RETURNING TO
OUR ROOTS

RELATIONAL & ECOLOGICAL EMBODIMENT COMMUNITY

WAY OF BELONGING IS A HOME FOR REPAIRING WHAT HAS BEEN SEVERED, RECONNECTING TO BODY / EARTH WISDOM & CREATING THE CONDITIONS FOR CARE IN COMMUNITY.

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WE OFFER OPPORTUNITIES FOR:

individual deep dives

community practice

place-based intimacy

We are an (un)learning community dedicated to personal and collective transformation. We believe that belonging is nature’s intelligence awakened within us and arises from an ongoing set of care practices (somatic, animist, place-based) rooted in interspecies liberation.

 

Through exploring and practicing embodied ways of knowing and being in relationship, we are working towards an ecology of care beyond anthropocentric capitalism. Thus our focus is on what liberates life energy toward mutual thriving, what enlivens the collective spirit toward rhythmic resonance, what sparks generative and creative connections, and what nourishes our belonging within an interwoven, complex, life-sustaining web of relationships. 

We seek to return to our relational roots and ecological entanglements through the following offerings of care:

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1:1 SUPPORT

Through 1:1 Support we are able to address inherited and/or conditioned trauma patterns that show up in the microcosm of our bodies and that play out through the dynamic of our relationships. This realm of the work focuses on strengthening one’s relationship to Self and returning to the wisdom of the body as a necessary expression of the whole. Ecological intelligence teaches us that the ecosystem / community is only as strong as their constituent parts and the relationships that bond them. 1:1 Support is a community wellness offering that centers practices of body-based wisdom, self-love, personal empowerment, compassion and curiosity, and creating new embodied patterns.

1:1 SUPPORT:

  1. Holistic Therapy

  2. Sacred Life Coaching

  3. Grief Work: coming soon

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CIRCLES:

  1. Solidarity Circle  |  currently changing shape

  2. Belonging In Practice   |  currently changing shape

  3. Grieving Earth  |  Monthly  |  Dates TBD

  4. Lunar Wisdom Circle  |  Every new & full moon

CIRCLE WORK

Through Circle Work we are weaving the relational fabric of community on the foundations of somatic, ancestral and place-based remembrance. Our circles explore  what it means to show up and lean into the unknown together with care and curiosity. Ecological intelligence teaches us that the quality of our relationships are informed by our interdependence and that we each are responsible for strengthening the whole. We do this by rooting into the wisdom of our bodies and with a focus on process. Circle Work is a community wellness practice that encourages authentic sharing, deep listening, creative expression, spontaneity, emergence, and collaboration. 

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Through eco-spiritual practice, nature connection, somatic eco-therapy, and place-based education, we are learning to expand our felt sense of self to include the landscapes and ecosystems of which we are a part.  Ecological intelligence unsettles notions of individualism and binary thinking which serve to uphold systems of oppression, domination and supremacy that desensitize us from our bodies and from the greater body of earth by rooting us within specific place-based, cultural, and relational contexts. Nature Spirituality is a community wellness offering that awakens empathy, interbeing (Thich Nhat Hanh), whole systems thinking, imagination, sensual aliveness and embodied knowing. 

NATURE SPIRITUALITY:

  1. Lunar Wisdom Circle  |  Every new & full moon

  2. Seasonal Celebrations  |  coming soon

  3. Forest Temple  |  8 times a year

  4. Eco-Therapy Immersions  |  Spring, Summer, Fall 

  5. Forest Bathing  |  coming soon

NATURE
SPIRITUALITY

COME JOIN US

We are on a journey of coming home to ourselves, to each other, and to Earth.

 
 
 
  • May New Moon Ritual
    Mon, May 30
    Zoom
    May 30, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Zoom
    The New Moon is a time for introspection, heightened intuition, surrendering to the unknown, opening to magik & conjuring visions. Together we will align our energy to the potency of new beginnings as a way to set the stage for a new month ahead!
  • May Full Moon Ritual
    Mon, May 16
    Zoom
    May 16, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Zoom
    The bright light of the Full Moon reflects a time of illumination and abundance. This is a powerful time to give thanks and to acknowledge the beauty of life and all you have brought into being. Energy is heightened, thus emotions are amplified. Together, let's honor this moment of culmination!
  • Forest Temple: Mid-Spring / Beltaine
    Sun, May 01
    Common Ground Ecovillage
    May 01, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
    Common Ground Ecovillage, 1021 N Frazier Rd, Mebane, NC 27302, USA
    When the gates of Beltaine swing open on May 1, sunlight and blossom welcome the procession of the year into the green halls of summer. At Imbolc we rejoice in the return of light; now we celebrate life, growth, love, and sexuality.
  • Lunar Wisdom Circle: New Moon Ritual
    Apr 30, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Join us in honoring a rare Black Moon - the second New Moon in April. The New Moon is a time for introspection, heightened intuition, surrendering to the unknown, opening to magik & conjuring visions. Together we will plant our dream seeds in the fertile ground of the darkness of the New Moon.
  • Spring Ecosomatic Retreat
    Sat, Apr 30
    Mebane
    Apr 30, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Mebane, 1021 N Frazier Rd, Mebane, NC 27302, USA
    Our Spring Ecosomatic Retreat will be an ecstatic experience of sensing the orgasmic expression of earth’s spring body.
  • April Full Moon Ritual
    Sat, Apr 16
    Zoom
    Apr 16, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Zoom
    The bright light of the Full Moon reflects a time of illumination and abundance. This is a powerful time to give thanks and to acknowledge the beauty of life and all you have brought into being. Energy is heightened, thus emotions are amplified. Together, let's honor this moment of culmination!
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MOON RITUAL GUIDE

MONTHLY CHAPTERS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

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Explore and deepen your relationship to the ebb and flow of the moon each month.

Enjoy "moonthly" personal charting system to track your inner moods, experiences, or observations in the natural world.

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HOLISTIC THERAPY

WITH MICHELLE
Forest

"I believe that your body is wise, that everything you need to thrive already exists within you, and that as nature, you carry the capacity to heal, grow, transform, and evolve. "

 

- Michelle Rozek

Step out of your over-thinking mind and connect to the wisdom of your body, intuition, and felt experience.

Deepen your understanding of the patterns, habits, and ways of being that block you from living your ideal version of self.

Explore and heal the ruptures, wounds, and fears that lie hidden and embedded within your body.

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