Featured Session: Rising Voices with Ashley Spence, Dan Nevins & Gioconda Parker


In 2019 Gioconda Parker, Ashley Spence and Dan Nevins joined forces to create the first Rising Voices training. Gioconda, Ashley and Dan are committed to helping people everywhere find healing and connection through this work.

Rising Voices believes we all have a story to tell AND we all the ability to listen, In sharing our stories, we form authentic connection, and through connection we heal. When our stories are hard to tell, we pause, breathe, feel our feet on the ground, and look for support in the eyes of others. When the stories are challenging to receive, we soften, breathe, make space for what is arising in us, and stay present to the person who is sharing. This is the heart of the Rising Voices training & in July 2019, we took this training to Nairobi,where we shared it with trainees at the Africa Yoga Project.

The results were astounding. We experienced first hand that listening was every bit as powerful as sharing. And now our aim is to share Rising Voices with the world.

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