The Ecological Heart

Fri, Feb 25

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The Ecological Heart

Compassion, Music and the Work that Reconnects

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Time & Location

Feb 25, 7:00 p.m. EST – Feb 26, 3:30 p.m. EST

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About the Event

How can we meet the climate crisis and other social and environmental challenges of our times with clear eyes and an open heart? How can welcome the wisdom of the body and emotions in service to life on earth?

Combining music and the Work that Reconnects to explore and practice compassion, this online workshop is for those who want to:

· learn how to be with suffering without turning away – from yourself, your community, our world;

· support and tools for unlocking and moving stuck emotions and changing habitual behaviours (fear, reactivity, paralysis, numbing-out)

· explore singing as a source of rejuvenation, healing and connection;

· build your desire and capacity to act in ways that contribute to the healing of our world

· widen your experience of self to include other beings and the planet

· use your imagination for the welfare of the whole

“We are capable of suffering with our world, and that is the true meaning of compassion. It enables us to recognize our profound interconnectedness with all beings . . . and as your heart breaks open there will be room for the world to heal. That is what is happening as we see people honestly confronting the sorrows of our time.” 

                                                                                                                                                                                             Joanna Macy

The Work that Reconnects is a set of group exercises, teachings and practices to help us align with the self-healing powers of the web of life and compost grief, fear and anger into qualities that allow us to respond to the challenges of these times with care and integrity. As we move through both the dangers and possibilities we currently face as human beings, this work facilitates connection to our desires to be effective allies to both planet and people.

When: February 25th and 26th, 2022

Friday: 7 – 8:30 EST

Saturday: 10:30 – noon and 2 – 3:30 pm EST

Facilitators:

Chris Maclean: Through non-auditioned Community Choir, Circle Singing, Creative workshops and the life-altering Lifesong program, Chris helps people discover and express their voices, create art from the content of their lives, and build community, courage and confidence. Chris is an award-winning singer-songwriter, voice movement therapy practitioner, Community Choir leader and Circle Singing facilitator.

Robin Macdonald: Robin 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 Turtle Island, 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:  Sliding scale pricing $225 - $50

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

If a participant cancels their registration 5 or more days before the workshop, a full refund will be given, minus a $25 processing fee.

If a participant cancels 2-4 days before the workshop (until 7 pm on February 23rd), a credit note will be provided, to apply to a future workshop, good for one year, minus a $25 processing fee.

If a participant cancels within 48 hours before the workshop or does not show up (without cancelling), or leaves the workshop early, there is no refund.

Should the course be cancelled, a full refund will be provided and a new date will be scheduled.

Schedule


  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    Day One


  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    DayTwo

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