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Inaugural Healing: Shock, Betrayal and the Social Nervous System
January 22, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Sunday, Jan 22
12:15-3:15 pm (**Please note the change in time which may not yet be updated on the Eugene Yoga website—due to the Million Women March planned for the day before, we wanted to make sure this workshop did not conflict with any major protests. Personal reflection and activism are not and should not be in conflict—thanks for your understanding).
Eugene Yoga, 245 East Broadway, Eugene, OR
sliding scale $15-45,
register here: http://eugeneyoga.us/seriesworkshops/
The 2016 US Presidential election has impacted us all deeply. Many of us remain in shock or denial, even as we struggle to mobilize to act in the face of a political outcome we had hoped was impossible a short time ago. We believe that it is crucial to work with our personal and collective shock and betrayal in the face of these events, and in light of how they are impacting our personal lives at the deepest levels, some of us more than others depending on our subject positions within this society. In this Inaugural Healing workshop, scheduled for the day after the upcoming Presidential Inauguration, we will be holding space for this kind of work. When we are in shock, we cannot mobilize, and we cannot turn to one another, which is exactly what we need to be doing now. In this workshop, we will work on cultivating embodied resources for restoring our connection to the social nervous system, and digesting and metabolizing our fear, betrayal, and anger, so that we can respond to these political events in a way that is in alignment with our commitment to justice and democracy. We will work with movement practices, somatic inquiry, and embodied writing to creatively express the depths of political feeling that we experience in this moment as a collective. You will leave with clarity regarding what these political events mean to you personally and how you are being called to respond politically. You will also learn practices for how to cultivate safety in whatever contexts you work in, whether that be in the workplace, at school, or in social contexts. It has never been more important to experience the embodied aspects of what it means to be a citizen than it is right now. Please join somatic educator and Professor of Political Science, Anita Chari for this powerful workshop.