R.I.S.E. (RESTORE INTEGRAL SPIRIT ENERGY)
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About the Event
RISE is an experiential weekly mindfulness practice that focuses on energetically repairing from the fragmenting impact of systems of oppression. RISE offers a healing group experience grounded in cultivating awareness, self reflection, affinity reflection, compassionate listening, and somatic body release work. ALL WELCOME! Freely offered with support from the Copper Beech Institute.
The structure of the sessions includes:
- Embodiment Warm Up
- Guided Meditation
- Prompted Journaling
- Affinity Group Sharing
- Large Group Sharing
- Somatic Release Practice
- Silent Meditation
Systems of oppression operate on individual, institutional, and societal levels and their destructive effects on people have a long history deeply rooted in American society and culture. No one is untouched by the harmful effects. During this weekly practice we will explore the impacts of systems of oppression on our minds, bodies, spirits, and relationships. We will use the power of mindfulness and alternative healing modalities to intentionally support the process of identifying and releasing untruths, harmful internalizations, and patterns of trauma.
As Audre Lorde reminds us, “There is no hierarchy of oppressions.” To consciously co-create the world where everyone is free and living in their divine power, each of us must dedicate ourselves to the daily practice of confronting and addressing injustices of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia. We must start with ourselves. The time is now to explore our own internal pain, scars, fears, biases, and traumas associated with systemic oppression. We offer this weekly practice to support those committed to the path of collective freedom. It’s time for us to RISE.
Hanifa Nayo Washington is the Principal Organizer & Co-Founder of One Village Healing. As a healing justice practitioner and cultural activist, Hanifa views her life work as radical medicine for individual and collective liberation & healing.
Hanifa is an award winning cultural activist, storyteller, singer songwriter, performing artist, facilitator, and is a certified Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Master Practitioner. She currently works with Co-Creating Effective and Inclusive Organizations (CEIO) as the Director of Community Engagement and is a leader of the New Haven Community Leadership Program.
Racial Justice & Racial Healing Trainings completed:
Beyond Diversity 101 | Beyond Diversity 101 Race | Undoing Racism- People’s Institute For Freedom and Beyond