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Roots of Resilience For Uncertain Times: A weekend in the Work that Reconnects

March 14 @ 9:30 am - March 15 @ 5:30 pm

$85 – $250

Roots of Resilience

in Uncertain Times 

Roots of Resilience in Uncertain Times:

A weekend in the Work that Reconnects

March 14-15 2020, in Ashland Oregon 


It’s heartbreaking to be conscious in our times of global crises. It seems every way we turn we’re contributing to the unraveling of ecological and social systems. The pain we feel can be unbearable because it’s not just our personal pain: it’s the pain of the Earth. When we come together and liberate our natural feelings about our world, we realize our radical interconnectedness and become part of the Earth healing herself.

The Work That Reconnects offers practices to reawaken our innate bonds with each other and our sacred living Earth to guide us in the Great Turning toward a life-sustaining future. Pioneered by root teacher Joanna Macy, the Work That Reconnects draws on ancient spiritual traditions, deep ecology, and system thinking. 

In this workshop, we will work together to grow our resilience in these uncertain times. We will move through the Spiral of the Work That Reconnects, beginning with  Gratitude, then Honoring Our Pain for the World, Seeing with New Eyes, and Going Forth. We will connect to our ancestors and descendants in “Deep Time.”

We call in Community Organizers, Teachers, Healers, Warriors, Parents, Spiritual leaders, and everyone working in service of life. Join us as we explore the complex nature of our times.

Workshop Facilitators 

Molly Young Brown, M.A., M.Div.

Molly lives in Mt Shasta, CA with her husband Jim.  In her work as a writer, workshop facilitator, and life coach, she draws on the Work That Reconnects, ecopsychology, psychosynthesis, and systems thinking, and specializes in working with activists. She co-authored with Joanna Macy both editions of Coming Back to Life (1998, 2014) and edits an online journal, Deep Times: A  Journal of the Work That Reconnects.  Her other publications include: Growing Whole: Self-realization for the Great Turning; Held in Love: Life Stories To Inspire Us Through Times of Change (co-editor Carolyn Treadway); and Lighting A Candle: Collected Reflections on a Spiritual Life.  To learn more go to Molly’s website 

Jolie Elan, M.S., S.D

Jolie is the Founding Director of Go Wild Institute. She is a deep ecologist, ethnobotanist, consulting botanist, and educator. She has inspired thousands of people to deepen their relationship with nature. Jolie has worked with ethnobotanical projects on four continents including restoring sacred forest groves in India and developing the herbal medicine sector in war torn Kosovo. Jolie is also a certified permaculture designer and a seasoned environmental advocate with twenty years of experience building diverse networks, especially with Indigenous groups focused on protecting sacred sites. Combining her love for the earth and spirit, Jolie completed her training as a Spiritual Director and acts as a spiritual companion for those who wish to increase their intimacy with the divine, especially through the natural world.  You can learn more about her here

Class Details :

Location: Jackson WellSprings Community Room, 2253 Oregon 99, Ashland Oregon, 97520

Saturday, March 14, 9:30 – 5:30 pm
Please bring a sack lunch. Optional dinner, evening activity, and bonfire.

Sunday March 15, 9:30 – 5:30 pm
Please bring a sack lunch.

Cancelation policy: Refunds issued up to 48 hours before the event (minus a $30 handling fee). After that time, no refunds will be issued. 

Scholarships and work-trade available.

Two full scholarships are available to activist members of our community. We also offer work-trade for reduced tuition. Contact us if interested. 

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“One of the most amazing spiritual, emotional and intellectual experiences of my lifetime…a must for all those involved in the transformation of our world toward life affirmation.” 

Ann Aurelia López, Ph.D.


March 14 @ 9:30 am
March 15 @ 5:30 pm
$85 – $250


Go Wild Institute


Jackson Wellsprings
2253 Oregon 99
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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