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Black Healing October!

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Family, whoever you are, wherever you come from, whatever your experiences are, YOU ARE WELCOME HERE! You are home and you are safe. This space is for us and by us – to grow, to heal, to love, to laugh, to wail, to release, and to be. This is a shame free, judgement free, JOY space. We love you. Lets Uplift Glorify and Love Ourselves Together – And Create A World Where Others Can As Well!

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Check Out Our Upcoming Events!

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Always With the Breath With Dara Robinson

Explore your mind, body, and spirit as you progress through three of the eight limbs of yoga: pranayama, asana, and dhyana. Pranayama is the “regulation of life force energy” or, more simply stated, breath work. This will be explained and practiced at the beginning of class, giving you new, highly accessible tools to regulate your energy. The majority of class will include an all-level vinyasa flow that will emphasis mindfulness and strength. There will be a two-part, guided visualization meditation that will leave you feeling empowered, grateful, and refreshed. My intention is to keep you deeply attached to your inhales and exhales allowing your breath to move and heal your body.

Sunday, October 25, 2-3:30 PM PT

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Rest Is Always Possible With Black Dream Escape

Black Dream Escape will offer a collective rest session. Using original music, meditations, storytelling, and breathwork that centers Black and Indigenous experience. We will guide participants into a rested state. Time will be given afterwards to asses, reflect and offer feedback about how to develop a personal Rest Practice.

Sunday, October 25, 4:30-6:30 PM PT

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Blackened NVC With Jihan McDonald

In this workshop we’ll cover the core principles of NVC and explore what it means to have NVC consciousness while looking at how to use NVC in ways that are culturally responsive and appropriate for Black folks. Participants will have the chance to have Q & A with the facilitator, reflect personally on how NVC can best serve them, and practice with each other Theater of the Oppressed style. We’ll also be incorporating tools like meditation, visualization, and somatic practices that compliment the development of NVC consciousness.

Monday, October 26, 12-5 PM PT (with a 1-hour break from 2-3 PM PT)

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Protect Your Magic 2.0 With Amira Aro

We’re back! And this time talking about what does it mean to have boundaries as disempowered people navigating power imbalances in interpersonal relationships. How do we protect ourselves as Black MaGes, especially those of us who face the most extreme of oppression in a country that continues to disrespect and harm us? How does it affect our relationships with friends and loved ones even? And how to we assert our needs, personally and beyond?

Tuesday, October 27, 1:30-3:00 PM PT

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Self-Care Is Hard! Let’s Nap About It. With Amber Flame

Self Promise-keeping: through sound bath, breath work, and writing/journaling, we are able to access the parts of us patiently awaiting creative expression. Uncovering and naming the broken promises we’ve made to ourselves is the beginning of healing and recommitment to our individual thriving. Lay the groundwork to welcome your best self back home to your body.

Tuesday, October 27, 4:30-6:00 PM PT

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“Beloved community is formed not by the eradication of difference but by its affirmation, by each of us claiming the identities and cultural legacies that shape who we are and how we live in the world.” – bell hooks

We love you! Let’s do this together!
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What is Black Healing October?

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Black Healing October is a month-long journey of Black people creating sacred spaces for Black people (of all ages, identities, genders, and sexual orientations) to connect, heal, grow, learn, relax, love, imagine, and transcend with each other. As a family.

This space is all Black, for us and by us, and completely free. There will be workshops for everyone, wherever you are in your journey. Some workshops will center the needs of specific identities within our community, some will foster spaces for more unity and understanding across difference, and some will focus on our collective rest, healing, creativity and pleasure. Some workshops are interactive and facilitated, while others are performances or lectures. Every healer, facilitator, and artist who joins us is committed to creating welcoming, inclusive spaces. You are safe with us. While all our healers will be paid, the only thing we want from you – our attendees, our family – is to find healing, joy, pleasure, and community. 

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We Aspire to:

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  • Center + Honor the critical importance of Black & Sacred Healing Spaces
  • Create opportunities for Black people to breathe, rest, and release tension together
  • Establish shame-free spaces where we can be fully embodied and open-hearted
  • Hear and be heard by each other without the risk of judgement or ostracization
  • Promote more Black love, connection, & understanding across our identity differences
  • Connect Black people with Black Healers who know + understand their lived experiences
  • Build intersectional healing experiences that affirm Black people on the margins
  • Put more dollars in the pockets of Black healers, educators, artists, and activists
  • Decrease the violence, heal the trauma, and increase the compassion in our communities and relationships with others.

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Can’t attend the workshops? Follow Our Transformative Healing Blog!!!!

Follow our blog for: Black & Solidarity Healing Art and Literature, activities you can do on your own time, soundtracks, curricula, workshop reflections and more.

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