WIDENING CIRCLES

An online peer support program for experienced therapists, coaches, consultants & facilitators, growing together as humans, spaceholders and conscious entrepreneurs. 

Would you like to join us?

We startED on 10 October 2022 for Our UPCOMING 6 months PROGRAM. cURRENTLY, WE HAVE 1 SPOT OPEN. HOP ON A CALL WITH US SO WE CAN CHECK IN AND EXPLORE WHETHER WE ARE A MATCH. Or HAVE A LOOK AT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TO SEE IF THERE’S A FREE GATHERING COMING UP THAT YOU CAN JOIN.

BRINGING THE POWER OF COMMUNITY TO OUR

Unfolding as Spaceholders

Masterful Peer Support

Join a group of 12 carefully selected heart-centered professionals (min. 5 years of experience), where you hold others and are held in what is alive for you as edge or curiosity, on a weekly basis.

Cross-pollination

Get inspired and expand your perspective and skillset by interbeing with peers with various backgrounds and specialties, in 1:1 and group settings. We follow emergence to make the best of our shared space.

Leadership Networking

Immerse yourself in an environment of leaders & master spaceholders from all over the world, empowering you to show up more fully in your authentic service & business, opening unexpected opportunities.

Who's already in?

H. H. (Germany) A spaceholder for spaceholders who loves to share his knowledge about the art of holding space, combining bodywork, emotional work, therapy, coaching and meditation. Offers meditation teacher trainings, soul journey teacher trainings, embodiment teacher trainings, personal and group healing and coaching sessions. Values: authenticity, intuition, emergence. Experience: 10+ years

I.A. (UK/Switzerland) Consultant, psychotherapist and coach helping individuals, couples and groups who live and work between different countries and cultures to create and sustain strong relationships with themselves, others and the world despite the challenges caused by change of surrounding place, language, people. Values: unconditional positive regard, deep listening, leaning another's language. Experience: 20+ years

J. M. (Guatemala/Canada) Holding space for spaceholders in developping their businesses. Background in business coaching with executives in large organisations & NGOs, focused on alignment of organizational objectives with company vision, supporting leadership & organisational transitions. Values: presence, connection, fun. Experience: 5-10 years

L. R. (Austria) Human being with loving dedication to presencing with each other while opening up to the wonders of life, cycle by cycle. Background in classical music, circling, embodied wisdom encounters, training for professionals working with children, Feldenkrais method, JKA, body work, somatic experiencing KidsInTune method, coaching, craniosacral work. Values: poetic attunement, universal belonging, innate wisdom. Experience: 10-20 years

M. B. (US) Part of the team transforming the world through authentic relating, i.e. the power of love. Authentic relating & circling evangelist, intentional community activist, writer. Leader of circling mastermind groups that sit at the junction of authentic relating, entrepreneurship and social change. Values: vulnerability, inclusiveness, discernment. Experience: 5 years

N. P. (US) Helping people rediscover their authenticity and live in more joy & pleasure. Background in primal therapy, arts therapy, inner child work, tantra, yoga, breathwork, authentic relating, women's circles. Values: authenticity, leadership, compassion. Experience: 5 years

S. J. (USA) Creating spaces for people to know, love and embody their true selves. Background in Healing Body Work using various energetic and sound healing modalities, Dances of Universal Peace, EFT, meditation and medicinal mindfulness.Values: unconditional love, deep peace, uplifting joy. Experience: 5 years

S. D. (UK) Holding safe spaces for investigation into play, creativity, self and other in order to enhance our well-being and connection. Background in storytelling, arts therapy, self-love & compassion, breathwork, nature practices, working with women, people in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse, carers, kids & youth. Values: openness, listening, play. Experience: 10+ years

V. A. (Argentina) Agile coach, trainer & facilitator. Background in circling, social presensing theater, facilitating emergent conversations, ontological coaching, conscious movement and helping space in businesses, non-profits and communities. Values: presence, authenticity, emergence. Experience: 5 years

Z. T. (Bulgaria/Guatemala) Creating spaces to explore and deepen connection with self, other and nature. Background in purpose & deep transformational coaching, shamanic guidance, community building, plant medicine work, inner dance, authentic relating, embodiment. Working with groups and individuals. Values: aliveness, trust, love. Experience: 5 years

This is for you if you...

