Workshop & Event Archive
We hosted a POSE watch party on June 3rd, 2021. We eat snacks, look cute, and watched episode 1 of "POSE" Season 3. There were giftcard giveaways as well as an official POSE mug giveaway.
When Secquoyah first had their experience attempting to give healing energy to one of his friends' frontal lobe while they were stressed out, Secquoyah immediately realized the potential they had to heal. It only accelerated where they are today. Passion & persistence lead them to Equilibrium Energy & Education in Chicago, Illinois, receiving all 3 certifications within 2 and half years.
This workshop was geared towards non-cis AAPI women and femmes wanting to reconnect with their ancestors, explore boundary setting, and honor their wholeness. Sydney used oracle cards to give a collective reading for all participants. By exploring the messages and images that come up, we discussed how we can honor our wholeness in boundaries, feelings, and consent in our lives.
This 90 mins workshop was about being fully “present” in the body. Finding new coping skills through intention and mindfulness. Participants were led through a series of 3 different breathing techniques. Each practice combined with intentional visualization, reflection, and release. Participants were asked to write about their experience, taking note of anything that needs to be addressed within themselves and moving forward within their day to day lives.
This workshop sought to examine the intersection of Black Liberation and Indigenous Sovereignty as logics and movements of abolition. We considered the ways in which lateral oppression/violence between Black and Native communities (within the context of the U.S.) have been used as tools of white supremacy, settler colonial, and racial capitalism.
A workshop geared towards folks who is interested in owning their sexuality as sexual assault survivors. "The Erotic as Power" is a workshop geared towards folks who is interested in owning their sexuality as sexual assault survivors. The hour-long workshop took participants on a journey of defining the kind of sex lives they want to have, reclaiming agency over their bodies & desires, and establishing safer sex boundaries and practices.
FREE 1-hour sessions of Reiki were offered from April throughout June in partnership with Hayley Rae.
There was a brief discussion about chronic pain and then a guided meditative body-based practice for chronic pain. Tai also shared how Tibetan Buddhism teachings influence her approach to somatic (body-based healing) work.
This discussion/workshop revolved around the work of facilitator, Nereyda's honors thesis in which they discussed the ways white supremacy has constructed race, the gender binary, and conceptions of what it means to be human in an effort to explain the roots of transphobia. While this is not a workshop, Nereyda held a guided discussion about the limits and potentials of gender theory after presenting their thesis.
This was a guided body-based therapeutic practice where we did a Body Scan, Earth Body Sky practice, and Nature practice, with intent to give our bodies space to deepen into rest.
Whether a femme of trans experience embracing their vast fluidity, a young spiritual practitioner convening with past selves, or Black person with Borderline Personality Disorder coming to terms with constructed identity, folks from all walks of life grapple with the idea of “multiple-selves”. In this workshop participants developed a character on paper, documented lived experiences through poetry or anecdote, all in the voice or POV of a less explored, less known or shown self.
Black History Month: Restorative Yoga with Khlo As Black people, we're in fight or flight mode way more often than we should be. Restorative yoga reminds our mind and body that we're safe and gives us a change to actively rest and recalibrate. With the amount of trauma we have endured for not only 2020 but for centuries, it's important for us to find moments of rest and joy. Restorative yoga does both in a light and affordable way.
Platonic Intimacy and Relationship Speed Friending event: Season of Love Participants got to attend a 20 minute workshop on the importance of mental wellbeing and friendship, a Q&A session, exciting rounds of virtual speed-friending, plus a JAM SESSION & DANCE PARTY! FOR QUEER/TRANS/INTERSEX BLACK & INDIGENOUS, PEOPLE OF COLOR 🖤 Friday, February 12th 2021 6pm EST / 3PM PST
This was a part of our Monthly Somatic Practice group for QTBIPoC. This workshop was a guided exploration, through journaling, of living in a non-binary body, grounded in a somatic (body-based) approach. They meditatively tuned into awareness of Earth, Body, and Sky, and then did guided journaling to explore both memories and future possibilities of embodying their non-binary bodies. There was a Q & A and time for people to say what they’d like to work on in future sessions. January 27th
Facilitated by Odalys Burgoa @sisterbatwing About the workshop: Portrait milagros are a celebration, a celebration of oneself. Community members used a printed portrait as a center and wrote or “photo mapped” around the portrait. They also collaged using things found at home to describe what makes them the person they are. January 20th 2021 via Zoom Hour-long event starting at 6pm EST / 3pm PST
Monday, December 28th 2020 6 PM EST/ 3 PM PST⠀ Restorative yoga incorporates gentle yoga poses which are held for 5-8 minutes and the use of props such as pillows and blankets to assist the body in that rest.Restorative yoga reduces stress, heals the body and takes us out of fight or flight mode. Restorative yoga reminds our mind and body that we're safe and gives us a change to actively rest and recalibrate.
FOR QUEER/TRANS/INTERSEX BLACK & INDIGENOUS, PEOPLE OF COLOR Friday December 18th, 2020 6:00-8:00pm EST / 3:00-5:00pm PST via Zoom At the Holigay/Winter Solstice Edition of our virtual Speed Friending event, participants came ready with their snacks and most fearless holiday sweater. Prizes were also given out that included the book "The Ship We Built" by Trans author Lexie Bean and a Spa Giftbox.
This 2-hour long, virtual workshop was crucial to the community's well being- providing a shared space where relaxing is productive. Through the activities, community members learned how to express their feelings through different mediums and safely connect with others in need of a moment to decompress and make something beautiful. Art classes are usually very expensive & focused on technical skill. This class is focused entirely on coping creatively and valuing self growth over all other goals.
A once monthly somatic practice group for QTBIPoC. The presentation simply focuses on Somatics for QTBIPoC and not necessarily focus on exercises for racial trauma. It will be an “intro to monthly QTBIPoC somatic practice group” where I’ll give a presentation and leave time for Q and A and for people to say what they’d like to work on in future sessions. About The Facilitator: Tai is a Blasian, Somatic Practitioner who centers LGBTQ and PoC communities in her work.
In this 2-hour long, virtual workshop, participants were invited to create intuitive drawings (no drawing experience required!), discover self-cherishing allies or "superheroes," and be led on an extended guided meditation toward accessing your deepest resources for self-love and communal care. About The Facilitator: Almah LaVon Rice is a creativity coach aka "beauty doula." Her multitudes also include being a queer Black neurodivergent femme Kentuckian and writer.
During this 1 hour long virtual workshop, participants moved back and forth between finding support/comfort within their body and tuning into mildly triggering experiences of racial trauma, in order to help them process and release this trauma. About The Facilitator: Tai is a Blasian, Somatic Practitioner who centers LGBTQ and PoC communities in her work.