It is difficult to know where we are going, as a culture, as a world, as individuals, as a species if we do not first understand where we are physically. In this age of social media identity and disconnection from the land, many of us have sadly forgotten both our placed-ness and our creaturely-ness. Furthermore, in this season of Covid-19, we are also displaced from many of our human and non-human social communities. We are perhaps not daily aware of this grief, but it shapes all our interactions with this wild and precious world of which we are a part. Reconnecting to the literal ground beneath our feet, and the cycles flowing in and around us can be a critical first step towards a deeper kind of knowing and respecting and tending.
This workshop is geared towards both formal and informal educators who wish to invite their students, learners, friends, and colleagues of all ages into uniquely-contextualized ecological and cultural exploration. We will use embodied practices that can calm our nervous systems, reset our breath, and help us find our way in the midst of much frantic energy. Come join us while we learn the nature of our watersheds, where we are in the lunar calendar at any given moment, and the names of native species all around us as part of a deeper step into health and wholeness! Part contemplative exercise, part warm invitation into wonder, this session is about the posture with which we approach teaching connectedness and curiosity, and the ways we care for our own beings.
Note: If you identify as someone who is deaf or hard of hearing, EENC can schedule live captioning through NC Relay (http://www.relaync.com/rcc). Please contact Lauren at email@example.com at least 72 hours before the webinar if you have this need.