weekly Practice sessions

answering the call for meaningful connection.

relationSHIFT sessions

“We are brilliant at survival, but brutal at it. We tend to slip out of togetherness the way we slip out of the womb — bloody and messy and surprised to be alone. And clever — able to learn with our whole bodies the ways of this world.” -adrienne maree brown

Today’s converging social and ecological crises are the result of centuries of broken relationships produced by systems of oppression. The fundamental sense of separation and “othering” endemic to systems of capitalism, patriarchy and white supremacy is collapsing under the weight of its dysfunction. The only way to address our ongoing crises is through restoring the sanctity of our relationships to each other and our planet.

monthly relationSHIFT sessions


5-6PM PT / 8-9PM ET

We offer a relational model for building cultures and communities of liberatory practice. The model, called CourageRISE, leverages somatic, trauma-informed, relational and restorative practices to help us reclaim our togetherness.

We welcome all of you to join us on the first and Thursday of each month to explore the many rich aspects of our CourageRISE model. 

We also invite you to join us on Clubhouse for our #Heartstrike conversations with Radical Communion. Second and fourth Thursdays at 5pm PT / 8pm ET.

#HeartStrike on Clubhouse

We are going on #heartstrike! We’re stopping business as usual until our demands of the heart are met.

What are your heart’s demands? Join us on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month on Clubhouse for conversation and community. Let’s build this together.

O for God's sake
they are connected underneath
They look at each other
across the glittering sea
some keep a low profile
Some are cliffs
The bathers think
islands are separate like them”

Muriel Rukeyser

The RelationSHIFT Team

Join Miko, Kai, Brooke and a host of other Courage facilitators for our RelationSHIFT sessions and Clubhouse conversations!

Brooke D. Lavelle

Miko Brown

Kai Horton

Support us

These relationSHIFT sessions are freely offered to our community! We love you and wish to continue to find ways to be in practice with you.

We know resources are tight for many in these times and sincerely welcome you to join us as our guest without any expectation of a donation. 

If you have resources to spare and would like to make a contribution to Courage of Care to support these relationSHIFT sessions, you can become a sustaining Patreon member (for as little as $5 per month!) or make a one-time donation via paypal. Thank you in advance for your offering!