Our meditation is for Liberation! Join Queer Black Magik Conjurer, ChE, in this 4-week yoga & mindfulness Freedom School for Queer, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, Non-binary People-of-Color. POC kin welcome. This contemplative practice circle engages the question: How do we embody Freedom? Through Afro-Indigenous liberatory mindfulness, breath work, and Yoga Asana-- we gather to untangle the knot of internalized oppression, touching the silent soul-full place within where we are already Whole. Practicing in a circle, we shape community embodying ancestral medicine through instruction in Mysore Ashtanga inspired Vinyasa Yoga. All offerings are facilitated through a body-positive Intersectional Justice frame weaving Afro-Indigenous ritual, freedom song ciphers, and Queer Black Feminist scripture. Together we root in ancestral wisdom, so we can rise in our individual and collective Freedom!
RESERVE YOUR SPOT: limited spaces available!
CLICK FOR TIX: SLIDING SCALE $50-$70 for the entire 4-week series
DANCING GROUNDS MEMBER DISCOUNT: $40!
2 DONATION-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
*NOTE: Payment plans also available upon request. Please email email@example.com in advance to reserve your spot in the series
FRI MAY 3 (6-8PM)
FRI MAY 10 (5:30-7:30PM)** early class for Shabbat service
FRI MAY 17 (6-8PM)
FRI MAY 24 (6-8PM)
CLASS LEVEL: ALL LEVELS (Beginners and seasoned practitioners welcome! This practice circle offers something for everyone!)
WHAT TO BRING:
*An item for our ancestral altar (returned at the end of the class)
*If you have a yoga mat you are welcome to bring it. Mats also provided onsite
Please come as Fragrance Free as possible to support our chemically sensitive qmmunity.
DONATE FOR REPARATIONS SCHOLARSHIPS!
Allies are invited to make a reparations contribution through a DONATION to support QTGNC+ People-of-Color healing from the ongoing traumas and impacts of systemic oppression. Our goal is to raise $200- providing scholarship for 2-3 QTPOC Soul Sangha participants. Donations can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org thru PayPal. Be sure to click "friends/ family" to avoid unnecessary fees. Thank you for your reparations work!
ABOUT LIBERATORY FACILITATOR, ChE:
ChE (pronouns: they/ them) is a Queer Gender Non-Conforming, Afro-Indigenous artivist weaving ancestral healing, embodied education, and socially-engaged artmaking to craft spaces that conjure multigenerational Freedom. ChE is an honored Fellow for the 2017-2018 Intercultural Leadership Institute and a 2017 Black Spatial Relics: Artist-in-Residence Scholar with Brown University’s Center for Slavery & Justice. Steeped in national organizing, ChE is the Founder/ Artivist Director of #DignityInProcess, a national platform centering Queer/Trans/Gender-Nonconforming Afro-Indigenous magik. ChE's immersive contemplative creative practice is robust with gospel-soul sounds and Ring Shout movement—Queering Afro-Diasporic and Contemporary dance forms through storytelling circles, subversive ritual, and site-specific installation. ChE applies their unique intersectional justice framework—Afro-Indigenous Liberatory Praxis, to spaces of somatic inquiry and radical education supporting communities in dismantling practices of oppression. Creator of liberatory coaching programs Underground Railroad and Freedom Land, ChE supports radical culture bearers, activists, and leaders-of-Color in grounding in healing from oppression while manifesting their ancestors’ wildest dreams. Follow ChE's Freedom werq at http://che-art.life/
#DignityInProcess is an embodied movement centering the ancestral technologies and magik of Afro-Indigenous Life beyond the binary! Rooted in radical pedagogy, #DignityInProcess is a pilot for the holistic framework, Afro-Indigenous Liberatory Praxis. #DignityInProcess provides a platform for QTGNCBI+POC led interdisciplinary artivism, Freedom Schools, and transgenerational Intersectional Justice! A living artivist toolkit, we activate a national network of Queer/Trans/Gender Nonconforming/Nonbinary/Two Spirit + Afro-Indigenous Diasporic artivists, medicine folk, educators, and healing organizers. Grounded in the resilience of our lineages—art, ritual, and community organizing provide a pathway to freedom. Through the alchemy of ancestral arts, we transform systems and practices of oppression, conjuring liberatory alternatives to create a world beyond our ancestors’ wildest dreams! Follow the process: http://che-art.life/dignityinprocess-1