Tumwater – Collective Liberation Through Bodywork
November 18 @ 9:00 am - November 19 @ 12:00 pm$100 – $200
CE Hours: 6hrs
This course will invite you to look at the ways your practice could transform and align to serve the collective. This course will focus on strategies and modalities that offer liberation within body, community and culture. Our bodies hold trauma rooted in oppression. “Collective trauma is transformed collectively”, in the words of Cara Page. In order to transform collectively, we must follow the lead of those most impacted by oppression. This course will invite us to remember the resiliency strategies of our lineages, community and somatic techniques to support ourselves and each other. We will explore the history of Healing Justice, as a compass to inform our future and our present role as practitioners within the larger framework of the movement for collective liberation.
Gracielx (they/them/ellx) has been a licensed massage therapist (LMT) for nearly a decade in unceded Tiwa territory, near the land of their ancestors. Their private practice centers Trans and BIPOC clients, who are able to receive a low cost/free massage provided by scholarship funds from the Trans Justice Funding Project and other allies. Gracielx has been teaching unprecedented CEU courses to LMT’s centering Ethics of Diversity, Anti-oppression in Bodywork, Collective Liberation through Bodywork, and Embodied Body Mechanics. Their current mission as a culture shifter is to incorporate liberation work within all massage therapy schools nationwide. Ellx is working with a team of bodyworkers across the country to make this vision a reality. Their underlying prayer is that their life work and existence benefit all beings everywhere: past, present and future, our ancestors and descendants.
Registration Link: https://sites.google.com/view/raiztherapeutics/register