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Wed, Sep 18


Hope Springs Institute

Circle Immersion: A Practicum of the Inner & Outer of Belonging

We offer this Immersion to hone more integrated circle living and circle practice.

Circle Immersion: A Practicum of the Inner & Outer of Belonging
Circle Immersion: A Practicum of the Inner & Outer of Belonging

Time & Location

Sep 18, 2024, 3:00 PM – Sep 22, 2024, 12:00 PM

Hope Springs Institute, 4988 Mineral Springs Rd, Peebles, OH 45660, USA

About The Event

Circle Immersion is for people new to circle, yet committed to learning deeply. People experienced in circle from many traditions, also committed to learning and integrating deeply.

Hosted by Quanita Roberson & Libby Smith

This Circle Immersion invites an international group to dive deeply into circle. It is centering in the basics, yet it is also going beyond learned practice, daring to move into the lived experience of circle. Deep. Fun. Easy. So as to reach new levels of belonging with self and with others.

Circle is the form that we know most helps. As practice. As methodology. As way of being. As way of doing. Just enough format, principle, and practice to welcome more people to a sense of flow.

Our roots and inspirations in circle include West African circle traditions — mentoring from Jojopah Maria Nsoroma and learning from Sobonfu Some and Malidoma Some. More roots and inspirations come from The Circle Way — mentoring and learning from Christina Baldwin, Ann Linnea and other life-long practitioners.

Why Circle Immersion?

Because people want to do good. Because skill, heart, and community matter.

Most people seek belonging. With community. With colleagues. With family. With self. Most people also seek contributing. Skills. Wisdom. Knowledge. Heart. Dreams. Again, with community. With colleagues. With family. With self.

Yet, the noise of contemporary life often interferes. Frantic doing is often patterned more than present being at a time when our doing without being renders many efforts hollow and vacant.

Most people wish to reclaim community. Most people seek collaboration. And cooperation. Most people seek to be good colleagues. And community members. Most people seek realness together, whether in overdue needed imagination or in befriending relationships with conflict. Most people seek justice, equity, and deep sense of belonging.

This Circle Immersion is for building courage and clarity for all of that

In This Circle Immersion, We Will

  • Learn to discern times for formal circle and for informal circle
  • Explore integrated healthy masculine and healthy feminine in circle
  • Hone essences of circle being and doing (showing up, asking questions, listening acutely, speaking honestly, harvesting emergence, imprinting circle rhythm)
  • Deepen connection with self, other practitioners, and circumstance
  • Clarify circle’s cohering possibility with equity, justice, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Engage circle through mandalas, the labyrinth, story council, and play.
  • Cost & Registration

Registration includes:

- tuition,

- materials,

- shared accommodations (double occupancy),

- and all meals, Wednesday dinner through Sunday lunch.

$1,695 USD Regular

$1,495 USD Supported by Community

$1,895 USD Supporting Community

Registration is confirmed upon receipt of payment.

Cancellation Policy: More than 30 days prior, full refund less $100 Administration Fee. Within 30 days, refund is contingent upon either replacement registration that you arrange, or, a full registration roster (20 participants).

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