Winter Roots

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Winter Roots
Men’s Zoom Practice Group

This is the time of year when everything is more or less dormant. The plants, the grasses and bulbs, the trees, even the bears and frogs. It makes me wonder at what the deep roots of the trees are doing in this cold time, where less available food and sun and warmth means a slower, stiller time. Are they preparing, or resting? Both? Are they dreaming?

In a way it is a powerful time for men – if we can recognize the pause, recognize the natural opportunity to slow down, consider our energy, gather our resources and do our best to utilize this once a year period.

For myself, it feels as if my “feet are in two worlds.” I have one foot in the stillness and reflective gift of winter, one foot in the stirrings of a spring now whispering, just budding, feeling the subtle sense of excitement beginning.

I know that for myself, without a real call, purpose and intention to gather myself and connect, it would be easy to let the days grow longer, watch my my summer calendar fill up, and next thing you know it’s April and it’s go time.

So: I am creating an opportunity – for myself and for other men – to carve out some powerful, intentional space to seize the depth of resource that may be otherwise hidden from us.

If connection is what we want – connection to our beloveds, our places, our purpose, our families and our communities – what are the roots of that connection? And how can we feed those roots? How can we set ourselves up for more power + presence when we will truly need it later in the year?

What I want to do is make a powerful recognition of that opportunity – backed with the potency of embodiment practice, radical truth telling and peer accountability – to alter the trajectory of an entire year.

I think our capacity to show up for what we love is shaped by how we gather our energy, engaging our resources at the opportune time. Let us seize this subtle chance to practice together as men, supporting one another towards a powerful and on-purpose Spring, Summer, 2020 – and beyond.

Space for 10 men.

Meetings are 90 minutes, weekly.

$240 for the full 8 weeks – No drop-ins

The group will offer:

ENERGETIC + SEXUAL EMBODIMENT PRACTICE

  • Taoist circulation of sexual energy (microcosmic orbit)
  • Chi gong + physical intensity poses
  • Breathwork

POWERFUL SHARING CIRCLE WITH TIMELY AND EVOCATIVE SEED QUESTIONS (QUESTIONS THAT, AS DAVID WHYTE SAYS, HAVE NO RIGHT TO GO AWAY), LIKE:

  • What do you need – but would never ask for – to transform your 2020?
  • What in you must come to life this year and what are you prepared to do about it?
  • What is the question animating your relationship? What is the question animating your purpose? What answer does your body give?
  • What does your soul truly want in 2020? What are you prepared (or not prepared) to do about it?

PEER ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Have a group of guys holding you to your best
  • Reach for big goals and be supported doing it
  • Group chat thread to track dailies

Starts February 24
Venmo to @vanwinkle
Questions? Get in touch with Pieter using the contact form below.

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