 have a minimum of 5 years experience as a therapist, coach, consultant, guide, healer, energy worker, facilitator or professional specialised in holding space for people and helping them grow and transform.

are an entrepreneur who has developed their own business and/or someone who has a high degree of autonomy and creative space in providing a professional spaceholding service.

are devoted to serving from a place of deep heart-centred presence that empowers your clients to grow and find their own wisdom.

resonate with our community values of aliveness, authenticity, listening, interbeing, vitalness and emergence.

are ready and willing to open up to give and receive in a spirit of generosity with a group of exceptional humans and professionals.

 are connected to nature as a teacher and your spirituality and are open to welcome, learn from and be respectful of various spiritual perspectives we might bring to the work we do with others, as well as more science-based and traditional approaches

Would you like to join us?

WE STARTED ON 10 OCTOBER 2022 FOR OUR UPCOMING 6 MONTHS PROGRAM. CURRENTLY, WE HAVE 1 SPOT OPEN. HOP ON A CALL WITH US SO WE CAN CHECK IN AND EXPLORE WHETHER WE ARE A MATCH. Or HAVE A LOOK AT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TO SEE IF THERE’S A FREE GATHERING COMING UP YOU CAN JOIN.

Vision & Principles

Widening Circles (WiCi) is a global mycelium network of heart-centered spaceholders, empowering one another through inspiration, peer support, cross-pollination and community. We follow the values below to co-create a space we can return to and replenish from for the unique work each of us is contributing to humanity’s Great Turning towards more loving ways of being with self, other and nature.

AUTHENTICITY: opening to be seen and held in the truth of our lived experience, and to hold others in theirs. Welcoming ourselves and others as we are.
LISTENING: deeply attuning to ourselves and one another in order to receive the wisdom of the present moment and share it with one another.
INTERBEING: allowing for energy to flow between us, trusting our boundaries and co-creating the conditions to enable each others' growth and flourishing.
VITALNESS: focusing on our hearts, helping one another make our way back to what is truly essential and navigate the deeper layers of what we are moving through.
EMERGENCE: trusting and following what emerges when we create a shared space to be with what is alive in our individual and collective field.

"I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world. I may not complete this last one but I give myself to it. I circle around God, around the primordial tower. I’ve been circling for thousands of years and I still don’t know: am I a falcon, a storm, or a great song?"

Rainer Maria Rilke

Why join?

Receive MASTERFUL PEER SUPPORT

In your natural unfolding as a human, spaceholder and business owner, working with what is alive for you and allowing yourself to receive, deepen, shift and expand in a safe, intimate and professionally held space.

Be PART OF A COMMUNITY

of carefully selected inspiring humans, where you can be deeply seen and met, find resonance and shared passion, experience belonging and co-create in the fabric of what emerges in our shared space.

Share your gifts & CO-CREATE

Share your presence and capacity to hold space where it can have huge impact, by supporting the work of peers. Help co-create, shape and hold the community space that you need for your growth and inspiration. 

SElf-nourish and co-regulate

in a space where you can surrender & practice being as you are, replenish and restore your energy, and leave feeling more alive, vibrant and motivated to get back to work doing what you love.

Cross-pollinate

Expand your perspective, skillset, methodology, knowledge and inspiration by experimenting, learning from and growing with a group of talented spaceholders with various skills and backgrounds.

Develop as a leader & business owner

by sharing support around showing up, sharing your message, growing your business & abundance with other spaceholder-entrepreneurs, making the necessary shifts on energetic and more practical levels.

Testimonials

It feels safe, nourishing, expansive, full of possibilities and a core strength that I could not possibly have alone. I absolutely need and love community and being part of a group journeying together and supporting one another and the ‘work’.” S. D., United Kingdom

 

My primary goals are business results, impact, and personal development (health and happiness). The Widening Circles is a bull’s eye for me, way more impactful than some kind of “business coaching program” (which would probably cost me 10x the price, incidentally). Why? Business coaching will not address the fundamental issue, which is trauma, which affects my ability to show up, and in some cases the quality of my decisions. There is something very powerful in this particular group, in both of your holding & feminine energy, and in the shared context of being together as space-holders. It’s been a game changer for me. I have profound insights and new directions every week. ” M. B., United States 

 

