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Eco-Somatics ( Due to Covid 19 this training has been cancelled for 2020)

Eco-Somatics ( Due to Covid 19 this training has been cancelled for 2020)

28Aug(Aug 28)3:00 pm02Sep(Sep 2)12:00 pmEco-Somatics ( Due to Covid 19 this training has been cancelled for 2020) a workshop for personal, social & global transformation.(August 28) 3:00 pm - (September 2) 12:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Paynes Crossing NSW

Event Details

This 6 Day residential immersion workshop offers participants an opportunity to experience cutting edge practices that connect us deeply to our shared ecology, ancestry and community.

Separation from body and earth are two outcomes of individualism which has led to negative effects on individuals, communities and our planet. This has contributed globally to mental health and ecological crisis.

We need to shift away from the dominant culture of individualism, oppression, isolation, and competition, toward renewed community connection and connection with our planet. This is urgent.

Through the Somatic practices of Touch, Play, Ceremony, and Relational Storytelling we will reconnect through our embodiment with our home; the earth, hereby counteracting the culture of desensitization.

From this crucial ground, we will explore how individuals, communities, organizations and movements can develop and thrive through meaningful, inclusive and enduring engagement with each other and our deep ecology. 

This workshop is designed to give participants a deep experience of a culture of connection, belonging, and inclusion, with embodiment as the key to our ecological understanding. If we have  well-grounded, fully embodied relational selves, this cultivates a culture that remembers and reclaims our role as living beings and stewards that rise to the challenge of embracing diversity and complexity in a living interdependent Ecosphere.

It integrates Gestalt philosophy, social neuroscience, somatic practices and indigenous ontologies, which see humans as radically prosocial animals and embodied culture as a vital intervention to generate ecological, social and individual resilience.

This workshop welcomes change makers, therapists, activists and any human wishing to engage more fully with their embodiment and their planet.

Location: “Nanga Mai”


Nanga Mai is a rustic off grid bush retreat center in the lower Hunter Valley, NSW.

Backing onto Big Yengo national park and in close vicinity to the Sacred mountain of Yengo, this location will provide the perfect context to deepen the preciousness of this work.


All accomodation is in Glamping style bell tents, fully decked out in luxury style- in either twin or triple share configuration.

All meals will be prepared by our international chef specialising in organic, vegetarian & locally sourced goods.


TRIA is partnering with Relational Uprising (US) to bring this inaugural offering to Australia. 

Cedar Landsman is a heart-centered community organizer, trainer, and consultant committed to deep community building for the purpose of radical social, economic and cultural transformation. She has worked in the field of social justice for over 15 years, from the global justice movement to the low-wage labor movement to the fight for a just and fair food system. She currently serves as Co-Director at Relational Uprising. Cedar holds a BA in globalization theory and social movement history from Hampshire College and Master’s degrees in Urban Planning and Latin American Studies from UCLA.


Lucién Demaris has been a Somatics-based coach and trainer for over fifteen years in the US and internationally, rooting his work in deep ecological values of mutual support and stewardship of the Earth. He was born and raised in Ecuador, and roots his work in the values of indigenous Kichwa and Shuar healers from his native land. He currently serves as Co-Director at Relational Uprising, where he developed a Relational Somatics frame for culture change makers. A contributing chapter about his work was recently published in the book “Embodied Relational Gestalt: Theory & Applications.” Lucién is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner of Somatic Education and a Gestalt Practitioner in Community Engagement & Leadership. He is also a practitioner of the Art of Transformational Consulting, an Acupuncturist with a Masters in Chinese Medicine, and a Nationally Certified Bodyworker.


Friday 28th August 3pm- Wednesday 2nd Sept  12 pm.

Ticket Price


Kookaburra (super early before Jan 31st, 2020): $1995 + GST

Magpie (early- before June 30th, 2020): $2200 +GST

Galah ( After June 30th): $2500 + GST.

Kookaburra Price available now

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