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We dissolve stuck and rewrite patterns. We apply radical playfulness to life (when we feel like it!), embarking on internal adventures (credo of Safety First). We have a fake band called Solved By Cake. We build invisible sanctuaries, invent words and worlds, breathe awe and wonder.

We are not impressed by monsters. Except when we are. We explore the connections between internal territories and surrounding environment to learn what marvelously supportive delicious space feels like, and how to take exquisite care of ourselves. We transform things.* We glow wild.**

* For example: Desire, fear, worry, pain-and-trauma, boundaries, that problematic word which rhymes with flaweductivity.

** Fair warning: Self-fluency has been known to lead to extremely subversive behavior, including treasuring yourself unconditionally, unapologetically taking up space, experiencing outrageously improbable levels of self-acceptance, and general rejoicing in aliveness.

 

Come play!

Come play!

Events often sell out within a couple days, not everything shows up on this page.

Though I try to announce to the very occasional “Hey, doing a thing” list, which you can sign up for here…

Get intel when new stuff is happening!

This is not a marketing/selling/convincing list.

I won’t bombard you with words about why you should do my programs. This is just to announce new things. Very occasionally. Four or five updates in a year is a lot for me.

Otherwise I announce on the blog or at the frolicsome bar (that’s what I call facebook), it fills up in a day and people miss it. Being on the list solves that. We don’t use this list for anything else.

The fields we need filled out are the ones in bold. The rest is up to you. Thanks!

* Should go without saying: we will never share your information with anyone. That would be creepy.

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Meta-tour of past events…

I have been [verb]-ing workshops since 2005. Playground

Favorite locations include: Berlin, Germany. Asheville, North Carolina. Monterey, California. Boulder, Colorado. Taught at Jen Louden’s lovely Writer’s Retreat in Taos, New Mexico in 2009 and 2010.

In May 2010, I opened a magical, wonder-filled Playground, a remarkable urban retreat center and play-space, in Portland, Oregon, and in March of 2015, we shut the doors and blew goodbye kisses and set off on other adventures.

I’ve run FIFTY ONE Rallies, ten retreats and more one-day workshops than I can remember. But maybe a billion? It seems like a billion.

People have come from all over to play. From Australia, New Zealand, India, Niger, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, The Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom and just about everywhere in North America.

If you are far, far away and can’t make it, I absolutely understand. We will seeds for someday-someday, and try to keep the shop stocked with useful things in the meantime.

I am trusting that one day we will get to play, even if we don’t know when or how yet.

xo
Havi

What’s a Rally? (Rally!)

Three and a half days of destuckifying, useful realizations, fascinating discoveries.

While getting more done on your projects than you ever imagined possible.
Even if you don’t know what your projects are yet.

And napping, playing, coloring with crayons, eating snacks and swinging in hammocks.

Rally (Rally!) fills fast, some rallies have sold out months in advance.

“I got more done in the hour and a half between morning practice and lunch on one Rally day than I have in the past four months put together!”
— Tim O’Brien, Rally #11 (July, 2011).

» Rallies are on hiatus while I’m on Shmita, but maybe we will offer the DIY Rally Kits again, and once I’m ready to start playing again, we can look forward to Rogue Rally Rendezvous On the Road!

Events take place in HBT (Havi Bell Time), which is like Pacific standard time but more fun.