Facilitation Training Series:  Introduction to Council Training

Facilitation Training Series: Introduction to Council Training

with Alexis Slutzky, MFT & Yamin Chehin
Saturday, May 16 / 9:30am – 7pm
Sunday, May 17 / 9am – 5pm
Sliding Scale $275 – $350
If cost is prohibitive, please contact us to inquire about other arrangements.
Registration is limited! Sign up now to secure your spot.

Council is a relational practice, a compelling communication method that cultivates deep listening and heartfelt dialogue. Council helps to nurture the deep, authentic connections so often missing in our fast-paced lives. This training offers an introduction to the practice; grounding in the forms, elements and intentions, exploring the lineage and current forms of practice in our modern world.

Council is one of many circle practices that bring people together to share honestly and listen deeply. Council is practiced around the world in homes, communities, organizations, prisons and educational settings including more than 60 public and private schools, many prisons and non-profit and social-justice organizations around California.

This training is for anyone interested in facilitation and community building. The 16 hour training will give you the foundational skills to facilitate council and introduce it in your personal lives, organizations and communities.

To register click here.

Other Notes:

Please arrive at 9:00am on Saturday to register and get settled before we begin.
This training will take place at Yoga Soup as well as outside in the Santa Barbara area.

We encourage participants who are able to share a meal together on Saturday evening.

Please email alexisslutzky@gmail.com, or events@yogasoup.com with questions.

Alexis Slutzky, MFT is a wilderness guide, mentor, educator, counselor and facilitator. She has been engaged in the practice of council and other circle practices for over twenty years and has offered council internationally as well as with local communities and organizations. Alexis is Adjunct Faculty at Antioch University, and is connected to projects and organizations around the world including Pacifica Graduate Institute, The Ojai Foundation, Center for Council, Youth Passageways, Ways of Council, Institute for Emerging Visionaries and the Global Youth Peace Summit.

Yamin Chehin is a Council trainer, facilitator, and doctor of Oriental Medicine, with intimate experience of nature-based and shamanic practices that inform her work with clients and groups, and help to integrate the healing potential implicit in our stories and our bodies. She facilitates councils in English and Spanish (her native language) for women, teen-age girls, and youth-at-risk, as well as with non-profits and community organizations. She and her husband co-lead monthly couple’s circles and practice Council at home with each other and their family.


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