Different practices to advance collective wellbeing.
“In the absence of systems that care for us all, mutual and community care are critical pathways to our collective wellbeing. In striving for wellness, we must expand our vision from ME to WE.
But how do we become well in an unwell world? How do we become connected in a culture ruled by separation?
We get there by doing it together. Wellness is a collective practice that requires resistance, resilience and the reimagining of the beautiful and healthy world that we are worthy of.”
“This is Yoga & Reggaeton. Spiritual activism and intense perreo. To decolonize bodies and to challenge binaries. It is a movement practice created by Maque Pereyra that works at physical, emotional, mental & spiritual levels. Through a series of exercises it gathers yoga asanas and spiritual principles, andean spirituality, fitness and guided meditation exercises and perreo.”
An article about the importance of language in relation to healing practices “Every time we talk about bodies and healing, we are in relationship to histories and beliefs about what is normal and what is not. These histories and beliefs carry invisible assumptions as heavy as gravity.”
This piece by Nicole Bindler for Contact Quarterly makes a case for a more politicized contact improvisation community, specifically around the issue of Palestine/Israel.
In this blog post for the Somatics Toolkit, Nicole Bindler discusses three topics derived from her lecture “Embodied Palestine Solidarity” that refer to ways that dance practices in the region reflect and sometimes perpetuate the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land through cultural appropriation, cultural erasure, and whitewashing.
Learning from the apocalypse with grace, rigor and curiosity
Decolonizing latinx health, reclaiming traditional healing
” Our conversations on Black healing series includes the voices of Black advocates, therapists, social workers, writers, artists and yoga teachers on the most pressing issues surrounding mental health.”
Noticing the power game of knowledge that disempowers our embodied wisdom.
Ilya Parkers website with resources on: Black & POC Centric Resources, (Femme Creatives, Queer & Trans Led Health, Wellness & Fitness Initiatives, Trans/GNC Pioneers & Visionaries), Mental Health Support, Disability, Body, Environmental & Food Justice, Transfeminine Resources Transmasculine Resources, Body Affirming