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#practicingJUSTICE

a movement for justice requires us to practice justice

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Ready To See What 2019 Has In Store For You?

APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW OPEN FOR ALL 2019 RETREATS & YEARLONGS
limited spaces available
May 16-19th 2019 (also start of yearlong)
Oct 22-24th 2019 (PJ 2.0)

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what’s holding you back in being your best self?

no matter who we are, & what we do, our leadership presence & style is deeply shaped by our environment & our contexts. Our soma, (so-mah: the body in its living wholeness) comprising of our biology, socio-economic status, histories, political environment, psychological & spiritual landscapes determine & influence who we are & how we show up in the world. It is by deeply understanding our soma & somatic shape that we can identify what holds us back & help us leap into & live through our true leadership potential.

what’s this retreat about?

the practicing justice retreats uses a version of somatic, grounded in embodied leadership, to un-layer, unpack & reveal the many ways oppression limits our ability to align our leadership with the values & principles that drive our work. by awakening deep understanding, this training enables individuals to generate new pathways towards a whole & complete shape that can hold our true individual & collective leadership potential in service of our liberation.

 

 

 

who is this retreat for?

this retreat is open to anyone interested in deepening self-knowledge & tapping into their full leadership potential. it is particularly useful for those who view & navigate in the world through a socio-political lens including; CEO’s, executive directors and senior staff, community organizers, advocates, activists, yoga practitioners, coaches, healers & more.

this retreat is for those who are ready to shed their old ways of being towards deepening their commitment to their own liberation & the liberation of all peoples.

 

our approach

embodied leadership is a methodology that combines the biological & social sciences to provide a framework for analysis & action. at its core, somatics posits interconnection & balance of mind, body, & mood.

embodied leadership begins by examining unconscious practiced behaviors, established by our interactions with family, community, & society throughout our lives, that blocks us from taking empowered action on our own behalf & ultimately aligning our behavior with our values & principles. it continues by establishing physical, emotional, & intellectual practices that shake up & shed these binds.

SAY HELLO TO YOUR TEAM

a beautiful retreat location with your master facilitators and retreat apprentices, oh my!

rusia mohiuddin

master facilitator

Rusia N. Mohiuddin, based in New York, is a master trainer/facilitator & somatic coach who pioneered the integration of somatics into an organizing framework. Her current mission, through UP, has been developing a holistic model for social justice change work that places in its center the necessary transformation of social change agents. Rusia brings a unique style to creating pathways for individuals to bring their best selves forward when enacting social change in their organizations & communities.

Rusia has developed a model for community organizing, called Embodied Organizing, and a model for coaching, called Embodied Coaching. She uses both in her teacher-training program, Warriors for Embodied Liberation (WEL), students of which serve as apprentices for all practicing justice retreats.

WEL Support

retreat apprentices

Warriors for Embodied Liberation (WEL) is a teacher-training program of universal partnership, designed and trained by rusia mohiuddin. WEL is a 2-year program that guides participants in a intense change process as the grounding to learning Embodied Coaching and Training. All WEL participants are required to participate in practicing justice retreats (1.0 & 2.0) and apprentice in at least one practicing justice 1.0 retreat.

Rev. angel Kyodo williams

master facilitator

rev. angel Kyodo williams is an early shaper and leading voice for Transformative Social Change, and coined the name for the field. She has developed comprehensive systems for illuminating both practical personal change and the profoundly liberating potential of mindfulness, yoga, and somatic practices coupled with wisdom teachings. Both fierce and grounded, angel is known for her unflinching willingness to sit with and speak uncomfortable truths with love. She notes, “Love and justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.” Whether in writing, teaching or speaking, her voice is unique.
years of experience
45
organizations
155
PJ community
255
retreats
11

what are you investing in?

That’s right, we said Investment. Because that’s exactly what this unique opportunity is. An investment in becoming more whole for yourself and those you love.

We also know money is real and different for everyone, so we’ve created a tiered system to automagically extend support if it can make the difference in you showing up. On the other hand, if financial resources are available to you, the invitation is here to pay it forward.

LOVE EXTENDED

supported fee

$700

(+ room & board)

AWESOME VALUE

fair

$850

(+ room & board)

PAY IT FORWARD

re-balancing

$1000

(+ room & board)

participants' testimonials

people are talking about us

the best folks to talk about our work are the very people who have experienced and changed because of our retreats. check them our and hear their words of impact.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHERE WILL THE RETREAT BE HELD?

This year’s planned retreats will be held at the watershed center in Millerton, New York, about 2 hours from Manhattan.

WHY IS THE YEARLONG SO MUCH MORE THAN THE STANDALONE RETREATS?

  • The yearlong is just that… yearlong and there’s so much more we will do and learn. Unlike the standalone retreats (which are just a 4 or 3-day retreat), the yearlong includes 2 4-day retreats and 4 90-minutecoaching sessions and 3 2-hour learning webinars.
  • The yearlong begins with the #practicingJUSTICE 1.0 retreats and ends with the 2.0 retreat.

IS THE MAY RETREAT FOR YEARLONG FOLKS ONLY?

  • No. Our May retreat will be both the start of the yearlong as well as a standalone.
  • If you are looking to just attend a standalone, that’s just fine. May is for you too.
  • If you’re looking to go big in 2019 and want to do the yearlong, that’s fine too and the May retreat is your start to an awesome and embodied 2019.

WHAT IF I ATTEND THE MAY AS A STANDALONE AND WANT TO CHANGE INTO THE YEARLONG AFTERWARDS?

  • No problem, you can decide to join the yearlong before, during, and after the May retreat (as long as it is before the first coaching session).
  • We suspect many folks will want to opt into the yearlong during/after their experience of the May retreat.

ARE THERE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?

  • This work has not been and is not funded. We do this work by we love it and deeply believe in it. That being said, we offer tiered pricing or folks that may include a scholarship or two.
  • Reach out to us and also indicate in your application that you have a need for a scholarship.

IS THIS RETREAT BETTER WITH FRIENDS (CO-WORKERS, FRIENDS, LOVERS, ETC..)?

  • In short, heck YES!
  • this work is deeply relational, both to self and others, so if you roll with someone you are building with, let us know!
  • Rolling solamente (alone)? No worries! Be prepared to make lifelong friends at this retreat.

WHO IS PRACTICING JUSTICE 2.0 FOR? JUST FOR YEARLONG FOLKS?

our 2.0 retreat is for anyone who has completed practicing justice 1.0.