BELONGING + the rhythm of resonance
“You fall out of rhythm when you renege on your potential and talent, when you settle for the mediocre as a refuge from the call. When you lose rhythm your life becomes wearyingly deliberate or anonymously automatic. Rhythm is the secret key to balance and belonging.”
― John O'Donohue
If you were a body of water what would you be?
What landscape would you belong to and flow through?
This six-week journey is all about claiming your natural rhythm by exploring embodiment narratives that challenge main “stream” ways of being and moving. We will draw upon the metaphor of water to guide us in reclaiming personal agency over the ways in which life expresses and flows through us.
Rhythm is the dance between sound and silence; the oscillation between movement and rest. As humans, we’re constantly filling space, moving at a rhythm that doesn't permit us to feel into that silence. But what would happen if we moved more intently and listened to the space in between? Rhythm is relational in that it can stabilize a group or system. For this reason, it plays a very important role in the living world as a way to communicate and regulate the eco (nervous) system. This is also true for us, since our nervous system is imbedded within the larger ecological body.
Resonance is when your inner and outer rhythms (waters) converge in harmony to then amplify the other. This expansion creates more room for you to flow, to express yourself in new ways, and to move into new realms of potential. Resonance is an affirmation of belonging. It is learning to trust yourself. It is learning the rhythm of your soul as expressed through your body and aliveness. It is learning about what thriving looks and feels like for you and practicing that. You know what you need, and you know how to best meet those needs outside of all the external noise.
In this session of Solidarity Circle, we will explore embodiment practices centered around the 6 P's: Pausing, Pacing, Play, Pleasure, Presence, and Prayer. We invite you to listen deeply to the rhythm of your felt experience and be open to how the waters of your life long to flow through you.
Solidarity Circle is an embodiment space dedicated to deepening our sense of belonging as we navigate our life waters and explore the many themes and patterns reflected in our personal and collective journeys. We know that when people come together in the spirit of kinship, mutual empowerment, and co-liberation, miracles happen.
This 6-week journey takes place every Spring and Fall and is designed with the intention to support your self-love journey, amplify your power, and cultivate meaningful relationships within the circle. Each session explores a different theme that is relevant to the participants who show up. We love the process of shaping our next session based on what YOU want.
Solidarity Circle is for all cis and trans women, as well as non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women.
THIS IS FOR YOU IF...
You want to create a culture of solidarity among people who see each other as equals and to heal the racialized, heteropatriarchal wounds that so often keep us divided.
You long to form authentic connections and friendship bonds that deepen over time with people whom you can show up as your whole self without shame or apology.
You are interested in sharing radical conversations and healing experiences that push the cultural narrative toward expansion and co-liberation.
You are willing to gently stretch your comfort zone as you explore new inner landscapes.
Recognize, heal, and let go of cultural narratives that keep you disempowered, silent, and repressed.
Deepen your relationship to your intuition and give space to honor your body's inner knowing and wisdom.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Through a weekly emergent group process, we craft the kind of culture we long to see in the world through co-creating intimate and supportive experiences that foster nervous system regulation, body attunement, and relational coherence. We do this through group somatic practices, heart-shares, ritual-making, storytelling, listening to and supporting one another, and holding each other accountable in our commitments.
Engage in a weekly 2-hour co-healing space which includes group processing, grounding practices, body-based listening, facilitated awareness techniques, storytelling, and skill sharing.
Practice somatic mindfulness, connect to your body's felt experience, and tap into intuitive wisdom.
Explore and offer your skills, gifts, and wisdom to people who want to see you shine.
Deepen your connection with other participants through a private online community space.
Receive optional weekly resources, practices, readings and/or home-plays to deepen integration.
Our upcoming 6-Week Spring Session begins on Thursday, April 7th from 7-9pm via Zoom.
+ the rhythm of resonance
WEEK 1: OPENING
WEEK 2: PAUSING & PACING
WEEK 3: PLAY
WEEK 4: PLEASURE
WEEK 5: PRESENCE & PRAYER
WEEK 6: CLOSING
We are committed to making this a brave space (and as safe as possible) for all participants. Our work is trauma-informed and relationally-oriented. We also seek to integrate an intersectional lens as we navigate conversation around our unique experiences.
We offer a sliding scale for this offering.
Please read to the end of this page to determine your appropriate fee.
STANDARD: $200 USD
DISCOUNT A: $175 USD
DISCOUNT B: $150 USD
The top price is the actual cost of this offering. If you choose a ticket price below the top tier you are receiving a discount. The middle price is for those who are able to meet their basic needs but have little-to-no expendable income. Paying for this class may qualify as a sacrifice but it would not create hardship. The bottom price is for those who struggle to meet basic needs and paying for this class would still be a significant hardship.
A sliding scale is a tool for building economic justice, and it requires your active participation. A wider range of payment options across the scale promotes broader accessibility, while insuring fair compensation to the producer.
“The first night I joined Solidarity Circle I immediately felt the presence of sisterhood and belonging. I knew I was in a space where I could fully show up as myself without judgment and express my heart. This community has been a place of transformation and emergence for my spirit!”
"Solidarity Circle - it's there in the name, a band of sisters standing together. It is a deep dive into our vulnerabilities, a safe space of amazing women held by our beautiful Mother Earth that allows us to cultivate friendship and community as we connect. I can feel the tiny shifts in my energy and perspective on a daily basis and the overall positive impact this circle has had on my life. I am truly grateful for the experience.”
- Lillian, 2020
"For me the most impactful part of Solidarity Circle is being able to share openly and vulnerably in a safe space, and to be held with love there. Not just for myself, but for everyone in the group. When you realize others are struggling with the exact same things as you are, and that you can support each other, it becomes easier to work through."
- Nikki, 2020
"Solidarity Circle was the medicine I didn't know I desperately needed. It was a truly transformative experience. I feel like a new person after only eight weeks and it's all thanks to the absolutely wonderful members of the Circle. I'll forever be grateful to the everyone who shared their stories, who lifted each other up, who cheered each other on, and who cried for each other's sorrows. Solidarity Circle is the type of group that changes not only its members' lives, but the world at large."
- Megan, 2021