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Roots of Resilience for Uncertain Times: Five-Part Online Workshop

Apr 27 @ 9:00 am - May 25 @ 11:15 am PDT

$50 – $200
“Nurse Log” © by Carolyn Treadway

APRIL-MAY 2021 PROGRAM: Tuesdays, 9 to 11:15 am Pacific ; 11 am to 1:15 pm Central
April 27 through May 25, 2021


It’s heartbreaking to remain conscious and engaged in our crazy times. Everywhere we turn, we experience the Great Unraveling of our society and our world: systemic racism, the pandemic, global climate change, poverty, mass extinctions, etc. It’s clear we can’t continue with Business As Usual. The fear, grief, anger, and helplessness we feel can be unbearable because it’s not just our personal pain; it’s the collective pain of all life on Earth. When we come together and honor our feelings about our world, we realize our radical interconnectedness and become part of the Earth healing herself. It is essential that we do this work now. This precise moment is an opportunity for unprecedented transformation, a time to root into the wisdom of our living planet and to foster our resilience to take part in this transformation known as the Great Turning.

The Work That Reconnects offers practices to reawaken our innate bonds with each other and our sacred living Earth that guide us in the Great Turning toward a life-sustaining future. Pioneered by root teacher Joanna Macy, the Work That Reconnects draws on ancient spiritual traditions, deep ecology, and system thinking.

In this 5-part online workshop, we grow our roots of resilience for these uncertain times as we move through the Spiral of the Work that Reconnects—beginning with Gratitude, then Honoring Our Pain for the World, Seeing with New and Ancient Eyes, and Going Forth. Join us for this interactive group experience that will help you restore your sense of purpose and possibility to address the complex nature of our times.

Facilitated by Kathleen Rude and Molly Brown.  Program support: Silvia Di Blasio (This workshop series was previously facilitated by Jolie Elan and Molly Brown. Kathleen Rude has joined Molly to continue offering it after Jolie’s untimely death on November 30.)


COST: We want to make this workshop available to everyone, so we are offering a sliding scale: $200 – $50. Your generosity helps us continue this important work. If your contribution needs to be less than $50, please contact us at [email protected].

REGISTRATION: There has been tremendous demand for this program. Class size is limited. Sign up soon to save a spot. 

DATES: April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25.
9:00 am to 11:15 am Pacific Time or 11:00 am to 1:15 pm Central Time

Online Class Details, Format, and Schedule

This work is very interactive. There will be ample time for teachings, experiential practices, small group discussions, large group sharing and community rituals. There will also be optional home practices, readings, and “buddy” calls.

This is a 5-part online workshop (10 hours total). You are expected to participate in all sessions. We will meet via Zoom.

Class 1 : Gratitude for Our World
Class 2: Honoring Our Pain for the World
Class 3: Seeing with New/Ancient Eyes
Class 4: Deep Time with our Ancestors and Future Beings
Class 5: Going Forth into the Great Turning


“One of the most amazing spiritual, emotional and intellectual experiences of my lifetime…a must for all those involved in the transformation of our world toward life affirmation.”   Ann Aurelia López, Ph.D.

“This retreat helped me shift my inner sense of overwhelm about the dire state of the world, to one of greater possibility, belief in my ideas, and balace in how to move forward with what I want to bring forward in the world .”   Judy Dolmatch

“This was a great experience that offered a powerful framework and a generous invitation for us to discover and explore our own authentic and rightful place in the change that needs to happen.”  Bob H. – M.F.T

“The long nurtured passion and vision that Molly Brown unabashedly brings to the stark honesty about ecosystem collapse is beautifully held in space of discovery, self-discovery, and practices that generate new life, new breath, and new openings for a future yearning with possibility. Jolie brought many sparks of joy and delight with her wisdom of plants, history, activism, and groundedness. A beautiful workshop   Kennan Salinero  – Executive Director REIMAGINE SCIENCE



Apr 27 @ 9:00 am PDT
May 25 @ 11:15 am PDT
$50 – $200
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