The complex, rapidly-changing world we live in calls for engaged leaders who deeply feel the inherent interrelationship between all of life. We use our Relational Education curriculum to teach leadership that is collaborative, aware of historical and present-day oppression, and in service to the health and well being of generations to come.
Guided by nature, we endeavor to draw out the vital contributions we each have to make to the great work before us. The core curriculum for our programs is comprised of the following focus areas, each with an array of associated activities, practices and goals.
Holistic Leadership and Community Resilience
Our current era requires leadership that is born out of the maturation of the human spirit. Such leadership must be rooted in interrelationship, fueled by creative collaboration, deeply aware of historical patterns of oppression and considerate of the health and well-being of many generations to come. Community resilience emerges when leadership is sourced out of respect for the whole.
Training in holistic community leadership teaches
Awareness of patterns of power, privilege and oppression
Activation of personal gifts
Regenerative Community Design
Identity rooted in interrelationship
Connection to Creativity
Creativity is far more than our capacity to make art. It is the key to solving today's problems with different worldviews than the ones that generated them. When we open a channel for inspiration to move through us, unhindered, emergent solutions and innovations are born.
Pathways to creativity
Deep sensory awareness and expansion
Storytelling and improvisation
Music and song creation
Practice of gratitude
Transformations large and small can occur when we take our prayers—hopes, longings, dreams, and visions for change—and live them through service and action. Prayerful activism affirms that the changes we seek necessitate our participation through sustained daily action. We guide our service by the understanding of the inherent connections we have to communities and systems that go far beyond ourselves.
Humans and nature are part of an inseparable whole. By connecting deeply to our place in the natural world, we remember our ultimate belonging and awaken our vision and unique genius.
Pathways to connection
Learn the art of interpreting bird language
Cultivate deep skills of observation and pattern recognition
Expand your sensory awareness
Understand ecological systems through holistic tracking
Read the landscape
Vitality arises out of our direct, reciprocal relationship with the 'wild' landscape. As we tend to the health of the ecosystem and wisely gather food, medicine and tools, people and the land are both incomparably enriched.
Care for the natural world through
Wild-crafting (food, fiber, fire, basketry, etc.)
Learning how to identify and use edible and medicinal plants
Earth living skills—fire, water, shelter, food
Immersion into reciprocal relationships with the natural world
Understanding when to tend to a landscape, and when to leave it alone
As humans, we have shaped and been shaped by our environments since the beginning. Now, as natural systems face increasing stress, we must ask: do our efforts follow nature's wisdom or defy it? Permaculture guides our response towards the health of the whole.
Learn with WE’s team of professional Permaculture designers
Permaculture design principles and strategies
Gardening through the seasons
Food forest and annual garden design, maintenance and harvest
Applied Permaculture: real world projects from design to implementation
Soil, water and habitat restoration
Just as we can read animal tracks on the forest floor, so too can we track movements within our internal landscape—of behaviors, judgments, dreams and longings. Our ability to see the dance of light and shadow within calls forth our wholeness and gifts.
Inner Tracking skills help you:
Learn to track and release personal obstacles and blocks
Learn to identify your gifts and the gifts of others
Cultivate forgiveness and adaptability
Understand the self within the context of social conditioning and natural cycles
Generate vision and strong intention for the life you would love to lead
To orient to life somatically helps us to uncover a sense of self that is rooted in the wisdom of living systems—the wisdom of the Earth as it expresses itself humanly. This orientation invites us to fully inhabit our bodies by learning the ways our systems adapt, communicate, and respond. With this experience, we can make decisions that are informed by our body's inherent wisdom and also face the traumas of the human experience, employing body wisdom to permit our healing from the severance. Ultimately, somatics allows us to locate ourselves as deeply embedded, precious, and critical bodies of the Earth in the larger web.
Somatic tools support
Body wisdom, attunement, and resourcing
Nervous system regulation
Incorporation (bringing wisdom and growth 'into the body')
Healthy relationships are at the foundation of regenerative culture. Weaving Earth works with traditional Peacemaking practices to empower self-awareness, deep listening and the capacity to think and act like a circle. As we pursue collective liberation, these tools help us to connect across difference and engage the patterns of power and privilege we encounter along the way.
Peacemaking helps you to
Navigate relationships across difference
Gracefully negotiate and reconcile conflict
Understand the role of ceremony in the health of individuals and communities
Choose your finest words: speak and listen from the heart
Cultivate unity with self and others