New Culture Cascadia Summer Camp 2016
Presenters and Offerings
With Monique Darling as our keynote presenter, we will experiment with something radically new: we will use techniques of sociocracy to explore what we all want to experience, as a consensus based collective. We have assembled a powerful cadre of deeply experienced presenters to create and deliver just that!
You Are the Gift & Cuddle Party
with Monique Darling
You are the Gift
If you could have anything, do anything, what would you choose? What do you really want? What is keeping you from having it? Your life is alive with an abundance of possibilities, opportunities, potential – all you have to do is be willing to ask.
You see, you ARE the gift!!
In this workshop you will learn, play, and practice:
- To ask for what you want, skillfully and without attachment to the response.
- To honor, respect, and be grateful for the answer “no”, and still be hopeful for the answer “yes”.
- To be honest and vulnerable about your wants and desires without shame, without deflection, without armor.
- To hold space for someone who has not yet learned these skills.
- To own your fears instead of them owning you.
- To not be afraid to be the one you love the most.
Come cuddle with us! Cuddle Party is a non-sexual space that offers participants an opportunity to explore intimacy with like-minded others. In a relaxed environment, that upholds personal boundaries at all times, one is encouraged to engage in communication and nurturing consensual touch.
Monique Darling, workshop facilitator extraordinaire has led over 800 workshops in the past 5 years. She is the founder of Juicy Enlightenment an organization dedicated to empowering people who are questioning the assumptions of how their life should be and to offering tools for self expression that create trust, inner knowing and wisdom to enjoy the life they have. Monique has been featured on TLC and The Dr’s as well as various radio shows, podcasts and magazines across the USA. She specializes in helping others reclaim their power and natural sensuality by transmuting fear and repression into courage, self-love and freedom. Her primary purpose is helping folks bring out their vulnerability, energetic embodiment and fearless relating.She guides from a place of understanding and her natural exuberance is infectious! She is available for private sessions, experiential workshops and Cuddle Parties. Learn more about Monique by going to juicyenlightenment.com or track her whereabouts at whereintheworldismoniquedarling.com. Her new book is now available on Amazon.
The Evolution of Collaboration
with Melanie Rios
Melanie will continue to guide our exploration of how to support our intentional communities, work places and activist organizations in working together effectively and with joy. At Cascadia Camp this summer we will gather in affinity teams for the purpose of collaboratively contributing something to our new culture community. We will explore the gifts and challenges inherent in each worldview paradigm (described in the book Re-inventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux), what these bring to our groups, and how we can make a leap towards creating organizations that support individuals in unleashing their creative and inspired generosity on behalf of the whole. Melanie will provide ongoing support for these affinity teams to become self-managed, trust-based, aligned with a clear mission, and welcoming of the whole self.
Melanie Rios is an urban gardener, musician and intentional community consultant who lives in Portland, Oregon. One of her current passions is creating terra preta soil to sequester carbon, increase garden fertility, and establish a healthy sanitation system. She recently founded the Village Singers, a choir that leads work party volunteers in singing harmony while they create gardens and cob structures. Melanie offers workshops and coaching in sociocracy, social permaculture, conflict resolution, culture shift, composting, and other resiliency-promoting topics.
with Brooklin Kayce
This is an opportunity for you to redefine ‘play’ for yourself—embracing the innocent to the erotic, clothed to bare—in a safe and sacred space. Through dance we find our connection to personal expression and freedom in our bodies—embracing vulnerability into strength and acceptance and fun! You are invited to embark on a pilgrimage of self-revelation rooted in action and movement. Reveal passion, power, presence and PLAY!