“I keep being inspired by our group, by the skillshares and EVERYTHING! And amazing things keep happening in almost every lesson I teach, which is so encouraging. I’m becoming ever more courageous, daring to BE so much more, and showing up as a human being more than as a teacher. So thank you SOOO much, you’re doing amazing work. I appreciate this space and you all so so much.” M. C., Germany

 

Feeling more human and deserving of being cared for, by coming together with other carers that need to be cared for. I’d like to celebrate the visibility of parts of myself (and others) that are normally kept aside. As a carer who’s not used to having a space to be cared for and feel part of a group, the Widening Circles has allowed me to first witness this aspect of myself and, slowly to see and bring it to other’s visibility, diminishing the guilt for its presence and hopefully heading towards accepting and integrating it. Thank you, Zori and Maria for creating this space! <3″ A. S., Romania

Somehow I’m taking this group more seriously than I have done with other groups in the past. It seems to represent for me ‘humanity’ and ‘other’. It feels big and significant, like meeting a whale or something. Sometimes the old habitual ways of relating come up and I feel distant and see the group as separate from me, as a task or burden to ‘deliver them what they want from me’ and free myself off. And then again I recognise the freedom being present again, realising I chose this group deliberately and I’m not made to do it’s bidding, I’m free with every single one of you. Then I get this majestic ‘whale-encounter’ feeling again where the group comes alive and I’m even part of it! Then it feels new again and I feel touched, honoured, scared, even a little bit devotional in moments, which surprised me. I celebrate all of this, I love the feeling that it matters, and also that I’m leaning into my edge.” B. L., The Netherlands 

“Widening Circles has been at once both inspirational and healing. Being in a space with other spaceholders I’ve felt seen, supported and connected. We’ve experienced everything from deep grief to joyful playfulness together. I’ve also received new perspectives which have changed my way of approaching my life and business. Maria and Zori have been amazing, holding the space with softness and dedication. Profoundly grateful!” R. W., Austria

Would you like to join us?

WE STARTED ON 10 OCTOBER 2022 FOR OUR UPCOMING 6 MONTHS PROGRAM. CURRENTLY, WE HAVE 1 SPOT OPEN. HOP ON A CALL WITH US SO WE CAN CHECK IN AND EXPLORE WHETHER WE ARE A MATCH. OR HAVE A LOOK AT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TO SEE IF THERE’S A FREE GATHERING COMING UP YOU CAN JOIN.

PRICING

Early Bird

Until 4 October 2022
111/month
  • 6 months program, with an option to stay longer
  • 6-8 live circles per month you can choose from (you don't need to attend all, we recommend min 4 per month)
  • 12 spots available for spaceholders with 5+ years of experience
  • 1:1 calls with peers at any time, upon mutual agreement
  • Whatsapp community space to share & connect in between calls
  • vote for dates and times that work best for you (morning Americas, evening Europe)

Regular

4 - 10 October 2022
133/month
  • 6 months program, with an option to stay longer
  • 6-8 live circles per month you can choose from (you don't need to attend all, we recommend min 4 per month)
  • 12 spots available for spaceholders with 5+ years of experience
  • 1:1 calls with peers at any time, upon mutual agreement
  • Whatsapp community space to share & connect in between calls

PROGRAM Details

Widening Circles 6 Month Program
10 October 2022 - 6 April 2023

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

This program has 12 spots and includes 6 to 8 live zoom circles per month (3-4 peer support gatherings, and 3-4 others co-created with community members, around present needs/topics/methods related to our humanness, spaceholding & business). You can also reach out to peers for 1:1s and use our Whatsapp community group to share and deepen connections.

TIME COMMITMENT 

Join us for 6 moons, from 10 October 2022 to 6 April 2023. We invite you to attend min. 4 zoom gatherings/month (out of 6-8 available for you to choose from each month). Each is 2 hours long and you can attend more than 4 gatherings per month if you wish. Our meeting times are currently set at 8am PST, 10am CST, 4pm UK, 5pm CET on Mondays and Thursdays. 

PRICING

Your financial contribution is to be paid upfront, on a monthly basis for the month ahead. It can be paid in EUR via PayPal, Revolut, Wise or bank transfer, or in USD equivalent via PayPal and Revolut. 

