Reconnecting Communities, People, & the Planet
School for The Great Turning offers online and in-person education that fosters personal empowerment and planetary care. Our courses encourage personal transformation towards becoming mutually beneficial members of the Earth Community. We support learning at both individual and community levels, committed to soul work, ecological literacy, and social justice. We believe each of us has a role to play in human awakening at this perilous time, urging us to claim our role in The Great Turning. A term coined by revolutionary thinker and resident elder, Joanna Macy, she describes The Great Turning as one name for the essential adventure of our time: the shift from an Industrial Growth Society to a life-sustaining civilization. We honor the gifts of our ancestors, both lessons and blessings, as we collaborate with Gaia to uplift and contribute to a robust community of organizers, healers, artists, and Earthkeepers.
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Explore Our Live Online Courses
The Song Catcher and The Muse
This live-online course, taught by Chloe and Leah of Rising Appalachia, explores their ways of gathering of the muses, diving into some of their applicable songwriting techniques as well as weekly micro-disciplines to get your own writing off the page and into the world.
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Explore Our Pre-Recorded Courses
Cultivating Wisdom for These Times with Joanna Macy
12 pre-record webinar sessions course led by Joanna Macy, supported by Lydia Violet, reviewing 45 years of her literary legacy and central teachings.
“Action isn’t a burden to be hoisted up and lugged around on our shoulders. It is something we are. The work we have to do can be seen as a kind of coming alive. More than some moral imperative, it’s an awakening to our true nature, a releasing of our gifts.”
What Folks are Saying About
School for the Great Turning
“…thank you, for your work, your music, the songs (my voice is slowly coming back after years of silence and I’m writing one-line songs of gratitude thanks to you)!!”
“Thank you so much for this class and all of your sharing. Yesterday was an accumulation of so many emotions, but I am so happy to have shared my story. I truly believe in the Music As Medicine project and excited to see it grow.”
“I am lingering in the joy of our time together…I loved being in community with everyone y’all gathered. Thank you! With tears and solidarity in everything we are doing…”