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Plan It Native Conference @ Zoom
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – Sep 24 @ 12:30 pm

Welcome back to Plan It Native, brought to you by Deep Roots KC! This year’s conference features the best of both worlds: online content you can access from anywhere, plus field trip options for those local to Kansas City. Registration includes three half-days of conference content and access to session recordings for one year.

The full 2021 session lineup is available at this link. (Watch for the presentation “Transformation of a Superfund Site to a Suburban Demonstration Garden” on 9/23 by The Resilient Activist’s Sami Aaron, along with Jennifer Kingston from Haley & Aldrich, and Patti Ragsdale from Happy Apple’s Farm!)


Courageous Heart Retreat: Engaging Mindfully with a Troubled World @ Kings Conference Center
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 8 @ 10:00 am

Each year the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness offers a secular mindfulness retreat to the general public that also meets requirements for teachers of mindfulness-based programs.

Join Mindfulness and Somatic Self-Compassion Teacher Kristy Arbon for 5-days of companionate silence, guided practice, and self-care. This unique retreat will offer skills and wisdom in service of resourcing ourselves for being the beneficial change we’d like to see in the world, such that our journey is sustainable, fulfilling, and meaningful.

A team of supporting teachers, including Sami Aaron, with The Resilient Activist, will offer a variety of practices including mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, mindful eating, yoga nidra, nature connection, etc.

Previous experience with retreat practice is recommended. This retreat is intended for the general public but is also designed to meet requirements for ongoing practice for mindfulness teachers and 7.0 CEs are available for KS & MO licensed mental health providers who attend the entire retreat.

Where: King’s Conference Center 1700 E. Meyer Blvd Kansas City, MO 64131. On-site attendance includes three daily vegetarian and vegan meals catered by Kansas City Black-owned business, Urban Cafe (dinner only on Sunday, breakfast only on Friday).
  • Residential Passes include hotel-style accommodations with private bath, coffee maker, microwave, and mini-fridge in each room + meals  (only 6 rooms remainingview walk-through video)
  • Commuter passes include meals – check-in Sunday between 3-4 pm, plan to arrive Mon – Fri before 10 am and leave Sun – Thu after 8 pm
  • Online via Zoom pass includes live participation in all retreat activities that are accessible via Zoom.

Click here for more details, options, and pricing.