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WELL 20 — Designing the Life We Want: Self-Renewal in Spring

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Fri/Sat/Sun
Course Format: On-campus (About Formats)
Duration: 3 days
Date(s): Apr 12—Apr 14
Refund Deadline: Apr 5
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $425
Instructor(s): Mark Nicolson, Yasmina Porter
Limit: 40
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Open
Please Note: Class schedule: Friday, April 12, 6:30 - 8:30 pm (PT); Saturday, April 13, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm (PT); Sunday, April 14, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm (PT)
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Apr 12—Apr 14
3 days
Refund Date
Apr 5
1 Unit
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Mark Nicolson, Yasmina Porter
Please Note: Class schedule: Friday, April 12, 6:30 - 8:30 pm (PT); Saturday, April 13, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm (PT); Sunday, April 14, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm (PT)
ACCESS THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
You have never been where you are today. Have you created the impact you want? Do you show up the way you desire? Are you moving in the right direction? Rarely do we allow ourselves time to stop and examine what is changing in our lives and what we need to feel fulfilled. Drawing on psychological principles, movement practice, and ancient wisdom traditions, students in this course will create a unique environment for self-renewal in which peers convene for a rare opportunity of intense personal learning, interaction, and exploration.

Through this experiential course, we will create a courageous community that is challenging and nurturing. Our goal is to step back from our lives, listen to our inner voice, and discover what is really important to us. Students will develop insights about what brings them joy and purpose and a vision to serve as a foundation for both the next year and next phase of life. As we engage in a progression of individual and group exercises focused on communication, reflection, and movement, we will understand how to navigate the stages of major life transitions, practice the skills to access our intuition, and reveal which of our behaviors either support or unconsciously undermine our overall success. The experience will be especially valuable for those who are passionate about having a more powerful and authentic impact on the world around them.

Students should come ready to move, share openly, actively participate, and learn collectively.

Founder, Nicolson Group; Co-Founder, With/In Collaborative

Mark Nicolson is an executive coach and consultant for leaders committed to personal transformation and high performance. He has more than 30 years of experience supporting the success of entrepreneurs and social change visionaries. Formerly a partner at Alexander, an executive coaching firm in the UK, he received an MBA from Stanford. Nicolson received a doctorate in clinical psychology from Meridian University, where he focused on the role of altered states in enabling more love, creativity, and abundance in our lives.

Founder, African Roots Social Club; Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Coach

Yasmina Naima Porter is a former dance professor and a mindfulness instructor at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, where she taught for 18 years. She has spent the last 30 years as a full-time educator and coach, drawing on many movement, mindfulness, and theater traditions, and has dedicated her life to bringing the best of Africa into her daily life and work in America. She is a Fulbright scholar and received an MA in theater from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.