Private and group rituals & rites of passageFacilitation

Liberate and heal in community
How to co-create a world that works for all
The Art of Solidarity
Sept 9-12, The Haven, Gabriola Island, BC, Canada. $395 + accommodations. Co-Facilitated with Juli Rees, Director of Education at Hospital Employees Union, Vancouver.

Experience the transformational power of expressive arts and body-based practices applied to leadership and solidarity. Through movement, drawing, singing, writing and reflection, explore how identity, privilege and power influence our leadership and working relationships. Gain awareness of your strengths and challenges as we create together and apply new leadership skills and practices.

This program provides participants with the opportunity to practice solidarity in the group and then take these skills back to their communities. No prior experience with the arts is necessary as we draw upon everyone’s innate creativity. Become a more creative, embodied leader and deepen relationships with people from different cultural and social backgrounds so that we can truly lead together to create the change we want to see in the world.

Ancestral healing
Diverse Legacies
8 Wednesdays Oct 9-Nov 27, and 1 daylong, The Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St., Berkeley near North Berkeley BART $650 early bird by 9/15, co-facilitated with Aryeh Shell.

Engage somatic and arts-based practices to honor, challenge and more deeply embody the ancestral legacies we want to heal, lift up and live into.

What do you need to be in right relationship with your ancestors and the world?
What practices of resilience, struggle and liberation do you want to reclaim?
What legacy do YOU want to leave for future generations?

We will use frameworks of decolonization, feminist oral history, and collective liberation with experiential methods that incorporate ritual performance, Authentic Movement, Theatre of the Oppressed, Work that Reconnects, voice work, drawing, poetry, art installations, heart circles and time in nature.

Attend to your broken heart in community
Grief Medicine
Nov 2, 2019: The Center SF, 1-4pm, $50 in advance. Co-facilitated with Amy Swart, MFT.

Whether your grief is surviving the loss of a loved one, a relationship breakup, or something else that brings you to a state of bereavement, this workshop was created just for you. Nourishing yoga and movement, sound healing, writing, expressive arts, and a beautiful community ritual support you in acknowledging, accepting, and attending to whatever has brought your heart to the place of being broken.

By coming together in community, we can make space for ourselves and each other to process and transform our individual grief, together.

Meet your power animal and spirit guides
Chakra Sound Healing & Shamanic Journey
Nov 22, 7:30-9:30pm, The Center SF, 548 Fillmore St., $30 in advance

Connect more deeply with yourself and others in this beautiful community ritual. Dive into sound’s deepest, healing vibrations and tune into the love frequency. Your body (and the entire universe) are vibrating with sound. Re-tune your cells through chanting ancient Sanskrit mantras and chants and spirit songs from sacred cultures. Connect with others through sound and ritual to prepare for a powerful didgeridoo sound healing over your heart. The didgeridoo can dislodge energy blocks and can feel like a giant vacuum that helps you release what no longer serves you.

We will end with a shamanic journey with the buffalo drum. The drum beats activate your theta brain waves to help you enter a non-ordinary consciousness found in deep meditators where you can access deep states of healing, creativity and clarity. Meet your power animal or spirit guides as we journey to the lower or upper worlds and receive messages, insights, visions, and healing. Bring a journal to write down any messages after the journey.

Afterwards, we will wrap up with a beautiful community integration sharing circle and sing together to bless ourselves and the world.

Healing the Primal Wound
Adoption Stories
Co-facilitated with drama therapist Armand Volkas of the Living Arts Counseling Center. Adopted people often have complex feelings, identities and family relationships that are difficult to navigate. The primal wound of separation from the birth mother can result in grief, anger, abandonment, and longing. Relationships with the adopted family can bring gratitude and disappointment. There are few places where the diversity of these adoption experiences can be witnessed and held.

Uncover and transform your stories into life affirming narratives through drama therapy and the expressive arts. No previous arts or theatre experience is necessary. Shy people are welcome!

Co-creating a just, sustainable world
Collective Emergence
Collective Emergence: Embody The Future We Want Now co-facilitated with Aryeh Shell

This innovative diversity and solidarity training creates a space for deep sharing and listening to foster a sense of belonging and solidarity by using embodied creative practices.

We explore:
• Ancestral stories and legacies
• Power, privilege and intersectional identities
• Trauma resiliency
• Communication and feedback skills
• Transforming limiting beliefs/internalized oppression
• Effective ally interventions and solidarity actions
• Deep ecology and biomimicry
• Emergent strategy
• Embodied visioning

With poetry, visual art, storytelling, singing, drumming, ritual performance, Theatre of the Oppressed and the Work that Reconnects

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