  and best selling author. From the stage and through her healing work, Gemma shares stories and wisdom gathered during her twenty-seven years of working in Native American and indigenous communities. She uses art, storytelling, sacred song and ritual to empower people to heal those wounds passed down through the generations. She believes that these elements of creativity and expression are entry ways into spiritual conversations and are key to creating peace within and healing with the Earth.  She and her husband have just recently relocated to the Shingle Springs area from the Central Valley/Fresno area and are excited about being part of the El Dorado County community.