Restorative Justice, Reconciliation & Healing:

Train the Trainer Series

a collaboration between the Healing Reconciliation Insititute & STRONGHOLD

Friday, January 31 - Saturday, February 1, 2020

Please join us to learn more about how to use these frameworks as conflict resolution tools in the community and the workplace, through embodied leadership and cultivation of culture.


  • Restorative and Racial Justice Stewardship [Friday]

  • Healing and Reconciliation Trainer Certification [Saturday]

Join STRONGHOLD and the Healing and Reconciliation Institute for a 16-hour training at the Mandell Gisnet Center for Conflict Management at the Monterey College of Law, our co-sponsor.

Attendees who complete the entire 16-hour program will receive a Certificate of Completion.

This training is also open to students at the Monterey College of Law as a 1 credit course. (Law students do not register here. Register through the Monterey College of Law.)

learn more & register here

Restorative and Racial Justice Stewardship:

Affinity Group Immersion

(pre-requisite: STRONGHOLD's RRJS training)

Saturday, February 15 - 16, 2020



“We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are.”

-Anais Nin

STRONGHOLD believes in restorative justice as a model that can repair harm at the individual, community, and systemic levels. we also recognize that racism and white supremacy are forms of historical and ongoing harm that compound and contribute to the breakdowns we experience in our communities and organizations.


as restorative justice stewards, we can only guide our processes as deep as we ourselves have gone. within race-based affinity groups, we will turn our attention toward our cultural inheritance and the ways our racial conditioning lives inside of us and expresses itself through us.

our work will be guided by personal and community accountability, shame resilience, and ritualized truth-telling. together we will move toward the conditions that allow us to show up in wholeness, dignity, and deep agency for our communities and processes.


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Skillful & Brave Transformation Through Restorative Practice

A 3-day retreat in collaboration with International Yoga

March 8 - 11, 2020

over the course of this 3-day retreat, we will unpack the difference between restorative and punitive justice and examine the ways punitive justice shapes our lives. we will have the chance to imagine and practice how integrating a restorative justice stance can shift our internal framework, as well as the culture of the systems and communities in which we live. during our time together, we will be supported in our community practice by the open land, old-growth trees, teacher-led yoga practice, and healthful nourishment of Bell Valley Retreat in Boonville, CA


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Restorative and Racial Justice Stewardship Training

Friday, April 17– Sunday, April 19, 2020

“my silences had not protected me,

your silences will not protect you...what do you need to say?”

-audre lorde, sister outsider

the skill of community facilitation is the engine of everything we do at STRONGHOLD. this foundational and experiential training puts restorative justice theory into action. we believe the ability to deliver grounded facilitation is essential if we want to bring healing and transformation to the places in ourselves and our communities that engender harm. our pedagogy is rooted in restorative and transformative justice and a commitment to collective liberation.

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