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Expansion (Activated) is a chrysalis of socio-cultural change synthesizing inspired action, ecological thinking, and sacred expression. At the start of this new decade, we invite you to be not only an ally, but an accomplice in the Great Turning. Join us as we tend the gardens of our souls, grow our gifts, expand our networks, and deepen our roots in the movement ecosystem. 

As the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to halt business as usual, it is also allowing many of us to slow down, rediscover what we value, and illuminating the fragility of our society. Communities around the world are mobilizing in an effort to heal, repair, and take back their power. The world as we know it will never be the same, and together, we create the future.

Expansion (Activated) | A Virtual Mastermind Series is our response to this time. We have curated a workshop series that will grow your awareness, inspire your heart, expand your mind, and connect you with thought leaders from around the globe. 

Expansion remains rooted in the vision that the more we gather, the more we manifest the future we desire. Although this looks different in these times, we hope you will join us virtually as we empower each other to embody new paradigms and expand our New Earth toolkits.

ORGANIZERS

Aliko Weste
Expansion Festival Co-founder 
and  Executive Producer 

Lux Gypsum
Expansion Production Organizer and Guardian of Sacred Process
Shoshana Glickman 
Expansion Festival Co-founder 
Public Relations Manager

EXPANSION FESTIVAL 2019

Video by Gavin Gene

WORKSHOP PACKAGES

all donation based
pay what you can

SINGLE WORKSHOP 

Suggested $20

3 WORKSHOP PACKAGE

Suggested $30 - $100

5 WORKSHOP PACKAGE

Suggested $45 - $200

10 WORKSHOP PACKAGE

Suggested $70 - $350

ALL WORKSHOPS

Suggested $150 - $450

BIPOC/COVID TICKET

Donation Based 
General admission to this event is priced by donations to make it accessible and affordable. Please pay at the highest level that you can afford to support the offerings you are receiving and make this event accessible to marginalized communities and those who cannot pay. More information available on ticket page. 

We understand these are hard times for a lot of people financially given the economic crisis that is accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic. We want everyone who feels called to join us for these conversations to be able to, whether you have zero dollars to give, some gratitude, or a smaller donation than what we are asking for. We trust you to reflect honestly on your current situation and pay what you can. See more information on the ticket page.

In the spirit of micro-reparations for slavery, racism, and the displacement of Black and Indigenous people, we offer admission to this event by donation for black, indigenous and other people of color. We realize that this policy is merely a gesture towards the need for much broader reparations and justice, and are open to feedback about how this policy can change and evolve over time. We are listening and committed to learning. 
(Nalla Walla and Alex Eisenberg)

You will be able to select the workshops you would like to attend at check out, and your zoom links will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your ticket purchase.

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HEADLINING WORKSHOPS

SKILL BUILDING TO CREATE THE COMMUNITY YOU DESIRE

with Eva Otto and Syd Fredrickson
June 9th, 4 - 5:30 pm PST 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83400049484

This workshop will introduce ways in which people are building and living in Community. We will discuss common reasons that people choose to live together – not only in close proximity, but doing so intentionally, cooperatively, often with explicit shared values. We will also cover the myriad ways that people create housing collectives and intentional communities, sharing some of the tools and
communication methods that help communities make good decisions together, while living a more sustainable and rewarding lifestyle. We’ll cite examples of local communities, and explore how groups form legal and financial agreements to buy property together, a definite growing trend. Due to the cost of buying homes, some people have turned to the concept of co-buying with other unrelated adults. This can be a win-win for people seeking a more affordable way to live, and reap other benefits of sharing a household – such as having access to locations or amenities they otherwise would not. Co-living is ecological, economical, with personal growth and social options to support increased health benefits and safety. If done well, it can be highly rewarding! The chances of success increase greatly with the right preparation and support.

