JANUARY & FEBRUARY GUEST TEACHERS
The Cosmology of Justice: The Power of Story To Change The World
Have you heard the story that we’re living out a dysfunctional story that is destroying the planet? We need to re-story our worldview. Let’s explore how dreams, story, art and action can bring healing to the ecological and social justice realms.
In this two hour class, you will:
- Experience the power of art through voice & expression
- How cosmology can shape culture and the future
- Poetry burts and their power
- Sound your Soul
About Drew Dellinger
Drew Dellinger, Ph.D., is an internationally known speaker, poet, writer, and teacher whose keynotes and poetry performances—which address ecology, justice, cosmology, and connectedness—have inspired minds and hearts around the world.
He is also a consultant, filmmaker, and founder of Planetize the Movement. Dellinger has presented at over 1400 events across the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. He has spoken and performed at numerous conferences—including TEDWomen, Bioneers, the Green Festival, the Dream Reborn, and the Parliament of the World’s Religions—as well as colleges and universities, poetry venues, protests, and places of worship.
Praise for Drew Dellinger
“Drew Dellinger is mystic and prophet calling us to be the same and thus to be sane…again. He knows the stakes that our species is playing with at this perilous time in planetary and cultural history.”
-Matthew Fox, author of Original Blessing
‘“Drew Dellinger is a national treasure. His poems for global justice bring light to these leaden times, helping us to see and defend the beauty of our world. His spoken word performances are exquisite in their intelligence and artistry: Setting the political challenges we face within the grandeur of our unfolding universe, they ignite both our wonder and our will.”
-Joanna Macy, author of Coming Back to Life
On Being Remarkable: Public Speaking as a Sacred Art
In this playful, interactive session we’ll explore the sacred act of giving voice to what is on our minds and in our hearts. We’ll bring intention and alchemy to four areas of public speaking preparation: Content, Intent, Style, and Mindset. What important ideas long to be expressed by you, and what do you need to speak that spark in a way that feels authentic and germane? What rituals will you create to prepare your remarks? And what attitudes will you tune up so that sharing leaves you feeling fully self-expressed and is received by your audiences as remarkable, sacred and irresistible? Whether one-on-one or in front of a large group, and whether you consider yourself an introvert or an extravert, public speaking mastery is possible for all of us--it all begins in the sanctuary of the soul.
**Please arrive at this session with something you want to share: a 3-5 minute presentation or talk, a rant, a poem, even the seed of an idea to practice with during our time together.**
In this two hour class, you will:
- Explore methods for grounding in your intentions, so that your content can emerge from the heart with ease and clarity
- Center your audience so you can speak what you need to share in a way that aligns with what your audience needs and is ready to hear
- Develop rituals for before and after talks, to make preparation and evaluation sacred
- Learn tips and tools for aligning your mindset and self-compassion as a force to drive your speaking prowess
About Celia Alario
Celia Alario coaches change agents and care givers towards a life of greater vitality, pleasure, optimum well-being and full authentic expression of their heart’s desire. From the United Nations climate negotiations, to mass marches in the streets, to UC Santa Barbara’s Environmental Studies program, Celia’s trained thousands to use their voice in service of their vision--in ways their audiences will find irresistible! Celia sustains her own wellness through an alchemic mix of yoga, hula hooping, and practicing the art of non-attachment. Bred by New Yorkers and raised in Los Angeles, she alternatively chases her poodle across the majestic redrock landscapes of Southeastern Utah and the effervescent coastlines of Central California.
Praise for Celia Alario
“With Celia's coaching and wizardry, I moved from public speaking panic attack to confident grounded storyteller. Celia supported me to recognize my gifts and find my voice, and to utilize them to uplift my own story and that of my organization. She is a godsend miracle!” - Sadaf Cameron, Director, The Kindle Project
"Celia brings a passion and intensity to her work that can light you up. She really knows how to zero in on what's needed to catalyze achievable change. She got me ready for an appearance on NBC's Today Show and helped me immensely."
- Lawrence Axil Comras, Writer & Business Leader, former President/CEO of Green Home, Inc.