a cataclysm of love
We need our collective love to be so intense that every growth burst of that love, every iteration of it, destroys the social and economic constructs that divides us.
surviving + thriving
strategies for self-care guide
leaders of embodied organizing
somatics + organizing = embodied organizers cultivating skills + leadership on the frontlines
a virtual sangha that curates a space for folks to build a powerful mindfulness practice towards self-awareness, presence, & sharper focus.
Register Now for #30DaysUP
an invitation to learn to increase our awareness & focus by presencing ourselves to allow us to disrupt & shed old, embodied habits that have no place for the new world that’s is still unfolding.
Embodied Social Justice CERTIFICATE Program
If you envision a more socially just and embodied world the Embodied Social Justice Certificate Program is for you.
Taught By Leading-edge Teachers
Through twice-weekly classes, practical workshops, and integrative learning conversations this 3-month online program will support the harnessing of the body’s wisdom in making our social justice work more grounded, responsive, and sustainable.
5th Anniversary wel Cohort
five spectacular years of wel is about to launch this April.
warriors for embodied liberation
rusia n. mohiuddin is a master trainer, facilitator, coach, and strategist who pioneered the integration of somatics into an organizing framework. drawing from her experiences in life and in movement work, she has developed a coaching and training model specifically designed to serve women of colour.
in celebration of wel's 5th anniversary, we are bring you welPOD
coming in June 2021, welPOD will engage folks in readings & discussion about change, healing, & justice.
LEADERS OF EMBODIED ORGANIZING
warriors for embodied liberation
(by invitation only)
changing you IS changing the world
at the core of our work at Universal Partnership (UP) is the deep belief that at the heart of sustainable movements must be the beat of sustainable people. our mission is to provide innovative healing tools, life & leadership skills to support agents of change in sustaining their humanity & the humanity of the communities they serve, by organizing from a place of power & wholeness.
shaun lincivil rights organizer @ picture the homeless
“"i decided to participate in 3|One because i needed to re-center my life. a whirlwind of personal + professional change had knocked me off balance + left me disconnected from my sense of power. thanks to 3|One, i am ready to face the world in my full power - grounded with integrity + extended with dignity."”
earl skinneryouth programs coordinator @ the point
“"thanks for making this happen. it was a game-changing workshop."”
carlos amadorformer board member @ united we dream
“"rusia, you are a blessing in my life. i am so grateful that your wisdom came across my pathway. thanks for this + all the wisdom-sharing you have invested is us, me."”
claudia horwitzInterim Executive Director @ Rothko Chapel
“"thank you Rusia for doing what you do so well – putting out the truth with a fierce love. this has gotten me thinking about how much we have “othered” in ways that are so destructive + sad, + remembering that we have another option."”
danny peraltadirector of arts + education @ the point
“"i'm sure we all agree that the challenges ahead of us now seem less daunting since we have a better understanding of who we are as organizers, point staff, + individuals."”
UP | focus areas
what we love to do, most of all
UP has innovated a unique methodology for developing strategic plans that simultaneously attends to both short- + long-term goals using a somatic lens.
trainings (single or multi-day)
training imparts the analytical structure of somatics + embodied organizing, + teaches specific skills in each of our focus areas.
2-4 days retreats provide an uninterrupted environment that results in far more advancement than the equivalent time in episodic training.
UP’s work emphasizes personal leadership skills as the foundation for sustainability + effectiveness.
the overarching goal of UP’s work is to reshape organizational culture to prioritize wellness + dignity towards high efficiency + external impact.
UP engages the whole agency in every focus area + on every level using the embodied coaching™, a coaching methodology created by UP’s Principal Rusia Mohiuddin, (individual, staff-wide, executive, + the board).
our strongest + deepest partnerships
Rev. angel Kyodo williams
partner + #OIS facilitator: angel is a leading voice for Transformative Social Change, + coined the name for the field. angel is the co-lead for the Oppression In Soma retreats + UP works with angel + cxc on NY-based 3|One + Practicing Justice.
ian a. dudley
videographer + photographer: ian is an experienced, award winning cinematographer. with 18+ years of experience, ian approaches each project with a unique creative perspective that bridges the technical with the aesthetic.
the watershed center
twc is a retreat + resource center for changemakers. teh center offers space to help people align their lives with their own deepest sense of purpose + to facilitate strategic conversations in service of democracy, ecology + liberation.