Wild PRACTICE WEBINAR

an online and in-the-land series

Overview:

In an effort to rest into the wisdom and uncertainty of this moment, we are weaving our teachings, rooted in Relational Education, into an online and in-the-land format, as an offering to help us find the resourcing and rejuvenation we need to meet what is being asked of us. This webinar series is intentionally “screen-minimal” and is coupled with offline and outside learning components to support grounding, wellbeing and connection to nature in the midst of wild unknowns. Read more about “The Context” below…

 

DETAILS

WEBINAR 01 | MAY 22nd | 1:00 – 3:00 PM PDT
WILD PRACTICE: Surrendering to Liminality
With tayla shanaye, Transformative Somatic Counselor
And brontë velez, Creative Director of Lead to Life, and WE Immersion facilitator

 

WEBINAR 02 | June 5th | 1:00 – 3:00 PM PDT
WILD PRACTICE: Bird Language and Resisting the Attention Economy*
With Lauren D. Hage, WE co-founder and WE Immersion facilitator
And brontë velez, Creative Director of Lead to Life, and WE Immersion facilitator
*inspired by the work of author Jenny Odell, “How to Do Nothing”
 
WEBINAR 03 | June 19th | TIMING TBD
WILD PRACTICE: Cultivating our More-Than-Human Kinships
With Jeanette Acosta, Indigenous Permaculture specialist, and WE Immersion facilitator
And Lauren D. Hage, WE co-founder and WE Immersion facilitator
 
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This series operates on the GIFT ECONOMY — we are accepting sliding scale donations to support facilitators and mutual aid efforts. No one turned away for lack of funds

 

Participants are invited to join single calls, or every call in the series

 

Video recordings with captioning will be made available after the call for anyone who registers

 

More details below…

THE CONTEXT

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has catapulted us into a period of great unknown and significant transition. As is true with any significant threshold crossing, something alchemical is at hand. We find ourselves in changed terrain, surrounded daily by both crisis and possibility, in dreams and in waking hours. The threshold can be a place of great transformation, if we are willing to meet the invitations it provides. It is a place where the old falls away and the new is born, or revealed; a liminal space, where conditioned mindsets fail, as inner and outer worlds commingle in unexpected ways. The threshold may present us with a time of reckoning — for some in new and surprising ways, and for some in ways that feel all too familiar. We may find ourselves humbled, asking for help from mythic collaborators and powers beyond our individual comprehension. The threshold is not necessarily safe, but then, neither is avoiding it.

May whatever personal thresholds we find ourselves crossing be supported, graceful, and blessed…

May all those experiencing disproportionate suffering from the impacts of the coronavirus be cared for, nourished, & lifted up…

May the bonds that connect us to our communities only be strengthened… 

Regardless of where we each find ourselves in the process, we know that initiatory moments require recognition, witness and reverence, and are best navigated with the support of lineage, council and community. These moments of transition illuminate how important it is to have practices that help us to both ground and dream in the midst of loss, grief, and profound change — practices that permit the humility to fumble, the courage to be with collapse, and the willingness to try again.

We grieve how many of us have been stripped of cultural and community practices that could help us orient within the threshold of change. And, we give thanks to the ways they have been protected and carefully passed down over time.

WE identifies itself as a community of practice, and so we ask ourselves, what are the practices that can support us in the disorientation of being in the threshold together? Our intention through this series is to offer some of our best practices in Relational Education — from somatics to storytelling to bird language — so that our attention might widen to meet the invitations of liminality, and attune to the greater rhythms and cycles of the more-than-human story around and within us. With an eye toward cultivating presence, this series is screen-limited and rooted in practices that can support grounding our attention in earth intimacy.

This series operates on the GIFT ECONOMY — we are accepting sliding scale donations to support facilitators and mutual aid efforts. No one turned away for lack of funds. Participants are invited to join single calls, or every call in the series. Follow the link to register