* Early Bird (before 4 October): 111 EUR/month

* Regular (after 4 October): 133 EUR/month

  

RECORDINGS 

The value of this space is in our live interaction and support of one another, which happens in pairs or threes and can’t be recored. Some skillshare recordings can be made, to be used only by members of our community, with their permission. Special Guest meetings first hour is shared on youtube for a wider audience (you can choose to stay invisible for that), and second hour is not recorded.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY
Since you pay on a monthly basis, you can discontinue your membership before the end of our 6 months together, if anything unexpected comes up. We won’t give your money back, but since payments are due on a monthly basis you can cancel you membership by not paying for the following month. 

 

FUTURE CHANGES 

We might change the group size depending on how attendance flows, always making sure we keep the intimate feel of our live circles (7-8 participants per call). If you wish to remain with us longer than the duration of this program, we reserve the right to make changes to our pricing for future editions. 

Special Guest Series

This is our invitation for you to join us in exploring the mystery and mastery of holding space for others with some very special humans, in your own time. You can do that by listening to our conversations with our Widening Circles guests, masters of this craft who inspire us and we invite to join our circle and share their stories and wisdom on a monthly basis. Below, you will find some of our podcast episodes – to stay up-to-date, subscribe for our youtube channel.

In this group, we look to Nature as a teacher and don’t offer any educational agenda. Instead we direct attention to shaping an organic environment that supports our growth by following what emerges. We do so by shaping a simple container where we work with what is alive for each of us, and for us as a collective. As we create and hold that supportive nurturing space for ourselves, we can do it better for others. Which is why, we ask:

How do we shape an environment that best supports human growth and flourishing?

Widening Circles Key Question

Our story

Widening Circles’s roots can be traced back to Connection Playground, an online community offering spaces to explore connection with self, other and nature. In turn, it emerged from Deep Adaptation – a community dedicated to enabling loving ways of being in the face of likely or already unfolding civilisation collapse due to climate change.

In another way, our roots can also be traced to early 2021, when Zori invested $2K in a program to help grow her coaching business. She quickly found that the space was a complete mismatch to her way of learning and growing. She understood she needed less goals, strategies and ‘success formulas’, and more of the deeper work of the energy one brings to personal and business growth and how we hold space for others. She needed less listening to a teacher and their way of doing things, and more space to support and be supported by like-hearted peers. She needed less focus on form and appearances, and more focus on essence, authenticity and integrity.
She reached out to several friends and created a small mastermind group for that. A month later, her father passed away unexpectedly and she found herself falling into the hands of that group in ways she had not anticipated. It was during her time of grieving, in a gathering held by a member of this group, Maria Perkins, that she connected to a small mandala her great-grandmother had knitted and got a vision of her ancestors sitting together in a circle, sharing skills, stories and support, each creating their own mandala, symbolising their own unique beautiful unfolding.

In a process of intuitive co-creation with Maria Perkins, Widening Circles came into being with 12 spaceholders joining from different parts of the world, backgrounds spanning from working with children, through therapy and coaching, circling & relational leadership, plant medicine, art, VIP therapy clinics and consulting with big corporations. We are all still connected, and some of these people remain as active members of our community, months after the end of the program and the dissolving of the working relationship between Zori & Maria. 

We are feeling called to widen the circle once again and look forward to meeting and being with more beautiful like-hearted humans in co-creating an environment that supports our growth and flourishing as humans, spaceholders and entrepreneurs.

Zori Tomova is a purpose coach, shamanic guide and founder of the Connection Playground and Widening Circles communities. Originally from Bulgaria, with an early career in business, startups & entrepreneurship, her journey in the last 5 years has taken her to Bali, Peru and Guatemala, where she has been mastering the craft of holding space in online and offline environments, drawing inspiration from nature, indigenous wisdom, spiritual communities and intentional work with plant medicine. She has a business MSc from Warwick University, UK, and formal training in Deep Transformational Coaching (with Peter Wrycza, Bali), Inner Dance facilitation (with Pi Villaraza, Philippines) and has held space for thousands of hours of authentic relating, shamanic work, embodiment, spaceholder support circles, various community emergent and co-created gatherings around different topics and practices. She sees herself as a human being passionate about serving the sacredness of life by creating environments where we can grow together and experience the depths of connection, love and community. 

DOORS ARE NOW OPEN! JOIN US AFTER 10 OCTOBER 2022

HOP ON A CALL SO WE CAN CHECK IN AND EXPLORE WHETHER WE ARE A MATCH. Or HAVE A LOOK AT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TO SEE IF THERE’S A FREE GATHERING COMING UP THAT YOU CAN JOIN.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an example month like?