BIO

Syd's history of living in groups and intentional communities began in 1983. She trained to be a facilitator in the context of living in an egalitarian community, initially with Caroline Estes, later with Laird Schaub, and more recently with friend and mentor, Diana Leafe Christian, author of Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities. She has helped other communities with values clarification, vision articulation, conflict navigation, and member recruitment. Syd enjoys seeing communities be connected to other communities, to realize there are many others seeking to expand cooperative and regenerative culture. Thus, she is enthusiastic about maintaining local and regional networks of intentional communities. She has long term affiliations with the Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC), the Northwest Intentional Communities Association (NICA), and has been a coordinator of West Coast Communities Conference. In 2019, Syd founded the service, Under 1 Roof, a resource for cooperative households, intentional communities, and homeowners contemplating the addition of one or more housemates.

Eva Otto is the Owner and Broker at Infiniti Real Estate & Development, providing residential and commercial real estate services in the Greater Seattle area. Eva is a LEED Accredited Professional and an Ecobroker specializing in the green housing market. She earned her Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies from the Evergreen State College. Eva works with a diverse group of clients including traditional homebuyers & sellers, land buyers, green builders, developers, and commercial tenants. In addition to her passion for real estate, Eva runs a development company that envisions restoring the balance between human communities and the natural world.


BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS: 
GETTING CLOSE TO BLACKNESS

with Holistic Resistance

June 5th, 3-5PM

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/97371256826

This workshop is a deep dive into exploring topics of racism, oppression, and privilege through the lens of intimacy, closeness, and relationship building. Active listening, sharing, and connection are at the center of our workshops. We will ask questions, check in with our bodies, mold clay, and lean on our creativity when taking on dismantling oppressive systems.

BODY SCIENCE OF COLLECTIVE NERVOUS SYSTEM RESTORATION WITHIN SYSTEMS OF OPPRESSION

with Morgan Lee Vanderpool

May 8th, 6pm - 8pm PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/822552945

An excellent opportunity to connect the nerd, activist, mover, healer, and lover within you. We will dive into the neuroscientific and relational impacts of systems of oppression on our brains, bodies, and relationship systems, and how choice-based movement and breath are core building blocks for the restoration of our individual and collective systems.

HARVESTING MULTI-DIMENSIONAL STRATEGIES | A COMMUNITY DIALOGUE CLINIC

with Cassandra Houghton and Hannah Alegra

May 30th, 2pm PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/128725836

Spark conscious connections as we harvest the collective wisdom of Pacific Northwest changemakers. Re-Source emergent strategies to shift cultural narratives through community dialogue tools that explore today’s most pressing questions around social equity and how it connects to environmental stewardship, racial equity, social entrepreneurship, and holistic health. Facilitated by local nonprofit leaders, Cassandra Houghton and Hannah Alegra, bringing over a decade’s worth of experience in systems-oriented thinking, community organizing, resource development, and nonprofit leadership to drive community change. 

COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION 

with Erin Merrihew

June 3rd, 11am-12:30pm PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/730534440

Relationships are the fabric of our lives, and communication weaves us together. No matter the situation, how we listen and express ourselves matters. It affects our mood, influences our relationships, and over time, shapes our lives. We're all human: we fall into old habits and unconscious patterns from time to time, and we encounter communication obstacles that are tough to navigate. These things are part of life--but they don't have to be such a struggle. Compassionate Communication offers simple yet powerful concepts that illuminate a new way of thinking, speaking, and being to radically boost the quality of our interactions! Join us for a 90-minute session for some basic tools and resources that will help you access more inner balance, skillful communication, and authenticity that connects.

WORKSHOPS

SHIFTING PARADIGMS AND EMBODYING THE NEW WORLD

with Lux Gypsum

May 22nd, 6pm PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/640195254

A paradigm is “a framework that has unwritten rules and that directs actions.” As invisible frameworks that our movements and thoughts rest on, we don’t typically move with awareness of the paradigms that move us. The danger of this is that we often subconsciously slip into upholding paradigms that we would not consciously support. Paradigms operate underneath the surface of the everyday, so without looking at the paradigms themselves, we will continue to make decisions supported by the dominant paradigm of our society, which is a colonizing paradigm based in separation and domination. 
 
 In this workshop, we will unearth the dominant/domination paradigm to develop a deeper sense of what it is and how it operates, so we can (lovingly) notice where we each uphold it within our own lives and relationships. As part of our work in moving away from the dominant/domination paradigm, we will build our understanding of what we want to move towards: the new and ancient paradigms that support a more beautiful world. With this new shared understanding, we will have a chance to explore how what we are each bringing into the world - through our work, creative endeavors, or just by being who we are - is a valuable part of a holistic paradigm shift. 
 

