“My muscles soften and my breath slows when I reflect on the gift of Rebecca’s teaching. She offers specific resources to engage the wisdom in our bodies. Her deep well of specific thought and movement practices enable us to cultivate the awareness that resides throughout our whole being, and integrate it with the awareness we think resides in our minds. I return often to insights I gained in her workshops.”
Upcoming Class Series:
Building Bridges and Softening Bias: Change the culture while Fostering Your Own Internal Resources
Early bird price through May 13th. If now is the time to deepen your skill set for “being the change your want to see in the world”, sign up now!
One of our biggest learning curves right now is how to work towards an equitable, sustainable world we want to live in while softening the divisions that harden our hearts and separate us. We know instinctively that when make a genuine human connection with another and come to understand each other better, we are happier and better able to come to solutions that will work for more people. Whether you are looking ways to talk to others that build bridges, or want a greater ability to work strongly towards what you want to see in the world while staying open-hearted towards all of humanity, this very special two days will significantly deepen and strengthen you.
In this workshop, you will get to connect and be supported by others who also put a high value on building connection and decreasing bias in the world. There will be a balance of communication tools with mindfulness and somatic (body-based) approaches. You will get a chance to explore where your edges are gently, and have time to practice the tools in various ways throughout the time. The workshop will be offered in the same spirit as the class material; it will be a chance for you to connect with yourself, feel the beauty of your heart and your values, and enjoy feeling the shared humanity in the group.
This workshop is a great next step in your anti-racism work as well softening political divides.
You will learn
*Practical tools to break down biases and increase a sense of shared humanity and understanding between yourself and the “other”
* A format for developing connection and understanding when a difference of viewpoint comes up in a conversation. Help them feel understood while adding something that might soften or open their opinion.
* How to use getting triggered to help bring you back into self-connection, regulation and clarity, so that triggers center you in your heart rather than shutting you down
* A format for setting up ongoing bridge building conversations with someone who looks at a certain situation or issue differently than you.
Two ways to join the event:
Join the live event: June 3 & 4, 9-4 PST each day. Via zoom. Learn with a lovely community of people.
Self-paced: if you want to take in the class material over a period of weeks rather than days, you can sign up to do the workshop self-paced with the recordings.
$325, $285 early bird sign up before May 13th. Payment plans available.
($200 for those in the BIPOC community)
“Rebecca approaches teaching from a centered and curious place. It helps me settle into a place which allows me to get more out of the class. Rebecca curates the classes well so that they are balanced between listening, practicing helpful exercises and having good discussions in one on ones and small groups.”
Self-Paced Classes Via Recordings:
1. Regulation in the Nervous System:
A regulated nervous system is one where you can feel what’s happening clearly, and respond well without excessive fear or reactivity. It is the physiological state of resilience from which you can make clear choices. In this class we will learn to recognize the state of our nervous system in any given moment and use tools to come back to regulation when we have gone into fight/flight or freeze.
Includes 12 hrs of class time via audio recording, class handouts, and exercises to do on your own. Cost: $195. Click here to order the class.
2. Deepening Empathy and Compassion:
Directly connecting with our feelings and desires with kindness is key to returning us to wellness when we are struggling. It also connects us with our gifts and passions. Developing compassion and empathy for others keeps our hearts open and helps us relate to others with more wisdom and understanding. In this class we will deepen our compassion for ourselves and others both as an end to itself, as well as to create the platform for action that stems from open-heartedness rather than fear or reactivity.
Includes 16 hrs of class time via audio recording, class handout, and exercises to do on your own. Cost: $255. Click here to order the class.
3. Wise Action:
This class is for you if: *You sometimes get overwhelmed, anxious or burned out when you’re faced with the intense news of the world, and you want to be able to respond in ways that are sustainable and that open your heart to this life.
*You want to live more and more from a place of authenticity and joy, but sometimes fall into “shoulds”, guilt, or automaticity.
*You’re curious to learn about common patterns we take on in action (victim, hero, judge), and want to be able to redirect yourself when you’ve fallen into one of them.
Includes 12 hrs of class time via audio recording, class handout, and exercises to do on your own. Cost: $195. Click here to order the class.
4. Living in Ease: Finding Support and Connection in Your Body and Being
In this class you will
*Learn about and embody the bones and joints of the feet, legs, pelvis, spine, head, arms and hands.
*Explore where life patterns come from, and how they show up in the body.
*Sense into the lines of weight support through the joints and skeletal system to increase strength, and fluid ease.
*Allow shifts in sensing into the anatomical structures to change your whole self: outlook, emotions, thoughts, and sense of yourself.
Includes 16 hours of class material via audio recordings, tools to work with on your own, and a detailed handout. $255
Click here to order the class
5. RADICAL PRESENCE: Increasing your Ease and Capacity through Meditation and Other Tools
In this class you will develop more embodied presence, warmth and openness, and decrease harshness and judgment. Each class will include guided meditation, other experiences designed to increase presence and empathy, discussion, and connection between individuals in the group. You will learn how to bring the increased presence and warmth into your every day life.
No meditation experience needed.
In this class you will receive:
16 hours class material via recording
Other tools to increase your regulation and presence during your day.
6. Conscious Conversations
Have you ever been offered advice when you didn’t want it? Or wanted to be a supportive listener to someone, but don’t know exactly what they want from you?
In this class you will
* Learn an array of choices when it comes to listening to another (ex. offer advice, encouragement, quiet listening, empathy and more)
*Get comfortable with asking for what you would like in a conversation and asking what the other person would like
*Notice your conversational habits
*Practice having talking connect you more deeply to yourself and your sense of shared humanity
This class contains 8 class recordings, 16 hours of class material and a class handout. The cost is $255.
“Rebecca’s workshops offer a mature, generous, and warm experience where I feel I am being consciously invited to do clear self contemplation. The courses have led me in a deeply embodied way to reflect on how I respond to daily life. Each class I leave with a clear study of how I might execute change with the goal of accessing a more grounded and resourced relationship with myself and the world around me.”