BUILDING

EARTH CULTURE

THROUGH RELATIONAL & ECOLOGICAL EMBODIMENT

WE IMAGINE

a collective human body that is ecologically oriented, relationally accountable, socially unified, and spiritually integrated.

THE INNER CALL OF EARTH

Humanity is being prepared for the next phase of evolution and

we are all being made ready to play a critical role in its expansion.

​We come from the perspective that what ails humanity at this time is a deep separation from the source of our spiritual sustenance and our embedded aliveness within the greater body of Earth. This has resulted in a collective forgetting of the sacred in our lives, exemplified by the abusive, pathological relationship that humans (not all) currently have with each other and Earth. 

We believe that Earth is calling to humanity through the collective discomfort of these times and is asking each of us to rise and reclaim our purpose in service to planetary healing. This means interrogating the very systems that we have come to depend upon - systems established through genocide, colonialism, slavery and war. We are bearing witness to the crumbling of an Empire which continues to wreak havoc on the earth. Many are waking up and responding to the inner call to be of highest service; to reorient our understanding of the world and to heal and transform ourselves through our relational reflections. 

 

As part of whole systems, we understand that individual trauma is embedded within the larger framework of systemic oppression, and that what we do to Earth, we do to ourselves. Thus, our work seeks to address these interconnections within the web of our relationships, from the micro to the macro. A shift in consciousness is taking place as more people begin to reckon with the past in order to restory the present, to look deeply at the source of our pain and disconnection from Self, each other and nature.  

 

We are all being asked to rebirth ourselves and to co-create new relational realities by committing to personal healing, relational integrity, collective care and ecological embodiment. We are here on Earth at this time for a reason: to serve and uphold our sacred responsibility in a way that supports the unity and harmonization of all our relations and of the whole planet. 

 

We are here to support you on your journey of reclamation as you deepen your commitment to ecological consciousness, collective liberation, relational embodiment, and spiritual integration in devotion to Earth. 

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FOREST

temple

BUILDING EARTH CULTURE THROUGH
RITUAL, PLAY & FELLOWSHIP

 IS EARTH CALLING YOUR NAME?

DO YOU CARRY A LONGING FOR THE SACRED?

DOES THE BROADER CULTURE LEAVE YOU FEELING DEPLETED?

JOIN FOREST TEMPLE AND HELP US BUILD EARTH CULTURE! 

¤ Cultivate prayerful and playful presence as you meaningfully engage with the more-than-human world. 

¤ Become intimate with place as you learn to be in relational reciprocity with the land.

¤ Learn to honor the seasons and begin attuning your life to nature's rhythms.

¤ Explore ecological wisdom and incorporate earth-based wellness practices into your life. 

¤ Create, craft and play among others with nature and the elements.

PROGRAMS

FOR SACRED LIVING

ONLINE SIX WEEKS  |  My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Mending of Our Bodies and Hearts by Resmaa Menakem

The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, flee, or freeze, and it endures the trauma inflicted by the ills that plague society. In this groundbreaking work, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of body-centered psychology. He argues this destruction will continue until Americans learn to heal the generational anguish of white supremacy, which is deeply embedded in all our bodies. Our collective agony doesn't just affect African Americans. White Americans suffer their own secondary trauma as well. So do blue Americans—our police.

DATES

Thursday evenings

Dec. 10th - Feb. 18th

7-8:30pm

ONLINE SEVEN WEEKS SERIES  |  A Contemplative Journey Through The Gene Keys

Sacred Studies is a contemplative co-learning exploration of texts that guide people to connect deeply to truth and to their human-divine relational experience. These texts are timeless, perpetually relevant to human life through the ages. They vary greatly in form and approach, but most of them are unified in acknowledging a greater aspect to our human experience. These studies guide humans toward the initiatory journey of sacred embodiment.

