10-Week Somatic Practice Group
collective healing and embodied world-making
This group is for change-makers, artists, and dreamers who are interested in collective healing and world-making. Through a mix of playfulness, somatic practice, and imaginative inquiry, we will work to embody new possibilities both individually and collectively. Our bodies heal most readily in relationship. perhaps because this is also where our defenses and fears show up most acutely. With the somatic arc of transformation as our guide, we will explore and move through what keeps us from accessing our full aliveness, sense of purpose, and collective imagination.
This series includes individual, partnered, and group practices.
Participation in this series also includes a 1:1 coaching session with the facilitator
What to expect:
-practices to deepen connection to your body
-practices to deepen connection to others
-a deeper sense of what has shaped your habits, beliefs, and triggers
-support to access a wider emotional range and more aliveness
-support to access embodied imagination for the sake of collective change
-and lots of playfulness and connection!
Facilitated by Zoë (she/her), a white queer trans woman living in Durham NC on Shakori and Lumbee land. This group will center queerness, yet all are welcome to register.
-10 weeks beginning October 2021 (with holiday breaks)
-Online, open to all
-Sliding scale $300-$800
(2 fully-funded spots available)
A Day of Somatics:
Purpose, Pleasure, and Play
Saturday, November 6th, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Outside Location in Durham, NC
Facilitators: Zoë from Thirdspace Somatics and Eliana from Somatic Sanctuary
In this daylong workshop we will let our longings lead us towards the subversive power of purpose, pleasure, and play through embodied practice. Many of us have been shaped by trauma and oppression to stay vigilant and rigorous. While these orientations can be useful within this political moment, we also want to make room for play as a tool to shift out of hyper-vigilance and into imagining the futures we want to live in. We will practice embodying desire for the sake of building responsiveness to our bodies and communities. This workshop is rooted in the lineages of generative somatics and theater of the oppressed and influenced by the work of Adrienne Maree Brown's Pleasure Activism and Audre Lorde's Uses of the Erotic.
COVID Precautions: In order to maintain the health and safety of participants we are requiring that everyone be vaccinated. We will be outdoors with under 15 people total and there is room for social distancing and/or mask wearing depending on everyone's comfort levels.
Sliding Scale: $75 - $150 (please inquire about low or no fee slots available)
MORE virtual and in-Durham CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS coming very soon!