Courageous Conversations: A Dojo for Embodying Resilience

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] This three hour workshop has been designed as an opportunity to dive deep and face off with our own need and longing for alliance with one another across the lines of privilege and power. Join us for the brave work of deconstructing the social obstacles that block our ability to work with one another, and re-creating a world where we all can live with dignity.  This  experiential workshop will include small and large group dialogues, somatic exercises for deepening our capacity to work with challenging material and stay centered, and the opportunity to explore embodied strategies for building strong and flexible bridges between us. Presented by:…

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Crystal Huang

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Crystal_Huang-e1471722945585.jpeg[/image_frame] Crystal employs strategy and implements operations for organizations working on building regenerative systems. She has worked in variety of sectors, including public, private, and development sectors, driving strategy decisions for startups, non-profits and C-suite. Her experience in sustainability consists of resource recovery, energy management, and clean technology. She was also the Associate Producer for Charles Ferguson’s new film, Time to Choose, on climate solutions. She worked extensively with Ferguson on the renewable energy sector in both China and the U.S. Her passion is to inspire and empower individuals to create a regenerative world together. This is why she is also building a digital platform to help…

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Cultivating Self Love for Productivity and Connection

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Health-family-gardening-vegetables-healthy-diet.jpg[/image_frame] Self love is like Caring for your garden. If done well, it can be a blossoming contribution to the amount of roses and ripe fruits you see expressed in its beauty. Through poetry and passion Déva Presence will share his personal practice of self love cultivated over the last few decades traveling and learning from gurus around the world. Our love for ourself and how we take care of our health and wellbeing is a direct reflection on the quality and depth of connection with our permaculture projects and relationships to others. Come tap into the heart, mind and soul in this workshop and set a…

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Dancing Freedom: Regenerate Zone Zero- Vision, Movement, Action

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Through dance and movement meditation we can celebrate and cultivate our diverse culture within, seed our vision with breath and intention, and activate a new reality of a vibrant zone zero with our body as home. Come apply permie principles to stewarding relationship with self and other, strengthening our interconnectedness and extending it into our communities Explore zone zero, through creative movement of elements and visualization, to discover and redesign the inner landscape to a more nurturing productive regenerative structure. Learn where to put your energies and resources for a more balanced you and a stronger vision for your life. Find the fuel and inspiration for…

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Dancing with the Trees : Exploring an Authentic Relationship with the More than Human World

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Tayla-IMG_1858.jpg[/image_frame] Holding the worldview that the earth and all beings on it are alive and connected, this workshop combines the practice of Authentic Movement with Heart Field Perception to help us move with the rhythm of the trees. This process will hold not just other people but the tree and plant world as witness to our movement explorations to allow for the human animal and human mind be in full moving and being with 'other'. This process will include a nature walk, opening ceremony with altar building and intention setting, heart perception meditation with the plant that calls you most, authentic movement triad exploration, group sharing and…

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David Hage

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/DaveHageHeadshot220x265.jpg[/image_frame] Dave Hage is a Co-Founder of the Weaving Earth Center for Relational Education, and he is a facilitator for the WE Immersion 9-month program. He brings a deep love of the earth, humanity, creativity, and possibility into everything he does. He is a dedicated leader and believes deeply that the work of reconnecting ourselves with our place, with each other, and with ourselves is of the utmost importance at this time. 2016 Convergence Workshop: Bird Language & Permaculture

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Design Thinking for Equitable Communities

Let’s talk about Design and Social Justice. We know that design has the power to elevate everything it touches—from products, to systems, to spaces. But when it comes to our greatest challenges around economic equity, access, and inclusion, what roles does design play in advancing equitable communities? Can design catalyze positive change and lasting impact when it comes to solving real problems and human needs? Join us for a discussion focused on how design can support social progress and a just future for all. They will observe, learn, and discuss the difference between Equality & Equity. They will explore their own agency, and how they can use data such as historical…

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Déva Presence

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Déva-Presence-1.jpg[/image_frame] Unbound by definition is a man who seeks the freedom to BE. Past achievements and future endeavors forgo the present moment experience. To be present, a gift, is what Author and Performing Artist Déva Presence brings to life. A memoir and a music album during his worldly travels unveil a chapter in his life’s mission: to inspire and expand global consciousness. As a conscious lyricist, performing at festivals worldwide, he flows from his heart to liberate the soul of the listener. As an Author and Instructor of Yoga and Permaculture Design, he hosts workshops and retreats to manifest his mission. He currently travels the world and…

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Gift Economy: Nature’s Economy

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] This talk is an invitation to take a deeper look at nature’s economy, also known as the gift economy. We will be using the tree as an analogy for understanding how humanity can embody a more natural way of life, one in where we are all here to give of our gifts in service to one another. By combining vision with real life experience, Blackhorse Shasta will be sharing his insights on how gifting culture is the key to building resilient and sustainable communities, and for reaching greater spiritual heights on an individual and collective level. Blackhorse has been living on the gift economy for the…

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Grover Stock

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Grover is a long time organic food forest farmer, educator, and consultant. He was recently transplanted in Calistoga, CA to create a Biodynamic/Permaculture education site. As a Soil Food Web Advisor, he consults with farmers and gardeners to create and maintain the dynamic living cycles of fertile soils. He is also chairperson of the International Association of Analog Forestry, where he creates curriculum and facilitates AF practices, bridging multiple disciplines in ecology to create sustainable rural economies in communities around the globe. Grover is a Permaculture instructor and member of the Executive Committee of the Biodynamic Association of Northern California. He serves on the faculty of…