A typical month includes 3-4 peer support calls and 3-4 calls that we invite you to co-create with us, based on topics and needs of the community and its members, as well as skills and methods that wish to be shared. We ask you to commit to attending at least 4 gatherings/month.

peer support calls (weekly) where we split in groups of 2-3 people, taking turns to hold space for one another around our growth edges, intentions and curiosities.

– emergence circles to play with present topics, cross-pollinate & get inspired for (co)-creating the themed circles for the upcoming weeks. 

– themed circles, held by community members around emergent topics that are present for us. Peer support calls can also have themes (eg. spaceholding, business etc)

– practice or skillshare where one of the community members holds space for the rest of us (eg. art therapy, story telling, money mindset, authentic movement, embodiment, ritual, WTR, IFS, mindfulness, etc)

– authentic relating & circling where we practice bringing meditative awareness to the way we relate to one another & nurture the threads of community.-
– special guest, where we focus on one of our members, or collaborate to bring someone we consider a master in the art of holding space, to share and dialogue with us. The first hour is a Q&A, shared on our youtube channel, and the second is private open dialogue with them.
focus & flow, where we each set an intention to bring attention to a creative project we wish to progress on, work on it in our own space & report on our progress.

other gatherings following what emerges (councils, practices, rituals, etc)

The community also invites us into:

one-on-one spaces to connect, hold or be held by a peer
an ongoing Whatsapp group to share via text and voice around the emerging spaceholding topic of the month or anything else that wants to be shared.

Do I need to attend all the sessions?

No, you choose the ones you wish to join! We encourage you to participate in at least 4 group calls per month, arrange your own 1:1s as it feels right and take breaks as you need. We record only special guest calls – the rest are highly participatory and often the main value is received in intimate groups with 1-2 other members of the space, which is why we don’t record and ask you to participate in them live to get the best out of this group.

Who do we consider to be a spaceholder? A peer?

A spaceholder is someone who offers therapy, coaching, healing, energy work, group process facilitation etc. and is dedicated to supporting others to connect with their own wisdom. To consider a spaceholder a peer, we also look for an experience in this field of at least 5 years, an alignment in terms of values and follow our intuition in picking out people we’d love to be around and share such a space with. You don’t have to have a registered business or have the intention of developing one to be part of the circle, but we take that as a plus.

How do I contribute to the container?

We invite you to contribute first and foremost by co-creating an environment that supports our individual and collective growth. We look to you as a leader and creator rather than the typical training participant or consumer. Thus, we ask you to help shape the container, offer your support, practices, skills, contacts, as it feels right. This emergent co-creation does require holding and organising to be sustainable, which is why we ask for a financial contribution, as detailed above. If you have troubles affording our rates, reach out to us, so we can explore if we can make this work.

Why pay if this is a peer community?

This is a new kind of space where you can bring what is alive for you as human, spaceholder and entrepreneur and receive masterful highly individualised support around it, while also sharing your own gifts and being part of a beautiful community of inspiring people. You get full permission to be you, to grow organically with what emerges, rather than following a set learning structure or agenda. You can enjoy that, while Zori holds our group’s intention, values and structure in a sustainable way and make sure everyone that joins is aligned. This is our second year running such a circle, and you can check above the reviews and value people have found in sharing such a space with one another.

What is the vision of this community?

We envision a widening circle of spaceholders, conscious entrepreneurs and community activators who meet in intimate online spaces to replenish, support, inform, cross-pollinate, co-create, inspire one another. A global mycelium network, where powerful ways of being, insights and approaches for supporting the unfolding of the love that we are, quickly make their way to the people and communities that need them. By having an opportunity to connect and extend beyond our immediate environments, we open space for surprise, for flow and creation beyond what we can imagine.

What is unique about this?

This is NOT a group to add one more thing to learn or do to your schedule. Instead, this is a space where you come to replenish, to rest and be held, and play with and do what you love. We do NOT shower you with content, but rather we give a space to be with yourself and what is present for you and let it unfold in intimate live circles of 2-8 people. In this group, we do NOT treat you as a consumer, but as a mature free being and powerful creator. We are NOT here to help you build ‘a 100K business’, but to find new ways of being and weaving healthier fabric in our relations, businesses and communities.