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Roots of Resilience in Uncertain Times – Cohort 4

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - July 21 @ 7:30 pm

By Donation

Roots of Resilience 

in Uncertain Times 

Roots of Resilience in Uncertain Times:

Five Part Webinar in Work that Reconnects

Tuesdays at 5:30-7:30 PM June 23, 30 July 7, 14, 21

Facilitated by Jolie Elan and Constance Washburn


It’s hard 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. The Spiral of the work moves through Gratitude, Honoring Our Pain for the World, Seeing with New Eyes, and Going Forth. We work in “Deep Time” connecting to our ancestors and descendants. 

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.

Class Details, Format, and Schedule  

Due to popular demand, we are gathering another cohort of the Roots of Resilience webinar.  This workshop will be facilitated by Jolie Elan and Constance Washburn NOT Molly Brown. We will meet online

Tuesdays 5:30 – 7:30 PM (Pacific Time) June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21

This work is very interactive. There will be ample time for teachings, dyads, small group discussions, large group sharing, and community ritual.  There will also be optional home practices, readings, and “buddy” calls.

The schedule:
Class 1 : Gratitude for Our World 
Class 2: Honoring Our Pain for the World
Class 3: The Intelligence of Nature: Seeing through the Gaian Lens
Class 4: Deep Time with our Ancestors and Future Beings 
Class 5: Going Forth into the Great Turning

We offer this Workshop by Donation or Dana (the Sanskrit or Pali word for generosity)

Because we want to make this workshop available to everyone, we are offering it by donation or dana (the Sanskrit or Pali word for generosity). Your generous donation helps us continue this important work. Suggested donation $180 

Workshop Facilitators 

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

Constance Washburn M.A.

Constance is a facilitator of the “ Work that Reconnects” and has been training with Joanna Macy since. 1994. She has 35 years of experience designing and leading educational programs which reconnect people with the earth, their communities, and themselves. She brings her nature connection, mindfulness training, theater and educational backgrounds together to create opportunities for people to awaken to their interconnectedness and find inspiration to work for the Great Turning.

Constance has been a Buddhist practitioner since 1968 and is Community Dharma Leader through Sukhassidhi Foundation. She has co-facilitated a woman’s ritual circle for over 20 years and has designed and led workshops and trainings for educators, conservationists, and activists. She has a MA from NYU and a BA from Hampshire College. To learn more about Constance go to her website.

“That was an amazing experience. Transformative. Emotionally safe! Well done!” 

Julia Smagorinsky

“The workshop provided space for me to reflect on where I am now including feelings I don't often allow to come to the surface. This brought a deeper connection both in myself and with others. I discovered new ways of experiencing myself and of being in the world. Participating in both small groups and the whole group brought a strong feeling of cohesion and support. Facilitated with both wisdom and care.” 

John Morris - From Australia

“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.

“The long nurtured passion and vision that Molly Brown unabashedly brings to the stark honesty about ecosystem collapse is beautifully held in space of discovery, self-discovery, and practices that generate new life, new breath, and new openings for a future yearning with possibility. Jolie brought many sparks of joy and delight with her wisdom of plants, history, activism, and groundedness. A beautiful workshop 

Kennan Salinero Executive Director REIMAGINE SCIENCE

“This retreat helped me shift my inner sense of overwhelm about the dire state of the world, to one of greater possibility, belief in my ideas, and balace in how to move forward with what I want to bring forward in the world .” 

Judy Dolmatch

“This was a great experience that offered a powerful framework and a generous invitation for us to discover and explore our own authentic and rightful place in the change that needs to happen.” 

Bob H. - M.F.T


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