Let’s Hold Hands Again! A Residential Retreat Building Resilience and Inclusion – August 12-15
Aug 12 - Aug 15$125
A Work That Reconnects 3 Day Residential Retreat
Building Inclusion and Resilience
Banyan Grove, Forest Knolls, CA August 12-15 , 2021
A donation based retreat
Let us come together in person for hugs and tears in these Great Turning and Great Unraveling times. Join Constance Washburn and Mutima Imani for a deep dive into the Work That Reconnects as experienced through a decolonizing and trauma informed lens. We will go around the Spiral Using the practices of the Work That Reconnects to explore our Social Location; ethnicity, race, gender identification, spiritual and cultural beliefs, and look at how we all have been affected by traumatic events and ongoing stresses: disasters and accidents as well as experiencing or witnessing violence or on going oppression; systematic racism and genderism. Also it is a way to process our reactions to the past year of the pandemic as well as the social and political turmoil we have lived through.
The Work builds resilience by moving through Gratitude which builds resources and for Honoring our Pain for the world and Seeing with new /ancient eyes and hearts which can witness and tell the truth about inequities and destruction of the Great Unraveling as well as hold a vision for the more beautiful world we know is possible. We end this transformational journey by finding our calling and the gifts we bring to the Great Turning towards a life sustaining and equitable future for all.
Mutima and Constance are co-Directors of the Spiral Journey, a Facilitator Development Program in the Work That Reconnects, which since 2017 has been providing emerging and experienced WTR facilitators with tools and resources to confidently offer this Work in these Great Turning times.
This highly interactive 3 day retreat will be a healing and deeply transformative experience. This retreat is designed for those who need a place to release and heal from all the stresses, traumatic experiences and emotions of the past year. We will do daily mindfulness, self-care and nature connection practices along with the practices of the Work with an emphasis on working through the double grief and trauma of environmental destruction and social injustice. It is open to those new to WTR and experienced facilitators. We all need to reset.
It also meets the WTR experience prerequisite for joining the Spiral Journey WTR facilitator development program.
The Banyan Grove Retreat Center is located in the lovely San Geronimo Valley in Marin County Ca. The maximum number of attendees is 26. The center can sleep 14 people in dorm rooms. There are also many airbnbs nearby for those who want their own space. Onsite housing will be offered on a first come basis.
We will provide 3 vegan meals daily starting with Thursday dinner and ending with Sunday lunch. Banyan Grove is a vegan retreat center. We ask people to arrive between 4-5pm on Thursday so we can have dinner together at 6pm and begin our evening program at 7:30pm. We will end on Sunday at 4pm.
Covid protocols – All participants need to show proof of vaccination or have had a negative test within 3 days of the retreat. We will not be able to socially distance inside in the dining area, the meditation hall or the dorm rooms. Many sessions will be held outside.
Gift Economy and deposit:
Banyan Grove runs on the gift economy and the facilitators are also offering their time for Dana ( donations ). A $125 deposit is required to hold your place and that deposit will be used for covering food costs. At the end of the retreat you will be able to donate to the facilitators, Banyan Grove, and the chefs. This gift economy retreat has a suggested donation range of $350 to $700 or more but all amounts welcome.
We look forward to being with you in person.
With Gratitude, Constance and Mutima