Digital Event: The Art of Getting Over Yourself: How to Cultivate Belonging Through Play with Eli Walker

Event Title: Second Degrees Society Digital Event: The Art of Getting Over Yourself: How to Cultivate Belonging Through Play with Eli Walker

What’s Happening?

Community is circumstantial; belonging is built. After founding and scaling her internationally-acclaimed wellness brand, Drunk Yoga® (now The Uplift Experience), by infusing social ritual (ahem, wine), games and strategic icebreakers into a conventionally introspective experience (ahem, yoga), Eli learned that the key to breaking down invisible barriers to connection and creating a sense of belonging is to break the rules. When we challenge convention by being brave enough to name the unsaid, get over ourselves and engage community, we get off autopilot and into the present moment: the only place where belonging can be sparked.

Why is belonging crucial? Because high-levels of belonging in the workplace create a 56% increase in job performance, lead to a 50% drop in turnover risk, and can save a company $52 million a year. Also? It contributes to an overall sense of mental and emotional wellbeing. In other words, it makes us happy, and when we’re happy, we’re more productive, better problem-solvers and better collaborators.

“The Art of Getting Over Yourself: How to Build Belonging in the Modern World” is an outrageously entertaining & interactive presentation that demystifies the concept of “belonging” in our workplaces, communities and personal lives, empowering audience members with tangible tools to engage their purpose and their people with ease, playfulness and integrity.

Curated Matches:  Before the programming aspect of the event, each guest will engage in two curated 15-minute connections, handpicked just for them, based on bios submitted pre-event via this form: or email with a copy.

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024
9:00-10:30 am PST / 12:00-1:30pm EST

Where: Via Zoom, Link sent the morning of the event

Cost: FREE for Second Degrees Society members

About Eli:

Eli Walker is a sought-after speaker, belonging consultant and leadership trainer specializing in helping facilitators enhance audience engagement and retention through live experiences by leveraging the art of play. Eli has always loved helping people from different backgrounds get on the same page. Bonus points if she can achieve this while inspiring them to live joyfully, empower them with new perspectives, and make them laugh at the same time.

As the founder and author of the internationally-acclaimed wellness brand Drunk Yoga® (now The Uplift Experience), Eli pioneered the wellness entertainment movement to bridge the gap between #selfcare and #communitycare her social yoga events. Now, she helps forward-thinking leaders and teams do the same with her signature talk, The Art of Getting Over Yourself and P.L.A.Y. Method™ workshops: break the rules to get over themselves, engage community and spark radical belonging by facilitating more playful and engaging gatherings. When you work with Eli, you can expect to play, move, laugh, and walk away feeling empowered with tools to create a more connected world.

A belonging expert and social wellness entrepreneur for over 10 years with a BFA in Theater from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Eli has used immersive storytelling and mindfulness practices to support tens of thousands of individuals and hundreds of institutions across the globe–including NYU & Columbia University, as well as Barclay’s, Ebay, Intel, Google, Pinterest and Mastercard–in creating work-life balance, purposeful productivity and stronger, more engaged communities.
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Cancellation Policy: We have a 12-hour cancellation policy for our events. Please log in to your Second Degrees Society account to cancel your attendance. For members, please note that a no-show or cancellation (less than 12 hours before an event) will result in being charged a $12 fee. Remember, last-minute cancellations affect the people you’re matched with – we appreciate your cooperation to ensure everyone has the best experience possible!

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
9:00 am PST / 12:00 pm EST


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