Integration and Disintegration: Shaping Change in Alignment with Nature

 Integration and Disintegration: Shaping Change in Alignment with Nature

Marcia Lee and en sawyer

Details & Online Registration

Program information

 Friday, September 8 at 4pm to Sunday, September 10 at 1pm (New Dates)

Facilitators: Marcia Lee and en sawyer

Cost: $350

The cost includes the programming, overnight accommodations, and meals Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. Scholarships available. Contact Lydia Wylie-Kellermann at

Energy doesn’t disappear, it just changes forms. We often think of these concepts as opposites, but integration cannot exist with disintegration and vice versa.  This is the natural rhythm of life.  When decomposition happens, mycelium grows.  How do we shape change without trying to control change?  Sometimes, when we try to force change, we lose parts of ourselves along the way.  Join us for a retreat to explore the edges and interactions of disintegration and integration in your own life through embodied movement, mushroom cultivation, and space to pause and reflect.  You will take home with you the beginnings of a mycelial community that will hopefully grow mushrooms!  

We would like to center and prioritize marginalized communities in this retreat: BIPOC, immigrants, disabled people, LGBTI+. So, this form is an application. We will let folks know on a rolling basis if they have been accepted. Payment will be requested at that time.

Facilitators Bios:

Marcia Lee lives in Waawiiyatanong, currently known as Detroit, MI.  She aspires to create a more just and compassionate world through deep reflection and conscious actions. In addition to being a Courage and Renewal facilitator, Marcia co-founded Taproot Sanctuary to live in right relationship with ourselves, the earth, and our neighbors. Marcia’s background is in environmental justice, restorative justice, and healing justice.  She is a certified healing centered leadership coach; restorative justice specialist; facilitator and mentor with PeoplesHub, an online movement school; co-director for Healing by Choice!, a collaboration of women and gender non comforting people of color doing healing justice work in Detroit; leadership coach; and lead for How We Deepen, a space for people of color who are deeply practicing their spirituality and social justice. She is a mother, wife, friend, sister, and daughter.

en sawyer (he/him) is an artist, taiko drummer, woodworker, urban mycologist, permaculturist, vipassana meditator, and father.  He aspires to live with discernment and according to the dictates of wisdom. His central questions in life are how to live gracefully and harmoniously on this earth, to laugh heartily, share openly and learn tirelessly. He co-founded Taproot Sanctuary with his partner, Marcia Lee.

In order to prioritize marginalized communities, this retreat is set up as an application. We will let folks know on a rolling basis whether they have been accepted to the retreat. Payment information will be sent at that time.

Registration deadline: August 28, 2023

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