Create to Liberate
With Khari Wendell McClelland and Rebekka Goldsmith
August 27 - September 1, 2020
This program will either be moved to a virtual gathering or be rescheduled to another date in 2021.
We are currently working out all the details. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you so much for your patience, support, and understanding.
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Creativity is not reserved for the professional artist. Creativity is a means to meeting our individual and collective challenges, and cultivating joy. It can also be an incredible tool for group cohesion and community building.
Whether for your own personal development or for working with groups, we will explore themes and practices that engage body, mind, and heart. These activities will build a foundation for creative facilitation techniques and effective engagement with groups of people, as well as support your own personal creative growth.
There will be a mixture of large and small group-work, as well as solo time, with space for rest and relaxation in a beautiful natural setting.
During our time together we will:
- Deepen our understanding of power
- Explore different types of power
- Locate where power sits
- Explore breaking the rules that keep us small
- Bring awareness to how power affects group dynamics, and how to shift this
- Connect to tools of personal and collective liberation
- Connect to gratitude, joy, and a sense of wonder
- Connect to our strength, courage, and vulnerability
- Connect to our creativity
- Connect to our individual and collective stories
- Connect to ritual and reflection
- Connect to nature as a repository of wisdom
- Connect to embodied knowing
- Connect to deep listening
- Use creativity as a method of facilitation
- Learn how creativity can be a means to meeting our individual and collective challenges
- Explore how to weave connection with creative exercises
- Apply creativity to team-building and group cohesion
Khari Wendell McClelland is an award-winning musician and sought-after facilitator who uses the arts and experiential activities for transformational learning. Originally from Detroit, Khari made his way to Canada over a decade ago and is currently based in Vancouver, BC. Khari’s passion for community service is clear, both in his musical life and in his facilitation work. He balances his time each year performing and working with communities as a facilitator. He has worked throughout Canada and internationally in Africa, Australia, Europe, The United States, and Jamaica. Recently, Khari received critical acclaim for his Freedom Singer project, recreating the music…
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Rebekka Goldsmith is a professional singer, group facilitator and coach who believes that when we have full access to our voices, we unlock our creativity, awaken to our full capacity and catalyze deep and lasting change in our communities. She has spent over 15 years guiding individuals and groups in explorations of their physical, intuitive and collective voices. Rebekka travels throughout North America designing and facilitating transformative experiences that challenge and inspire people to realize their creative potential. She has studied extensively with master improviser, Rhiannon, and is certified as a professional Coach and an Instructor of Somatic Voicework. With…
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