A one-of-a-kind summit of thought leaders, change-makers, political and spiritual warriors gathered on a hilltop to dig deep, get organized, and take back our power.
CTZN Summit is reimagining civic engagement as collective care. Through movement and meditation, storytelling and skill building, participants will explore the "practice of politics" and what it looks like to take care of ourselves and the whole of society. We'll be inspired by thought leaders like Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Marianne Williamson, Seane Corn, Micky ScottBey Jones, Michelle Cassandra Johnson, Carinne Luck, Kerri Kelly and more to help us bridge our personal practice with collective liberation. Together, we are getting ready and resourced to rise up in our communities and get organized around midterm elections.
Each day is designed to build our leadership skills and capacity to confront the critical issues of our time in new and transformative ways. Through shared practice, we reclaim our inner power and our capacity to be authentic, resilient and relational in action. It is how we come together in shared values and action.
Throughout the weekend, we will be inspired by thought leaders to help us bridge our personal practice with collective wellbeing. We are bringing together spiritual activists, front line leaders and cultural creatives to inspire innovation and ignite collective action.
Activists, change makers, and concerned citizens will gather to build community that shares a commitment to understanding and transforming systemic injustice and separation. Citizens leave empowered to act and aggregate our shared power for good.
Our journey together will be nourished by the Art of Living Wellness Center located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The space has everything we need to replenish the body, mind and soul and prepare ourselves for the work ahead.
Focused leadership trainings will dive into issues such as facilitating across difference, relational organizing, race equity training, voter mobilization and more. And we will co-create new, authentic pathways for collaboration and innovation that transform our country from the inside out.
Throughout the weekend we will be supported through art and radical expression as we co-create new ideas and visions for who we want to be in America.
Your ticket includes 3 delicious and wholesome vegetarian meals per day, along with an incredible, full day lineup of workshops and programming. This includes daily yoga and meditation practices led by the CTZN Summit community, and attendees can use free time to explore the extensive grounds, including the outdoor labyrinth and nature trails.
Nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains, the Art of Living Retreat Center is located about 2 hours from the Charlotte airport. From there you can rent a car, catch a bus, a shuttle, an uber or perhaps catch a car pool with fellow attendees. Find information on airport, shuttles, public bus, and driving details on the ART OF LIVING directions site.
Sustainer: $350 + Lodging
(For those with sufficient financial resources who can pay fair value for the basic content.)
Supporter: $250 + Lodging
(For those with currently limited financial resources who will benefit from access supplemented by the community.)
Scholarship: Lodging Only*
*No one will be turned away from CTZN Summit for lack of funds. Please reach out to discuss sliding scale options.
Warm and welcoming, all rooms are en-suite, a unique feature in a retreat environment. You can choose from a retreat room or hotel style rooms at the Spa with shared options as low as $115 per night. Call 1 (800) 392-6870 for registration support.