A journey exploring the complexity of race through the trauma informed lens of somatic wounding (and resilience!)
DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE COMPLEXITY OF RACE THROUGH THE SYSTEMS, STRUCTURES, AND CULTURE THAT KEEPS IT ALIVE WITHIN THE WORLD – AND WITHIN OURSELVES.
Race in America (RIA) is a listening, learning, and embodied immersion into the backbreaking cost – for all of us – of living in a racialized society AND the liberation that is possible – for all of us – in transforming it. RIA is a journey exploring the complexity of race through the trauma informed lens of somatic wounding (and resilience!) guiding participants into the kind of self-inquiry that touches the body, mind, energy, and heart; the kind of self inquiry that shifts how we show up in the world and for each other.
RIA begins with a deep grounding in the yogic view of race and racism and how the ancient practice guides us to move toward justice as a necessary pathway to personal and collective liberation. We examine contemporary psycho/somatic practices including understanding the impact of trauma on our collective consciousness, how it lives in the body/mind, and how it affects the way in which we experience the world and how the world experiences us.
Using the embodiment of trauma as a continuous through-line, the schedule includes: trauma-informed yoga and meditation practices led by RIA hosts Nikki Myers and Seane Corn, as well as lectures, discussions and panels featuring internationally recognized thought leaders, educators, artists and activists. Subjects explored include: our true American history, the roots of enslavement, the culture of white supremacy, anti-racism education and the civil rights and liberation movements of today. We work in break out and caucus groups as well as facilitated emotional processing sessions to help us unpack and integrate what we learn and the complex emotions that may arise.
RIA is a journey that supports a deep understanding of the complexity of race through the systems, structures, and culture that keeps it alive within the world – and within ourselves. Through intellectual and somatic understanding, RIA invites us into an honest, brave and comprehensive investigation exploring personal accountability, internalized beliefs, historical and ancestral trauma, systems of oppression and what it will mean to dismantle those systems internally and externally so that we can create a society that is equal, just, safe, resourced, and peace-filled for ALL. Join us for what we know will be a profound transformational experience. All are welcome and needed. Our collective liberation depends on it!