Radical Rest with Daddypuss Rex - 'Self Care = Political Warfare' - A. Lorde
The ONLINE workshop is aimed at and exclusively open for Black Women & TIN*!
Language: Mainly English, French & German explanations possible
Registration via E-Mail: LS@biwoc-rising.org
Daddypuss Rex (they/them) is Black & Trans critical race/class/gender educator, community organizer and trauma-aware, body-inclusive yoga teacher and founder of Iroko Yoga. Their classes honor both the African (Kemetic) and the Hatha yoga systems and they center BIPOC and Queer/Trans experiences, narratives and bodies. Iroko Yoga holds space to empower practitioners of all positionalities to fully engage with and to exercise their agency on and off the mat as an act of joyful, radical self-acceptance and as an act of community resistance.
Ancestress Lorde told no lies when she said “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” In the year 2022, no one needs self-preservation in the form of radical rest more than Black folks. Under capitalism and white (body) supremacy culture, we are constantly being told that we must be striving and doing in order to have value in today's society. In order to achieve & maintain wholeness and to find ancestral inspiration in a system that is determined to rob us of peace, we need tools to help us consciously enter a rested and relaxed state of openness and flow.
In this workshop, we'll cover:
How (racial) trauma affects the nervous system
Discover how rest supports the nervous system
Explore how rest can (and should!) be used as a political tool
Learn tips to integrate your own personalised intentional rest ritual
Learn how to (downward) regulate your nervous system to induce rest
A guided restorative yoga* + yoga nidra** practice
*Restorative Yoga poses are relaxing, gentle opening poses usually done on the ground supported with blankets and bolsters to facilitate deep rest in the mind and body.
**The word “nidra” means sleep, and yoga nidra is a deeply rejuvenating meditation technique that also expands consciousness and energy for creation.
What you will need:
A comfortable place to sit/lie down (your bed is great!)
Something to journal with (notepad, pens, pencils)
Cozy clothes, plenty of cushions
Essential oils such as lavender, chamomile, jasmine (optional)
13. Feb. 2022
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