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Summer 2021

Conscious Aging

A live, online workshop inspiring new perspectives on aging.

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Are you willing to receive the gifts that growing older has to offer?

Explore Ways to Expand Your Perspective on Aging

Conscious Aging is a live, online, experiential workshop for older people seeking guidance, meaning, and connection. You will meet once-a-week for six weeks with IONS-certified facilitators and other like-minded adults to:

  • Discover what gives heart and meaning to your life, and how you can enrich the years ahead
  • Develop the skills of self-compassion to cope more effectively with change and other stressors
  • Reveal connection and reduce isolation by recognizing our shared community in the aging process
  • Examine how to move from fear and denial of our inevitable losses and death toward embracing a new vision of aging
  • Cultivate a personal road map for your ongoing journey
  • And more!

The Power of the In-Person Experience — Available Online!

Using modern technology to create a safe and accessible space along with a supportive community online, you can experience this powerful workshop from the comfort of your own home. The workshop is an interplay of activities based on four guiding principles:

  1. Listening to our own inner wisdom and guidance
  2. Integrating inspirational ideas and best practices
  3. Sharing in intimate conversation circles
  4. Harvesting the collective wisdom of the group

A Safe Space in which to Explore the Meaning in Our Lives

To support a receptive space of deep listening and speaking from the heart, we ask that workshop attendees commit to:

  • Attend all six live, interactive sessions (attendance at session #1 is strongly encouraged of all participants)
  • Utilize your webcam and device audio to facilitate discussion

Participation is a key to this immersive experience, and we all share responsibility in co-creating our group. We encourage all who attend to come with an open heart, an inquiring mind, and a willingness to explore!

Please note, this is a LIVE workshop. To assist in creating a safe space in which we can speak deeply and honestly these sessions will not be recorded.

Harvest the Wisdom of Life's Experiences

August 5 to September 9, 2021
Thursdays (for six weeks)
11:00 a.m. –  12:30 p.m. Pacific


Select Your Registration Option

OPTION 1: STANDARD TUITION – $129

OPTION 2: INCOME-SENSITIVE SCHOLARSHIP – $79

OPTION 3: TUITION PLUS – $149 (pay it forward — chip in a bit to support scholarships!)

Join from the Comfort of Your Own Home

Attend the six workshop sessions from anywhere in the world — here’s how:

  • We’ll be using Zoom video conferencing for all six sessions
  • Use your smartphone, tablet, or computer to access the Zoom session online
  • You’ll need internet access with broadband wired or 3G or 4G/LTE wireless
  • Make sure to enable the microphone, speaker, and video camera on your device

We highly recommend testing Zoom well before the first session. Find out how here.

Would you like extra support in getting set up for the online Conscious Aging sessions?

We are happy to offer a free pre-workshop Zoom session to give you an introduction to the Zoom technology. Information will be provided to enrollees upon workshop registration.

Your Facilitators

Evalina Everidge

Evalina Everidge

IONS Conscious Aging Facilitator
Asheville, NC, USA
seasonedpathways.com

For over 45 years, Evalina has assisted others in navigating life transitions: through community and social justice programs, as a Registered Nurse and mental health professional, and as a holistic consultant. Subsequent beautiful and humbling years as a Hospice nurse provided valuable lessons in what really matters. Now retired, she follows her passion as a jazz and blues vocalist and as an IONS Conscious Aging Facilitator and member of A Tribe Called Aging. Evalina continues to be inspired through engaging with others about the poignancy, challenges, and joys of aging.

Marc Blesoff

Marc Blesoff

IONS Conscious Aging Facilitator
Oak Park, IL, USA
atribecalledaging.com

Marc Blesoff used to know everything and trust nothing. Now, Marc knows nothing and he has glimpsed trust. Marc used to believe in coincidence, but he doesn’t anymore. For over 30 years, Marc was a criminal defense attorney, then a mediator. Six years ago, he began facilitating the IONS Conscious Aging Workshops and he hasn’t stopped. It has helped him melt the armor that he’d built up. It has helped him get a clue about who he would like to be. Marc is an IONS Conscious Aging Facilitator and a member of A Tribe Called Aging.

Wan Chang-HamachiWan Chang-Hamachi

IONS Conscious Aging Facilitator
Angeles Forest, CA, USA
wanchang-hamachi.com

I was on a materialistic path until a health crisis forced me to examine myself in my mid-thirties. I engaged in an immersive investigation of spiritual traditions, human sciences, relational trauma, and the nature of consciousness and cosmos. In solitude, I forged a path of daily reflection. With trepidation, I followed my heart and instincts to let go of attachments, grieve many losses, and become authentic. Gradually, I witnessed inner transformation and my worldview changed accordingly. I co-founded Hamachi Studio with my husband. We dwell on a mountain home studio in the Angeles forest to nurture compassionate self-inquiry and artistic-spiritual contemplation. Now, in the third trimester of life, I feel joy in creating works of beauty, sharing knowledge and wisdom, and cultivating loving relationships. I hope to be an encouraging presence to you as we cross paths and I invite you to view some of my works at wanchang-hamachi.com.

Brittany J. EllisBrittany J. Ellis

IONS Conscious Aging Facilitator
El Paso, TX, USA

Brittany is an IONS Conscious Aging Workshop Facilitator, based in El Paso,Texas, and has been actively participating in IONS Conscious Aging workshops since 2014. An award-winning journalist, she has worked in radio, television, and print media over the past 40 years. At age 70, Brittany continues to explore and write about topics that re-imagine a new vision of aging. A Member of IONS, she also engages in a variety of noetic practices, such as meditation and yoga, that definitely enhance her well-being as well as expand her conscious awareness of the interconnected whole.

Participate in the IONS Discovery Lab

Further Our Collective Understanding of Transformation!

As a participant in the Conscious Aging Workshop you will have the unique opportunity to participate in the IONS Discovery Lab, the largest study ever conducted on how transformative practices and experiences influence  well-being and extended human capacities.

This pioneering study, consisting of online surveys taken prior to and following completion of your workshop, offers you a chance to help answer some of the most important research questions on the frontiers of consciousness.

Participation in this research is voluntary, and not required as part of online workshop enrollment. Individual results will not be released — your participation will help accelerate humanity’s potential for transformation.

Consider expansiveness, inclusiveness, wholeness, connection, and compassion.

Select Your Registration Option

OPTION 1: STANDARD TUITION – $129

OPTION 2: INCOME-SENSITIVE SCHOLARSHIP – $79

OPTION 3: TUITION PLUS – $149 (pay it forward — chip in a bit to support scholarships!)

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