PLANT TO SURVIVE OR PLANT TO THRIVE | AN INTRODUCTION TO GROWING YOUR OWN IN A TIME OF CRISIS

with Poppy Okotcha, Permaculture Designer

April 27th, 10am PST pm 6:00pm GMT

In this time of crisis we will look to nature for solace, focusing on the plants around us. I will guide you through how you can bring nature into your life, by growing your own, simply and quickly in your own home. We will be focusing on plants and herbs with supportive properties and how to incorporate them into our diets to enhance our wellbeing. 

In a time when our food security is being challenged, we will consider how engaging with our food and where it comes from, has the potential to draw us back into a meaningful and healing relationship with nature.

You will come away with…
A basic practical understanding of how to start an indoor, container herb garden. 
An understanding of some properties of ‘easily to grow’ herbs and how to include them in your diet.
How to grow ‘cut and come again’ greens in your home.
An understanding of the importance of plants and nature in our lives, in relation to our mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing.
Inspiration to rediscover our place within nature. 

HEALING PAINS AND HOLDING PATTERNS

with Sean Hall

April 26th, 12pm - 2:30pm PST

Do you or anyone you care about suffer from physical pain? Would it be great to know how to overcome years - or even decades of chronic aches and pains?

You are welcome to discover for yourself how to heal physical pain and address its root causes, rather than covering them up with pain killers. Start now by using the four foundational principles of this healing system. These applications can help you effectively release the undue tension that is responsible for most of chronic pain, stiffness, and energy blockages that may be wrecking your health without you knowing it. Learn effective methods to release muscle tension and explore how pain can be a powerful teacher on the path of healing. Determine your holding patterns while identifying the psychological states of being behind them. Learn how to avoid and correct spinal abnormalities and experience natural flow of energy.
Release and heal chronic tension and pain faster than you ever thought possible!
 By attending this presentation, you will discover for yourself the principles of energy awareness that will help your mind and body collaborate in your healing process.  

THE MICROCOSMIC AND MACROCOSMIC RELATIONSHIP OF FENG SHUI AND LAW OF ATTRACTION

with Elmar Infinite Abundance

June 8th, 4:44pm PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/438981305

Not only are the physical items in our space a statue of our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and way of being; so too are our relationships, career, health, and life purpose. When we synchronize the dots and puzzle pieces of reality together through consistent introspection, inquiry, and observation of our being, we can find the missing link between the world we live in and the world we wish to be living in. From there, we can create a new life from within by applying simple principles of Feng Shui and Law of Attraction which coincide in tandem. A life that holds true, on all levels simultaneously, of honoring our most intrinsic fundamental values as we evolve into a higher paradigm of our purest essence; while exemplifying, for ourselves and others, the impeccable embodiment of all that we wish the Universe to be for us.

SHAKTI RISING

with Maytrelli Diaz

May 9th, 12 - 2:30pm PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/647546689

Workshop for WmnX identifying females keen for Awakening their inner Goddess. For womenx, queer, femme identified folks & women to tune in, empower and awaken the inner goddess. Shamanic healing will help remove taboos and will bring ecstatic joy to the sacred feminine.

THE PLEASURE OF BOUNDARIES

with Carey French

May 15th, 6pm PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/728129848

Practicing good consent is full of the pleasure of connection, respect, and mutual agreement. There can even be pleasure in something that seems like a challenging part of consent- boundaries. Boundaries mark the place between what is okay for us and not okay for us. And as Adrienne Marie Brown teaches, all revolutionary practice needs to include pleasure if it’s going to be possible.

In this virtual workshop we’ll explore our embodied sense of ‘yes’ and ’no’, get curious about our tendencies toward manipulation rather than communication, and feel into the potential joy of boundaries and consent in all our relationships. 

