Restoring Youth Rites of Passage
Jun
2
to Jun 15

Restoring Youth Rites of Passage

Two-Week Leadership Intensive

This immersion will give you a current and comprehensive framework and set of tools to soulfully mentor youth through rite of passage ceremonies, powerfully connect with your personal gifts and ancestral inheritance, and begin building your niche in this culture-transforming work.
 

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Terrain of Transformation: What are Rites of Passage and why do they “work?”
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Terrain of Transformation: What are Rites of Passage and why do they “work?”

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A healthy human life is filled with constant transformation. Each day, we evolve and unfold in countless mysterious ways. Sometimes these changes are dramatic and intense; sometimes they are subtle.

Whether you are in the midst of your own transition, or interested in incorporating rites of passage into your work, join us for this weekend experiential immersion. During our time together, we will…

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Restoring Youth Rites of Passage
Jun
2
to Jun 15

Restoring Youth Rites of Passage

Two-Week Leadership Intensive

This immersion will give you a current and comprehensive framework and set of tools to soulfully mentor youth through rite of passage ceremonies, powerfully connect with your personal gifts and ancestral inheritance, and begin building your niche in this culture-transforming work.
 

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Before We Were White: ceremony and ancestral recovery for anti-racist action
Jan
28
to Feb 18

Before We Were White: ceremony and ancestral recovery for anti-racist action

"Before We Were White" is an online workshop series for white-identified people seeking greater emotional resilience in their work against racism and for a sustainable future. Together we will explore how ceremonial practice and a strong ancestral identity help us challenge white supremacy as whole people.
 

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Looking through the Veil: Exploring Ancestry as a Path of Liberation
Nov
3
to Nov 4

Looking through the Veil: Exploring Ancestry as a Path of Liberation

Connecting with one’s ancestry is much more than an idle hobby. It has deep relevance in our lives and in the struggles we face as individuals, in our communities, and as a human species. The wounds of our ancestors are “etched deeply into our bones,” as scholar Ronald Grimes puts it.

Coming together at the full moon, during the time of year when the veil is thin between worlds, we will sing, dance, play, tell stories, walk the land, and listen to the ancient ones whose voices have been silenced yet still whisper in our ears. We will dive deeply into social justice theory and practical, hands-on ancestral reconnection, all the while tending to our hearts and the fierce and gentle work of ancestral healing... 

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The Ecology of Power and Privilege
Oct
21
to Oct 22

The Ecology of Power and Privilege

There is a powerful historical relationship between our disconnection from the natural world and systems of human oppression. By grounding our social justice work in connection with nature, and our nature connection work in social justice, we gain access to new tools and strategies to bring healing and justice to all wounded places--our psyches, our human communities, and our ecosystems. Join Pinar Ates Sinopoulos-Lloyd and Darcy Ottey of Youth Passageways’ Cross-Cultural Protocols Working Group for an experiential, body-based, trauma-informed workshop. Together, we will build an ecological understanding of power, privilege, and oppression, and explore our own niche within these contemporary structural dynamics, as we look through the eyes of nature, gaining naturalist skills in awareness, observation, and tracking, and applying them to our social world....

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