Events

Peril & Promise: Taking Heart Amidst Planetary Crisis

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Mountainview Studios, 20 Mountainview Ave, Woodstock, NY 12498

In the mountain village of Woodstock, New York, Lydia Violet Harutoonian & Polly Howells will collaborate to offer "Peril & Promise: Taking Heart Amidst Planetary Crisis," a day-long program specially designed to support participants in discovering resilience and passion in a time of great challenge on Planet Earth. This program will be an immersion in Joanna Macy's "Work That Reconnects" + community singing to help us resource deeply as we explore the promises held in this potent time.

The Work That Reconnects (WTR), 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. It offers teachings, group exercises, and meditations that we can rest into and organize with, in our desires to be effective allies to both planet and people. We will also learn songs from community singing traditions that offer us resource and strength in our times.

Our evening will feature a special concert by Lydia Violet Music & her band of minstrels. Lydia is an accomplished Iranian-American multi-instrumentalist who is deeply inspired by gospel & Iranian folk music traditions. She combines fiddle, banjo, and luscious harmonies to offer a soul-folk revival experience, participating in a new wave of protest music. In the past year she has collaborated with Rising Appalachia, Climbing PoeTree, Ayla Nereo, and MaMuse, and we are so happy to have her with us in Woodstock.

You are welcome to attend either one or both events.

Sunday, June 2nd Workshop : 10a-5pm : $40 Concert : 7:00pm : $10-20

no one turned away for lack of funds- please write to musicasmedicine@gmail.com for alternate payment arrangements

Mountainview Studios 20 Mountainview Ave, Woodstock, NY

WTR Facilitator Development Support Group

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Whether you are an aspiring facilitator or arrive here with decades of experience under your belt, we all need community support to develop our craft and continue to deepen our understandings of the content and facilitation of Joanna Macy's work in our unfolding planetary moment.

And we need to know each other, both locally and international. The "Work That Reconnects" has cultivated a rich, international community. One of our goals here is to connect you further with your WTR comrades, both local and afar.

Here you will also find multiple, supportive resources for the development of your knowledge your craft as a WTR facilitator including:

  • Two Wednesday 2-hour Zoom meetings per month, connecting our growing community of facilitators and students of the WTR. One will be at 10am PST and one at 5pm PST to accommodate a diversity of time zones. We will meet and discuss our questions, discoveries, and facilitation tools.

  • Each Zoom meeting will begin with a short lecture by seasoned facilitator and student of the Joanna's, Lydia Violet Harutoonian. These subjects relate to the WTR and it's facilitation and can also be shaped by participants through periodic survey. Conversations will also focus on current, emergent world events and how to incorporate these events to stay relevant in our workshop, educational, and community gathering spaces.

  • Written and video resources on the respective subjects covered each month will also be available.

  • Bi-monthly session guests who are highly experienced mentors in the art of group facilitation, including adrienne maree brown and Joanna Macy herself.

  • The ability to connect with facilitators both in your area and around the world. Each Zoom call will also be a space for participants to bring their discoveries and challenges around facilitating/undestanding the WTR to the table for conversation.

WTR Facilitator Development Support Group

 —  —

Whether you are an aspiring facilitator or arrive here with decades of experience under your belt, we all need community support to develop our craft and continue to deepen our understandings of the content and facilitation of Joanna Macy's work in our unfolding planetary moment.

And we need to know each other, both locally and international. The "Work That Reconnects" has cultivated a rich, international community. One of our goals here is to connect you further with your WTR comrades, both local and afar.

Here you will also find multiple, supportive resources for the development of your knowledge your craft as a WTR facilitator including:

  • Two Wednesday 2-hour Zoom meetings per month, connecting our growing community of facilitators and students of the WTR. One will be at 10am PST and one at 5pm PST to accommodate a diversity of time zones. We will meet and discuss our questions, discoveries, and facilitation tools.

  • Each Zoom meeting will begin with a short lecture by seasoned facilitator and student of the Joanna's, Lydia Violet Harutoonian. These subjects relate to the WTR and it's facilitation and can also be shaped by participants through periodic survey. Conversations will also focus on current, emergent world events and how to incorporate these events to stay relevant in our workshop, educational, and community gathering spaces.

  • Written and video resources on the respective subjects covered each month will also be available.

  • Bi-monthly session guests who are highly experienced mentors in the art of group facilitation, including adrienne maree brown and Joanna Macy herself.

  • The ability to connect with facilitators both in your area and around the world. Each Zoom call will also be a space for participants to bring their discoveries and challenges around facilitating/undestanding the WTR to the table for conversation.

WTR Facilitator Development Support Group

 —  —

Whether you are an aspiring facilitator or arrive here with decades of experience under your belt, we all need community support to develop our craft and continue to deepen our understandings of the content and facilitation of Joanna Macy's work in our unfolding planetary moment.

And we need to know each other, both locally and international. The "Work That Reconnects" has cultivated a rich, international community. One of our goals here is to connect you further with your WTR comrades, both local and afar.

Here you will also find multiple, supportive resources for the development of your knowledge your craft as a WTR facilitator including:

  • Two Wednesday 2-hour Zoom meetings per month, connecting our growing community of facilitators and students of the WTR. One will be at 10am PST and one at 5pm PST to accommodate a diversity of time zones. We will meet and discuss our questions, discoveries, and facilitation tools.

  • Each Zoom meeting will begin with a short lecture by seasoned facilitator and student of the Joanna's, Lydia Violet Harutoonian. These subjects relate to the WTR and it's facilitation and can also be shaped by participants through periodic survey. Conversations will also focus on current, emergent world events and how to incorporate these events to stay relevant in our workshop, educational, and community gathering spaces.

  • Written and video resources on the respective subjects covered each month will also be available.

  • Bi-monthly session guests who are highly experienced mentors in the art of group facilitation, including adrienne maree brown and Joanna Macy herself.

  • The ability to connect with facilitators both in your area and around the world. Each Zoom call will also be a space for participants to bring their discoveries and challenges around facilitating/undestanding the WTR to the table for conversation.

WTR Facilitator Development Support Group

 —  —

Whether you are an aspiring facilitator or arrive here with decades of experience under your belt, we all need community support to develop our craft and continue to deepen our understandings of the content and facilitation of Joanna Macy's work in our unfolding planetary moment.

And we need to know each other, both locally and international. The "Work That Reconnects" has cultivated a rich, international community. One of our goals here is to connect you further with your WTR comrades, both local and afar.

Here you will also find multiple, supportive resources for the development of your knowledge your craft as a WTR facilitator including:

  • Two Wednesday 2-hour Zoom meetings per month, connecting our growing community of facilitators and students of the WTR. One will be at 10am PST and one at 5pm PST to accommodate a diversity of time zones. We will meet and discuss our questions, discoveries, and facilitation tools.

  • Each Zoom meeting will begin with a short lecture by seasoned facilitator and student of the Joanna's, Lydia Violet Harutoonian. These subjects relate to the WTR and it's facilitation and can also be shaped by participants through periodic survey. Conversations will also focus on current, emergent world events and how to incorporate these events to stay relevant in our workshop, educational, and community gathering spaces.

  • Written and video resources on the respective subjects covered each month will also be available.

  • Bi-monthly session guests who are highly experienced mentors in the art of group facilitation, including adrienne maree brown and Joanna Macy herself.

  • The ability to connect with facilitators both in your area and around the world. Each Zoom call will also be a space for participants to bring their discoveries and challenges around facilitating/undestanding the WTR to the table for conversation.