Co-Creative Community Art Circle
"Incantations of a Soundless Dawn" by Michael Lott

Co-Creative Community Art Circle

Join us for a co-creative art circle in the Visionary Art Zone, with experiential art games, the creation of a collaborative community painting, and an art discussion with the artists! We will be exploring art and creativity and it's role within the larger scope of permaculture, community, and personal development. Friday Oct. 6 / 3pm / Visionary Art Zone  Presented by the 2017 Visionary Artists of the Convergence, John Hutton and Michael Lott 

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Stalking the Wild Mind

Finding our wild mind and heart in a colonized world There is a growing conversation about "decolonizing", but in this discussion we will ask what this really means, especially from those still steeped in a 'white', western way of doing things. How do we better learn from our Indigenous relatives and live closer to our connection to the earth and to our own hearts? And how do we do this while yet utilizing the technologies and living in the structures that our colonized world has created. We are in a transitional and precarious time, but also exciting for those ready to build bridges of healing that are crucial for the survival…

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Jul Bystrova

Jul has been an activist, healing practitioner, teacher and community organizer. She has been active in the Transition movement, especially in regards to "Inner Resilience". She is currently working on her latest book about the "wild mind" and a nonprofit organization called Era of Care. Stalking the Wild Mind

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The People’s Medicine: Herbal Allies for Social Movements

Learn how herbal medicine is bringing the power of healing into the hands of the people and building culture in diverse social movements around the world, and gain hands-on experience with new herbal allies in this workshop. Herbal medicine brings the power of healing into the hands of the people. Come learn how people around the world, from the MST in Brazil, to activists on the streets of Oakland, to the guardians at Standing Rock, have been using herbal medicine to nourish, heal, and strengthen our social movements. Participants will gain a deeper appreciation of women's role in working with these plant allies, and of the historic, mythic and magical elements…

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Mallika Nair

Mallika Nair is an environmental justice activist and the Founder and Director of Growing Together, an Oakland based fruit tree planting and environmental education organization (growingtogetherproject.org). As a first generation American, born in New York City, Mallika grew up at the intersection of cultures and between urban and natural wild spaces, and has made it her life work to heal that divide and bring people closer to the heart of the living world. Effie Rawlings’ interest in education, Agroecology, and community organizing was catalyzed by her family’s experiences farming seed, her time serving as Cryptologic Linguist in the US Army, and her introduction to processes of decolonization at Sisonke School, South…

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Matthew Nelson

Matthew Nelson is a movement artist, activist, educator, researcher, therapist, and entrepreneur. Particularly in love with the act of dancing, Matthew experiences movement as a way of aligning energy with form. Eternally curious, Matthew makes opportunities out of questions, and encourages others to do the same. He’s collected qualifications, including an MFA in Modern Dance and certifications in Laban Movement Analysis, Massage, and Pilates. Yet, Matthew likes to play between the lines of techniques and traditions, seeking solutions to the timely question of how humans can learn to live with resilience and in diversity, efficiently and easefully collaborating with each other from a base of compassion. He breathes embodiment as ground…

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Rivers of Life: An exploration of Woman’s Lymphatic Health

An Ayurvedic perspective of lymphatic and breast health self-care practices for Women. In this class we will explore Lymphatic Breast Health though the lens of Ayurvedic self care. We will dive into our inner oceans and begin to understand the importance the lymphatic system plays in self care and immunity as well as teach some tools to help support lymph flow and blood circulation. We will discuss anatomy and physiology, common health concerns for women as well as contributing lifestyle factors. Together we will come up with creative solutions to our blockages around self- care as well as mind body medicine techniques to infuse into our daily practice. This will be…

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Empowering Pregnancy & Birth

Know how you came here, your birth rights in and out of the hospital setting, and tools to make pregnancy and birth a naturally smooth process. Open to all Genders~ we all came through this process. How are we bringing the next generation onto this planet? Come to learn pregnancy & birth information all beings should know. All Genders encouraged to come...everyone came from this process! What you most likely didn't learn in school about pregnancy & birth. Simple tools to make pregnancy, birth, and conception a naturally smooth transition. We will also address your rights in California hospitals and homes regarding the birth process. I believe that how the next…