Brooklin Kayce was born in the destiny year of The Path of Empowerment. Her life journey has been to find her personal power while transforming serious health and personal challenges along the way. Brooklin walks her path in a way that feels accurate to her personally (and encourages you to do the same), taking precious teachings from many sources which include:Spiritual Community, Conscious Language, Brene Brown’s work on shame, Shamanic Dearmoring, Family Constellation work, Raw Foods, Vitamins/Minerals/Herbs/Plant Medicine, her own personal artistic creations through Velvet Eyce Artistry, her balanced name through The Kabalarian Society, and DANCE! It is Brooklin’s vision to fully express her human potential on our planet; and in so doing, resonating with others to create profound awakening and healing as we enter/create/transform together into our new planetary consciousness. Join Brooklin twice a month in Seattle at Dance Embodied (Seattle’s only clothing optional ecstatic dance) which she created as her offering to you as a resource for your own personal growth as well as a safe, sacred space to find your ability to express yourself fully. Dance Embodied is a living event and community which transforms with us as we share ourselves verbally and in our dance. Dance as if you are already fully Embodied. (For more info, see DanceEmbodied.com.)
Hand on Heart and Spread the Love!
with David Spinney
Hand on Heart is the exercise offered at the beginning and the end of every Human Awareness Institute workshop. It is a heart-opening modified Sufi dance that allows for everyone to have a moment to connect briefly yet deeply with everyone else, one by one.
Spread the Love! is a time where we can collectively brainstorm ways to keep New Culture alive for us personally, to grow it in our daily lives and to help spread it.
David Spinney has been an intern with the Human Awareness Institute (HAI) for over 35 years, and leads HAI support groups, HAI community events and HAI introductions. He facilitates such diverse events as the Pachamama Alliance‘s Awakening the Dreamer symposium and Brené Brown‘s Connections Curriculum. He is currently developing a new workshop entitled Embracing Your Dream – It’s Impatiently Expecting You to teach tools for relieving the effects of things that trigger us by getting to the underlying core causes of the triggers, and finding ways to make peace with them.
with Celia Waddell
Celia will be hosting the temple introduction for camp. We welcome a wide range of quests for pleasure and connection in temple. Please join us and Celia will help you find your place in temple.
Celia Waddell has been in poly relationships since 1991. She leads numerous events for the Center for Sex Positive Culture in Seattle and lives in Olympia. She helps people find their inner vixen and tiger and develop personal agency.
Meg Fenwick is an innovative relationship and sex therapist with a vibrant background as a theatre artist. She combines theatre and sexual energy to create a highly effective and enjoyable approach to loving and being loved. Meg recently completed the renowned Conscious Loving Advanced Training with Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks. Meg has also studied with Barbara Carellas, completing the Urban Tantra professional training 5 years ago. With great humor and insight, Meg brings her 20 years of experience working with groups and couples, to put people at ease with even the most taboo areas and to discover the joy of their sexual self. Get ready to experience permission, play and pleasure with a big heart.
Jack Pollard began training in Clinton Callahan’s Possibility Management four years ago, studying with Paul Rogers and Anette Schuster. PM so profoundly changed his life that he continued his training and became the first certified Possibility Manager in the United States. He’s excited to bring the potential of PM to the camp, and to take it out into the world.
This year, he’s surfing a rapidly changing life, building his community, and moving into a large house with friends. Besides Possibility Management, he also leads ZEGG Forum events in Seattle, paints, and sculpts—all which are a great deal of fun!
Lynne is deeply artistic, creative and expressive. Dance and art are her primary forms of expression. Sharing her passion with others has been one of her greatest joys. She has been an educator for 35 years, teaching all ages. Lynne has found that both art and dance create a universal language that reaches across and connects with other cultures. Celebrating diversity through the arts is a way to connect with the global community. Through a program she created called The Global Gallery, she joined her students on a journey to explore other cultures through the arts. Through her dance and multi-cultural studies, She became fascinated with masks and mask-making and is excited to offer a workshop sharing her passion. For the last few years, she have been on a journey of deep reflection and life changing exploration. This year, Lynne is connecting with community, moving into a house with several friends, and continue to paint and dance.