Companion is a depth-oriented video course for individuals & groups wanting to dive deep into the concepts and practices of the book “Belonging” by Toko-pa

Registration gives you lifetime access to 20 videos (over 8 hours of content), a beautifully designed study guide (72-page PDF), a writing/discussion prompt for each chapter, and experiential “playwork” to put the teachings into action, as well as exclusive community access.

“This experience has been profound on many levels. I’m nourished & guided by this course and I’m so grateful to have clear direction in how to establish a strong sense of belonging again within my life. This is deep and insightful material.

– Joanna Arc

“For the rebels and the misfits, the black sheep and the outsiders. For the refugees, the orphans, the scapegoats, and the weirdos. For the uprooted, the abandoned, the shunned and invisible ones.”

– Belonging, by Toko-pa Turner

Since its release in early 2018, Belonging has become an instant classic to readers around the world. Dog-eared, stained in tears, and highlighted on every page, readers have cherished Belonging like a dear friend.

After receiving many requests to create a book club guide, Toko-pa created Companion – a video journey through the key teachings of her book. Lovingly recorded over the course of a year in her cozy writing study, Companion is a series of 20 videos for each of the chapters in the book.

Like visiting with a dear friend in your livingroom, Toko-pa shares her personal insights and the stories of what led her to the teachings in the book. With every chapter, she offers questions for group discussion or journaling, as well as “playwork” to deepen the practices of each chapter.

Companion can be used as self-study for individuals, or as a guide for a group or book club. Once you register you’ll receive exclusive access to the Dream School – Toko-pa’s online learning environment – where you can watch the videos at your own pace. You will also receive a beautifully designed Study Guide with notes & quotes from each chapter, and colourful discussion/writing prompts, as well as access to Toko-pa’s Belonging Community on Facebook. Click here to learn more about the book.

Toko-pa Turner is an award-winning Author, Teacher and Dreamworker.

Blending the mystical tradition of Sufism in which she was raised with a jungian approach to dreamwork, she founded the Dream School in 2001 from which hundres of students have since graduated. Toko-pa is the author of the bestselling book, Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home, which explores the themes of exile, and the search for belonging. Sometimes called a Midwife of the Psyche, Toko-pa’s work focuses on restoring the feminine, reconcilling paradox, and facilitating grief and ritual practice.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who should take companion?

Individuals or groups who are currently reading (or have read) Belonging, and are wanting an in-depth exploration and practice of the book’s core teachings.

How do I access the course?

Once you register, you’ll receive an email with login information for the Dream School.  The videos can be streamed on any device, so long as you have an internet connection.

Can I download the videos onto my hard drive?

No, they can only be streamed. You can download the Study Guide which is a PDF.

How long is the course?

19 videos at about 20-25 minutes each, for a total of approximately 8 hours. You will receive lifetime access to the material, so you can watch it at your own pace.

Do I need a copy of the book?

Yes, Companion is meant as a guide to the book.

Where can I order copies of Belonging?

If you are located in the USA, you can order directly from Toko-pa here. For an order of 5 or more books, you receive a 20% discount; for 10 or more books a 30% discount; and for 15 or more books, a 40% discount. If you’re outside the USA, you can order through your favourite online bookseller, or ask your local bookstore to order it for you.

How do group orders work?

A group purchase is like buying in bulk. If you and 3 other friends buy a group registration, you’ll all get a 50% discount on the course! If you are only 3 people, you’ll still get a 30% discount.  To register as a group, designate 1 person to complete the purchase on our website (link below). That person will receive login information for 4 people to have individual access to the course material. If your group has more than 4 people, you’ll need to purchase 2 group packages for 8 logins, and so on.

What is your refund policy?

We offer a complete refund within the first 7 days of purchasing Companion. After that, no refunds will be given. 

Who should I contact if I have further questions?

Contact us anytime between Monday and Friday at dreamwork@toko-pa.com for support.

20 VIDEOS 20-30 mins for each chapter of Belonging (8+ hours of content)

STUDY GUIDE Beautifully designed with notes from each video, and quotes from the book (72-page PDF)

QUESTIONS for Discussion or Reflection for every chapter

PLAYWORK (rituals, creative exercises, or social experiments) for each chapter

COMMUNITY Exclusive access to Toko-pa’s Belonging Facebook Community

PLUS! Discounts in the Dream School, Toko-pa’s online learning platform

Testimonials

“Every new video is such a delicious treat. I read the book once, and listened to the audiobook, and still this content feels so new. This book is like magic, feeding the soul the right information at the right time.”

– KATYA SIVAK

“Your voice guiding me through the book was really grounding, it is so rich! Listening to these amazing videos again, such a beautiful introduction to the themes in the book. It is good to be able to go back to them after having done other work, and the words take on deeper meaning.”

– ALETHEA VEDIO

What you gifted to us in bringing the book alive through the videos has been life changing for me. I love the way these videos are weaving extra layers and dimensions on each of the chapters. I think of the skills of belonging most days.

– JOHANNA BRAMHAM

Thank you Toko-pa for this Companion – no matter how many times I read, or listen to it – this book teaches and leads me out of the constricted and inauthentic life. I love the videos and the beautiful questions, which bring the work alive. I find myself savoring them and wanting to sit with the material before rushing on to the next.

– PIA WYER

I am so happy to hear you are bringing this rich offering into the world… watching your videoz was like sitting down with an old dear friend.

– CHERYL MRSIC

This experience has been profound on many levels. I’m nourished & guided by this course and I’m so grateful to have clear direction in how to establish a strong sense of belonging again within my life. This is deep and insightful material.

– JOANNA ARC

I just wanted to express tremendous gratitude for you and Companion. This space is sacred and the book draws me through my own divine dance that has been an exhilarating rollercoaster.”

– KRISTEN WILL

Love the bit of structure to delving into the book that the videos provide. Love the thoughtful assignments to cajole me into putting stuff into practice. The themes and ideas really are so deep and striking to me. I listen to the chapter, then listen again while taking notes. The material is that meaningful to me.”

– KERRI ATWOOD

I’ve just started and I’m in love with the videos. So helpful. Plus it’s lovely to see you speak too. I have been savoring it like I would a deliciously rich chocolate bar.”

– VANESSA COUTO

I feel like you are conversing with us versus talking at us. I love that you provide themes of the chapter for us to consider as well as personal reflections for the “playwork”. Thank you so much for the thoughtful time that you put into this Companion for the book! “

– DEAH ROBINSON

I love the video format and appreciate that you are taking us even deeper by weaving passages of the book that you read aloud to what your thinking was behind the individual chapters. There is such richness in what you are sharing and how you are engaging us to work with the content and themes of each chapter.”

– CAROLYN MARIE

Choose how you’d like to
engage with Companion:

Need a “Belonging” Book refresher? Visit the book page to read excerpts and order your copy.