WTR is a combination of teachings, group exercises, and community rituals that we can rest into and organize within our desire to be
WTR is a combination of teachings, group exercises, and community rituals that we can rest into and organize within our desire to be effective allies to both planet and people. We will learn how to metabolize pressing inner realities such as climate despair, exhaustion, and anxiety as we nourish our nervous system and source our power and dignity as members of a larger web of life.
In this two-day immersion, Lydia Violet will lead us through an intimate experience with Joanna Macy’s “Work That Reconnects” https://workthatreconnects.org/ , supported by community singing. In general, this will be a space of building connections with other people and the Earth. A combination of teachings, group exercises, community rituals, and community singing, will be utilized as ways of metabolizing and integrating all the feelings and experiences that are sitting in our bodies.
This is the first of it’s kind in St Louis as far as we know and even though it is not limited only to POC, the organizers are committed to having 70% of the registrants be POC and the white people who attend be folks who have done some anti-racism work before attending.
Lydia Violet Harutoonian, an Iranian-American artist and scholar, from Oakland CA, is coming to St Louis to facilitate a Work that Reconnects (https://workthatreconnects.org/) / Music as Medicine (https://musicasmedicineproject.org/home) Retreat.
As a woman of color, Lydia is specifically curating this retreat to center other people of color (POC) as a way to counter the primarily white spaces that are often offered for these types of events.
16 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 17 (Sunday) 4:00 pm
All are welcome
Please reach out to the organizers with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org