Liberate Yourself, Set Yourself Free
September 20–24, 2021
September 20, 2021
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September 24, 2021
with Justin Michael Williams and Shelly Tygielski
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What the world needs right now, more than ever, is for all of us to wake up together and to truly claim our authentic voice--both for our lives, and for the collective movement toward equality.

Liberate Yourself, Set Yourself Free is a workshop based on the expansive eight-week course that Justin and Shelly have co-created called Liberation Experience. The workshop combines personal growth, spirituality, activism, wellness, science, social justice, and mindfulness to show what it really means to set yourself free, and set one another free.

A hint: coming together through proximity, intimacy,  vulnerability, and connection.

Together, Justin & Shelly model the power of coming together across gender, age, race, and sexual orientation. In this work they create a channel for a wildly inclusive and compassionately interactive week of shifts, calls into action, and the building of a roadmap to step back into your life with greater clarity, freedom, and ease.

Participants in this workshop will learn the ‘Feel > Reveal > Heal’ model, and how to process your challenging emotions. You will learn deep shadow work, how to set boundaries, and how to call people forward (instead of “out”) when you need to make a change.

We’ll move beyond  “fighting against” and instead move “towards” one another to heal our individual and collective trauma and create a new vision for the world.

In this five-day retreat, you will practice embodying:

  • How to heal from intergenerational trauma and break free from the binds that hold you.
  • Evidence-based tools on weaving compassion, empathy, and collective wellbeing into your inner- and outer- work in the movement for equity, diversity, and change.
  • Why “oneness” is not enough, and how to actually come together as we create a new vision for our lives and the world.
  • How to take action in your life, reset, and make commitments toward what matters to you most.  
  • How we might, together, end racism in one generation--and change the world.
  • How to set boundaries with a clear, three-step process for having difficult conversations across divides with friends and family
  • Practical action steps each person can take, from where they are now, to make an impact today.

Expect both a deeply invigorating, yet rejuvenating week with a  diverse group, and a profoundly opening experience.

Recommended reading: Stay Woke, by Justin Michael Williams; Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson; How to Be An Anti-Racist, by Ibrahim Kendi; Bringing Your Shadow Out of the Dark, by Robert Augustus Masters.

Recommended reading: Stay Woke, by Justin Michael Williams; Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson; How to Be An Anti-Racist, by Ibrahim Kendi; Bringing Your Shadow Out of the Dark, by Robert Augustus Masters.

Justin Michael Williams

Justin Michael Williams

From growing up with gunshot holes outside of his bedroom window, to sharing the stage with Marianne Williamson and Deepak Chopra, Justin Michael Williams knows the power of healing to overcome. He is the author of Stay Woke: A Meditation Guide for the Rest of Us, a top 20 recording artist, and a pioneering millennial voice for diversity and inclusion in wellness.

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Shelly Tygielski

Shelly Tygielski

Shelly Tygielski is a trauma-informed mindfulness teacher, a community organizer, self-care activist and author of Sit Down to Rise Up: Find Yourself, Build Community, Change the World, due out in the Fall of 2021 from New World Publishing. She is the Founder of Pandemic of Love, and a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor and a Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) certified teacher.

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Workshop Schedule

Mon 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue, Thu 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wed 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tue, Wed, Thu 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Tue, Thu 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

More activities can be found on our open class schedule.

See general schedule information including arrival, departure and meal times.

Accommodations & Tuition

Click Register Now to view availability of accommodations and all-inclusive, program-specific tuition. Please note that not all accommodation levels are available for every workshop and additional faculty fees may apply.

COVID Update

All guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival starting September 3, 2021. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Masks are no longer mandated indoors or outdoors, except during massage sessions. Guests are not required to provide testing or vaccination verification before arriving on campus. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

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