Embodied Communal Consultations
for Bodies of Culture and for Black Bodies
Dates coming soon.
A 9-month communal journey of healing and practice
Countering white body supremacy and the restoration of wholeness for Black, Indigenous and all other bodies of culture requires an embodied approach. Cognition is ineffective in dealing with white body supremacy because the brain will always be part of the body. Any project, strategy, scheme or idea that is not embodied will be tossed into the cultural bonfire of “Curing Race-ism.” The roots of white body supremacy run deep and are often implicit to our experience. It’s from our embodied experience, therefore, that our work begins…
What is a communal consultation?
Our time together will introduce students to a critical understanding of how personal, collective, cultural and historical trauma have impacted our individual and communal bodies. We will work with how and where trauma shapes our experience with one another, as well as our capacity to heal and return to our birthright state of embodied wisdom, connection, and wholeness. YOU ARE NOT DEFECTIVE, and you deserve to know that in your bones.
We use this time to build a cultural container through which our intrinsic value can be cultivated and held, and the energies of structural value can be contended with and metabolized. During this journey, there may be a need to slow down and work with a therapist or somatic practitioner in order to respond to what may be overwhelming. There is no shame in this. As ancestor Nelson Mandela stated: We don’t lose, we either win or we learn.
What is the commitment?
We will come together in 2022, for a day-long communal retreat to till the soil and lay the groundwork for Somatic Abolitionism with Resmaa Menakem and team. This will be followed by a 2 hour session once a month with Resmaa and Karine or Resmaa and Erin. The commitment includes 1-2 meetings a month with a communal triad you will be assigned to, to work the practices in between our larger group sessions.
Who is this for?
Resmaa and Erin will meet once a month with the consultation group for Black bodies. Resmaa and Karine will meet once a month with the consultation group for Bodies of Culture.
Communal Consultations for Black, Indigenous, Bodies Of Culture (BIBOC) are open to men and women, inclusive of queer, trans and non-binary BIBOC. We intend for this to be an inclusive space and wish for all bodies to feel welcome and nourished.
We ask only those who identify as Black to register for the Black communal consults (CCBB), and anyone who identifies as Indigenous, Asian, brown or any other Body of Culture to apply for the Bodies of Culture (CCBoC) cohort.
For white passing bodies of culture. We realize that part of the strategy of white body supremacy is to erase culture and dilute meaning. We ask that people who walk through the world with white privilege and have a lived experience of being treated as white in the world, please attend the group for white bodies. For those who are white passing and live as a body of culture in the world, please feel free to join the BOC group with the recognition that both your proximity to whiteness and your experience as a body of culture will be asked to be worked with.
~ Nelson Mandela
Important Registration Details
Course will take place on Thursdays from January through October 2022.
Dates coming soon!
Be notified when registration opens
Cancellations requested up to 12 days prior to the event are eligible for a full refund minus a $75 administration fee.
Cancellations requested 12-5 days before the event are eligible for a 40% refund of total paid.
Cancellations requested 5 days to day of the event are not eligible for a refund.