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Work as Sacred Ritual

For Radical Creators, Radical Entrepreneurs and Radical Leaders

ReDesign how you work to create worlds of love and freedom with grace, desire, power and impact

A LIVE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP via Zoom (recording available through March 28th, following live classes)

POC ONLY WORKSHOPS:

TUE, MARCH 19th @7:00pm-9:30pm EST / 4:00pm-6:30pm PST (IDEAL FOR EST)

WED, MARCH 20th @10:00pm-12:30am EST / 7:00pm-9:30pm PST (IDEAL FOR PST)

MIXED (WHITE AND POC) WORKSHOP:

THU, MARCH 21st @6:00-8:30pm EST / 3:00-5:30pm PST

Price: $20

Why Work As Sacred Ritual?

How we work now is killing us… because we’ve taken the sacred out of work.

At Turtle Tank, we believe that being in love with HOW WE WORK (not our product, outcome or solution) is what makes life worth living, what births truly radical works, projects, enterprises and movements.


How do we bring the sacred back to our day-to-day work life?

Being in love with our creation process, THE WAY WE CREATE is what makes work a sacred ritual.

Being in love with our creation process IS what revolutionizes the way we work and produces creative, effective and highly impactful outcomes rooted in love and freedom.

More importantly, having a love-based creation process, a way of making and doing things uniquely designed for and by us is what aligns us with a state of personal and collective well-being.

In this virtual live workshop we will share our foundational nature-rooted framework that guides you in developing a creation process you love and want to be alive for. A creation process rooted in well-being, desire, wonder.


What do you walk away with?

At the end of the workshop, you’ll walk away with a framework you can use to design (and redesign) your unique creation process and begin developing a way to work that is rooted in grace, desire, power and well-being.

This is the framework our community uses to (re)design how we work so we can create worlds of love and freedom.


WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?

FOR RADICAL CREATORS

makers, healers, artists, activists, educators, consultants/coaches, early/aspiring Radical Entrepreneurs and the like.

FOR RADICAL ENTREPRENEURS & LEADERS

Radical Enterprise leaders, founders, owners, executives, strategists, project leaders, managers, movement leaders, organizers and the like.

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WORK AS SACRED RITUAL

NOTE: Work as Sacred Ritual is an introductory workshop that will be followed by the Radical Purpose Deep Dive (applications open the 3rd week of March). If you sign up for Work as Sacred Ritual and choose to continue with our Deep Dive, you will be provided with a $20-off coupon for the Deep Dive.

SIGN UP BELOW / RESERVE YOUR SPOT to get access to the live call or the recording following the call (recording will be available until March 28th)

PRICE: $20

WORKSHOP DURATION: 2.5 HOURS

If you sign up before the live class dates, you will receive an email with the access links for our live

If you sign up after the live class dates, you will receive an email with the recording (only available through March 28th)

For POC (PEOPLE OF COLOR) ONLY WORKSHOPS

OPTION 1

TUE, MARCH 19th @7:00-9:30pm EST / 4:00-6:30pm PST

OPTION 2

WED, MARCH 20th @10:00pm-12:30am EST / 7:00pm-9:30pm PST

For MIXED (WHITE FOLKS AND PEOPLE OF COLOR) WORKSHOP

ONE OPTION

THU, MARCH 21st @6:00-8:30pm EST / 3:00-5:30pm PST




Why Work as Sacred Ritual?


How we work now is killing us… because we’ve taken the sacred out of work.

We can talk all day long about oppression, capitalism, injustice this and freedom that.

But when it comes to our daily work in the world, our moment-to-moment practices, interactions, processes, Radical projects and enterprises… we still operate within the frameworks of a producer/consumer culture (good old capitalism). Even and especially when our work is in the space of social justice.

We critique corporate culture yet in so many ways, we emulate its working style.

We emulate its creation process. We push, we overstretch, we agonize and burn-out. And when we can’t meet its standards we consciously and subconsciously feel like failures. Especially when our livelihood depends on it (as it often does).

Produce, produce, produce! Results, results, results! Little rest! forget play! No desire or sense of wonder! All at the expense of our mental, emotional and physical well-being.

That is what we’ve learned to do to survive. That is what we’ve been told we need to do to be earn a living.

Most of us associate the process of work with drudgery. Even when we like what we’re creating, we’re often deeply frustrated and at war with THE WAY WE CREATE. So what’s the point? Especially if the outcome is really just the period at the end of a long process sentence. Why do we put up with oppressive processes and spend most of our time creating with angst, stress and frustration? To what end?

Is that really the kind of life we were born to live? A life with little joy, desire and wonder?

The truth is, most of us still use outdated creation processes inspired by either capitalism or the non-profit industrial complex and they make us miserable and unwell.

And yes some of those are dressed up as ‘radical’ and pushed on us in the name of freedom. Or… we have no conscious process at all (which can be worse).

Let’s be honest.

How many of us actually have a creation process that is as thrilling as it is effective? As beautiful as it is challenging? As impactful to others as it is healing for us?

How many of us have a creation process that is both rooted in our well-being and financially sustaining? A creation process that is stress free and joy-filled?

How many of us have a creation process that is as powerful and wonderful as the outcome, product or result we seek?

A process that does not deplete us but that brings us alive, day by day, moment by moment. A process worth waking up for every day. A process worth living for no matter the outcome.

How many of us are IN LOVE with our creation process? Not just in like, or ok with but IN LOVE.

