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May 2020

Embodying Creativity: How to complete your creative imprints and ignite your gifts (Class 4)

May 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Somaspace, 4050 NE Broadway Street
Portland, OR 97232 United States
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Begin the New Year by metabolizing the creative imprints that hold you back in your work, relationships, and health, and learn to use your creative challenges to ignite personal empowerment and deeper intimacy with yourself. In this workshop series, which participants have described as “revolutionary,” “a lifeline,” and “life-changing,” you will: Practice fluid, biodynamic movement practices to release the pre-natal and early life trauma that impacts your creativity, health, and relationships. Use subtle sound and breath to activate the pleasure…

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Creativity is Survival: a free virtual offering

May 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

If there is one thing that we as a collective are now finally understanding, it is that contact is medicine, it is nectar, it is healing. But in this pandemic, it has been turned into poison.
What can we do in the midst of this double bind? We do what we can—we zoom with our friends and beloveds. We dance with strangers on instagram. We cook with one another virtually. We applaud the health workers as they walk down the street to the hospitals. We kiss through the ether. And we listen to the sounds of the city expectantly, hearing the slow swell of footsteps and car noises emerging from the silence as if they were the caresses of a lover. We open up our perception to something else.

Feeling this something else is a visionary sense. It is where we can know at the core of our being that creativity is survival.

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June 2020

Ignite: somatic resources for these days of fire

June 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

As a feminist, woman of color, and college teacher, I ask myself how can I relate, together with my students, with the image of George Floyd, which is at the same time everything beyond an image. How can we relate in all of our spaces to the vibrations in the streets during these days of fire? Many of my students are protesting, others remain at home in solidarity, supporting the struggle in whatever ways they know how. I myself, for…

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July 2020

Embodying Your Curriculum Free Webinars July 30 & Aug. 6

July 30, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join us for two upcoming free webinars on trauma-informed pedagogy. The webinars each explore a different facet of tools and practices drawn from our program, Embodying Your Curriculum, which brings trauma informed pedagogies to professors specifically to meet this moment of challenge in the midst of the pandemic and the movements against structural racial violence, as we move our classes online. At this link you can find the webinar recording for our first session in the series, Embodying Your Curriculum: An Introduction to Trauma-informed…

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August 2020

Embodying Your Curriculum Webinar 3, August 6, 2020

August 6, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Webinar #3: August 6, 2020 9:30 am-11 am PST/12:30-2 pm EST Practical Applications of Trauma-informed Practices & Ask anything Register in advance for this meeting: (Everyone registered will receive a recording of the webinar) https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcldOiqqjwoEtQRwjo8pMhafXQyTHSBmCZp In this webinar we’ll explore practical applications of trauma-informed pedagogy in the classroom, with an emphasis on addressing issues regarding race, intersectionality, and structural oppression. We’ll discuss a variety of concrete contexts in the classroom that apply across disciplines (including the Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities,…

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