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Hibernation for Healing: A 4-Month Journey
December 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
An gathering every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 17, 2021
Join us for a 4-month journey of storytelling and embodied experiences to process the many forms of change occurring during this holiday season. From the personal to the political, we will use the winter solstice to reflect on this season’s descent into darkness and re-emergence of light as themes that are reflective of larger patterns in our lives, society and the world at large.
Warm your feet by the fire of our co-created community space. Every two weeks we gather in Circle to speak from the heart and share our stories about how this time of change is manifesting and impacting us. In Circle our main practice is listening, as we open our hearts and hold space for one another in authentic, empathic ways. An arc of themes guides each Circle and welcomes reflections on everything from the personal (such as spiritual changes and personal growth, this strange holiday season, family and relationships, etc.) to the collective (like the climate crisis, racial injustice, COVID-19 pandemic, etc).
Embodied experiences – such as yogic and somatic practices, breath work, meditation and mindful movement – are used in Circle and offered through recorded videos to further support processing and healing. We will use embodiment practices to invite in rest and explore this time of descent as one of preparation; allowing things to clear in order to have space for the new. Conserving energy so we can listen and feel into where we want to head next when the light starts to come back in.
As our culture, society and world continues to change so does our sense of identity, politics, community and consciousness. We’re grateful to welcome people of all backgrounds, identities, bodies, perspectives and philosophical or political views to join us in community. We use this community agreement as our backbone for how we practice relating to one another.
This program isn’t a hibernation to sleep, this is a hibernation to hold us in our gentle shedding of what no longer serves as we ride the waves of change and welcome in the transformation knocking at our doors.