Kirstin Edelglass, M.A. is a wilderness guide, ecological educator, psychosynthesis counselor, and co-founder of the New England Council Collective. She began studying with Joanna Macy in 2000 and has facilitated the Work That Reconnects in a variety of settings, including as Joanna’s assistant. The initiator of two programs for young adults (the Earth Leadership Cohort and the Touching the Earth homestead retreat), she enjoys strengthening communities and promoting solo experiences in the natural world. Kirstin lives in Marlboro, Vermont with her husband and two daughters. They host an annual 3-week meditation retreat for young adults called Touching the Earth (https://www.buddhistinquiry.org/touching_earth/).
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What year did you begin facilitating the Work That Reconnects?
- I began facilitating WTR practices in my classes at Colby College and Lesley University (the Audubon Expedition Institute)
- I incorporated WTR practices into my wilderness programs for adolescents and young adults in CA, AK, VT, and ME
- I assisted Joanna Macy at the Rowe Center for 8 days in 2011, 2014, and 2016
- I co-facilitated a 3-days of a retreat at Rowe with two colleagues and then assisted Joanna for 3 more days of this 6-day program in spring 2015
- I co-facilitated many retreats associated with the Earth Leadership Cohort program in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017
- I facilitated WTR experiences of varying lengths at three intensives of the Rowe Center's Spiritual Guidance Training Program, 2016 - 2018
- I co-facilitated a 3-day WTR workshop at the Rowe Center in October 2017