A free, interactive online festival on Sunday, 26 April. Join Charles Eisenstein, Stephen Porges and some of the world’s most talented facilitators. Connect with others, learn practical skills to increase resilience and sharpen your sensemaking in response to the crisis.

Clarity & Connection is now full with 1000+ participants. Our next event is THE REBEL WISDOM FESTIVAL 

Charles Eisenstein is a public speaker, gift economy advocate, and the author of several books including The Ascent of Humanity, Sacred Economics, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible and Climate – A New Story.

Check out: An Epidemic of Control

Charles Eisenstein

Stephen Porges is author of the polyvagal theory, Distinguished University Scientist at the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina.

Check out: The Neuroscience of Polarisation

Dr. Stephen Porges

Sara Ness is a facilitator and community organiser, an expert in creating resilient communities to deal with difficult situations. She is the creator of Authentic Revolution.

Check out: Resilience in Time of Crisis

Sara Ness

Tim Booth is a singer, dancer and actor best known as the lead singer from the band James. He is an experienced teacher of ecstatic dance and a highly regarded 5Rhythms instructor.


Tim Booth

Marysia is a Circling facilitator, bodyworker and somatic coach. She is passionate about deep listening to the wisdom of the body and learning to let it guide us in connection with others and in our lives. 

Check out: Circling Europe 

marysia Pstrokońska

Adam is a connection and intimacy coach who helps wake up your natural ability to form meaningful relationships with yourself and others.

He is founder of the Togetherness movement and known for creating the worlds first non-verbal dating experience Shhh Dating


Nina is an author, mother, philosopher and circus acrobat. Her a book “Balanced Parenting and Other Circus Skills” acts as a workbook to prepare people for the adventure of parenting. She is about to embark on a PhD, looking deeper into how we can thrive alongside our children. 

Nina Bambrey

Carl Faure is a master yoga teacher and creator of the Stretch yoga community in East London. A former DJ and music producer, he now dedicates his life to helping others transform their lives.

Carl Faure

Tom Morley is a drummer and teambuilder. One-time rockstar member of the band Scritti Politti, he now uses his skills to create instant connection and teamwork.


Artur Paulins is an experienced breathwork and mindfulness instructor and founder of Breathwork Academy. One of the first instructors trained directly by Wim Hof, he now works with a variety of methods to improve wellbeing, resilience and inner-strength.


What to Expect

Rebel Wisdom was founded on the conviction that we are living through a civilisational-level crisis of ideas as our old operating systems break down.

We believe the medical and financial crisis we’re experiencing is just the beginning of an unfolding meta-crisis, that is only going to accelerate over the next months and years. We are living through a time of unprecedented change, danger, tragedy and opportunity.

To become more resilient in the face of this change, we believe we first need to be able to make sense of what’s going on. It also helps to have access to practices that designed to connect to ourselves and others. That’s why we’ve started running these events – our first, Resilience & Sensemaking, had over 1000 signups from 5 continents.

Feedback was so positive we decided to run another one – this one focused more around sensemaking and connection. As well as improving our own individual clarity around the crisis, we want this to be an opportunity to connect with one another more deeply and authentically so that we can make sense together. This involves being present ourselves and our environment through mindfulness, coming into our bodies through yoga and movement, and experimenting with new ways of connecting like Circling and Authentic Relating.

We’ve spent the last two years making films and running events to showcase the most rebellious minds, ideas and practices in the world, in the hope of mapping out routes like these toward a new operating system, for individuals and culture.

This crisis has made real many of the issues we’ve been exploring; from the systemic fragility of our institutions to the need for paradigms that can embrace complexity in almost every area of life. To meet the challenges and come together in the ways we need to, we believe it’s essential to create new intellectual frameworks, and combine them with ancient practices of connection, focus, resilience and transformation.

We’ll make sense of the unfolding crisis with the help of Charles Eisenstein, Stephen Porges (author of polyvagal theory), David Fuller & Alexander Beiner. We’ll learn how to create anti-fragile communities and networks from Sara Ness, and have fun with new forms of connection and inquiry practices from a whole team of world-class facilitators (see full bios below).

The day will begin at 2:30pm BST / 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT and end at 9:30pm BST / 4:30pm ET / 1:30pm PT

A detailed shedule will be shared a few days before the event  – the talks and framing of the day will take place in a large room in the first few hours, after which you’ll have a choice of different workshops on offer in other rooms.

We are running the event for free and will not take any profit from it. If you are in a financial position to do so, we ask that you consider donating – we will use the money generated to pay our facilitators – many of whom rely on face-to-face retreats that aren’t possible right now – as well as covering a small amount of hosting and logistics costs. You can donate via DonorBox or on the PayPal button at the end of this section.