Everything we create is an extension of the process we use to create it. Yet, we’re often way more invested in the outcome than we are in the intricate process of creation. We rush, we push, we stress, we burn out.

At Turtle Tank there is no difference between the means and the ends.

We believe that being IN LOVE with our process is what makes life worth living.

Being in love with our process is necessary for our thriving.

Being in love with our process is what brings forth brilliant, ever-emerging creations.

Being in love with our process is what founds a radical economic system.

Being in love with our process is what creates worlds of Radical Love and Freedom.

So, we developed our own nature-inspired framework to guide ourselves and others in developing their unique love-based creation process. And yes, our framework is rooted in the lineages of queer, people of color creative practice and afro-indigenous ritual and cosmosystems.

This framework brings the sacred back into the creation process.

Our framework brings the sacred back into work.

This framework was born through years of observation, on the ground and in practice. Observing natural processes like the evolution of a butterfly or the growth of a tree. Observing how the nervous system settles and how we heal trauma. Observing how radical enterprises and organizations develop over time. Observing how social change comes about. Observing the patterns of the Odu Ifa, the Yoruba cosmosystem and Elm El Raml (or the science of earth), an Arab cosmosystem.

We, the Turtle Tank community, use this framework to guide us in birthing our own unique radical, love-based processes of creation that are aligned with our values, desire and unique radical life purposed. In fact, the framework itself, as used in practice, constantly re-aligns us with our values and unique radical purpose. And of course, this framework also grounds us in our lineages -- both ancestral and the lineages of the work and practices we operate in.

Our framework guides us to creation processes rooted in love.

And with creation processes rooted in love our work becomes sacred ritual. Work as Sacred Ritual actively and practically creates worlds of Radical Love and Freedom

How we work at Turtle Tank and the different ways to join us!

We preach what we practice. All of our frameworks are born from years of practice. And all of that practice happens in collective community. We invite you to join our community wherever you see fit.

Public Workshops are introductions to our frameworks

Deep Dives are deep re-alignments that center you in who you are and your desire

Collective Communities are spaces of continuous practice, evolution and development where we witness and support each other in our lives, our loves, our work, our purposes, our endeavors. We find these spaces to be the revolutionary learning and development communities. This is where we live the day-to-day of what we teach, together.

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Meet the Strategists and Creation Directors facilitating the experience…


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Samia Abou-Samra (Co-Founder and CEO)

Samia is an artist and Radical Entrepreneur. Samia is the founder/owner of Whale Wonder: a creative playspace that grows radical systems for a more human world and the original incubator for Turtle Tank.

Samia serves as a strategist, consultant, educator and creative director for Radical Entrepreneurs (makers, healers, artists, activists, educators) dedicated to love and freedom. Samia enjoys all aspects of the creative process particularly in the areas of music/media, entrepreneurship, indigenous knowledge and radical health.

Samia has a BA in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (with a focus on Ritual, Medicine & Performance) from Stanford University and an MBA in Environmental and Social Management from Antioch University of New England (along with many other certificates and specializations you can find out all about when you join us).


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Ije Ude (Co-Founder and Chief Transformation Officer)

Ije is a health & wellness strategist and Radical Entrepreneur. She has coached Radical Entrepreneurs for the last 10 years on managing their energy and revolutionizing how they work.

Ije has 20 years of work experience in social justice and non-profit organizations as an organizer, trainer and facilitator. She has designed research-based curricula for organizations such as Girls Inc, Planned Parenthood and The Freedom institute. Today, alongside being a founder of Turtle Tank, Ije is a certified Resilience Toolkit facilitator who works with individuals and organizations to provide effective solutions to stress and trauma.

Ije has a BA in Human Biology (with a specialization in Black Women's Health and Well-Being) from Stanford University and an MA in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute for Integral Studies. (along with many other certificates and specializations you can find out all about when you join us).


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India Harville (Community Engagement Specialist)

India is a performance artist, somatic educator, and social justice educator. India serves as the Community Engagement Specialist for Turtle Tank where she helps facilitate the member journey for collective incubator members. The unifying thread in India’s work is supporting people working with their bodies as vehicles for personal and collective growth and transformation.

India has a BA in psychology from New College of Florida and a MA in Integrative Health Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies as well as many trainings in somatics, bodywork, social justice education, and coaching.

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WORK AS SACRED RITUAL

NOTE: Work as Sacred Ritual is an introductory workshop that will be followed by the Radical Purpose Deep Dive (applications open the 3rd week of March). If you sign up for Work as Sacred Ritual and choose to continue with our Deep Dive, you will be provided with a $20-off coupon for the Deep Dive.

SIGN UP BELOW / RESERVE YOUR SPOT to get access to the live call or the recording following the call (recording will be available until March 28th)

PRICE: $20

WORKSHOP DURATION: 2.5 HOURS

If you sign up before the live class dates, you will receive an email with the access links for our live

If you sign up after the live class dates, you will receive an email with the recording (only available through March 28th)

For POC (PEOPLE OF COLOR) ONLY WORKSHOPS

OPTION 1

TUE, MARCH 19th @7:00-9:30pm EST / 4:00-6:30pm PST

OPTION 2

WED, MARCH 20th @10:00pm-12:30am EST / 7:00pm-9:30pm PST

For MIXED (WHITE FOLKS AND PEOPLE OF COLOR) WORKSHOP

ONE OPTION

THU, MARCH 21st @6:00-8:30pm EST / 3:00-5:30pm PST