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Stepping Forward For Earth
Stepping Forward For Earth

Sat, May 11



Stepping Forward For Earth

Labyrinth Walking and the Work that Reconnects

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Time & Location

May 11, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Ottawa, 414 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1R 0B2, Canada

About the Event

The labyrinth emerges during challenging times. The Work that Reconnects teaches skills for responding to difficult and uncertain times with courage, empathy and wisdom.  This retreat-style half-day workshop is designed to facilitate remembrance of the connection between who we are with the greater body of Earth and help clarify your role in an ecosystem of healing.

What can you expect?

  • connection with fellow humans who share similar cares, dreams and concerns for earth·
  • skills to help you sustain yourself through the promise and peril of these times·
  • tools to feel, honour, and shift our pain for the world (including ecological grief)
  • practices for positively directing the imagination towards ecological wellness and a viable future
  • a process that builds resiliency and nourishes our capacity to act for collective thriving
  • self-reflection questions, small and large group activities/discussions
  • a respectful, curious, and nurturing space for community

The Work that Reconnects:

Developed by Joanna Macy and updated over the past five decades with collaborators around the world, this group work is known as the Work that Reconnects.  The process combines teachings and practices that help people transform grief or paralysis in the face of ecological and social challenges into energy for constructive, collaborative action.


Robin Macdonald is a spiritually-rooted facilitator, moving at the intersections of social justice, earth care, spirituality and mental health.  Part of the Scottish-Irish diaspora living on unceded Algonquin Anishinabe territory, Robin is a restorative justice practitioner, communal grief and Work that Reconnects facilitator, Yasodhara Yoga teacher and writer. Core to her work is the role of community in healing and thriving.

Cost: $49 / $40 (Guild Members)

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Registration deadline: May 3

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