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Hannah Shadrick

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Hannah Shadrick, a recent transplant to SF from Chattanooga, TN, is a 200-hour trained Vinyasa yoga teacher. She recently completed 40 hours in Trauma Sensitive Yoga training through the Trauma Center at JRI. Appropriate for her Kapha-Pitta nature, Hannah's yoga teaching has been described as "grounding, yet invigorating" and "unapologetically gentle". 2016 Convergence Workshop: Interoceptive Yoga  

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Harrison Quigley

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Harrison is a Founder of Onchenda Open Global Food Co-op, a start-up Utah Benefit Corporation social enterprise. An educator, management trainer and consultant for over twenty-five years, Harrison worked with organizations on four continents in the software, legal, retail, automotive, manufacturing, telecommunications, market research, and health care industries. A Permaculture enthusiast since living in Australia in the 1980s, career opportunities brought Harrison to China and Taiwan, revitalizing his interest in restoration of natural capital and ecosystem services. Harrison created Onchenda Open Global Food Co-op to help others interested in restoration of natural capital and ecosystem services, and profitably providing the wherewithal for transition to a balanced,…

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Herbal Intelligence

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Is it possible that herbs are not only conscious but also intelligent? Singing Bear will share some stories about herbs that may astound you. An awareness probably awoke in you the moment that you first encountered an exotic flower or the first time you had a strong tea. From the most powerful medicinal herbs to the foods we eat every day, there is herbal intelligence all around us. We just have to listen. Presented By: Singing Bear Saturday, September 17th | 3:30 - 3:50 PM | Solar Panel: El Sol 

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Here We Grow … DRUM!

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Connect - Nourish - Grow - Activate - Release - Sustain concepts are alive in the prinicples of Permaculture. Drumming has been an integral part of human experience and must now be re-ignited in movements of today and for our future. Join us in an intentional held circle of Sacred Community Play, Songs, Movement. Learn drum-specific techniques, culturally specific rhythms, songs and dances for the Djembe, Dunun, Conga, Shekere, Bell, Cajun, Ashiko. All levels welcome - Bring your Drums or Use Ours We DRUM to GROW into new parts of our unconscious for necessary life force reinforcement. We DRUM to ACTIVATE all evolutionary movements, including and…

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How to Design New Social Architectures

  Understanding the principles new social architectures are based on, and then having a go at designing some of these new systems. We look at the process of designing/inventing social architectures like World Cafe, Nonviolent Communication, Timebanks, and Sociocracy. The underlying principles of new systems will be sketched. We will work together to brainstorm/tinker with social, economic, and governance structures for your projects and the world. This teaches people that they are not locked into the given ecosocial structures. And they can create new systems for their projects. Also for the world we need new social, economic and governance structures to be invented. Friday, Oct 6| 5pm| Bioregional Hub Presented by Alpha…

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How to Start an Ecovillage

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/How-to-start-an-ecovillage.jpg[/image_frame] Today ecovillages represent some of the best solutions we have for correcting human habitation living at cross purposes with the natural world, addressing sectors such as housing, energy, transportation, food, water and human behavior. Come learn about the requirements necessary for a successful ecovillage from someone who has started one. Participants will learn best practices for the process of creating an ecovillage.Ecovillages are a convergence of the various strategies and techniques for living in harmony with the natural world including, but not limited to, energy, food, water, waste, community, democracy, and trust and support systems. I will present a 15-20 minute powerpoint then open it up…

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Interoceptive Yoga

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] So often in our everyday, we are asked to discount our own experiences, to dismiss our intuition, to invalidate our judgment. Interoceptive yoga invites you to re-establish this broken connection between what's happening outside your body and what's happening within it. Together, we will make space for each of us to show up and get curious about just how wise our bodies really are. Hannah will incorporate trauma-informed yoga techniques to guide the class safely into play. Presented By: Hannah Shadrick  

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Invisible Structures: A Cooperative Model for Local Food Production & Distribution
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Invisible Structures: A Cooperative Model for Local Food Production & Distribution

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"] [/image_frame] Harrison Quigley, Founder of Onchenda Open Global Food Cooperative, will present the Onchenda cooperative social enterprise business model, and how it is intended to regenerate healthy local communities, economies and ecosystems once launched. He will be seeking participation from workshop attendees on perfecting the model in a manner that would motivate them to collaborate with Onchenda long-term in their respective areas of expertise. Presented By: Harrison Quigley and Colleen Dick Friday, September 16th | 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM | Solar Panel: El Sol

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Jihan McDonald

Jihan has received the Alpha Delta Leadership Award and a Changemaker Fellowship Award for their work in developing Allies for Life for people to learn pro-active interpersonal allyship. Jihan has worked with people ages 8-80 on learning skills, tools, and capacities for assertiveness, empathy, self-realization, spiritual grounding and social change in contexts ranging from the redwoods to seminaries and college campuses. Friday, Oct 6| 4:30| Mediteranean Allyship as Humane Symbiosis  

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Jim Collins

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Jim Collins, Ph.D., known as "Redtail," is a wisdom-keeper in the lineages of both the Lakota Sun Dance tradition and the Laika shamans of Peru. He is also an ecopsychologist, self-mastery coach, master gardener, sustainability activist and former psychotherapist whose extensive experience spans nearly four decades. Redtail has led numerous workshops and retreats for more than 25 years encompassing a variety of topics, including sustainable organic gardening, permaculture, seed saving, wilderness survival, epigenetic medicine, ecospirituality, self-mastery and nature awareness. In addition to his coaching practice, he is co-founder and former garden manager of the Community Teaching Garden at Shasta College in Redding, California; serves as a…

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