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Peril & Promise: Taking Heart Amidst Planetary Crisis

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In the mountain village of Woodstock, New York, Lydia Violet & Polly Howells will collaborate to offer "Peril & Promise: Taking Heart Amidst Planetary Crisis," a day-long program specially designed to support participants in discovering resilience and passion in a time of great challenge on Planet Earth. This program will be an immersion in Joanna Macy's "Work That Reconnects" + community singing to help us resource deeply as we explore the promises held in this potent time.

The Work That Reconnects (WTR), a dynamic, interactive body of work developed by Joanna Macy, a scholar and respected elder in systems theory, deep ecology, and Buddhism as well as 50+ years of international activism. It offers teachings, group exercises, and meditations that we can rest into and organize with, in our desires to be effective allies to both planet and people. We will also learn songs from community singing traditions that offer us resource and strength in our times.

Our evening will feature a special concert by Lydia Violet & her band. Lydia is an accomplished Iranian-American multi-instrumentalist who is deeply inspired by gospel & Iranian folk music traditions. She combines fiddle, banjo, and luscious harmonies to offer a soul-folk revival experience, participating in a new wave of protest music. In the past year she has collaborated with Rising Appalachia, Climbing PoeTree, Ayla Nereo, and MaMuse, and we are so happy to have her with us in Woodstock.

You are welcome to attend either one or both events.

Sunday, June 2nd

Workshop : 10a-5pm : $40

Concert : 7:00pm : $10-20

*no one turned away for lack of funds*- please write to musicasmedicine@gmail.com for alternate payment arrangements

Mountainview Studios, 20 Mountainview Ave, Woodstock, NY

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Lydia Violet Harutoonian M.A., has studied closely with elder and scholar Joanna Macy for the past decade, learning how we can metabolize our pain for the world into energy for resilience, action, and community. Lydia met Joanna while studying for her M.A. in Philosophy and Religion from the California Institute of Integral Studies, where she studied with other prominent thinkers such as Brian Swimme and Richard Tarnas. Lydia also runs The Music As Medicine Project, a non-profit dedicated to creating access to music, music education, and Joanna Macy's work as tools for cultivating resilient cultures in our communities. www.musicasmedicineproject.org

Polly Howells is a retired CSW psychotherapist who lives in Glenford, New York, in the Hudson River Valley. She is a facilitator of Joanna Macy's Work that Reconnects as well as the Pachamama Alliance's "Awakening the Dreamer Changing the Dream," and is a core member of Woodstock NY Transition. She trained with Jungian analyst Marion Woodman, who pioneered the engagement of the body and the imagination for healing work in extended intensive workshops for women. She currently co-leads a yearly 5-day women's workshop in the Hudson Valley entitled "Reclaiming Our Lives, Reclaiming Our Earth." She is Chair of the Board of Radical Joy for Hard Times, an organization that finds and makes beauty in wounded places on the earth.



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