30th November, 6 – 9 pm: The Work that Reconnects Introductory Workshop, Herston.
The Work that Reconnects is a body of experiential work developed by Deep Ecologist Joanna Macy. This workshop will provide an introduction, touching on the four stages of the Work that Reconnects which aim to:
– Deepen our appreciation for the gifts of life;
– Provide a space for recognising the feelings we have about the environmental and social problems that concern us;
– Enable us to see from new perspectives;
– Deepen our understanding and awareness of ourselves
– Empower and inspire us to take new action or be able to sustain the work that we do.
The workshop will run from 6pm to 9pm, and a simple dinner will be provided for us to share at the start.
Suggested contribution: $25 – $35 according to your means.
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Saturday 20th February 2016, 9am to 5pm, Herston
This workshop will explore how the cycles of the moon, seasons, our lives and our menstrual cycles and their correspondences can teach us about living with the rhythms of nature. We will tune in to the wisdom of the maiden (young woman), mother, maga and crone, all of which can offer guidance in Earth healing. We will also share some experiential practices and rituals that can foster deep listening to and a deeper heart connection with Mother Earth, and hence participate in her healing.
Contribution: $85 (Full) / $65 (Concession card holder)
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About the facilitator: Emma Brindal is passionate about social and environmental justice, living lightly, working with women, and fostering connection and care for the Earth in others. She has been offering Earth Connection workshops since 2008 and holding women’s circles since 2010. She is excited to be bringing these parts of her life together in this workshop, which will also draw from her learnings and experiences as a recent graduate of the School of Shamanic Womancraft.
Saturday 12th September, Simpsons Falls Picnic Area, Mt Coot-tha
10.30am-12.30pm followed by lunch.
This gathering will be a celebration of spring and all that it brings for us in our inner and outer lives. We’ll share stories of what is blooming in our lives and all around us, and offer our gratitude for the gifts of spring. We’ll follow the ritual with a shared seasonal lunch.
You’re invited to bring a symbol of spring for the centre of our circle, any stories, poems or songs to share with the group, and something to share for lunch.
Facilitated by Emma Brindal and Arlanda Rayne.
We can coordinate car-pooling for those needing or offering lifts – please RSVP to wiseeartheducation[at]gmail.com by 9th September if you want to do this. Also feel free to simply turn up on the day.The trip to Simpson’s Falls makes a good bicycle ride as it is about a third of the way up the mountain & you don’t need to be super fit to get there.
We look forward to celebrating spring with you!