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Weave - Sharing Food, Finding Flow
Aloha and welcome to another Weekly Weave!
This last week we gathered for a regenerative potluck at the Mycocosm, and this week we’ll be coming together to explore improv in a multitude of forms together at Ku Cha House of Tea.
Reflections on Regeneration
Regeneration is about listening to the systems of this planet and acting in harmony with them. There’s a lot that we can talk about with regeneration but I think regeneration is a philosophy best experienced through relationships. For our regeneration event, we decided to embody that philosophy by bringing people together to share food. As we gathered around the food we all introduced ourselves and shared what we brought and where that food came from. Some of it was down the street from Growing Gardens, some was from a local rancher, some was from Nude Foods, and of course plenty were from Whole Foods and King Soopers without a clear connection to the farmer. All of it was welcomed, and there was a sweet sense of connection that came from inviting in that awareness.
Our evening, beyond gathering around the food and sharing in eating, was largely unstructured, but by bringing together folks interested in regeneration a lot of really meaningful conversations and connections emerged. Folks were quite stoked about discussing soil health, livestock, nutrition, collaboration, coherence, and so much more. Rich connections were formed and people seem to really appreciate this format, which can be a relief from typical event formats involving one or a few “experts” on stage and the rest of the folks sitting in the audience.
Some of the lovely faces who joined us for our regeneration potluck
We’re looking forward to continuing to weave together with other organizations in the area, such as Growing Gardens and Cool Boulder. There’s some really cool events coming up with Cool Boulder partner organizations many here might enjoy! In the springtime, we hope to have more activities happening in the great outdoors, where we can actively participate in regenerating the land.
What’s alive for you around regeneration? What kind of discussions and activities would you like to be a part of? Are you doing any cool work around regeneration that the community might like to know about?
Improv games for growing connection capacities
One of the core goals of Woven Web is to discover new ways for us to be together, as a way to invite a more collaborative and connective community and world. Doing that is not just about sharing conversations, it’s about how we interact with each other in all ways. With Woven Web, the purpose of the Improv pillar is to give us an opportunity to connect and relate with a greater sense of flow and embodiment, cultivating skills that are essential if we want to be able to really know each other and be in a meaningful co-creative relationship.
Leading our Woven Web pillar, I’m really excited to introduce Sonia Lipov. Sonia is driven by belonging, joy, and connection. As a result, her calling lies in curating intimate, deep, and alchemical events. Her motto in life is 'Everyone knows something you don't." As such, she believes that curiosity in yourself and others can be profound work for the betterment of the collective. She also believes people grow old and stagnant because they stop playing. So play, laughter, and embodying practices are her mainstays.
I’m really excited for what this pillar will be able to unfold for the community. I think by creating a space where we can explore play and improvisation together, we are building an essential muscle that will benefit the interactions that happen everywhere. We’ve already been integrating small improv exercises into our other events, to help people land in and get connected, and the intention is to continue that, using the depth that we get to cultivate in these events to figure out what the most meaningful activities we can bring in for other events is, to ultimately help us cultivate an atmosphere of embodiment, connection, and spontaneity everywhere we go.
Join us this Thursday (1/25) at Ku Cha House of Tea from 530-730pm for our first Woven Web Improv evening. You can expect a mix of modalities based on who comes and when; it's an emergent space! One night we may decide that somatic embodiment/movement is the way we all want to relate & connect together. Later that same night or the next night, we might decide board games are the way to go. We might even have two different groups doing different things! gasp It's all about spontaneous and authentic expression; come as you are, you are always welcome.
What’s coming up?
I’m heading into a meditation retreat this coming week, and so you likely won’t see another newsletter until around February 3rd or 4th. Next month we’ll be starting off with our Inquiry evening, on February 8th at MycoCafe. The topic hasn’t yet been decided, so if there’s something you’re curious to invite some collective inquiry around, we’d love to hear it.
Our second event (to be scheduled) will be a systems share with an emphasis on how we’re using AI to improve our lives and to help society and the planet. AI is a hot topic right now. I just went to an AI builders meetup in Boulder with around 100 people, that’s been meeting every month. We’ll be continuing to weave a lot of technology discussions into our systems pillar going forward and looking at how we can connect more fully with the tech community here in Boulder. What are your interests around technology?
Reply to this email and let us know what you’re thinking and what you’d like to see more of going forward! And please share this with someone who you think would add to this community.
-aaron gabriel & woven web