Hear from past participants!
"I walked away with an embodied sense of how deeply people want to love and be loved across differences and to be part of a “we” rather than “me” and “us/them". I was moved by the power of that desire, built stronger from acts of sharing of love through our stories and affirming interactions with each other, to hold individuals and groups through hard conversations about white supremacy. I found capacity and language within myself to bring love more explicitly into anti-racism work moving forward.”
"In the end, my greatest takeaways in this moment are: I am feeling love for people more fully and deeply; I will live in mixed race company whenever and for however long I am welcomed; I will keep fighting injustices and inequity when I see them (by hand, tongue, and heart); and I will celebrate my other identities (woman, mother, wife, book lover, nature lover, cancer survivor) since I cannot celebrate my whiteness. Signing off for now as an extroverted introvert who loves the planet and we people who are here temporarily occupying it. And we had so much fun, and I am so grateful for that, for us, for you, for that beautiful place, the Ghost Ranch, and our time together in it. One love. Solfire!”
"Your generosity was palpable from welcome and place and snacks… And your sensitivity to us and our needs felt luscious and sustaining. You were humor, warmth, direction, and holding us with soft hands fed our souls. You are wild and radical leaders… With wonderfully different flavors, each bringing an edge, clarity, and uniquely shaped connecting with us. And the variety of your flavors was rich and deep and leaves us longing for more of you…... I loved the emphasis on love and challenge, Love and engage, love and shadow…..I don’t think I’ve ever been to a workshop that has had such a clear and I hope transformational impact on me. The intensity and fun and brilliance and collaboration of your team provided a steady and broad container for an amazing amount of growth.”
"I will start with the invocation voiced by Placida in the spiral, “I need my white sisters to stand with me in their fierceness, not crumble from their shame.” When she said this, something inside me shifted. I arrived. This has been my handhold for the experience that I’ve shared with others who ask about it. In some ways it says it all. ….I loved the blend of structures and frameworks with breathwork and visualizations. I love that we made room for knowing and not-knowing on all levels, that we created ritual and room for mysticism and magic, and that we called in the wisdom of our ancestors and the wisdom of the land. ….I left the group awakened and exhausted, full and emptied out, connected and deeply craving solitude— a personal and collective alchemy of contradictions. The honest truth is that I know something powerful happened to me, I’m just still figuring out exactly what it was….Mainly what I want to say is, “It worked!” and I want to express full-throated, broken-hearted gratitude for this offering of love."
"I want to thank you deeply for creating this space in such a powerful place and inviting me to take part. You are an amazing team, the authenticity, vulnerability and depth that all of you showed, made me feel safe and held in a way I’ve never experienced before in a group. And the love and respect between you really set a beautiful and infectious tone. The whole experience was both challenging and deeply nourishing for me, and I long for more. I feel inspired and motivated to keep learning and sharing embodiment and movement practices that contribute to this work… I’m with you. …..Yesterday I sat and really felt the presence of each of you, and you as a unit, and experienced an immense love, gratitude and feeling of trust and support. I have so much appreciation and admiration for your team and the diversity that you bring to it, it feels very whole, rare and is a great example of healthy relationship for me. ….I want to thank you again for helping me to find more trust in my voice and presence here. Your team and teachings, the people, the stories, the land, our ancestors, the love... it was magic that continues to fill me. ”
"You four, as a group, serve as a model of diversity — a model that I actively seek in my own life and business. Each of you brought magic to the room in your own ways. You shared your stories and yourselves. And that set the stage for everyone else….Your group designs were varied, interesting and effective. You gave us the chance to get acquainted before you put us in more challenging situations. And then you had the patience and trust in the group to let us find our way — or not. …For me, the personal learnings will deepen as time goes on. I find myself reflecting on many things. I am appreciating choices I have made in my life and I have become more aware of blind spots in my behavior I hadn’t confronted before. I’m sure that months from now, I will still be learning from your masterful We-Lab…..Thank you all for your generous spirits, your design brilliance, and your willingness to tackle challenging social problems in a way that will seed change far and wide."