About Tribal Ground Circle
In 2013, Dorothy, Christine Price, and Steve Waldrip founded Tribal Ground Circle, an educational and congregational collective in Aptos, California. Tribal Ground Circle is a community of people exploring the challenge, potential and wonder of having a human life, and who integrate that exploration into daily practice. It is a gathering of teachers and students dedicated to recognizing the sacredness in both life and death. Tribal Ground Circle is the continuation of Gestalt Awareness Practice, Relational Gestalt Practice and other work evolving from the lineage of Richard Price, gestalt teacher and co-founder of Esalen Institute. It is a place to share traditions that support what Richard called the three Jewels of Gestalt Practice: Awareness, Choice, and Trust.
With the generous support of Paul Matthews and Maria Cardamone Matthews, and the encouragement of Steve Harper, Andrea Juhan, and other colleagues, we are bringing our visions and the evolving lineage of Richard Price to its next stage of life through our work at Tribal Ground Circle. With this support, and the ongoing dedication of our students and colleagues, we are firmly establishing and disseminating this work. We are excited and deeply grateful.
On each of our websites (see above for links), you will find scheduled programs, many of which take place in our Aptos office and in surrounding areas. From congregational afternoons to long-term groups, we offer a variety of opportunities for the study and development of gestalt practice. So many of us benefited from the teaching of Richard Price. What we learned from him continues to serve us and evolve through us. It is our privilege and deep desire to nurture the exploration he began. Your participation is key to the success of this new venture. We hope that you will take your place in this circle as we root our practice in new ground.