UNDERSTANDING THE PLASTIC POLLUTION PROBLEM

with Stevie Knapp
Founder of Beyond Plastic

June  27th, 12pm PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/320911813

Everyday the average American makes around four pounds of garbage and it gets thrown away. But there never is truly an “away”. Now more than ever, we are confronted by the starking amount of waste society has created and how it’s impacting the planet. Come learn about plastic pollution, how it’s affecting the environment and steps you can take to make a positive impact in your everyday life. 

GODDESS FLOW | OPEN TO ALL

with Breanna Warren the Omnigoddess

May 3rd, 12 - 1pm PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/685970568

Open to ALL, "Goddess Flow" is a class dedicated to nuturing the divine feminine within through intentional breath and free movement. In this class we will focus on the importance of self expression in order to facilitate deeper healing and maximum self love. 

DREAM LIFE PLANNING

with Nathen Aaren

April 21st, 7-8:30pm PST

Following his Dream Life Planning workshop from Expansion Festival 2019, Nathen Aaren returns in 2020 to work with you 1-on-1, to aid you in turning your dreams into a reality. Nathen will be hosting individualized strategy sessions to help you devise a plan of action for goals and challenges you may have relating to your passion, career, or dream business.

If you’re interested in a 1-on-1 session in front of a live (digital) audience, please be prepared with the answers to the following questions:
(1) what is your passion, career, or dream business?
(2) What challenges and/or goals do you need help with?

FLEX YOUR REALITY

with Author Jacob Caldwell

May 20th, 7-8:30pm PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/321690875

In this workshop we will demonstrate how your body posture affirms your reality. The mind can change instantly but the body takes weeks and months to change. After this workshop you will be more aware of which direction to flex your posture and support the new changes in your mind. All the while decreasing chronic pain and activating your future desires.

BEYOND THE VEIL: METAPHYSICS IN BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD

with Imani Agape

May 27th, 11am - 12:30pm PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/737767401

Ever so often in birth, a child is born inside the amniotic sac. This magical occurrence means the baby is gifted with a “veil,” providing them natural, heightened psychic ability. In this workshop, Imani Agape tells of her experiences as a child born with a “veil” and provides tools to protect and honor others born with this gift.

Imani Agape is a Holistic Birth & Postpartum Doula, specializing in Metaphysical Childbirth and Family Education. Within her Private Membership Association, The Matressence Birth & Postpartum Care (@thematressence), she provides mothers and families with resources to equally navigate and honor the physical and spiritual aspects of birth.

Imani comes from a line of highly intuitive people. Like many in her lineage, she was born in Pensacola, FL, a quaint old city on the Panhandle cultured with a mix of spiritual traditions. After a move to Texas as a child, she began to see and interact with “spirits.” Sometimes her experiences were pleasant and sometimes not. Like an uncle who transitioned before she was born, she, too, was told she had a “veil.”

She’s spent her life in constant interaction with the spirit realm, energy and the forces around her. This has been her classroom. Now, as a conscious Empath, Spiritualist and Ceremonialist, she seeks to equip parents with information to protect and enhance the lives of psychic or “gifted” children.

GENTLE YOGA & SOUNDBATH

with Katie Hosler and Abraham Neuwelt

May 23rd, 5 - 6:30pm PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/127731526

Experience merging together body, breath, mind and sound! Our practice will be
accompanied by ambient live music by Abraham Neuwelt. With a healing sound bath at the end.
Immerse yourself in a sound bath drawn by Abraham and soak up the tranquil tones of singing
steel handpan, the drone of Indian shruti box and indigenous spirit of Native American flute all
layered over the lush, natural soundtrack of the Pacific Northwest.

The yoga class, led by Katie Hosler RYT 200, will proceed at a gentle pace to counter-
balance the fast paced world we live in. We will explore grounding yogic techniques to relax

down into our bodies, our earth and our community. There will be time at the beginning and end
of the workshop for heart share circles to deepen our connection and feel heard. Together we will
work on cultivating relaxation, self-love and confidence. This is an all levels class.

SINGING OURSELVES HOME, TOGETHER

with Christinah Castigliano

June 1st, 6pm PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/575643341

Practice the ancient art of co-creating beauty in the moment: How to make songs and chants that bring people together, for fun, healing, sharing truth, and empowering environmental/social actions.

