“From the night can arrive the sweet dawn.” -Lauryn Hill
Our lives are bound together.
The more we wake up to the injustice, violence and destruction happening in our world, the easier it is to feel overwhelmed by the enormity of it.
It takes extraordinary courage to stay open, connected and hopeful in these difficult times. And it takes practice.
In order to remain compassionate and responsive to the world, it is critical that we find ways of coming together collaboratively to promote care, justice, equity, and flourishing.
Even as the world burns, we can hold in our awareness the truth that there is also love and beauty all around. While we engage in truth-seeing and truth-telling about the manifestations of greed, hatred and delusion all around us, we must also practice inclining our awareness to see and celebrate life-giving qualities of joy and pleasure. This is not a call to put on rose-colored glasses or bypass the challenges before us, but to instead help us remember that there is always more than suffering here.
When we can stay in touch with the fact of suffering, while also not losing sight of the truth of beauty, love and deep ‘okayness,’ we can move through the world with the kind of resilience and hope needed to sustain ourselves and our ability to respond to the challenges before us.
In this 2-day workshop, we will engage somatic and contemplative practices developed by the Courage of Care Coalition in order to help us:
-center, resource and reconnect through relational compassion practice;
-recognize our “stress shapes” or habitual embodied patterns that show up in challenging contexts;
-heal and transform our “stress shapes”; and
-embody a more compassionate, grounded stance in the midst of conflict.
Location and Dates
The workshop will be held at InsightLA’s Benedict Canyon Retreat House in LA..
The retreat will run from 9am – 4:30pm on Saturday, April 25th and 9am – 4:30pm on Sunday, April 26th. Light vegetarian lunch and refreshments will be offered as part of your registration.
Continuing Education Units
We are excited to announce that we can offer 11 CE credits for this program for the professional affiliations listed below. Participants interested in receiving CE credits should first register for the program, and then register for CE credits at this link: https://www.academeca.com/CEUReg/SeminarInfo.aspx?seminarId=3236. Please be sure to carefully review the CE credit completion requirements and covered professional groups prior to registering for CE credits. The CE fee is in addition to the program fee.
We offer a sliding scale registration fee for our courses and workshops in service of economic justice.
We ask those with access to financial resources (eg. making more than $65,000/yr) and/or access to organizational professional development funds to please consider paying this rate. This practice of solidarity giving enables us to cover costs and to provide financial support to others with less financial resources, thereby building and strengthening our community.
Base Cost: $150
We invite those with less class privilege (eg making less than $62,000 per year) or with limited financial resources or recent financial hardships to consider paying our base fee. This enables us to cover basic costs and to provide ongoing community support.
Subsidized Rate: $95
We invite those with less class privilege (eg making less than $45,000 per year), extreme financial hardship and/or those representing historically marginalized identities for whom the cost to attend is not possible, to register at our subsidized rate.
Should you need additional support, there are spots reserved on a pay what you can basis. Please click one of the financial support categories on the registration page.