“Music As Medicine In Our Time” is a workshop program LYDIA VIOLET designed that comes out of her 8 years of study with the environmental activist and profound elder Joanna Macy. AMI KAYLA joins Lydia in leading groups through an intimate experience with the Work That Reconnects (WTR), a dynamic, interactive body of work developed by Macy, inspired by her own scholarship in systems theory, deep ecology, and Buddhism as well as more than fifty years of international activism. Through re-invigorating our energy for action and resiliency, this work has helped thousands of people to engage in the Great Turning, the transition to a life-sustaining society and the essential adventure of our time.  By speaking openly and honestly about the challenges currently facing our species, and by acknowledging the grief, anger, paralysis, apathy, and fear we may feel, we begin metabolizing these often overwhelming emotions into the profound care for all of life from which they stem. Such metabolization brings us into deeper communion with our world. 

Hearts opened by grief and celebration want to sing their songs of longing, despair, reckoning, valiance, belonging, and gentle loving-kindness. Communities have come together to make music for millennia, keeping their spirits strong and nourished through hard times, while also celebrating the gifts of life. Together we hold a space that can heal the wounds inhibiting our ability to make music, learning both technically and emotionally how to free our voices into song. These workshops are open to music-makers of all levels. Singing in a council of friends is one of the most healthful, encouraging, invigorating, and nourishing things we can do. 

In past workshops she has partnered with different artists and music groups such as Rising Appalachia, MaMuse, and singer/songwriter Ayla Nereo. 

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In the spirit of collaboration, we’d like to invite you join the Convergence Coalition. If you are a small business or non-profit who would like to benefit from cross promotions with The Convergence, you’ve come to the right place.

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