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Animas Valley Institute

The Animas Valley Institute, founded by Bill Plotkin in 1980, offers multi-day immersions into the wilds of nature and psyche for the purpose of retrieving the unique, mysterious identity hidden in the soul-waters of each life.  Animas originated and continues to evolve a contemporary Western, nature-based approach to the journey …

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American Indian Institute

The American Indian Institute and Traditional Circle of Indian Elders and Youth continue along a wisdom guided journey into mutual respect; following the Elders counsel that above all else, respect for self, respect for others and respect for Mother Earth must guide our lives. The mission of the American Indian …

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The Circle Way

The Circle Way is a modernized practice of circle lineage. We offer a process structure known as the Components Wheel, that has informed our twenty-five years of training and practice. In The Circle Way, circles are held with agreements, a focus on center, and gently embedded (often rotating) leadership roles of …

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Center for Restorative Process

Center for Restorative Process offers trainings and retreats to build fluency in the ways of circles. Our emphases are on exploring how circle processes can be used in school settings, workplaces, and intentional communities. Informed by our experience as restorative justice practitioners, our inquiry is about to build, maintain, and …

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World Cafe

The World Cafe is a natural way to host and participate in meaningful conversation that awakens collective wisdom & inspires collaborative action. World Cafe, which started over two decades ago in 1995, is based on the value of diversity; the idea that every voice matters; and the recognition that we …

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Weaving Earth

Today’s world calls for fully alive, fully connected, fully expressed individuals. It calls for people with creative ingenuity, a desire to learn, and the ability to collaborate and problem solve. It calls for people with an identity that is rooted in relationship to the whole, and who carry the passion …

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Walking Water

Walking Water is an invitation, an action, an educational journey and a prayer intended to bring together the voices of the many Peoples of the Eastern Sierra and Los Angeles watersheds through the act of walking together in a pilgrimage that follows the waterways, both natural and man-made, between Mono …

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Timeless Earth Wisdom

Timeless Earth carries a body of Earth Wisdom teachings that was given during an eight-year oral apprenticeship with WindEagle and RainbowHawk. This body of teachings traveled from the lands of South and Central America to the North American continent, always taught through experience and memory, always evolving with each person …

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Sufi Way International/The Open Path

The Sufi Way is a contemporary expression of a perennial spiritual path; the public training programs of the Sufi Way are known as The Open Path. This name signifies a path open to all regardless of religious beliefs, and more specifically a spiritual path of openness, immediacy, and freshness, unbounded …

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Restorative Circles for Citizens in Europe

The Restorative Circles for Citizens in Europe is a unique, innovative, and collaborative project that aims to create true dialogue among EU citizens holding different views on the topic of euro-skepticism, linked directly to specific EU measures. The training will use the restorative approach to launch a series of talking …

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PassageWorks: Engaged Teaching and Learning

PassageWorks Institute provides K-12 educators with innovative practices and principles that integrate social, emotional and academic learning, promote mindfulness, and assist teachers to develop and sustain their own authentic and reflective teaching practice. For over two decades, teachers have used our practical, relationship-based approach to support students to increase focus …

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Living Justice Press

Living Justice Press (LJP) publishes books on restorative justice, particularly the use of Circles to build community and repair harm. Circle Forward, LJP’s bestselling title, takes Circles into every aspect of school life. LJP also publishes a line of books that applies restorative justice to addressing harms between peoples. LJP’s …

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The Work That Reconnects – Joanna Macy

The Work That Reconnects, as developed by root teacher Joanna Macy and her colleagues, is drawn from deep ecology, living systems theory, and spiritual traditions. It grows courage, resilience, and solidarity for the healing of our world. Through experiential practices, many done in circle, such as the Council of All …

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Institute for Restorative Initiative: Circle Forward

The Center for Restorative Justice at Suffolk University and the Institute for Restorative Initiatives are dedicated to the teaching and practice of circle as a way to support and cultivate restorative justice.   We work with schools, juvenile/criminal justice, social services agencies and communities to learn circle practice and restorative principles …

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The Global Ecovillage Network: Connecting Communities for a Sustainable World

The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) was founded in 1995 and is a solution-based, multi-stakeholder alliance that provides information, tools, examples and global representation to the expanding network of those dedicated to developing and demonstrating sustainability principles and practices in their lifestyles and communities around the world. GEN envisions a world …

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Global Center for Indigenous Leaders and Lifeways

The Global Center for Indigenous Leaders and Lifeways is an informal umbrella created to support short-term and long-term projects that educate and inform people about indigenous ways of knowing and wisdom for modern times – spirituality that raises human consciousness and harmonious relationship with Mother Earth. The talking circle has …

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Gather the Women Global Matrix

Gather the Women Global Matrix™ is a global sisterhood that connects women through circles. We create a safe place to share our true selves. Meeting in circle, we find our voices, claim our power, and celebrate our self-worth, leading to personal and planetary transformation. It is a global network of …

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Council of Water and Trees

Council of Waters and Trees, offered by Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs, is a four-day immersion in forest therapy. Participants learn the “aloha ropes” method of holding dialogue with other-than-human species, listening deeply to their perspectives and messages. On the third evening, we hold the Council …