A Course on the imaginal:
CULTIVATING THE VISIONARY SELF
with Alixa Garcia
SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2022
Saturday and Sunday sessions
We have a crisis of imagination, which results in a crisis of visionary thinking. We know as a species that we need something radically different, yet so many of us feel the pain from not being able to live in a world that honors our spiritual expression in this human form. A big part of that pain comes from not being able to envision the artist within because we don’t have examples, spaces, and permission to greet and get to know our visionary selves.
In nature, we find the ultimate creative force; her powerful teachings serve our unfolding towards something beyond the catastrophic urgencies of the now. When we work with our bodies through a Creativity-Infused Somatic Practice that centers the Earth and brings to focus our cosmic existence, we begin to reweave the torn threads between self, each other, and our only home. This sacred space is what I call the Imaginal Expanse.
Throughout our six weeks together, we will free up that space inside each of us through a deep and diverse exploration of creative practices rooted in the personal, systemic, and spiritual realms.
This course explores enchantment during times of breakage; centralizes visual art, music, creative writing as political and spiritual practices, ritual and altar making; and is imbued with somatic and meditative exercises for visiting ancestral, present, and future selves.
When we not only give permission but encourage the wild dance of intuition with the artist within, the imaginal self becomes part of the visionary collective.
“Behind the ethnographic journey towards wonder
a new cosmology cracks into existence
leaving behind the reductionist
the easy arrival
the answer “worth” giving.
The death of our illusions leaves us imaginal.”
Application & Payment Details
The first 50 people to sign up for the course will be mailed a limited edition Enchantment Box, crafted and created by Alixa, that will accompany you throughout the course!
SLIDING SCALE TUITION
$800 – $2,000
(Please pay as high on the sliding scale as possible)
Participants have two options to pay
Pay in Full at time of registration.
Pay in Three Installments**:
(This option is only available to those who register by July 1st, 2022)
Non-refundable deposit equal to one third of sliding scale amount due at time of registration.
Second payment charged on August 1st, 2022.
Third and final payment charged on September 1st, 2022.
**In order to qualify for the payment plan, you must agree to be automatically charged for the second and third installments.
Scholarships are available – see link below on our registration form to scholarship application. If you receive a scholarship, you will be given a code to register through our online system.
THIS OFFERING IS BEING OFFERED VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM. It is experiential and requires a live presence. Requests for recordings for missed sessions will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
September 202224th / 9am - 12:30pm PDT
An Invitation to Fail: Coaxing the Artist Within
25th / 9:30am - 12:30pm PDT
The Imaginal: Making a Home for Intuition & Soul Commitments
October 20228th / 9:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Ancestral Tending I
9th / 9:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Ancestral Tending II
22nd / 9:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Trauma is the Doorway
23rd / 9:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Grief As Ceremony
November 20225th / 9:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Encantamiento: The Song of Enchantment
6th / 9:30am - 12:30pm PST
Creating Spirit Cards I
19th / 9:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Creating Spirit Cards II
20th / 9:30am - 12:30pm PST
December 20223rd / 9:30am - 12:30pm PST
Visionary Futures I
4th / 9:30am - 12:30pm PST
Visionary Futures II
10th / 9:30am - 12:30pm PST
Registration open until September 21st.
Cancellations requested up to 14 days prior to the event are eligible for a full refund minus a $75 administration fee.
Cancellations requested within 14 days of the event are not eligible for a refund.