REGISTRATIONS FOR THESE OFFERINGS ARE NOW CLOSED.

COMMUNAL CONSULTATIONS

Embodied Communal Consultations for Bodies of Culture and Black Bodies

with Resmaa Menakem, co-facilitated by Karine Bell

Two 9-month communal journeys of healing and practice 

 

Countering white body supremacy and the restoration of wholeness for black, indigenous and all other bodies of culture requires an embodied approach.  Cognition is ineffective in dealing with white body supremacy because the brain will always be part of the body and thus any project, strategy, scheme or idea that is not embodied will be tossed into the cultural bonfire of “Curing Race-ism”.  The roots of white body supremacy run deep and are often implicit to our experience; deep within our embodied experience.  It’s from there, therefore, that our work begins...

 

What is a communal consultation?

 

Our time together will introduce students to a critical understanding of how personal and collective, cultural and historical trauma has impacted our individual and communal bodies.  We will work & play with how and where trauma imprints and shapes our experience with one another, and our capacity to heal and to come back into our birthright state of deep embodied wisdom, connection, and wholeness.  YOU ARE NOT DEFECTIVE, and you deserve to know that in your bones.

 

We use this time to build a cultural container by which the energies of intrinsic value can be cultivated and held and the energies of structural value can be contended with and metabolized.  During this journey, there may be a need to slow down and work with a therapist or somatic practitioner in order to respond to threads that emerge that may be overwhelming.  There is no shame in this.  As ancestor Nelson Mandela stated: We don't lose, we either win or we learn.

Program Details

Who is this for? 


Resmaa and Karine are offering two different communal consultations in 2021 - one for Black bodies and one for ALL bodies of culture. Each group will meet once a month with Resmaa and Karine.

 

Communal Consultations for Black, Indigenous, Bodies Of Culture (BIBOC) are open to men and women, inclusive of queer, trans and non-binary BIBOC.  We intend for this to be an inclusive space and wish for all bodies to feel welcome and nourished.  We also want to recognize that white body supremacy is the standard against which all other bodies’ humanity is measured, so our first focus is on this feature of your experience that is directly impacted by this.  A black police officer exists in a black body.  A black trans womxn exists in a black body.  A black non-binary person exists in a black body.  Black bodies and bodies of culture also carry with them the experiences of their ancestors whose bodies were dehumanized and brutalized based on their skin color.  It’s this underlying primary experience we’re seeking to liberate and heal within the structural violence that white body supremacy inflicts. 

We ask only those who identify as black to register for the black communal consults (CCBB) and anyone who identifies as Indigenous, brown, or any other body of culture to apply for the bodies of culture (CCBoC) cohort.  The sessions will be held on the same days, at different times. 

What is the commitment?
 

We will come together in March 2021, for a day-long communal retreat to till the soil and lay the groundwork for Somatic Abolitionism with Resmaa Menakem.  This will be followed by monthly communal consults, 90-minutes each with Resmaa and Karine, and 1-2 meetings each month will take place within communal triads that form at the beginning of our time together.  

 

By joining this communal consult you commit to the entire 9-month journey together.  We will take a collective break in August.

PLEASE NOTE that registration for this event is intended for one person - if you have a partner, spouse, friend, or anyone who is interested in this work, please have them register separately.

Dates: (same for both groups):   

Foundation 8-hour retreat:  MARCH 6

        Times: 8am - 4pm PST / 10am - 6pm CST / 11am - 7pm EST

          *please note: the day-long retreat will be a cross racial space with all 

           Communal Consultation participants together.

Monthly Communal Consultations:

MARCH 27 / APRIL 24 / MAY 15 / JUNE 19 / JULY 31 /

SEPT 25 / OCT 23 / NOV 13 / DEC 18

       Times (CC for Bodies of Culture):  

         9am - 10:30am PST / 11am - 12:30pm CST / 12pm - 1:30pm EST

 

       Times (CC for Black Bodies):

         12pm - 1:30pm PST / 2pm - 3:30pm CST / 3pm - 4:30pm EST

 


 

What is the structure and cost? 

One foundational 8-hour retreat plus 9 x 90 minute sessions over 10 months

Sliding Scale: $1000 - $1800 

Full pay or deposit with payment plan available.  

ALL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THIS OFFERING HAVE BEEN AWARDED. WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING ANY MORE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR 2021.

REPARATIVE COMMUNAL CONSULTATION FOR

WHITE BODIES  

with Resmaa Menakem, co-facilitated by Carlin Quinn

A 9-month communal journey of healing and practice 

 

Countering white body supremacy and the restoration of wholeness for black, indigenous and all other bodies of culture requires an embodied approach. Cognition is ineffective in dealing with white body supremacy because the brain will always be part of the body and thus any project, strategy, scheme or idea that is not embodied will be tossed into the cultural bonfire of “Curing Race-ism”.  The roots of white body supremacy run deep and are often implicit to our experience; deep within our embodied experience. It’s from there, therefore, that our work begins.

The “reparative” nature of these communal consultations for white bodies has meaning on multiple levels.  First, a percentage of the income from this event will go to returning land back to Indigenous and Black communities.  Second, the healing of white body supremacy, within white bodies and white community spaces, is a reparative act that is our collective responsibility.  These reparations move forwards and backwards in time, repairing the impact our ancestors had on passing on white body supremacy to our generation today and, simultaneously, in healing white body supremacy within this generation we break the chain and it is stopped from being passed down to future generations.

 

What is a communal consultation?

 

Our time together will introduce students to a critical understanding of how personal and collective, cultural and historical trauma has impacted our individual and communal bodies. How and where trauma imprints shape our experience with one another, and our capacity to heal and to come back into our birthright state of deep embodied wisdom, connection, and wholeness.   

 

We, in community, will also tend to the ways white body supremacy moves through us individually and collectively. We will commit to working together, in community, to begin to see, dismantle and heal the impact of white body supremacy on ourselves and our people. This in turn will support us to cause less harm across race and across culture. 

PROGRAM DETAILS

 

Who is this for? 

This communal consultation is for people who identify as white and move through the world in a white body. 

 

What is the commitment?
 

We will come together in March 2021, for a day-long communal cross-racial retreat to till the soil and lay the groundwork for Somatic Abolitionism with Resmaa Menakem.  This will be followed by monthly communal consults 90-minutes each with Resmaa and Carlin, and 1-2 meetings each month will take place within communal triads that form at the beginning of our time together.  

 

By joining this communal consult you commit to the entire 9-month journey together.  We will take a collective break in August.

PLEASE NOTE that registration for this event is intended for one person - if you have a partner, spouse, friend, or anyone who is interested in this work, please have them register separately.

8-hour Foundational Retreat

Date: MARCH 6

Time: 8am - 4pm PST / 10am - 6pm CST / 11am - 7pm EST

              *please note: the day-long retreat will be a cross racial space with all 

               Communal Consultation participants together.

Trends of Toxic Whiteness

Date: MARCH 13

Time: 8am - 12pm PST / 10am - 2pm CST / 11am - 3pm EST

Monthly Communal Consultations

Dates: 

APRIL 10 / MAY 29 / JUNE 26 / JULY 24 / SEPT 18 / OCT 16 / NOV 20 / DEC 11

Times:  

9-10:30am PST / 11-12:30pm CST / 12-1:30pm EST 

 


 

What is the structure and cost? 

One 8 hour retreat, one 4 hour workshop, plus 8 x 90 minute sessions.  

Sliding scale cost: $1400 - $3000

ALL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THIS OFFERING HAVE BEEN AWARDED.  WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR 2021.

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