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 BD 101 Educators
 A new workshop coming July 29-August 2, 2024!

A healing transformation intensive with
Lisa Graustein and varun khattar sharma



Beyond Diversity 101: Educators intends healing transformation for all those who answer the sacred calling of being an educator, whether you work with children, youth and/or adults and regardless of setting and career path.


We provide frameworks, offer practices, and hold a space for growing skills to de-structure systems of oppression and raise up liberation. Participants are offered pathways to move beyond the guilt-blame cycle toward radical truth-telling, co-responsibility, and active joy and justice! 


Participants will: 

  • Recognize and remove blocks that hold you back as an educator, teacher, facilitator, healer, organizer, change-maker, and creative

  • Articulate and break patterns of domination/power-over/oppression, building skill in power-with ways of being and teaching

  • Practice being a courageous and heart-centered transformer,

  • Work within a community of learners and justice educators, with the potential for ongoing support

  • Increase the ability to discern, speak, and activate a vision of liberation

  • Recognize how our spiritual lives relate to our social justice work as educators

  • Develop applications for continuing this work at home


This workshop is a space for educators of all kinds to come together, honoring the sacred work we are called to, tending to ourselves and each other, and building the skills to more deeply nurture those in our care. 


Lecture and presentation, large and small group discussion: these intellectual efforts are only one dimension of a holistically conceived curriculum.  Integral and primary to BD 101 is the establishing a circle of mutual respect, good faith and a commitment to deep caring, which is able to sufficiently ‘hold’ the group through both the painful and joyful revelations that arise in the course of the workshop.

The intuitive is honored along side the intellectual.  We especially tend to the body in the midst of this transformational learning. A massage therapist is on the BD101 staff during the course of the workshop, providing one-on-one sessions.

Music and expressive movement, yoga and qi gong, as well as activities out of doors, are integrated into each day’s schedule. Care is taken to select workshop environs that are comfortable, where nourishing food is served. Each aspect of the intensive is designed to support, in as holistic a manner as possible, the deep work of the participants.

Participants at November 2023
BD 101 Whole  System Transformation

BD101 Race Workshop Staff - October 2022

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What Folks Are Saying....

"BD101 RACE introduced me to a new approach to racial justice education, for everyone but especially for white people. Before this I have mostly been taught to see anti-racist education for white people as learning the right words/ideas/actions, holding yourself back to avoid taking up too much space etc."​

~2016 BD101 Race Participant


“This workshop goes beyond the right and wrong, racist and anti-racist binary and dives into the fullness of who we have been, who we are and who we want to be.”​

~2015 BD101 Race Participant


"The ability to do work within your own race is so powerful. Niyonu has the ability to stretch you ways like no other facilitator. You must experience her workshop.”​

– 2016 BD101 Race Participant

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