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Big ‘Ol Radical Annual Planning Session

Dec. 8, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET

  • Individual Ticket: $60
  • Group Ticket: $150
  • Donation tickets available

Change agents like yourself are working so hard in social services, activism or education. You may be trying to fight for justice in less hospitable settings like existing religious organizations, corporate jobs or government entities.

That work is exhausting. You may even feel burned out.

Join this radical planning session to map out 2023 according to your priorities, not theirs. Gather with like-minded individuals working for reproductive justice, racial and gender equality, full inclusion of LGBTQIA individuals, building mental health supports, violence interruption and prevention, or any other progresive cause, to renew, plan and gather the support you’ll need to stay in the fight in 2023.

A graphic with a 2023 calendar at the top, a yellow legal pad over it with the handwritten-like words with a pen nearby: "Recharge your batteries in 2023, Make plans to joyfully make the change you want to see in the world. The date: Thursday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. EDT. The title: Big ‘Ol Radical Annual Planning Session.”

Embracing Joy: New Years Eve Restorative Yoga Celebration

Dec. 31, 1-3 p.m. ET

  • In-Person Ticket in Columbus, OH: $39 (Limit 6)
  • Online: tiered pricing and pay-as-you-are-able tickets

Set a joyful intention for 2023! 🎉❄️

Nicole will lead a deep, yet accessible, two-hour yoga practice that will include gentle movement, restorative yoga (the laying around kind) and guided meditation. You can do this practice supported by a chair, in bed, or on the floor with your yoga mat — or in whatever way works best for you. Nicole will offer options for all bodies.

Wear comfortable clothes and find a quiet space in your house with a yoga mat, two blankets, two pillows, and a journal and something to write with. The practice will benefit you whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner.

Nicole is thrilled to be streaming the event from TruGlam Salon and Spa355 E Campus View Blvd #195, Columbus, OH 43235, where she will have only 6 spaces to experience the class live! These tickets will go quickly so don’t hesitate! If you’re not local, don’t worry, the class will be streamed to the majority of participants.