Transforming through Community Care
Time & Location
About the Event
A common feeling among us who have experienced stress and trauma is that we feel like we’re the only ones going through what we’re going through. However, this separation is an illusion.
In today’s self-focused society, community care is a radical act. It takes a village to raise, build, and strengthen individuals and a community. Let's commit to taking care of ourselves and each other. In fact, when we are in service to ourselves, we are in service to others. There is no difference. When we are healing ourselves, we are healing community. So in light of October as Dating/Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we invite you to practice self-care with others committed to transformation from the inside out. We invite you to find grounding and support from the land and in your own body. Through sharing circles, yoga, self-reiki, and sound healing, may we allow ourselves to receive the medicine of community care and activate our inherent resources. We are not alone. The space can hold us. The ground can hold us. The Earth can hold us. As our sovereign bodies hold us every day. By celebrating wholeness and integration within ourselves, we create wholeness and integration in community.
On Saturday, October 26, join us to practice a way of being in the world, in communion with nature and with each other.
~~ circles ~ yoga ~ self-reiki ~ sound healing ~~
About the co-facilitators
Melorie Serrano Masacupan, RYT-500 Melorie returns to the Bay Area after intentional work resolving familial, sexual, and diasporic trauma in the Philippines and her hometown of Chicago, IL. Yoga, meditation, and reiki has held space for her healing process, and she shares it with communities dedicated to resourcing people of color and allies, such as UC-Berkeley’s Yoga As Healing series, Mount Shasta’s Return to the Roots of Reiki retreat, and Chicago’s Movement & Medicine initiative, which fortifies innate resilience with plant-wisdom and community. She serves with an advanced yoga certificate from Niroga Institute and Okuden level II reiki attunement through Usui Sensei. Her passion project, a podcast broadcasting stories of transformation, can be found on amplifyingprogress.com.
Joy Evans, MSW Joy has worked with survivors of sexual violence in creative ways for over a decade and is a CA certified rape crisis and domestic violence counselor. When she plays alchemy crystal singing bowls she focuses her energy on supporting people connecting to their body to facilitate gentle understanding and communication, self-compassion, and emotional healing. Each of the bowls she plays is infused with precious metals and crystals that have uplifting properties like: abundance of love, dolphin flow, Yin/Yang balance, overcoming abuse, and attuning to your spiritual purpose. She has personally found sound healing to be an incredibly impactful way of releasing trauma ignored for years.
Registration is limited to 15 participants
Reserve your spot on Eventbrite: bit.ly/2l4vuJW_Oct26
Notes on accessibility:
~Anasa Studio has a free parking lot
~bus stop on MacArthur Blvd. & High St.
~studio is ADA
~please co-create a fragrance-free space