Director and Lead Trainer
David is a certified Somatic Coach through the Strozzi Institute and Stuart Heller’s Five Rings Coaching Institute. He is a certified international trainer of Nonviolent Communication and a teacher and practitioner of Aikido for 30 years. He offers individual coaching, workshops and classes designed to help his clients develop their abilities to self-direct, self-generate, and navigate through the complexities of life with greater clarity and integrity. He leads trainings locally and around the world—in his community, schools, prisons, and communities on four continents.
David draws from 35 years experience as an entrepreneur and artisan. As a respected Master Goldsmith he helped to create Green Karat, an organization which tackles the environmental hazards of the gold industry by promoting recycled, post-consumer gold and stones. David is currently a board member and co-founder of Peace Dojo International. This is an organization that works for peace and justice by means of self- mastery and community service with the martial arts as its medium. He co-founded Peaceworks Productions, a company that produces benefits for environmental and political non-profit organizations. In addition, David serves as Executive Director of Community Artworks, an organization devoted to helping community leaders manifest their dreams through the practice of fully embodied skills and actions.
David and his wife Judith co-founded an intentional community, where they have raised their family over the past twenty years. They have devoted their adult lives to practicing community, committing themselves to an integrated and intentional way of life.
All of Weinstock’s work is based on building our connection to one another and to nature. He is committed to building our capacity to value what each of us brings to the circle so we can reclaim community and value diversity so we can sustain life on this planet.
Judith Weinstock teaches somatic practices through the mediums of food, music and communication.
Judith has been a chef/owner/partner in four restaurants over the last 30 years. She has published two cookbooks, “The Streamliner Diner Cookbook”, (Ten Speed Press, 1990) and “The Old Kingston Hotel Café Cookbook”, (Sasquatch Press, 1998). For the last ten years Judith has been teaching “Humanities Through Food”, a curriculum that she has developed that integrates history, ethics, economics, nutrition, agriculture, culture, science and food politics through the lens of food and the art of cooking. She is currently writing a third cookbook based on this curriculum.
Judith co-founded an A Capella trio, “We Three”, in 1979. They wrote and arranged all of their music and recorded three albums. They toured from Santa Cruz to Vancouver, B.C. for ten years, sharing the stage with Holly Near, Pete Seeger, Sweet Honey In The Rock and Ferron. Judith is currently in a trio called “Mercy Crow”, which marries mandolin, guitar, ukelele, banjo, harmonica and beautiful three part harmonies around all original songs. Judith has taught voice and guitar for many years.
Judith began practicing Re-evaluation Counseling when she was fifteen and went on to begin leading and teaching classes when she was twenty-one. This practice formed a strong foundation for her communication and community-based work. She has been training and practicing Nonviolent Communication since the year 2000 and is in process of becoming a certified trainer. She also co-founded, with her husband and 8 other families, a land-based intentional community (Wise Acres) in 1990, which is thriving to this day, now enjoying the richness of four generations on the land.
Communication and Organization
Mirabai Troll pursues education from all directions. Since completing studies in creative writing at Western Washington University she has sought informative experience in a variety of environments. She has cultivated her relationship with the earth through work on organic farms around the world and regional back country travels. Mirabai plays guitar on windy days and appreciates the coziness of a well-stocked kitchen. She hopes to support her community and ecosystem by working with conscious communication, good food, rowdy children, and physical well being.