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Do you find it difficult to feel joy? Do you feel guilt or shame when you hear the word joy? Does it feel far away or out of reach? Have you internalized messages that experiencing joy is not for you? Is it hard to believe you deserve access to joy just like everyone else? How can you cultivate a stronger relationship to joy? What is standing in the way of feeling joy? Are you feeling ready to claim more joy for yourself?
We are living in difficult political times. There is so much to grieve. The political is always personal and healing is always political. If your life been shaped by trauma, oppression, violence, and/ or pain, and if you are awake to the pain of the larger world, it can be hard to believe that we also deserve joy. Can we as a collective, and also individuals, hold both joy and despair in one hand? In this workshop we will center joy, consider the barriers to feeling it, move towards claiming more of it, as we breathe through our full bodies, welcoming a vast emotional landscape to be present.
Breathwork is an active meditation that helps bring attention to the cognitive, emotional, spiritual, and somatic experiences and intelligences living in our bodies. It connects us to the outdated stories we carry while releasing blocked and stagnant energy, reconnecting us to joy, clarity, creativity, okayness, and aliveness. The practice reminds us we all, each of us, hold the power within ourselves to shift and heal parts of ourselves. It’s you and your breath; the breath is the medicine and our bodies are wise. It’s a psychedelic and transcendent experience. There’s a very good chance you will leave feeling more at ease and in love with yourself.
This workshop is lovingly open to all genders. Bring your wise body (of course!), your curiosity, a pen and notebook, wear comfortable clothing and, if you would like to, bring an eye pillow or cover.
Please note: Breathwork stirs up deep emotional experiences with the intention of lightening your load but it can also be a lot to navigate. It is my deep desire to create a space that feels nurturing and supportive.