See full details and register at https://webecomelab.com/embodied-action-lab
Time & Place — Fall 2021 Cohort:
Days & Times: Weekly sessions on Sundays from 5:00-7:30pm PST (with a break)
- November 14
- November 21
- November 28
- December 5
- December 12
- December 19
Location: Zoom link will be provided upon registration.
Time commitment: Each session is 2.5 hours long. There is no additional time requirement. However, there will be opportunities to practice and reflect in between sessions to optimize your experience. Whether you say yes to these offers and how much time you devote to them is your choice.
- 2.5-hour weekly sessions for 6 weeks
- A 30-minute one-on-one check-in session with the facilitator
- Experiential curriculum and activities
- Weekly prompts and practices to support your journey
- Online social media group to stay connected with cohort members
- Accountability buddy to check-in with throughout experience
After the 6 weeks, you’ll have:
- new practices that help you return to your body, purpose, values, and vision
- a roadmap for bringing your vision, values, and authentic self into your work
- greater clarity about the challenges you face and the systems they are a part of
- experience using embodiment and design thinking to address challenges
- cohort of peers with a shared analysis and experience for ongoing connection
Register by October 22nd. Sessions begin November 14th.
Earth workers, transition doulas, environmental justice advocates, sustainability leaders, climate resilience builders:
We are working to help bring our communities into right relationship with the planet. We are seeking to change our social, economic, and political systems so they work in synergy and mutuality with Earth’s systems. Our work is imbued with purpose and values.
But sometimes, it’s as if we are holding the world’s future in each action and decision. We can feel the raging rapids of dominant power structures and extractive systems. Amidst this pressure, it takes our integrity and endurance to maintain our vision and navigate—and sometimes fight against—the currents. That force can erode even the strongest of lifelines, sometimes untethering us altogether.
Here’s what you can expect:
- An intentional, supportive space with collective agreements on how we be together
- Experienced and responsive facilitation
- Clear communication with open invitation for feedback and questions
- Body-centered (somatic) practices adaptable for different needs
- Partner and triad activities and discussion time
- Journaling and creative expression
Some questions we’ll ask:
- What is your purpose? Why are you doing this work?
- What are your greatest ideas? Your boldest visions for this work?
- Who are your people to help make that a reality?
- What are your cultural practices? What is the culture that nourishes you and supports your purpose?
- Where are your boundaries? What tells you they have been crossed? What do you need to enforce them?
- What if you felt wholly supported at work?
Our requests are:
Balance rigor and care.
This is an invitation to commit to this process for yourself and your community. Be mindful of your energy, needs, and boundaries. Consider this space the training ground for what you hope to bring forward outside the space.
Show up for the entirety of the process.
With the exception of situations out of your control, we request that you commit to being at every session, even if that means you’re there at 5% capacity or less and need to have your video off. If there is a situation out of your control and you cannot attend a live session, you will have access to a recording. However, the breakout rooms will not be recorded to preserve confidentiality and also due to Zoom functionalities.
Offer your gifts.
What happens in this process will be because of the unique collection of individuals gathered together. We want your presence and perspective to shape what emerges.
How do I know if this is for me?
Can I show up?
A weekly commitment for 6 weeks is no small ask, but we’ve seen that the container is stronger if people are consistently present. Carefully consider your other responsibilities and obligations and decide whether you have capacity to prioritize these sessions.
Am I willing to join an embodied and experimental space with new community?
It might feel uncomfortable to be practicing new things, like being in your body, while being among new people. Consider whether you have capacity at this time to go deep and open to receiving this experience.
…if your answer is “no” to any of these questions, or this experience as a whole, then it is not aligned for you at this time. As adrienee maree brown reminds us: “Your no makes the way for your yes.”
Resource Exchange / Cost
We are offering a scaled pricing structure, acknowledging that:
Access to wealth and financial resources is complex and impacted by many factors, and has been historically and systemically impeded for many BIPOC communities. We seek to contribute to wealth redistribution while also upholding principles of interdependence and abundance.
We are in a major economic transition from an economy of extraction and exploitation to an economy of reciprocity, regeneration, and collaboration. While we build the next economy, we’re still faced with the material needs and constraints of our current one.
We hope that these options make space for a range of financial situations while still ensuring that we feel fairly compensated for our time, experience, and effort—an important ingredient to be able to keep doing this work.
Please choose the option that feels intuitive to you and your circumstances. If the lowest rate is still not accessible for you, please contact us to talk about trades, extended payment plans, and other solutions.