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The Root Teachings of Joanna Macy, hosted by the Joanna Macy Center at Naropa

Apr 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - Apr 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm PDT

$5 – $25

This event encompasses two different workshops on consecutive days. Register for one or both!

Reg: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-work-that-reconnects-online-workshop-tickets-102434626726

Finding Strength in These Uncertain Times
A Work That Reconnects Online Workshop
Saturday, April 25, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Joanna Macy Center at Naropa and is offered to the community in response to the needs for resourcing and sanctuary in these times.

Join Lydia Violet Harutoonian online for an intimate experience with the Work That Reconnects (WTR). This work is a dynamic, interactive body of work developed by Joanna Macy, a scholar and respected elder in systems theory, deep ecology, and Buddhism as well as 50+ years of international activism. Together we’ll experience tools and group exercises that we can rest into and organize with, in our desires to be effective allies to both planet and people.

Singing in a council of friends is one of the most healthful, encouraging, invigorating, and nourishing things that we know. Lydia will also teach songs and melodies stemming from traditions that have been resourcing the human spirit for generations. We will experience both the teachings of Joanna Macy and the power of music to resources as we face both the peril and promise of our time.

…”Lydia is an outstanding and trustworthy facilitator. With her understanding of its theoretical foundations and her skill in guiding practices, the music she interweaves serves to strengthen the Work, while weaving its own magic of joy, praise, and resiliency. ..everyone has a place in the choir. Supported by the healing fortitude of music, everyone has a place in the choir.”- Joanna Macy

Lydia Violet bio: Lydia Violet Harutoonian, M.A., has studied dedicatedly with deep ecology elder and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy for the past decade, learning how we can metabolize climate despair, eco-anxiety, and community traumas into energy for resilience, action, and community healing. She runs The Music As Medicine Project, a non-profit dedicated to creating access to Macy’s work, music, and music education as tools for cultivating resilient cultures in our communities. www.musicasmedicineproject.org

A Work That Reconnects Facilitation Training
How To Share These Practices in Times of global disruption and Climate Chaos?
Sunday, April 26, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

In this online session, seasoned facilitator Lydia Violet Harutoonian will offer an in-depth introduction to facilitating the “Work that Reconnects,” Joanna Macy’s experiential group work. Lydia will offer skills and resources for conducting community process metabolizing climate anxiety and empowering action.

In the afternoon, our focus will be on supporting emerging and experienced facilitators in deepening their theoretical understanding of Joanna Macy’s work and it’s context in contemporary social and ecological issues. Together we will explore integrating an analysis of power and privilege into our group facilitation practice and studies. This session with be co-hosted by Ramon Gabrieloff-Parish, a core candidate Assistant Professor In Naropa University’s Interdisciplinary Studies department. Ramon teaches foundations in contemplative learning and theory, diversity and social identity, and sustainability. He also focuses on the equity dimensions of the environment through courses on food and environmental justice. He is a certified practitioner of SomaSource, a somatic and movement based modality and has practiced the Work that Reconnects with classrooms and community groups.

After ten years of sustained study and mentorship in Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects, as well as immersion in systems theory and anti-oppression education, Lydia is a vital BIPOC facilitator ensuring the viability of the continuation of Joanna Macy’s teachings.

**No One** will be turned away because of lack of funds. For any support or questions, please contact Rivi Marcus at [email protected]

Once your registration is received, you will be emailed the link for the online event.


Apr 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am PDT
Apr 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm PDT
$5 – $25
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