Tending the Taproot
A Place of Practice towards Personal and Collective HealingEnroll Now - Sliding Scale Available
Summer Season Cohort now open for registration
Time: 9:30-11:30am PT (12:30-2:30pm ET)
Dates: Sundays - June 11th, July 16th, & Aug 20th.
Cost: $225 (financial access and payment plan options available)
All details below
Definition of taproot (Merriam-Webster dictionary)
Our body is a taproot
- a primary element that
nourishes our capacity for presence and connection. This
taproot feeds our nervous system resiliency and embodied ability to be attuned and in sustained relationship to
ourselves, to each other, with Spirit and the wider web of life.
Our ancestors are a taproot - a central energetic field of relations shaping who we are through both inherited resiliency and trauma. The Elders of our lineages are always present and available to offer their wisdom and guidance through both the beauty and heart-break of our lives.
to these taproots support both personal and collective healing.
"Shauna is an attuned listener, an empathic guide, and holds everyone she works with within high regard. She walks with a kind of knowledge, reverence for all life, and connection to both the seen and unseen worlds that is deeply needed in this time." Participant, Tending the Taproot 2020
Who is this for?
Tending the Taproot is an online place of practice for folks who already have some experience in embodied grief work and ritual/spirit relations, and who are looking for opportunities to gather for grief rituals, somatic practice, ancestral connection, collective Spirit work, peer support, healing resources, and soul nourishment.
Welcome to those needing a place of personal resource, and welcome to healing practitioners of all kinds needing a place to fill their own cups: therapists, coaches, death doulas, facilitators, activists, community organizers, body workers, ritualists, healers, and more.
How is this organized?
This is a closed group program offered in 3 month cycles, meaning there is a marked opening
and closing to each 3 month practice cohort. Within this, the group is held in a
ritual container that has a therapeutic path guiding and nourishing the collective
A maximum of 20 folks will be welcomed for each cycle, and you are welcomed to return and enroll again to new cycles that are offered, as many times as you wish!
What will this look like?
Each Tending the Taproot cycle offered is dedicated to collective practice and healing; however, how each cycle takes
shape is unique - evolving and emergent,
rising and falling, birthing and dying, changing and re-imagined.
It is offered from a place of listening to Spirit,
ancestors, seasonal rhythms,
alongside what is arising within the field of folks attending, collaborative possibilities, and my own rhythms and inspirations.
This means each cohort will be different in terms of what is being offered, the frequency of gatherings, the number of hours of connection time each month, and other details, such as guest facilitators. The sliding scale prices will also change to reflect this with each new cohort, accordingly.
How do we meet?
Gatherings will be held over Zoom. Folks will have access to resources and some pre-recorded content for personal reference through the Teachable platform, however there is no online group space. All Taproot gatherings are based in live-time Zoom space.
I recommend that you be able to attend at least 80% of the scheduled gatherings per cycle to receive the benefits of this practice space and group connections.
A schedule of offerings will be detailed here when the next new cycle becomes open for enrolment so you can discern your availability.
Summer Season Cohort - June, July, August 2023
In a season typically filled with
outward movement and doing, I invite you to join me for 3 monthly
summer retreat sessions to gather in ritual circle and re-ground into yourself/ourselves through shared rhythms of somatic practice, Spirit support, ritual prayer, and being with what needs witnessing and tending.
Each gathering will be two hours of somatic practice, invocation of your Elder ancestors and spiritual ecology of relationships, reflective writing practice, prayer and blessing practice, and a collective witnessing ritual. Some small group witnessing may be invited in break-out rooms. There is always choice in how you participate.
Time: 9:30-11:30am PT (12:30-2:30pm ET),
Dates: Sundays - June 11th, July 16th & Aug 20th.
The invitations and guided practices will be recorded for later playback for anyone who can't make a gathering and would like to be in a self practice within a guided ritual. These will be available for 2 weeks after the gathering date.
However, any aspects of each gathering that invite group and individual sharing or discussion will not be recorded to respect the live-time container and confidentiality.
"This community helped me not only survive Covid so far but thrive. Shauna always inspires me with how natural and authentic she is - a safe guide but not authoritative. A true right sized teacher." Participant of Community Care practice series.
This program is offered on a sliding scale which acknowledges folks' different access
to resources within an inequitable capitalist system, and is offered
within a commitment to economic justice and community care.
I invite you to read my Financial Access Commitments
to learn about why and how I do this, and to review a framework to help you discern which pricing tier to choose
given your financial situation and access to resources.
Three part payment plans (monthly) are available for no additional cost.
Pay it Forward - $300 USD
have access to wealth, can pay for this course without much financial
consideration, and have the ability to pay a little extra to directly
support someone else who needs financial access options to participate.
Program Cost - $225 USD
access to reliable income, and/or own property/mortgage, and/or are in a
double-income home, and/or have
personal savings/investments. You are able to pay for ‘wants’ and spend
little time worried about securing necessities in your life, such as
housing, food, transportation.
Reduced Cost - $150 USD (limited available)
access to income that allows you to meet your basic needs, you may have
some expendable income, and/or
have access to resources through family/partners to request support
from. You may need to budget or cut back in some other areas to make
this program happen, but it won't cause any long-term harmful impact on
Sponsored Cost - self-determined (one spot available)
to resources and income stability is limited, and meeting your basic
needs is stressful and inconsistent. Paying at any of the higher tiers
would have a harmful impact on you.
prioritize BIPOC, LGBTQI+ and disabled folks in financial need for the
sponsored spots. Please reach out directly to
shaunajanz-at-gmail-dot-com to request this and let me know what
financial reciprocity amount you can pay,
and I will enroll you.
No refunds are available for this offering. If something unexpected comes up, let's chat and I would be happy to forward your contribution towards participating in the next cohort.