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EMBODY THE
WAY OF NATURE

RETURN HOME TO YOUR BODY
RETURN HOME TO EARTH

GROWING CULTURAL LIFEWAYS OF BELONGING THROUGH EARTH HONORING RITUALS & ECO-SOMATIC RESILIENCE PRACTICES

We believe that belonging is our birthright, our sacred responsibility, and arises from an earth-honoring way of life as old as creation. Our culture-making approach is grounded in the belief that we are all part of a larger, interconnected living cosmos. By cultivating an embodied relationship with the natural world around us, we discover that who we are is entangled within a web of kinship, and from this place a sense of meaningful wholeness grows. Through cyclical living rituals, we divest from colonial practices of separation by re-attuning to the rhythms of nature that prioritize the healing powers of expansion and contraction, of creation and letting go, of life and death. Eco-somatic resourcing techniques focus on restoring balance and vitality to the body-mind-earth-spirit connection, while bioregional placemaking prioritize reconnection to local ecologies through hands-on engagement and shared rituals of intimacy with earth. Underpinning all of this is an ongoing commitment to decolonial solidarity efforts in pursuit of life and liberation for all people, including Lands, Water and more-than-human kin.

 

Together, let us foster a resilient earth culture for generations to come.

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RITUALS

Our community earth-rooted rituals follow the ebb and flow of nature's rhythmic wisdom and are steeped in an ethic of reciprocity with the web of our wider relations. The Sacred Grove is our most immersive online offering that invites ongoing participation in culture-making.

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1:1 SESSIONS

We offer trauma informed, somatic healing and coaching sessions rooted in a commitment to anti-oppressive practice. We support you to reclaim your agency and power in connection with the web of life. Find home within and awaken your sense of belonging to the living earth.

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RETREATS

Connect to the living wisdom of earth / body  on one of our eco-somatic retreats.  Reclaim embodied knowing and strengthen your kinship with the living world through exploring place-based practices, eco-intimacy, and rituals of reciprocity with the natural world.

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"To heal ourselves, we must remember that we are a small part of a much greater whole."

- adrienne maree brown

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COLLECTIVE CARE
& SOLIDARITY

A FREE COMMUNITY CALENDAR SUPPORTING YOU TO:

mobilize & take actions on behalf of life & liberation

engage in self / community / earth care practices

 

build relationships rooted in a shared

vision of a decolonial future

Eco-Somatics is a field of embodied research and practice that nurtures Embodied Belonging. It combines the knowledge systems of Somatics and Ecology to develop our felt sense of self to include the relational field of our living ecology and cosmos. 

Somatics recognizes the body as a source of wisdom and innate intelligence from which we can orient our lives, while Ecology recognizes the interconnectedness of all phenomena, and that there is intrinsic value and consciousness that exists in the wider ecology.

Therefore, eco-somatics helps us to understand in an experiential way that our interconnectedness to the living world happens through our bodies, because our bodies are an extention of earth. Belonging is embodied to the extent that one is attuned and responsive to the wisdom of the earth / body continuum. 

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Decolonize time, re-think your calendar and divest from the colonial consumer holiday circuit by aligning with nature and the cosmos. In the Sacred Grove we engage in rituals of reciprocity that honor cycles of Sun, Moon and Stars, and explore seasonal and astrological teachings that root you into nature's rhythmic wisdom.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Virgo Full Moon Ritual
    Virgo Full Moon Ritual
    Fri, Feb 23
    Feb 23, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    The bright light of the full Moon reflects a time of illumination, culmination and fulfillment of that which was set in motion six months ago on the Virgo New Moon.
  • Aquarius New Moon Ritual
    Aquarius New Moon Ritual
    Fri, Feb 09
    Feb 09, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    The Aquarius New Moon marks the beginning of the second lunar cycle in 2024. It's a time to re-center, remember what you're in devotion to, call in support, and weave yourself it into the collective dreaming.
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We are being called to mend our estrangement from the web of life,

to remember our belongingness to the living world,

and to allow space in our lives to be re-enchanted by the song of Earth.

WELCOME!

We are Jess & Michelle. We are humbled to have you here. 

 

We specialize in transformative, body-centered and nature-based resourcing practices that support you to restore your primal connection to the living earth, nurture embodied wisdom, and reconnect to your sacred role / responsibility in the web of life. 

We believe that earth is calling to humanity through the collective discomfort and cultural crises of these times and is asking each of us to rise and reclaim our purpose in service to planetary healing and liberation. For us that means nurturing ecological / collective intelligence through an ongoing process of decolonization toward a land-back future and rooting our work in the commitment of dismantling systems of oppression, white supremacy, extractive capitalism, and settler colonialism. 

 

We are heading the call to embody the dream of earth by weaving ourselves back into kinship with the living world. We are remembering our way home by recognizing our shared struggle in the fight for liberation and right to exist in harmony with the more-than-human world.  We are apprenticing ourselves to the way of nature by living in alignment with natural rhythms, cultivating a reciprocal relationship to place, and awakening to the dream of earth stirring in our souls.

When you embody the way of nature, every cell of your being awakens to the power of life pulsing through your veins, awareness of interdependence (and trust in that) grows, and this compels you to live ever more boldly in service to that which generates life and liberation. You experience the soul pleasure of being awake to the wholeness of your life unfolding in a web of kinship.

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WE SUPPORT YOU TO

  • REPAIR EARTH/SPIRIT + MIND/BODY DISCONNECTION

  • NURTURE EARTH LITERACY & WILD FLUENCY

  • BEFRIEND GRIEF AS A COMPANION TO BEING HUMAN IN THIS WORLD

  • MARK & RITUALIZE THRESHOLD MOMENTS, RITES OF PASSAGE + TIMES OF TRANSITION

  • ORIENT TO SEASONAL + CYCLICAL LIVING

  • INCREASE YOUR CAPACITY TO PERCEIVE WITH YOUR SENSES

  • PARTICIPATE MORE ACTIVELY IN THE FORCES THAT SHAPE THE WORLD 

  • NURTURE ECOLOGICAL INTELLIGENCE (ATTUNEMENT TO RELATIONSHIPS, FEELINGS & FORCES)

  • SLOW DOWN, FIND PLEASURE IN SIMPLICITY, & CULTIVATE SENSUAL ALIVENESS​​

  • LISTEN TO THE WAY YOUR SOUL SPEAKS TO & THROUGH YOU

  • CREATIVELY ADAPT TO THE TIMES IN WHICH WE LIVE

  • RECONNECT TO THE WILD, EROTIC POWER OF BEING FULLY AWAKE

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TESTIMONIALS

"I am so grateful to have crossed paths with Way of Belonging. With them I have experienced authentic connection through deeply vulnerable conversations, I have indulged in Earths healing gifts through mindful presence, creation, and play, I have become part of a community of individuals who seek to heal with others and with Earth. I absolutely love them, and I just know if your path leads to Way of Belonging you will too! or customer."  - Gayle

COLLABORATORS & PAST CLIENTS

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