~ Learn to create a coherent field, a heart space where we feel safe to feel and express what's most alive in us.

~ Learn games to engage with breath, tones, simple melodies, basic rhythm, and freestyle / spoken word.

~ No need for expensive gear or music training; just your voice, and a willingness to explore!

FRUGIVOROUS LIFESTYLE | SOL FOOD DEMONSTRATION

with Jordan The Frugivore

May 10th, 12 - 2pm PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/297601978

3 Years ago, Jordan "The Frugivore" embarked on a 30-Day Fruit Feast Challenge, eating only sweet, water-rich juicy fruits, and drinking only distilled water and coconut water, which forever changed his life for the better.

Today, Jordan is here to share part of that journey and offer an informative and healthy Raw "Sol" Food Demonstration and How-to -Guide, using Raw Fruits and some herbs and veg to expose others to the miraculous healing benefits of this delicious way of eating.

He will be sharing a few healthy recipes as well as self-care practices for overcoming food addiction and emotional eating. You're in for a treat!

CREATING HIGH VIBRATIONAL HOMES

with Marissa Lada

May 13th, 11am PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/762859692

The spaces we find ourselves in directly relate to our own energy. We can curate our spaces to better our own energy and the relationship we have with our homes. In this workshop, I will share my background of Interior Design, Feng Shui, and other various energy work to harness a holistic and high vibrational home.

DANCE HEALING

with Hayley Shannon 

May 7th, 6 - 8 pm PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/122361988

“The revolution will be embodied.” — brontë velez

Our bodies are sacred vessels for transformation. Dance Healing integrates meditation, authentic movement + artful reflection to activate our inherent capacity to heal. By attuning to our senses and allowing our bodies to guide, we create opportunities to complete energetic cycles and release blockages to essential life force energy. When we witness ourselves and others with unconditional regard, we dissolve barriers that seek to protect our wounds and make space for new pathways to forge in love.

HEART-CENTERED DATING IN THE AGE OF TINDER

with Shelly Evans

May 29th 7-9pm PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/783251889

Got Tinderitis? Feeling burnt out in the dating game? Do you never seem to like anyone you go out with? Does dating feel like deja vu - same dynamic - different name? In this workshop, we'll be exploring dating from a brand new perspective and incorporating spirituality, psychology, and complex reasoning to discover how to pick better partners, define love for ourselves, get what we need from our partnerships, and how - above all - to be most satisfied with the choices we make in love. 

AN INTEGRATIVE THEORY ON THE CO-CREATION OF COLLECTIVE AND CULTURAL TRAUMA | HEALING THROUGH PERSONAL TRAUMA WORK AND RADICALLY RECLAIMING OUR SOVEREIGNTY 

with Alicia Sunflower

June 17th, 7pm PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/485681620

In this workshop, Alicia Sunflower, medicine woman, psychotherapist, and visionary creative, shares an important groundbreaking theory about the deep interconnections between our personal trauma and collective ancestral trauma through exploring the co-creative process of cultural pattern formation that happens between the individual and the collective. Integrating psychology, quantum science, sociology, shamanism, epigenetics, and esoteric spirituality, this theory helps us to understand how our deep interconnectedness and unity underlies the cultural and collective traumas that we share. This theory argues that understanding the fractal nature of consciousness is key to our co-creation of collective healing for all of humanity and for Gaia. This theory also highlights and explains how as individuals when we deeply and courageously take on our own personal trauma healing work, how we are actively impacting the collective and helping to heal humanity. You are the one you have been waiting for and the time to claim your sovereignty for the liberation of all beings is now! This workshop will leave you inspired, informed and empowered to continue your soul alchemy for the benefit of all beings. 

BRIDGING SYSTEMS TO CREATE A REGENERATIVE NETWORK

with Conscious Transformation Agent, Arielle Sullivan

May 31st, 12pm PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/407112404

Are you interested in learning more about processes involved in bridging systems to one another? How do we “map” our system or network? Who needs to be involved? What technology enables us to do this virtually? And how do we operate together to create a larger shift once we are aware of our new network?

