Reconnecting with the living system of nature is vital to our psychological and spiritual wellbeing. We are suffering from a dangerous illness in our modern western culture, one of alienation from the natural world. This isolation is one of the true roots of our depression, anxiety, overwhelm, and existential emptiness, and has clearly led to the conditions causing the current ecological destruction on our planet.
To shift this disconnection, we must return, as the poet Mary Oliver said, "to our place in the family of things." This return isn't just appreciation for the natural world, and it isn't simply valuing it as a resource for humans to use. This must be a deep homecoming to our kinship with all beings, to our belonging as part of nature, and to a deep realization of the infinite complexity and intelligence of the living world.
I lead workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area called Rewilding Wisdom designed to deepen connection to nature, soul, and spirit. I teach about returning to the wholeness of the wild ecosystems of our bodies, our psyches, and the more-than-human world. This is also a perspective about rewilding what we've conceptualized wisdom to be. The way ahead is to remember ourselves not only as minds walking in a body, but as dynamic, embodied manifestations of the wise structures, patterns, and harmony of nature.
Workshop topics include:
Moving in our Nature: Dance & movement explorations to connect with wildness inside & out
Wild Belonging: Coming home to the the ecosystem of self and world
Reclaiming the Wild Erotic: Connecting with the sensuality of nature
Speaking with Nature: Remembering connection & communication with the more-than-human world
Eco-Awakening: Falling in love with the oneness of life
Embodying Healthy Culture: A journey to repair our psychological development