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.”
This audio recording for the Somatics Toolkit shares a practice created by Nicole Bindler that explores the development of the gonads, which are embryonic, unsexed ovaries, testis, or nonbinary variations. Through sensing or imagining our undifferentiated embryonic origins, and potential variations in our adult bodies, we can explore an underlying biological explanation for sex and gender fluidity, broaden and complexify our understanding of human sex and gender expression, and repattern any fixed, binary notions of sex and gender that we hold in our bodies or minds.
This podcast is for all of us queerly bodied people. Sometimes it feels like there is a constricting demand on our bodies, that we must look or feel or experience pleasure in a certain way.
This is an article witth dancer and choreographer Soléne Weinachter on working as a freelance dancer, why the body has its own time, dancing away from the mirror, and establishing boundaries when working in a physically intimate art form. On listening to the voice inside of you.
This article is written by a first generation Mexican American woman of color who discusses her experiences of microaggressions as a dance artist and how this has damaged her emotional health as a person of color. The artcile engages with conversations and collaboration with other dancers of color and colleagues to name some of their personal experiences in the dance world that reinforce systemic racism.
A Video produced by the Arts Council looking at how disabled dance artists are challenging the world of contemporary dance? Who are the disabled choreographers at the foreground of artistic innovation? Why is it important that disabled dance artists author their own work as choreographers and artistic leaders?
This practice with Prentis Hemphill, former Healing Justice Director of Black Lives Matter, leads you to cultivate a sense of belonging within yourself that is untouchable by external conditions. It is a political act to claim a belonging and dignity that cannot be threatened by inequality or oppression, and an emotionally empowering act to resource ourselves with this very real human need to know we belong. You don’t need anything except a quiet space for this practice, and you can try it alone or together with a group.
Some self-care tips written for and with Black Lives Matter on dealing with trauma, grief and depression
TRE short practice demonstrations