By Dia Penning, originally posted by Love Light Yoga June 7, 2017. Dia will be presenting Yin Yoga and Social Justice at Hollyhock September 2018.
My work in social justice and yoga has dovetailed a number of occasions over the last 5 years. More often, I find myself in spaces where we talk about spirit and demonstrate our long held physical tensions as parallels for the tensions in the world. How can one do effective public work if their internal landscape is a mess?
Justice is not, strictly, an external concept. As we continue to examine normalized violence and our collective capacity for self-harm and dishonesty, the sickness in our world becomes much more sharp.
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Dana Bass Solomon will step down as Hollyhock CEO in October 2017. Her many contributions to Hollyhock leave the organization financially stable and widely celebrated, poised for success well into the future. A heartfelt evening of celebration of Dana’s leadership and years of service to the Hollyhock community. Come join incoming CEO Peter Wrinch, Board Chair and proud husband, Joel Solomon and the Hollyhock community as we celebrate Dana’s success, and send her off with blessings for new adventures.
All Are Welcome!
Friday September 29, 2017 7:00pm – 12:30am
The Vancouver Rowing Club
Gourmet Food & Cocktails by:
Continue reading Dana Bass Solomon Scholarship Announcement and Celebration
Article published by Rank and File in Issue Six’s “Tools of the Trade”
A Broader Inquiry for Deeper Meaning: How Self-Reflection Can Revolutionize Our World with Joel Solomon
Impact investor Joel Solomon’s life should have turned out quite differently.
Born into a family that successfully developed shopping malls in Chattanooga, Tennessee, he could easily have slipped into the family business, made a very good living and been hailed as a wealthy businessman. Instead, Joel left home on a journey of self-discovery, leading him to a life and career with a deeper, more profound type of impact. He is now the chair of Renewal Funds, the largest mission venture capital firm in all of Canada, with $98 million assets under management, and most recently, the author of “The Clean Money Revolution.”
Rank & File chats with Joel as he rides on the ferry from Cortes Island in the Pacific Northwest, his spiritual home for decades. With the sound of the ocean breeze in the background, Joel’s gentle voice still carries a hint of his southern upbringing, and underscores his deep, unhurried wisdom.
An Uncertain Future
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By Elizabeth Claire Burr.
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The word pendiculation means ‘to yawn’ and it is a three-part process of contraction, a slow mindful release, and then letting go. This process is natural to our being. When an animal, for example, experiences trauma, it moves into a pendiculation process. So it contracts, releases, and lets go. The animal doesn’t hold onto trauma – the mind doesn’t hold onto trauma and make a story of it – because it is able to let it go. Animals release trauma more readily than humans do because the mind grasps onto the trauma and makes it concrete in the body.
When we hold trauma in our bodies, over time it becomes sensory-motor amnesia.
Continue reading Pendiculation and Healing
Dive into the remarkable beauty of Cortes Island as we gather Hollyhock Founders + Friends in celebration of our 35 year history of inspiring and training change makers.
What really touched my soul was the people. I had the unique honor of hearing and feeling the powerful words of the founders and friends and leaders of Hollyhock, who spoke to me in poetry and story about the creation of this powerful vortex on our planet of the mission of this convening space, and of the gift that it is for us all to be partners in supporting it. Thank you Hollyhock founders for opening my heart and mind and for the opportunity to be a part of supporting your vitality for the renewal of us all.
– Joshua S. Fouts, Executive Director, Bioneers, Founders + Friends 2016 Attendee
Continue reading Join us this Summer for Founders + Friends