Many are beginning to question the current story of love: the belief that we must find “”THE ONE””: a partner who will grant our happiness and fulfill all our needs. Others are experimenting with various models of open relationship and alternative forms – some finding joy but also much heartache.
The truth is that we all carry deep wounds of trauma in love, some more explicit than others. And until we are ready to collectively face these wounds, in the container of community – we will never build a resilient culture for the future.
Whatever your relationship form, monogamy, polyamory or beyond, the role of community is integral to any healthy partnership – how might we cultivate communities of trust to support the freedom to love without fear?
WHO THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR:
– if you’re wanting to level-up your relational village-making skills
– if the current story of love and partnership feels too small, and you’re suspect that another, bigger story is possible.
– if you’re in the heartbreak of a relationship ending, and instead of casting blame, wondering it might have been different.
– if you’re wanting to contribute toward the healing of love, through rebuilding communities of trust
Ian MacKenzie is an award-winning filmmaker & media activist based in Vancouver. His work has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic TV, CBC Documentary, The Globe and Mail, Adbusters, and film festivals around the world. He co-produced Velcrow Ripper’s feature film Occupy Love (2013), and more recently released the short film Reactor (2013).Sacred Economics (2012) is one of his most popular web films, in collaboration with author Charles Eisenstein. Ian’s previous short The Revolution Is Love (2011) was named one of the top 10 Occupy films to watch 2011. His newest featured documentary Amplify Her, exploring the rising feminine in electronic music, will be released in 2016.
John Wolfstone is a new paradigm filmmaker, rites of passage guide and cultural designer
based in Northern California. Over the past 9 years, he has used filmmaking, the somatic arts, and community building as tools of conflict resolution and peacemaking in conflict zones from rural Guatemalan villages, to Middle Eastern refugee camps and inner cities in the U.S. In 2016, he co-founded the media collected, Re/Culture Media which is dedicated to telling the stories of the regenerative culture, and producing their latest feature, Healing of Love, about the revolutionary work of the Tamera Peace Research Village in Portugal. In addition John has produced three “love schools” on the West Coast in collaboration with Tamera. John presents his work internationally, and continues the research through curating events at the intersection of myth, ritual, and village, and regular community practice in Northern California. John also mentors youth part-time in Wilderness Rites of Passage in Oakland, California.
Julia is a filmmaker, photographer, performance artist and community builder based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A roving documentarian, she empowers the rising feminine movement across the globe through visual storytelling. From the darkness, co-producing films alongside Oscar nominated filmmakers about subjects such as child soldiers and Wikileaks – to the light, now making her first feature film called UNION about evolutionary love, alternative relationship paradigms and Burning Man culture. She is also multi-lingual, a Master NLP Practitioner, Orgasmic Meditator, and a Sensual Surrealism image maker.