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Restore + Root Training with STRONGHOLD
March 8-11, 2020

Restore + Root Training with STRONGHOLD

Restore + Root Training with STRONGHOLD
March 8-11, 2020

Restore + Root Training with STRONGHOLD

Restore + Root Training with STRONGHOLD
March 8-11, 2020

Restore + Root Training with STRONGHOLD

Restore + Root Training with STRONGHOLD
March 8-11, 2020

Restore + Root Training with STRONGHOLD

March 8-11, 2020

Restore + Root Training with STRONGHOLD

Skillful & Brave Transformation Through Restorative Practice
 
Pricing

Double Occupancy

$ ($1995)Show Details

Single Occupancy

$ ($2395)Show Details
*Offer valid through December 20, 2019.
 
Included
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • 11% tax
  • STRONGHOLD programming
  • transportation
  • gratuities
Restore + Root Training with STRONGHOLD

Restore + Root Training with STRONGHOLD

Restorative justice is not just a theory or a model -- it is a culture.

STRONGHOLD co-directors, Karena H. Montag, MFT & Claire Whitmer, will explore how to turn theory into practice, embodiment and culture. In this 3 day training we will unpack the difference between restorative and punitive justice, examine the ways punitive justice shapes our lives, and imagine and practice how integrating a restorative justice stance can shift our internal framework as well as the culture of the systems and communities in which we live.

Our exploration will include particular attention to the role of power and privilege, and attention to the intersection between racial identity, harm, and accountability. We will center the wisdom of our own lived experiences and bodies during these 3 experiential days in Mendocino County. During our time together, we will be supported in our community practice by the land and nourishment of Bell Valley Retreat in Boonville, CA.

Bell Valley Retreat was designed with careful intention for your experience. Six miles of trails weave through the beauty and solitude of rolling oak hills and open meadows. Unique accommodations are thoughtfully integrated into the landscape. Restorative meeting spaces offer a welcome change from the usual constraints of work environments. Various outdoor spaces were sculpted for gathering and contemplation beneath the old-growth trees.

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Payment and Cancellation Policy:

A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to hold your space in this program. Final Balance Policy: Final payment must be ... received by January 8, 2020 in order to be eligible for the early bird pricing. All payments are non-refundable after January 8, 2020. Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation your entire payment will be refunded less the $500 deposit if the cancellation is made before January 8, 2020. All payments are non-refundable after this date. Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for your trip. There are many travel insurance companies to choose from but Travelex and World Nomads are two reputable organizations. 

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Karena Montag
Karena, drawn to the transformative work of trauma-healing, truth-telling, and rigorous accountability, centers the experiences of those directly impacted by personal and state violence and believes in community responses to harm. Karena has worked at the intersection of mental health and social justice for nearly twenty years in multi-stressed communities, with an emphasis the past ten on the impact of harm, accountability, and restorative practices in carceral settings. Holding the belief that well-being is integral to achieving community safety, Karena has trained hundreds of community members in the practices and principles of Restorative Justice and circle-keeping for Insight Prison Project (IPP), consulted with and facilitated racial justice processes for nonprofits and educators, as well... Read More

Years Teaching

10+ years

Teaching Style

Experiential, Just, Collaborative

Inspiration

Beloved community & Radical honesty

My Profile & Retreats
Claire Whitmer
Claire is a racial justice trainer and facilitator based in the bay area. As a white, cis woman, Claire has been (un)learning and working in the field of racial justice for over a decade. Claire lives her commitment to collective liberation by supporting white-led organizations and communities to explore their privilege, power & unexamined racism. Her facilitation emphasizes the personal and collective work of cultivating antiracist consciousness and leveraging unearned white privilege in service of greater dignity and safety for people of color. She believes racial justice is fundamentally a process of healing that must first begin with the Self and then permeate out into our networks and communities. Claire is a trained facilitator with Insight Prison Project and co-leads a restorative justi... Read More

Years Teaching

10+ years

Teaching Style

Experiential, Just, Collaborative

Inspiration

Beloved community & Radical honesty

My Profile & Retreats
 

FAQ

Who is this training is for?

  • those who desire to engage in more honest, healing, and transformative experiences and dialogues within their communities
  • those who seek to transform harm with integrity and navigate repair with accountability
  • folks who identify with a wide spectrum of identities across race, gender, sexuality, ability, and more. our learning process centers the voices & experiences of
  • folks who have been most “marginalized”
  • all current & prospective partners who are seeking support from STRONGHOLD

How does this training work?

  • we gather in community for 3 days
  • we sit ‘in-circle’ as the central structure & practice for our time together
  • we work didactically as well as experientially
  • we examine systems (structural racism, punitive justice, etc) as well as how we have internalized those systems
  • we pay attention and attend to the dynamics that are present in our circle
  • we slow down, listen, and “move at the speed of trust”

What does this training cover?

  • STRONGHOLD's guiding principles for skillful & brave facilitation
  • the role & wisdom of the body
  • core principles of restorative & transformative justice
  • common pitfalls, learning curves, and challenges in facilitation & ‘courageous conversations’
  • power dynamics and how to address & work with them in facilitation
  • experiential practice in community
  • the importance and practice of self- and community-care
 
March 8-11, 2020

Restore + Root Training with STRONGHOLD

Skillful & Brave Transformation Through Restorative Practice