DATES

Tuesday evenings

Jan. 12th - Feb. 23rd

7-9pm

ONLINE EIGHT WEEKS SERIES | Anti-Racist Co-Learning for White Folx

This is antiracist co-learning community for white folx to  to share and support one another through unlearning and dismantling internalized white supremacy  so that we can stop inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better.  We do this formally through session work  in the winter & summer and informally between sessions through reading, studying and taking action within our communities.  Our intention is to strengthen our capacity to be stronger advocates/accomplices in the fight for a more just world.

DATES

Winter Session:

Thursday evenings

Feb. 25th - Apr. 15th

7-9pm

ONLINE EIGHT WEEK SERIES | For Womxn-Identifying Folks

Solidarity Circle is an 8-week experience designed for womxn-identifying folks to gather in the spirit of kinship as we connect deeply to ourselves, to each other and to Earth. Through a weekly, emergent process we co-create a culture of connection by sharing authentic, intimate, and healing experiences that transform personal and collective consciousness. Each session is uniquely informed by the participants who register, so the nature of our gatherings change from season to season.

DATES

Spring Session

Details coming soon...

ONLINE SIX-WEEK SERIES |  Open to All

Interalchemy Circle is a 6-week relational skills building space where you will discover what it looks and feels like to be in a healthy and supportive relational space. This therapeutic group process is designed for people who are interested in expanding self awareness, deepening their personal growth journeys and learning new embodiments that align to spiritual values. It is for folks who are interested in finding out more about who they are and what they would like to change in their personal lives and relationships with others.

DATES

Coming soon...

MENTORSHIP

FOR INDIVIDUALS & COUPLES SEEKING

SPIRITUAL INTEGRATION

 Embodied Therapeutic Mentorship provides you with the guidance and tools necessary for personal and relational transformation.  We come from the perspective that what ails humanity at this time is a growing disembodiment from our own living bodies and a deep separation from our embeddedness within the greater body of the living earth. Our mentorship is an embodiment approach to spiritual integration and is deeply rooted in relational, somatic, energetic and earth-centered modalities. We work with individuals and couples who are called to do the inner work necessary to bring their life into greater alignment with their authentic power and true purpose so that they can show up fully embodied to do the meaningful work of offering the best of themselves to the healing of our world. 

PERSONAL

TRANSFORMATION

Personal Transformation focuses on where you are presently and where you want to be in the future. We begin by identifying the wounded, unconscious patterned parts and work to reorient the body toward consciousness of the Self. Together we seek to understand your current relationship to your interior world and use your relationship to the external world as our doorway into healing transmitted trauma and unconscious behaviors. We seek to increase awareness of your default “shape” which consists of personal narratives, memories, automatic responses, thought patterns, triggers, etc. and align to your most authentic self by cultivating new embodiments of being.

RELATIONAL

EMBODIMENT

Relationships are the primary context of our lives, and thus, our most intimate relations hold a prime key to the doorway of our own inner awakening and transformation. They are the mirror, reflecting to us what needs healing and tending to in order to restore harmony and balance. Relational Embodiment is an invitation to enter into a sacred context of relating where both individuals express a willingness to do the inner work necessary, to see the other through eyes of love, and to create lasting change within the dynamic of their relationship. It is a devotional journey calling to couple’s who long to overcome the power struggle and achieve relational synergy. 

ENERGY

TOUCH THERAPY

Energy Touch Therapy combines the Japanese technique of Reiki with gentle intuitive touch to relax the mindbody into a receptive and self-healing state. It is informed by an understanding that life energy flows through all living things and that healing frequencies can be channeled through the hands of a practitioner to positively alter a clients state of well-being.  This form of healing touch penetrates deep into the body's nervous system while at the same time balancing and clearing the energy field to settle and nurture the client. The main purpose of this is to support the physical body's natural ability to heal itself and to promote a relaxed and open mind so you can experience more love in life. 

WRITINGS

A COLLECTION OF OFFERINGS & PRAYERS

WHEN WE HEAL OURSELVES,

WE HEAL THE WORLD.

FOLLOW ALONG  ✦  BELONG

 

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