Hibernation for Healing
a journey of storytelling and embodied experiences for processing change
NOV 15, 2020 – FEB 20, 2021
with Liz Moyer & Shawna Emerick
Join us for a 4-month journey of storytelling and embodied experiences to process the many forms of change occurring during this holiday season. From the personal to the collective, we will use the winter solstice to reflect on this season’s descent into darkness and re-emergence of light as themes that are reflective of larger patterns in our lives and in the world.
Warm your feet by the fire of our co-created community space. Every two weeks we gather in Circle to speak from the heart and share our stories about how this time of change is manifesting and impacting us. In Circle our main practice is listening, as we open our hearts and hold space for one another in authentic, empathic ways.
Embodied experiences – such as yogic and somatic practices, breath work, meditation and mindful movement – support further processing and healing. In Circle and through recorded videos, we will use embodiment practices to invite in rest and explore this time of descent as one of preparation not death; allowing things to clear in order to have space for the new. Conserving energy so we can listen and feel into where we want to head next when the light starts to come back in.
As our culture, society and world continues to change so does our sense of identity, community and consciousness. We’re grateful to welcome people of all backgrounds, perspectives and philosophical or political views to join us in community. We use this community agreement as our backbone for how we agree to relate to one another.
This program isn’t a hibernation to sleep, this is a hibernation to hold us in our gentle shedding of what no longer serves as we ride the waves of change and welcome in the transformation knocking at our doors.
We would love for you to join us.
Program at a glance
7 ONLINE HEALING CIRCLES
That combine storytelling, embodied experiences & meditation via Zoom
Biweekly: Wednesday’s 7:00 – 9:00pm ET
Calendar of dates below
For self-reflection and contemplation
Arc of themes below
MOVEMENT AND MEDITATION PRACTICES
In Circle and as video recordings. Yogic and somatic practices, breath work, meditation and mindful movement.
PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP
To keep the connection going between Circles
Practicing a Community Agreement like this one
Calendar of Circle Dates & Themes
Every other Wednesday 7:00 – 9:00pm ET over Zoom
#1: NOV 18TH – OPENING
Welcome. What qualities are you bringing? What are our intentions for our community? How are you best supported?
#2: DEC 2ND – REST & GRATITUDE HARVEST
What’s alive and present right now? What’s plentiful? What’s hard? For you and for the collective.
#3: DEC 16TH – GENTLE SHEDDING
What are you letting go of? What needs to be let go of? What is being let go of at a collective level? Embracing darkness.
— WINTER SOLSTICE/HOLIDAY BREAK —
#4: JAN 6TH – HONORING DARKNESS
What is this period of darkness offering you, our country, the world? What is working? What do you want to bring with you into the new season?
#5: JAN 20TH – EMERGENCE OF LIGHT
What do you see for yourself moving forward? What do you see for your family, community, country, world? Recognizing your light and power.
#6: FEB 3RD – PRACTICING ANEW
Putting new principles or habits into practice. Using the community space as support.
#7: FEB 17TH – CLOSING
Bringing this home. Reflections on our journey together. Good-bye’s.
What to Expect in a Circle
Being part of this program may help you:
Feel more grounded in yourself exactly as you are in this moment of historical, cultural and personal change.
Find a steady presence and set of supportive practices that can help you digest all of the changes within and outside of yourself.
Speak openly and authentically about your feelings in a caring environment that helps you connect with your authentic self and be in a more openhearted state.
Feel connected to a community and fellowship of kindred hearts, minds and souls who care about the world.
Discern what’s best for you, your family and your soul’s purpose at this moment of great change.
Feel more empowered, confident and strong in making decisions and taking next steps even if we don’t have all of the puzzle pieces.
Articulate a vision about the future of our world that you can hold in your heart and live through your actions and relationships.
Requested amount: $400
This reciprocates Shawna’s and Liz’s time preparing and facilitating Circle, developing recorded videos and community content, recruiting like-minded participants, and creating a comfortable, generative community space.
Pay it forward: $500
Financial times are tough for some of us. By paying at this price level you help someone who may be in that position join the program and bring their beautiful heart with less financial stress.
Sliding scale: $300
We’re happy to offer this lower price to those who need it. We don’t want money to be a hindrance to your participation. If this scale is prohibitive please contact Liz or Shawna to discuss payment plans or other creative solutions.
Payments can be sent via Venmo (@liz-moyer or @shawna-emerick) or email us to discuss alternatives.
May our money serve as a vehicle for gratitude and a means of investing in what we want to see more of in the world.
About Liz & Shawna
Hi 👋 I’m Liz. I’m an empath and change maker, who has been an advocate of feelings my whole life. It was the feelings I felt the first time I learned about poverty that set me on a path of international sustainable development and social justice. Flash forward 10 years, I’ve combined my passion for systems change with my passion for healing to offer We Heal for All, an organization that helps people come into a fuller relationship with world change by privileging their emotional, psychological and spiritual experiences with it. I’m grateful (and deeply humbled) to be offering this journey with Shawna; to come together in community about our changing times and to offer space that helps us process and move through challenging emotions in order to give birth to new paradigms within and outside of ourselves. You can learn more about me and my identity here.
Hi, 🙏I’m Shawna and I am deeply honored to be able to be with Liz and you on this journey. I have always been an embodied being. Growing up in the dance studios and later graduating with a dance degree, I was always curious about movement and it’s relationship with healing beyond the physical body. Fast forward thru over 16 years of many Yoga teacher trainings, attuned in Reiki, many Thai Yoga Massage trainings, and becoming a Life Coach for Transformation(let alone my own personal experiences thru life and motherhood), I now know and deeply believe that the body holds wisdom. We all hold wisdom; within our bodies, hearts, and Spirits. To move Ones body is to move the very Life Force of Source within us; we are Creators and we can heal ourselves as well as the collective, but it starts with us. You can learn more about me here.