$255.00 USD

Slowing Down: Cultivating Healing Spaces of Belonging

Live Online Course with Ginny McGinn & Sonali Sangeeta Balajee

Sept 26 - Oct 17, 2023
Tuesdays 2 - 4 pm (PT)
*First session will be 2 - 5 pm

What are the most effective wellbeing practices and supports for this time of upheaval and uncertainty? Community leaders and activists, especially those of us who have suffered othering and colonization, are reporting greater stress, grief, and mental health challenges. As current systems transform, collapse and shift, there is a great and growing need for radical artists, activators and healers to center collective wellbeing.

Join Ginny McGinn of the Center for Whole Communities Collective and Sonali Sangeeta Balajee, founder of Our Bodhi Project and the Spiritual Social Medicinal Apothecary (SSoMA), in an experiential session in which they will lovingly guide us through mindful and creative practices designed to help us slow down, heal and collectively receive our greatest wisdoms.


  • How to center values of care for ourselves and the Earth, activating and embodying principles of thriving life, wellbeing, and liberation.
  • How to cultivate brave space for healing, connection and belonging.
  • Hone skills, abilities, and practices, to stay present with ourselves and each other, with our joy, and grief, honoring our lived realities around health and wellbeing.
  • How the wisdom and offerings from the herb and plant world medicinally support our ability to rest, heal, transform - and with care, cultivate our capacity to choose health and wholeness.
  • How to recognize and navigate discomfort, and celebrate and embrace differences.
  • Experience liberatory practices that engage the senses, moving through music, art, listening, and writing.
  • Practice bringing awareness and mindfulness into each moment to help us slow down, heal and collectively receive our greatest wisdoms.
  • Explore active and intentional spaces of rest and reflection, where we discover and play with our own wisdoms, dreams, and vital energies that sustain our work. We’ll do this through practices that honor and fortify our relations to each other, our more-than-human relations, and the Earth, moving between spaces of silent reflection, pair, and small group work.
  • Why practice matters when making change in our communities, organizations, and institutions.

This course will run from September 26 - October 17, 2023, with classes taking place on Tuesdays from 2 - 4 pm (PT), with the exception of the first session on September 26, which will be 2 - 5 pm. Classes will be held via Zoom, and recordings of each class will be available for anyone not able to attend.