Facing Change Together: 3 sessions in the Work That Reconnects

How to face the mess we’re in without going crazy?

3-part DEEP ECOLOGY Online Workshop
in the Work That Reconnects
facilitated by Inna Alex & Jaime Howell

Join us as we built community exploring the complex nature of our times!

TMING (NZ time):
Three sessions on consecutive Sundays.
Sunday, June 28: 9am-1pm (double session with 1/2hr break)
Sunday, July 5: 9-11am (single session with short break)
Sunday, July 12: 9am-1pm (double session with 1/2hr break)

We are alive at an extraordinary moment in time: It is a time of immense uncertainty, as Covid-19 impacts our lives locally & globally, climate catastrophe looms, the sixth mass extinction accelerates, and the wounds of inequality and inhumanity are laid bare. It is also a time of great possibility when creativity, courage, and collective action can change the political and ecological landscape for future generations. A time when many of us are seeking ways to reconnect to one another and to the living Earth, and to bring forth our particular gifts to contribute.

The Work That Reconnects is a transformational body of work that includes theories and interactive practices enabling us to reconnect to our own true nature, the web of life, and to our human community. Opening our hearts and minds to the love and the grief we feel for our world empowers us to act on behalf of Earth.

In this 3-part workshop you have the opportunity to experience interactive sessions focussing on each of the 4 stages of the spiral of the Work That Reconnects:
June 28 will focus on: Gratitude, and Honouring our Pain for the World.
July 5 will focus on Seeing With new Eyes, and Deep Ecology.
The sessions on July 12 will focus on Seeing with New/Ancient Eyes, and Going Forth.
We will use guided meditation, small group work, whole group explorations, movement, creative writing, poetry and music to guide us through these stages.
You will receive tools to practice in your daily life after each session.

Everybody is welcome. No previous experience necessary.

“I found clarity about my purpose & a release of tension about how I am feeling. I went to the depths of how I felt and then came out of the other side smiling, exhilarated and regenerated to continue with a renewed purpose and determination.” (Jemma, participant of ‘Facing Change Together’-workshop, May 2020)

Spaces were limited to 16. We recommend you register early via GoogleForm: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfblkv9Zv0A-lXt1ZAssM2GCTfh23lijWzO62AYjD2Re4YuoA/viewform

There is $50 ‘admin&commitment’-fee due on registration to confirm your space on the workshop.
Inna is offering facilitating this workshop on a dana basis, i.e. she is not asking a fixed charge, but welcoming donations. It is up to you how much you want to offer in reciprocity for what you receive. Details how to offer dana will be sent to you once registration is complete. We suggest you make your dana offering after the course.

Inna Alex is a dedicated community organizer, environmental educator, deep ecology facilitator and yoga teacher. She has been teaching Deep Ecology workshops around NZ and overseas for the past 10 years, having studied both with Joanna Macy and John Seed.
As much Inna is passionate about offering this work in person, she is currently experimenting with various online formats to share WTR with her wider community, while in-person workshops cannot happen. She is dedicated to providing an interactive, experiential, multi-modality workshop that welcomes each participants into a safe space to explore their own authentic response to what is happening to our lives and world, and connect to one another form that place.

“For me, Joanna’s “Work That Reconnects” is crucial to help me navigate uncertainty. It is a bridge between my personal spiritual journeys & how I act in the world.
Practicing WTR, I experience myself in a holistic way: as a feeling human individual AND as part of the Living Whole. I keep choosing to show up to Life, even if it’s scary and uncomfortable.“

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email to: earthcarenz@gmail.com