Pay range: $1050-1800

A Course on the Imaginal: Cultivating the Visionary Self

Live Online Course with Alixa García

Oct 12, 2024 - Mar 16, 2025
Alternating Weekends | 9 am - 12:30 pm (PT)

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Between the ages of 2 and 7, the brain operates in Theta waves. Theta is the brain state for intuition, imagination, and creativity and is a repository for memories, emotions, and sensations. When we leave our childhood behind, we can only achieve this state when asleep, meditating, or creating. This mental state is the visionary field.

While together, we will work with our bodies, activating the Theta state through what Alixa calls Creativite Somatic Practices to help move trauma through and out of the Soma by consciously activating an awareness-centered imagination that serves our awakening towards something beyond the catastrophic urgencies of the now.

In the face of compounding ancestral, historical, and present-day traumas, state violence, environmental collapse, and chronic uncertainty, we know that we need something radically different. Yet, many of us feel the pain of not knowing where to begin. In nature and through the body, we find the ultimate healing and creative force. This course explores and exercises our creative muscle to strengthen our visionary selves by tapping into the Soma through an awareness-centered imagination. When we encounter and encourage the wild dance of the artist within, the imaginative self becomes part of the visionary collective needed for these times.

Through our time together, we will centralize art and creative writing as political and spiritual practices. We will use what is called attention-intensive practices in neuroscience to expand our capacity for imagination and neuroplasticity. We will recenter the Earth while bringing into focus our cosmic responsibility. During our time together we will integrate creativity as a regular practice in our lives and the means by which we commune.

What is the role of an awareness-centered imagination in times of collapse? Creativity is the antidote to destruction; when we create with intention, our creations become the invocation, and the space inside and between us becomes the sanctuary. This course is for those who yearn to be with their bodies and in their creativity as a ritual practice and ceremony.

As we move into the heart of the 6th mass extinction, how do we re-enter the ceremony of life and awaken the Imaginal within? Come, let us sit in circles of wonder and creative devotion as we embark on this 6-month personal and collective journey
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This course will run from October 12, 2024 - March 16, 2025, with classes taking place from 9 am - 12:30 pm (PT) on alternating weekends. Classes will be held via Zoom. The sessions will be experiential, requiring a live presence, and will not be recorded.


Bioneers Learning offers a limited amount of scholarships for individuals to attend this course. These scholarships are meant to ensure diverse participation and representation, prioritizing financial support for youth of color and youth from under-resourced communities. Bioneers values bringing together people from a multiplicity of identities and backgrounds. We encourage persons from ALL backgrounds/identities/communities to apply! You are welcome here, apply now: https://forms.gle/1yeZ5X9SFGkpAWvt8