Workshops

Embodying Liberation: A Somatic Workshop for IBPOC

Sunday, March 17, 2019
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Artscape Youngplace (180 Shaw Street) in the Movement Studio, downstairs*

Oppressive systems can profoundly affect our unconscious body, mind, and spirit as they seek to disconnect us from our bodies and one another. Over time and across generations of surviving racism, we begin to experience chronic symptoms of un-wellness that keep us from sensing our body’s wisdom and connecting wholly to ourselves.

In this workshop you will: learn to identify stress response symptoms, be provided with tools to track and observe your internal systems of safety, and explore self-regulatory resources needed to support opportunities for inner sensations of safety and security.

We are offering this workshop as a space for Indigenous people, Black people, and people of color to reclaim their bodies through embodied liberation practices of self-care. By deepening our connection to self, we can create the foundation for collective healing and to open new pathways of support within our communities.

Cost: $40-$60 sliding scale

Pre-registration is required before March 10, 2019. Limited spots are available. Please let us know if you find you are unable to attend after you have already registered so we can offer the spot to someone else.

Payment can be done by cash or e-transfer to [email protected] by March 17, 2019.

* This venue is wheelchair accessible and has a gender neutral washroom.
* Please feel free to bring any needed supports for sitting (blankets, pillows, yoga mats, chair, etc.) as the studio is unfurnished.

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch, please email us at [email protected]