Mitch Miyagawa, CNVC Certified Trainer, Event Producer (Gabriola Isl., Canada) www.maji.events
I create and facilitate multi-day retreats, workshops, summer camps, and artistic events that incorporate NVC into life-changing experiences.
I've led NVC retreats at the 2017 New York NVC Intensive, the 2018 Texas IIT, and at the Haven, a world-renowned transformative learning centre. I've worked in educational and business settings as a consultant and trainer.
Some of the themes in my transformative offerings and projects are:
- embodiment - moving and dancing with life's energies
- nature - living in interconnection with the natural world
- art - creative paths to the soul
- pleasure - what we can learn from desire and play
I'm also a community arts practitioner and events designer/ producer/ host, through my business, Maji Events.
Maji Events focuses on workshops and festivals. My goal is social change through live events, and I'm currently exploring:
- Small-scale hybrid events, formats and technologies that are adaptable to challenging physical restrictions
- More collaborative, equitable, and seasonal models and approaches for event production and organization
- An artistic process that incorporates relationship with land, history, and my Shinto cultural heritage
- An artistic identity – Maji Events – that serves as an organizational container
- Creating highly collaborative artistic partnerships with other community artists
- Working intergenerationally – seeking wisdom from older people, serving and listening to younger people
In the past, I've been an award-winning writer and filmmaker. My essay, A Sorry State, was a personal journey through state-sanctioned historical racism in my family's past, and the three apologies my family received. My film adaptation won the 2012 award for Best Documentary from the Writers Guild of Canada.