Explore relationships to ourselves, each other, and the natural world.
This healing experience and training is for those drawn to working with groups, nature, and community connection. It is about uncovering who you are and your essential belonging, exploring core patterns, and releasing limiting beliefs. We will use discussion, meditation, self-inquiry, creativity, nature connection, ritual, and council.
Every moment is an opportunity to engage more fully in present moment awareness.
This training provides forms, activities, and tools to work with groups in nature-based settings with the intention of deepening connection with oneself, each other and the natural world. It is also a deep dive into a personal journey of tending and healing, with the understanding that we lead others as far as we ourselves have come along the path and our most reliable instruments as a facilitator, is our heart, the connection to our authentic impulses and our ability to read the field and respond accordingly.
Although not exclusive, this is an experience for those who work with or who are interested in working with youth; serving as mentors, creating spaces for young people to share their stories from their hearts, be in their truth and vulnerability, listen and empathize across perceived differences, and build connections and empathic relationships.
We will be in the study of form and the presence of formlessness. We will practice the way of council - speaking and listening from the heart, group discussion and inquiry, and have a day for a solo time on the land, exploring thresholds, intentions and self generated ceremony.
In this community village, each voice and gift is essential to the whole and the holy remembering of who we are. We come together to remember the gift of this life and our responsibility and honor to give back in reciprocity, as well as to remember the gift at the center of our being that is longing to be given in service to a beautiful future for all beings.
Way of Council - core elements, intentions, forms, listening and authentic sharing
Nature-based ceremony - thresholds, cycles, offerings, reciprocity, elements
Intuitive Facilitation - reading the field, turning into the skid, presence, transference, self regulation, staying in the center
Wheel of Life Map – physical, spiritual, emotional, mental
Community Best Practices
Alexis Slutzky is dedicated to living an authentic life in interconnection. As a mentor, wilderness guide, facilitator, and council trainer she offers groups, trainings, nature-based programs, and one-on-one mentoring.
Tessa Womack initiated Kindling, a land-based service organization at Trillium Living-Learning Community, to share opportunities for exploration of the natural world and our wild selves. Kindling is committed to partnering with leaders, teachers, and visionaries to co-create spaces of learning, listening, and inspired action.
- tent camping
- over 80% locally sourced
- communally cooked meals
- None: Off the grid
- dance3-5 times per week
- yoga3-5 times per week
Trillium Living-Learning Community is situated in the Little Applegate Valley of southwestern Oregon on 80 acres of wilderness sanctuary. Surrounded by old growth pine forest and the amazing bio-diversity of the "Klamath Knot," this haven is surprisingly accessible! Less than an hour from Interstate-5 and the Medford Airport, there are many convenient travel options to this Pacific Northwestern dreamscape.
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