Deep Ecology Workshops
Welcome to the website of SpiralEcology, a cultural transformation collaborative. We invite you to explore 'deep ecology', walking, and other workshops, where we invite you to connect more deeply with self, world, and Earth.
Deep ecology is the experiential wisdom of our interconnection with earth and the world, and a set of psycho-social and spiritual exercises to help us face our anger, fear, emptiness, and deep sadness about the state of the world.
We plumb these depths for their own sake and wisdom and to reclaim and nurture the love, courage, passion, and clarity underneath them. This inspiring work renews us and helps prevent burnout, allowing us to move back into the world refreshed in our roles as environmental and social justice advocates and healers.
It's very much something you can't learn except by experiencing it, but the best description can be found at http://workthatreconnects.org. We use the Work that Reconnects method developed by Joanna Macy and her colleagues.
Karina Lutz and Jim Tull are conducting the Work that Reconnects workshops on at Listening Tree Coop. We are willing to bring the workshop to you: your environmental or social change organization, congregation, or other group that is eager to explore deep ecology, and reconnect with a broader, ecological sense of self.
Emily Johns and Karina offer the Work that Reconnects workshops at the Unitarian Church in New Bedford, Mass. Emily also hosts a monthly Work that Reconnects meeting there.
What to Expect
We won't be sitting in chairs all facing a teacher. You will be welcome to sit in a circle on the floor or in an outer circle of chairs. Wear your cozy socks because we may take off shoes, and good walking shoes and layers as we may wander outside. We will also do some movement--let us know any disabilities ahead of time and we'll do our best to modify or accomodate. We won't do yoga asana but will do a breathing exercise. We will talk with each other, and practice deep listening.
People who've attended the workshops tell what it was like, to give you a taste here.
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Custom Workshops for Your Group
Is your group looking to retreat, regroup, reconnect with it's purpose in the holistic social movement of our time, the Great Turning? Check out our group workshops page.
Walking as Spiritual Practice
Karina's Walking as Spiritual Practice workshops roam about. She has access to a portable labyrinth canvas we can bring to your location, if desired.
We invite you to consider a yoga class or a workshop, listed in the schedule.
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