At my core, I am a facilitator of systems change. I work with leaders and teams within organizations and across systems to enable a more conscious and sustainable world. In this webinar, I’d love to share the processes emerging that connect and strengthen conscious networks of people and technology to one another. This is a work in process - it is not a canned lecture and solidified presentation. This will be organic and emergent, interactive, and hopefully informative! Hope to see you there. 


INTENTIONALITY IN (ECSTATIC) DANCE PRACTICE

with Movement Teacher, David Gallina
followed by Expansion Ecstatic Dance from 8-10pm DJ TBA

June 6th, 7 - 8pm 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84354473972

All levels, all bodies welcome!

Progressions & Ideas for every body, every energy level, every mind. 
I believe in “totally letting go into open ecstatic dance flow dimension” AND an intentional approach to movement/dance practice can coexist in a way that provides a level of depth, fulfillment, insight, and meaning into who we are, why we’re here, and what’s possible. 
This workshop will cover 3 interconnected domains:

1. Movement Vocabulary- The more language you have, the more options you have to express yourself, the more awareness can be created. 

2. Somatic Exploration- Inquiries into discovering a more satisfying FEEL to your movement, which translates to benefits beyond the dance floor. 

3. Self-Care Practices- A dance session provides a unique opportunity to take care of your physical body, and therefore your mind. 

I’ve been dreaming up this workshop for quite some time now and can’t wait to share with the community!


CHAKRA RECONNECTION | A MYSTICAL JOURNEY TO THE INNER SELF

with Maytrelli Diaz

June 7th, 12 - 2:30pm PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/874688019

Dive in a mystical journey to the self. With the best beats yoga and breath you will have access through the Chakra System (the main energy centers of the body) to reconnect with your purest essence.

BRINGING BACK THE SPRITS AND FOLKLORE INTO NEW AGE PSYCHEDELICS

with Ana Zuccarini

June 13th, 11am PST

The history of psychodelics and plant medicines in modern culture from a native Peruvian healers's perspective.
My mission is to  give space and honor the spirits and history that developed the beautiful cures and plant mixes that we now consume as part of festival/ new age culture to avoid appropriation and native exploitation. In this workshop we will create awareness of the different beings and sacred ancestral magic that weaved together the substances that we now take and to help us ask our healers to honor the Earth and the ancestors by naming them their teachers and the places they studied in their events.

EXPLORING SPIRITUAL ENERGY IN DANCE AND ART 

with Erika Merz

May 12th, 5:30 - 7pm PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/536539638

What do you feel when you dance, paint, mediate? Perhaps you experience spiritual energy moving within and around you in subtle or extraordinary ways. The intention of this workshop is to create space to talk openly about our experiences with energy and explore concepts and practices to weave into our lives. With infinite ideas and inspiring handouts to pull from, we’ll focus on what arises for the group using words, movement, visualization and optional art making. I believe we’re all connected and capable of moving energy with intention and that it can be deeply healing and transformative.
All are welcome whether these ideas feel new or you are highly experienced.
Feel free to find me/my art at RiseUpWithHART.com + FB + IG. Blessings! ~ Erika

1. This workshop is timed to happen before the virtual Flying Turtle Ecstatic Dance (the dance normally at Om Culture) to give us all an opportunity to practice what we explore in the workshop while it’s fresh. The dance will be live-streamed with music 7:30-9ish and is $8 though free passes are available for those who need them at this time.

 2. Knowing that this workshop is during many people’s dinner time, especially for those who are still working, know that you are welcome to eat during this workshop. Much of the first half will be talking based with a short meditation. Excited to see you there!

WOMB WISDOM | WOMB CARE IN THE TIME OF QUARANTINE

with Womb Priestess Cherezade Aanya of The Sacred Mystica 

May 2nd, 12pm PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/758527634

Womb Wisdom: Womb Care in the time of Quarantine with Womb Priestess Cherezade Aanya of The Sacred Mystica 
We all are being met with a vast array of experiences in this time of COVID and quarantine. The world has shifted rapidly and continues to do so creating a sense of unease and uncertainty day to day. How can we bring awareness to our Wombs and assist in the nourishment and tending that our bodies may need at this time? In this workshop I will be covering:

-The 5 primary emotions that the Womb holds and that may be felt at this time and offering guidance on meeting and releasing these through ritual and ceremony.

