Creating True Community
February 1-3, 2019
WisdomWomen experiments with innovative ways of being in community that are of service to a new world vision. For our fourth annual gathering, we will practice an emergent process of discovery in a mixed gender, intergenerational and cross-cultural group. Through themed group explorations, rituals, and movement practices, we will engage the paradigms and archetypes that have long withheld our true selves, and our world, from blossoming into fullness.
CROSS GENDER COLLABORATION
For the first time, we invite men to join us for a deep dive into the unknown—to hold space for the feminine, and to be held by it—as we move towards the next evolutionary stage of collaboration. We will meet both in co-ed groups, and separately as men and women.
**Note: We are aware that the language and structure of our cross-gender space is rather binary. We intend to intentionally create a more inclusive space for people of all gender identities to lead us in this evolutionary conversation as we grow and expand.**
For the second year, we invite girls ages 7+ to attend with their mothers, so they can contribute their wisdom to the vision of our future world. Girls under 15 can receive a reduced price for admission. Mention in your application if you plan to bring your daughter to receive additional information. The deadline to register youth is January 10th.
**Note: We currently only have stewards who are called to host this sub-program for girls. In the future we invite men and people of all gender identities to steward spaces for all youth to attend these community gatherings.**
We will explore how to honor and remember our own lineages, while co-creating a new and evolutionary culture together.
Visionary Gatherings are a gateway experience for continued radical co-creation as a community. Through our year-round virtual and in-person gatherings and platforms, we will nurture the possibilities we birth together.
In the weeks leading up to the gathering, stewards from this community will host introductory calls and conversations to introduce and integrate participants.
WisdomWomen invites participants into this gathering through an application process to ensure a diverse and co-creative experience. Your application will be reviewed within 14 days of submission. Once you have been accepted, you will receive confirmation and the code for registration.
Esalen is a place of pilgrimage, grounded in a wildly alive environment—the spectacular, unparalleled, convergence of mountains and water that is the Big Sur coastline. Learn more about Esalen, accommodations and pricing information here. View photos of the grounds and past year’s gathering here.
Our Convener & Stewards
A group of stewards who are part of the WisdomWomen community – and a Men’s Council that is forming – will support the co-creation of this gathering. The role of stewards is to ensure every participant is a co-author of the experience.
Michelle Stransky, Founder of WisdomWomen, believes that it is time for women to bring their deep wisdom forward into co-creating the life-affirming world we know is possible. Michelle was the conference director at Wisdom 2.0, where she played an intimate role in birthing an international movement around the intersections of wisdom, business and technology. A former management consultant and executive coach, she is now committed to using her gifts and skills to bring the vision of a new paradigm into form. Michelle is a convener, producer and collaborator. One of her greatest joys is in being a connector and so it is a great honor for her to be a weaver of the WisdomWomen web.