The Style of Gathering
Our training is highly experiential, and engage the group in dialogues and exercises intended to awaken an understanding of oneself, identity politics, group dynamics, emotional and relational intelligence, and embodied creative leadership. The experience will be complemented with live demonstrations and in-the-moment “pointing out” instructions by the facilitator, making the subtle group dynamics more visible to everyone. Like a sports team reviewing the last play on the sidelines, participants will have the opportunity to freeze frame and zoom in and out of the play-by-play.
In this workshop we meet each other directly and compassionately. Our very encounter is the curriculum.We invite participants that are open to expanding and shifting their points of view and deepening their capacity to care for one another through facilitated inter-group experiences.
In this space, all points of view, all emotions, all backgrounds, and all orientations are welcome and, indeed, necessary for us to learn how to be Unitive Leaders.
Check-in: 4-8pm Friday, Feb 22nd.
Kick-off: 9am, Saturday, Feb 23rd
Closing: 5pm, Sunday, Feb 24th
Spencer is dedicated to helping people live more naturally and honestly in themselves. He is a graduate of Pomona College and has been a student of yoga, meditation, and human development for the last decade, studying in in the streams of Shadow Yoga, Thomas Huebl, Tibetan Buddhism, and Integral Theory.
Spencer has been involved with music throughout his life and weaves this into his facilitation work through creative excercises. He is trained in facilitating Circlesong through Dave Worm in Oakland and is a Certified Integral Facilitator through Ten Directions & Diane Hamilton.
Above all, Spencer brings an a deep sense of fun and love for truth into all of the work that he does. He lives with his wife and son in Wildcat Canyon
Gabe is a talented facilitator and educator skilled at working with difficult issues, diverse perspectives, and across generational boundaries. His interpersonal depth is matched only by his integrity and open-heartedness.
He was a lecturer at Stanford University, where he taught and facilitated a personal development course, Designing Your Life, that applied design thinking to students’ personal and vocational development.
A Certified Integral Facilitator, Gabe is the Director of the Integral Diversity Initiative, a practice-think tank exploring the application of integral theory and facilitation to the territory of diversity. With clarity and compassion, he invites us to experience our interconnectedness through the truths of our differences. He grew up in the U.S. and Brazil and is currently based in the Bay Area
This is a single-priced event on a first-come, first-serve basis for sleeping arrangements. Numbers are capped at 12 individuals and food is included in the cost.
A private home in Carmel Valley, CA (“Les Restanques”) occasionally used as a small-retreat center.
The magical property of “Les Restanques” (terraced stone walls) is a secluded retreat located in sunny Carmel Valley, about 2.5 hrs from the Bay Area. The house, a handcrafted redwood home, sits among five acres of oaks draped in lacy lichens.
The property borders the 4500 acre Garland Ranch Regional Park and its 1100 acre Kahn Ranch Addition, allowing easy access to miles of hiking trails including a small waterfall.
There are 6 beds available at the main house site with an additional 6 beds at the property next door (4 min walk). Beds range from a twin bunk bed to queen. All are shared bathrooms.
Meals will be determined based on dietary restrictions of participants but will be roughly as follows: Stews in evenings, Sandwiches/salads for lunch, Eggs/Granola for Breakfast + Coffee/Tea/Snacks throughout.
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