During our 1:1 sessions, we will dive into the unique logistics of your program language, logistics, and launch. During our in-person days, we will cover the following topics (and more!), rooted in a pedagogy of engagement. 

  1. Appreciation vs. Appropriation

  2. Befriending Feedback

  3. Biases + Blind spots

  4. Creativity-Infused Lessons

  5. Engaged Listening

  6. Facilitating Difficult Conversations

  7. Group Dynamics

  8. Knowing Your Unique Audience

  9. Leading with Questions

  10. Maintaining Calm in the Chaos

  11. Planning + Presence — The Perfect Blend

  12. Popular Education + Theatre of the Oppressed

  13. Powerful Openings and Closings

  14. Rooted Ritual — Using Our Own Cultural Legacy

  15. Setting the Foundation

  16. Strength-Based Facilitation

  17. Your Story + What You Bring to the Room


The 2020 Cohort will begin in January and continue through October 2020.

We’ll begin with a catered welcome dinner on Friday evening January 24th to connect in community with Cohort graduates and brand new members.

We’ll meet for five in-person weekend Immersions. Saturdays we’ll gather from 10am-8pm + Sundays from 10-6pm. *Dates will be confirmed by the end of October 2019. Our Immersions are tentatively scheduled for:

  1. January 25th + 26th

  2. February 29th + March 1st

  3. April 18th + 19th

  4. June 20th + 21st

  5. September 12th + 13th


In addition to our 90+ in-person immersion hours, you and I will connect for a 75-min mentorship session by phone every month.

We will also have one 1:1 half-day Deep Dive session — in person or via zoom — to hone a tangible action plan for your offering and curriculum creation.

As a group, we will gather virtually for one live 2-hour Connection Call each month via Zoom.

Throughout our Cohort, you will be matched with peer partners and will be invited to connect with them for an hour or more outside of our structured Immersion time.

After each Immersion weekend, we will meet on Mondays from 11am-3pm for optional Co-working Days to integrate our learning.

Like is true with most things — the more you put in, the more you will get out.


We'll be gathering in a gorgeous studio space in NE Portland, Oregon  — with ample room for circling up, large tables to spread out art supplies, cozy corners for reflection, and plenty of open space for spontaneous dance parties.   

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This program is open to cis women, trans women, gender non-conforming, and non-binary folks.

If you feel this is the right program for you, then it likely is. Welcome. 

  1. Five weekend-long in-person Immersions ($4,000 value)

  2. Nine one-on-one 75-min mentorship sessions with Anya to craft your unique curriculum and bring your idea to life ($2,250 value)

  3. Half-Day Deep Dive session — just you and me, in person or via zoom — to hone a tangible action plan for your offering and curriculum creation ($1,200 value)

  4. Monthly Zoom Connection Calls with our cohort

  5. Five optional in-person Integration Co-Working Days

  6. Guest facilitators — experts in their field ($1,500 value)

  7. Monthly peer-to-peer accountability and support (Invaluable!)

  8. Access to a library of recorded teachings + tools you can access throughout the year ($500 value)

  9. Original written content to share the story of your offering ($4,200 value)

  10. Professional portraits ($750 value)

  11. All the steps needed to graduate with your own program plan, curriculum, and course of action

  12. Snail-mail love notes sent monthly

  13. Vibrant, healthy snacks throughout each day

  14. All art materials and supplies

  15. Designation as a Catalyst Leadership Immersion graduate


The 2020 Cohort costs $9,600 per person.

Register before December 1st for the discounted rate of $8,400. (A savings of $1,200!)

Payment can be paid in one installment (you’ll receive an extra half-day Deep Dive with me!), or billed over a 12-month cycle — once per month, or every three months — for no additional fee.

There are a limited number or scholarship and sliding scale spots available. If you’ve read all about the Leadership Immersion and money is your only hesitation, please reach out. I'm committed to making this experience accessible and viable for each of us.


It feels like a part of me that I’ve been trying to express for so long finally has an outlet. All of the things inside me that wanted to be created — they now have a way out. Anya made the art and science of facilitation come alive for me in a way that was surprising and delightful, and has set the stage for deep learning. The variety of exercises and tools she introduced to us opened my mind to the possibilities and showed me how I can apply my own creativity to this process. The learning and connection I’ve experienced here has been much deeper than in other groups I’ve been a part of. Words really fail to describe how transformational this has been for me.” Adrianna Locke, Healer, Acupuncturist, Facilitator of Connection


“I was on the brink of full burnout and I was really needing accountability in taking care of myself as a key resource in my business and my work in the world. This cohort has given me the courage and motivation to show up — for myself, for this community, for the work I believe in.Rowen White, Seed Keeper, Writer, Activist, Facilitator of Healing + Belonging


“I love the experience of having this whole group of people who are going though the same creative process that I am, but each exploring their own completely different subject matters. That in and of itself is so valuable. This cohort is a place where we all go to each other for inspiration and encouragement, growth and accountability. Your support and teachings helped me to facilitate a very meaningful and personal experience, and I felt all of the learning that I had done, the guidance that I had received helping me to stand with confidence, to take on the leadership role that had been asked of me. I had an emotional strength and trust that I have enough of what it takes to step forward. I hadn’t had that before.” Pam Hardy, Environmental Lawyer, Yoga Teacher, Facilitator of Communication


I’ve never felt at home with a group of women before this cohort — never, ever. Thank you for seeing me. This is a fully co-created experience with incredible connection. It has been profound.” Jenny Downer, Photographer, Facilitator of Mindful Awareness