Nala Walla, MS, NTP, is an educator, performer, and nutritional therapist devoted to restoring vitality to the Body at multiple levels: personal, political, and planetary. She holds a masters degree in Integrative Arts and Ecology, and is founding member of the BCollective: an umbrella organization dedicated to creation of healthy and sustainable culture through the embodied arts. Currently, Nala performs with the Harmonica Pocket Children's Show, and practices permaculture and off-grid homesteading full-time on Marrowstone Island. Nala maintains a private Wellness Coaching practice integrating nutrition and somatics. More information, including published work, is available at www.BWellNow.org, www.BCollective.org and www.HarmonicaPocket.com/kids.
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Our own body is our most direct link to the Earth, and therefore a perfect place to begin upon an Earth-activist path. In this presentation, we will examine how principles of permaculture design and whole systems theory are organically related to the principles of somatic and performance arts. Embodied practices and play will be viewed as essential to 'The Great Turning' towards a just and sustainable culture. We will begin with a short slideshow presentation, then clear out the chairs and tables for some community building games, and kinesthetic learning. No experience necessary, just come with an open mind, and be prepared to blur the line between work and play.
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Foodies Unite! If our bodies are our most direct link to the Earth, then our inner ecology reflects the outer ecology and vice versa. This presentation will explore how a focus on nutrient dense foods impacts our larger landscape and empower us to make informed choices around consuming and producing food. Discussion will be encouraged around rotational grazing, agroforestry, carbon farming, microecology and related topics.