Emilie Lygren

Emilie Lygren

Poet & Outdoor Educator

Emilie Lygren is a poet and outdoor educator who seeks to bring people into deeper relationship with themselves, their communities, and the natural world. Emilie has honed her expertise in facilitation and the art of instruction through extensive work as an author and curriculum designer, and as a participant in containers focused on transformation and healing. Her first book of poetry, What We Were Born For, and was named the top book pick for February, 2022 by the Poetry Foundation.


She / Her, They / Them



Workshops presented by

Emilie Lygren

Receiving Feedback With Grace

If you’ve caused harm, what can it look like to receive feedback with grace? This is an important skill, particularly in conversations about race. In this participant-centered workshop, we will reflect on what gets in the way of being receptive to feedback, engage with practices for staying somatically and emotionally present in a feedback conversation, and discuss how to bring Soulplay Inclusion and Belonging Values to life in our interactions at and beyond the festival.