Circles of Resilience (TM) – Creating Communities of Connection

Leon Berg and Lori Austein

November 9, 16, 23, 30
Tuesdays 10
11:30 am PST

In these four classes we will introduce the practice of listening and speaking from the heart, with the vision of cultivating a community of practitioners in order to create more resilient families, workplaces and communities. We will:
• Explore the questions we are living with now in this time of global pandemic and climate crisis.
• Participate in grounding and resilience practices.
• Introduce various forms of circle and council.

• Engage in home practice with other participants to develop your skills and find deep connection with others.

Class size limited. Preregistration required. Please reply by Nov. 1.
Series $80, No single sessions. Register now. These sessions will not be recorded.

Lori Austein is a Trainer in the Way of Council, and has been facilitating Council groups in the U.S. and Canada for over 20 years. She was a co-coordinator of the Palms Council Project, a school based council program. Since then she has served in circles to advance the practice of Council such as the Trainer’s Mentoring Circle which shepherds the path and the people seeking to become facilitators and trainers.

Leon Berg is a founding member of the Ojai Foundation (, an educational sanctuary in Southern California. He is a Senior Trainer of the Way of Council, and has been facilitating Council groups in the U.S. and abroad for over 25 years. Together with his partner, Glori Zeltzer, he teaches the Art of Intimate Conversation to couples. (