What is possible in our post-pandemic world? We find ourselves in a unique and uncertain time. In this flux, there are significant challenges, but also opportunities to dismantle some major bulls*!t and create a more just and joyful world. So what's the fundamental building block for any new paradigm? The stories we tell. In this workshop, you will:
- Use somatic and creative exercises to uncover the stories that shape your world, gently and with humor
- Examine these stories and BREAK UP with the ones that no longer support you (even though we can't evict them from the planet just yet)
- Powerfully create new stories through embodied meditation, creative visioning, and real world experiments
- Learn ways of being with uncertainty and crisis by tapping into your own inner resources
- Powerfully and intentionally create contexts that support you and others in the day-to-day building of new worlds
Menu 1: Origin stories, roots, and clearing space (with a feather duster or with napalm, your choice)
Menu 2: Allowing values to emerge from the unknown, the inner world, and the intimate
Menu 3: Community, boundaries, and forgiveness
Menu 4: Creating from a place of infinite possibility
Want a sneak preview? Grab your markers, glitter, and a comfy chair and...
Over the course of ten weeks, there are four creative menus of explorations and five optional community phone calls to share insights and experiments. Experiment a little or a lot over the course, going at your own pace. Community calls are reflective and spacious without any cross-talk or advice. They honor and support you exploring your own bulls*!t and breakthroughs. Partnering within the cohort is available if you would like more dialogue along the way. You may also schedule individual coaching sessions for an additional fee to support your journey.
Enrollment is now open for the third round of CANWorld that will run from mid-January through mid-March with optional 90-minute community calls every other week. (Dates TBD based on participants' schedules.) If you can join for only a portion of a community call, I encourage you to attend and let me know in advance your time constraints.
Course fee is on a sliding scale of $400 - $800. If you cannot afford the full fee, a limited number of financial scholarships are available. If you are able to pay more to fund someone who cannot afford it, please do. Payment can be made via Venmo (julieannotis) or Zelle (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wondering who the other explorers are on this journey? Click here to read what past experimenters have to say about the course. Like you, they are committed to:
- Benefiting our human community through their life’s work
- Expanding capacity for balance, peace, interdependence, and empowerment for themselves and others
- Creating a context of radical sufficiency; an experience of enough-ness; a world of “and,” not “either/or”
- Feeding a sustainable fire of positive change over multiple generations
- Supporting and being supported by a like-minded community
Levels of Participation
Many participants take the course multiple times, adding layers and lenses. After completing your first cohort, you are invited to join the subsequent rounds for half the cost of what you paid for the first round, or more if you would like to fund someone with financial need. As you take the course again, you'll be invited to add depth and breadth to your experimentation:
Beginning Experimenters (required for first-time participants)
Exploring somatic, creative, and meditative practices to uproot old paradigms and till the soil for new ones.
Adding a lens of your choosing to the work, such as "racial justice," "wealth equity," "social media/virtual spaces," "relationship with nature," "fuck the patriarchy," "pleasureful social justice," etc. You'll have access to additional menu items that relate to your lens.
Using your ongoing somatic, creative, and meditative practices, you will take your exploration out into your community or family with specific contexts you want to erode/dissolve or with ideas and visions you want to plant and grow. This continues your momentum of subtractive instead of additive action and attraction-based instead of promotion-based energy.
Reports from the Field
"These adventures are fantastic! I love them! In the past, I hadn't allowed myself the time to do something so rewarding, so I really appreciate all of these incredible, creative exercises and the opportunity to share what I'm discovering. This course has helped me understand of how I am dealing with, coping, and responding to the world. By going deeper into the feelings in the body, I've been able to move forward in better ways towards the future I want." - Kathleen W.
"This course is a path to inspiration, relaxation, and oneness. The construction is so creative and is clearly based on a lifetime of work from Julie Ann. The exercises have grown my ability to tap deeper into the somatic layer and soul of things, into the stillness, and into the feelings behind my thoughts. It's incredible that I've left behind the myths of capitalism and manifest destiny and gained faith and hope during this process of revelation. I'm taking this course a second time because I care what goes into my consciousness." - Bill N.
"These exercises are helping me re-invent myself. As I go into my second round of the course, I'm carrying the mission for ease and play into my heart. I'm making the new world real by feeling it and creating it in my body. I'm reinventing myself in a world that is abundant, secure, stable, and successful." - Brad L.
"The community calls are really comforting, knowing what other people are going through. I was depressed and confused, and the exercises helped me realize I was looking for external validation. It was so helpful to go into the body, see that the journey is a constant evolution, and most importantly, find ways to articulate what's going on inside." - Lee Ann S.
"I especially liked the 'circled wagons' exercise. It helped me clarify the questions of, 'How can I connect and protect myself?' and 'How do I want my "someday" to feel?'" - Lauren T.
"I've been tremendously grateful for the experiments offered. I have definitely been surprised by the ways this has been unfolding for me! I've also found that I'm wanting at this point to let the process be gentle and delicate, which for me means not trying to force coherence too early. I'm very appreciative of what Julie Ann has set into motion and looking forward to the next round!" - Adrienne L.