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Let’s Talk: Grasp the Root

July 26 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

We invite our QPOC community members to join us for this meditation on spiritual wellness.

Radical simply means ‘grasping things at the root’. – Angela Davis

Breathe, relax, and root down! Join us for a combination of guided meditation, body listening, and breath work with healing oils. We’ll reconnect with the ground beneath our feet. Get rooted in our bodies. Connect with ancestor wisdom. If you could use some grounding, this circle is for you. Take away tools for everyday grounding plus a playlist.

To maintain a trauma-informed + intentional space, doors will close at 6:30 PM.

Feel free to bring an item for the altar that helps you feel grounded (you can take it home with you). No meditation experience necessary.

What to expect + wear:
We’re decolonizing meditation! Inspired by old ways, you can expect stillness and drumming. You can expect awareness of the trauma and joy we can carry in our bodies as people of color. Wear clothing that’s relaxing for you and allows for some gentle, small movements to open up our bodies.

Facilitator Bio:
Naya Armendarez Jones, PhD, is a meditation guide and action educator based in Austin. She’s facilitated meditation with community since 2008 as founder of RootWork. As co-founder of Food for Black Thought, she promotes food justice through public education and advocacy. Naya believes deep work can be joyful. Along with radical joy, she brings a range of tools to the work. She is trained in trauma-informed yoga therapy and Master-Level Reiki. For research, she focuses on the resilience of Black food and healing practices in North and Latin America. Naya holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Texas Austin. Her deepest teachers are elders and youth – the next generation of energy workers. Visit her virtual home at www.nayajones.com.

Websites:
www.nayajones.com
www.root-work.com
www.foodforblackthought.org

This event is one of many this year around promoting the well being and vitality of QPOC communities in Austin, TX. For more information about this and other events, or to sign up for our mailing list, send a message to wellness@allgo.org

Details

Date:
July 26
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue

allgo

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