- The Wombs place within the Nervous System and offering tips on regulating the nervous system through the Womb.
-What is going on with my menstrual cycle? Moontime Womb wisdom and practices to support release during this time
-Plant allies in Womb Care: Supportive herbs and flower essences to support healing of the Womb.
-Womb clearing ritual at the end of workshop

**This workshop is open to all who find themselves seeking to tune in deeper to their Womb/Hara and sacral center, with or without a physical womb. Keep in mind however some of the content provided will be for those with a physical Womb.**

LOVE AMPED | HEALING WITH SELF-LOVE 

with Seth Pearson 

June 6th, 11am PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/148446397

For those looking to find and heal with self compassion, this workshop will help attendees cultivate a relationship with themselves as if they're their own best friend. We will use journal prompts to rewrite negative thought patterns, raise hands to questions that dissolve shame, and have one on one conversations to level up by letting go. I want someone leaving this workshop to be inspired to cultivate a life where at every moment they'd say, "I fully love myself!"

URBAN FOOD FORESTRY | IMPROVING LOCAL FOOD SECURITY AND ECOLOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY 

with Teddy Rutberg

June 20th, 1 - 3pm PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/697296868

In this workshop, we will be exploring how to grow food in an urban setting and the potential of food forestry for cultivating more sustainable cities. In uncertain times, reconnecting to wild foods and growing your own can help support your whole community. Come discuss edible perennial gardening, permaculture, wild foods, community resiliency, and more in this two hour workshop. Walk away with improved ecological literacy, greater confidence in tackling home landscaping projects, and ideas for your garden -- no matter how much space you have. It is time to learn how to responsibly engage with the ecosystems around us. Let's start here.

UKULELE THE BASICS 

with Aliko Weste

June 14th, 12 - 1:30pm PST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/701938603

Expansion Festival Executive producer puts his production skills aside and picks up his favorite Instrument. Aliko has been playing the ukulele and versions of the electric ukulele for twelve years. He has mastered many rifts and rhythms, but he knows that everything is built on the basics. Join him to learn the foundation of a lovely instrument that you may have lying around your house. Leave learning chords, and the ability to play a song or two to share with your friends. Please attend with a ukulele. 

MINDFUL SELF ADVOCACY FOR VISIBILITY AND EMANCIPATION IN THE MEDICAL COMPLEX

with Ana Zuccarini

June 21th, 11am PST

Will be talking about applying self awareness, self love to transform helplessness into visibility and action when navigating through chronic illness, hospital stays and interactions with doctors focusing on empowering POC, LGBTQ+ and female bodied people.

GRIEF AND GRATITUDE | RESTORING CONNECTION TO THE ANCESTRAL BODY

with Nala Walla

June 28th, 11am - 10pm PST

In response to the challenging times we are living in, we will widen our healing framework to include restoration of relations with somatic grieving practices, with our ancestral heritages, and respect for the lands we inhabit. Embodied ritual practice will establish container for our conversation, as we linger among the intersections of body, community and earth. As preparation, please listen to the podcast link below, and bring a spirit of openmindedness and honest inquiry.

A sample of various themes we will explore in this interactive presentation:

•The Capital "B" Body: Somatic, Social, Ancestral Bodies
•Ancestor Work: How establishing healthy ancestral “attachment” is needed for activist work.
•The Stone People: Extending "personhood" beyond living humans; a basic animist framework
•Reseeding Culture: Cultural starvation as primary source of stress and illness (the genius in the wound)
•Grief Literacy: Empowering healers to know the terrain they are guiding
•Restoring Ritual: technologies of belonging for community healing

REBEL SPIRITUALITY | PRACTICAL TOOLS TO UNLEASH YOUR INNER HERO

with RC Clark

April 24th, 10am PST

Effective spiritual practice is not for the faint of heart. It takes courage, discipline, and faith. The good news is, not only do you have the capacity to live your most authentic self, but when you embody the Rebel Signals, you'll have no choice. In this workshop, I’ll redefine basic “spiritual” principles in a refreshing and practical way, give you tools and methods to take action on them, and leave you with a framework of thinking that will supplement your already heroic self.

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