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[Live Streamed] Befriending Our Bodies with RW Alves
July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm| $30 – $70
Embodied Self-Compassion and Body-Positive Practice
Do you want to feel happier, more at home, more content, or more free in your body?
Does body-judgment or body-shame sometimes get in the way of living your life or doing what you want to do in the world?
Do you want tools and practices for being kinder and more compassionate to your body?
Join us for Befriending Our Bodies to practice being kinder, more compassionate, and more loving to your body. Using movement, meditation, somatic practices, and self-reflection as tools, we will cultivate a kinder, more compassionate, more open-hearted and supportive relationship with our human bodies, in whatever size, shape, form, ability, race, age, gender, or other manifestation they show up in.
If you’ve ever struggled with how to befriend, love, or even accept your physical body, or how to examine and reprogram old messages, narratives, and patterns around your body that are getting in the way of joy, resilience, and liberation, come practice with us. Learn to feel more fully into your own experience of embodiment, and find expansiveness, contentment, and freedom by cultivating body love, body satisfaction, and joy in embodiment.
Date & Time: Thursday, July 15th @6pm-8:30pm
Cost: These courses are offered at three rate options to support meaningful access at different economic levels. Regular is the market value rate that includes consideration for the instructor’s compensation and hosting expenses. If you are able to support our efforts to make this series and other events more accessible, please consider the Supporting rate. If you need financial support to access this offering, purchase at the Supported rate. The following rates are for each course.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds of 90% up to five days prior to workshop. No refunds allowable after that time.
About the instructor: RW Alves
RW Alves (she/they) is a yoga teacher trainer, certified yoga therapist, social justice educator, and Somatic Experiencing practitioner who works at the intersections of social justice and trauma-informed yoga. Her teaching focuses on justice in yoga, inclusive languaging and teaching, trauma-informed yoga, nervous system resilience, accessible asana, body positivity, social justice, equity, privilege, and spiritual practice.
She is Faculty with Off the Mat, Into the World and the Yoga Service Conference, teaches Trauma-Informed Yoga with a social justice lens through Collective Resilience (collectiveresilienceyoga.com) and is a founding member of and trainer for Bending Towards Justice (bendingtowardsjustice.org), which provides anti-oppression, inclusion, equity, and social justice trainings for yoga teachers and practitioners around the country. She is a contributor to the forthcoming book Best Practices in Yoga for Addiction and Recovery.
RW is passionate about exploring and unearthing the connections and interweavings between social injustice and trauma, and social justice and resilience, and believes deeply in the power of practice to ground, sustain, and inspire us in our important and world-changing work. She is honored to hold space for people to explore deeply how to show up for justice and equity in their practice and teaching. Learn more at rwalves.com.
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