a part of the #CircleUp: Buiding Community Through Healing Series
Join us for the next session of our summer workshop series!
ABOUT THE SESSION
We have the beautiful ability to heal ourselves, to give and receive from our loving community and to take time to share new methods of what that can look like for each of us. In these times of collective struggle & action, how do we ground ourselves and remember the resilience passed on by our ancestors? How do we take moments of love and compassion for our spirits and our physical vessels? Through storytelling and plant medicine-making, we will create various tools to support self-love and liberation for ourselves and our peoples. Folks will walk away with approachable plant knowledge, a projection spray, a roll-on body oil, a tea blend and some joyous affirmations.
MEET OUR FACILITATOR
Myrna Cabán Lezcano is a queer Borikua yerbera (herbalist), educator, gardener, cultural organizer and former DJ. When she was two years old, she was healed by a curandera. She grew up eating mangos and being doused in Agua Florida by her abuelas. Her elders have inspired her by connecting to Spirit and Healing in their own ways: growing gandules (pigeon peas), raising chickens, making dream-based predictions, and singing spontaneous songs. Myrna is a graduate of Sacred Vibes Apothecary’s apprentice program, Shambhala Yoga & Dance’s year-long healer and yoga training, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden Brooklyn Urban Gardener program. She is also the founder of Casitas: Community Wisdom, a crew of qtpoc/poc healers whose vision is to create healing/learning spaces in casas or casa-like settings that feel liberatory, creative, honest, accessible and honor the strength of our ancestors: www.casitas.squarespace.com
We are living through an age where self-care and healing is not only elusive but being commodified at the same time. In 2015, our collective conjured free healing sessions, “The First Line of Defense is Our Bodies,” across Upper Manhattan and the South Bronx. This year, we’re back and ready to heal in community with you.
We believe in a holistic health and healing perspective; health and healing is not just about a physical body, but being truly embodied in all aspects of our beings. This is particularly cruical as we navigate ever-changing landscapes and communities across New York City.
Each workshop will explore a different method of healing; radical self-care, coming home to our bodies through movement, creating our own medicine, and through telling our own stories. Our hope is that you will not only harness the knowledge that is shared, but to go out and share these accessible practices with your communities.
All of the workshops are free with an RSVP. The sessions are open to all genders. Free meals will be provided during the all of the sessions and metrocards are available for those in need. Childcare will be offered as well! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and if you have questions.
1) Rediscovering Your Banjee Realness – Saturday, July 9
2) Owning Your Movement – Sunday, July 24
3) Medicine Making – Saturday, August 6
4) Storytelling Session – Saturday, August 13
More details will be announced soon! Stay tuned!
Thank you to Citizens Committee for New York City for making this possible