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Rachel Hinds

Rachel is a Holistic Doula trained by Pacific Rim College in BC Canada. She sees birth as an initiation for the birthing person, the baby, and the community supporting the process. Rachel is passionate about supporting pregnancy, birth and postpartum fully. Before entering birth work Rachel worked on many farms and gardens at different intentional communities. Through farming Rachel gained interest in the birth process, seeing it interconnected to how we relate to this planet. She believes that the relationship we have to birth, and reproduction health is reflective of how we interact with the natural world. Birth connects us to our primal beings, a place we cannot deny we are…

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Emerald Figueroa

Emerald was unable to use hormonal birth control after being removed by her doctor 11 years ago because of serious side effects. In the midst of a 5 year apprenticeship studying nutrition she was encouraged by her teacher to solve the problem of what Emerald termed "incomplete non-hormonal pregnancy prevention methods". By utilizing Native American Medicine Women techniques and modern science. After 15 years in the nutritional consulting business overcoming fibromyalgia and 9 long years of diligence, Emerald created The Eosoma Method. Eosoma is the first complete Natural Ecological Non-Hormone Method created. Emerald is dedicated to continuing her education and is currently enrolled at Bauman College. Emerald's mission is to help…

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IUD Awareness – Are They Really Safe?

Learn about the problems being caused by using IUDs (a popular birth control method). IUDs (Intra Uterine Devices) are currently being heavily promoted to women all around the world as the "safest and most effective form of birth control". Unfortunately, the potential risks and adequate informed consent in regards to the myriad of life shattering "adverse effects" which these devices are causing is not part of the "promotion campaign" and doctor themselves are often ignorant of what can happen. Hundreds of thousands of women who have suffered severe health problems are sharing their stories in an effort to help raise awareness about this problem. Join Tamara, who was herself one of…

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Tamara Wilder

Tamara Wilder is a local Mendocino County resident who founded IUD Awareness following her life shattering experience with a copper IUD. She also helps admin a support group called IUD Side Effects, which has grown from 1,800 members to almost 10,000 in the past 2 years. She hopes that by sharing her story, women who are currently suffering but who haven't yet "made the connection" may be able to begin their road to recovery.   IUD Awareness - Are They Really Safe?

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Contact Improvisation: Rising into Freedom by Deepening Trust in our Dance

In this Contact Improvisation class, we create a safe space to explore our edges, offering tools, techniques, and exercises to deepen our trust in our solo, partner, and group dances. How can we build trust in ourselves, our partners, our dance, that we may open new spaces of freedom in our movement? In this Contact Improvisation class, we create a safe space to explore our edges, offering tools, techniques, and exercises to deepen our trust in our solo, partner, and group dances. Trust sometimes means fearlessly saying "yes" to opportunities to grow... sometimes means clearly saying "no" to that which is beyond our boundaries... and sometimes means honestly saying, "I don't…

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Autumn Turley

Autumn Turley spent four years as Assistant Director of Dance Odyssey, a Contact Improvisation class and jam in Santa Cruz, CA. In 2016 she began organizing and teaching Contact Improv classes and events all along the West Coast. She now teaches Contact across the US and Canada as part of Bridge Within. Autumn's teaching is inspired by her experience studying for ten years under a wide variety of teachers of Contact Improv, as well as Taoist Energy Arts, Spinal Awareness, and Esalen Massage. She carries an extensive toolbox, customizing each class to meet the desires and skill-levels of her students. Autumn uses improv movement as a spiritual practice, a healing technique,…

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John Roulac

John W. Roulac is the founder and CEO of Nutiva, the world’s leading organic superfoods brand of hemp, coconut, chia, and red palm. John founded Nutiva in 1999 with a mission to nourish people and planet. In 2002 Nutiva along with the HIA, Dr Bronners and Nature Path sued the U.S. DEA in the 9th Circuit leading to a successful ruling in 2004 that cleared the way for hemp foods to be legally sold and consumed. He helped jumpstart the modern home-composting movement in the early 1990s and has written four books on environmental topics that have combined sales of over one million copies. A longtime advocate for healthy people and…

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