Groundation Celebration: [R]evolution through writing, ritual and yoga

  • The Esalen Institute The Esalen Institute
  • 55000 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA, 93920
  • Oct 28 - Nov 2, 2018 (6 days)
  • $420-7000, depending on accommodation selection

About us

Groundation, a term coined by Jamaica’s indigenous Rastafari people, describes a potent Jamaican way of life — being balanced, grounded, and centered within one’s purpose. The journey through this experiential and highly intuitive workshop begins slowly with a supportive and grounding asana practice. Next, we rise into writing, breath, joy, and release. Then we soften into sharing, cultivating courage, and setting intention. Drums, movement, and writing are integrated throughout the experience.

In honoring their respective ancestral cultures, the facilitators call heavily upon the Rastafarian and Native American ritual throughout this five-day process. Participants emerge with a sense of belonging – to a larger collective consciousness, a clear purpose and direction for their lives, thus creating a rippling effect that spreads infinitely. Groundation Celebration creates and sustains an inclusive, intimate, and sacred space where one is invited to focus on the process of evolution, transformation, and celebration. Open to all levels. Participants are encouraged to bring an amulet or sacred item to place on the altar. Also please bring along any solid-colored scarves and a small hand mirror. Limited supplies will be provided by the facilitators.

Recommended reading: Rea, Tending the Heart Fire; Kempton, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga; Singer, The Untethered Soul.

Source: www.esalen.org

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