We sense that ‘normal’ isn’t coming back, that we are being born into a new normal: a new kind of society, a new relationship to the earth, a new experience of being human.
— Charles Eisenstein

Program Guides

Kerry Brady, M.A., SEP
Founder, Director & Lead Guide

Kerry is a deep ecologist who focuses on supporting the shift in consciousness needed to create a truly regenerative culture. [more]

Kristin Rothballer
Co-Guide

Kristin is a transformative social change leader, with a focus on the intersection of personal, social and ecological transformation... [more]

Brock Dolman,
Guest Instructor

Brock is a co-founder of the Sowing Circle, LLC Intentional Community & Occidental Arts and Ecology Center... [more]

 

Origins

Ecology of Awakening emerged in response to a personal journey as well as the collective moment we are in as a planet. In truth they are one in the same. The seed for the journey was planted almost 20 years ago when I was guiding wilderness vision fasts and other nature based programs. Over and over I saw the clarity and sense of 'homecoming' people experienced on those programs; yet I also saw how difficult it was for people to maintain any sense of lasting transformation. In response to my own leading edge questions around what would support a new way of being in the world, beyond peak experiences that often faded away, I stopped guiding for many years to allow the questions to gestate. 

Over the next decade I was taken through a process that woke me out of the worldview I had been unconsciously shaped by, eventually leading to what is now Ecology of Awakening. During the years that I navigated the disorienting 'space between stories', I often felt lost with no guideposts or context for what was unfolding. It wasn’t easy to trust the deeper process that was re-shaping me towards something more vibrant and life sustaining. The programs offered here are a blend of the many elements that most encouraged the unwinding of conditioning in support of what wanted to bloom.   [more]