Ritual of Grief & Eros:
Belonging in Village
(Co-facilitated w/ Kaitlin June)
Join us for this opportunity to transform how you hold what’s most important to you. This ritual invites you to embody and voice grief, pain, disappointment and loss so there is more spaciousness, compassion, and clarity to take the next action. We are inspired by Sobonfu Some’s grief rituals of the Dagara Tribe in Burkina Faso. Sobonfu reminds us, “Making the world a sustainable place is deeply connected to our ability to grieve together, because this is what creates sustainability for the human soul.” We draw on the wisdom of this culture to experience the village and a deep sense of belonging even in our discomfort.
This ritual is not just about emotional expression, it is about being a village that loves unconditionally and honors our past and future ancestors. Come allow what is yearning to move through you to open you more deeply to the fullness of your life. The person grieving can initiate if and how they want to be touched (including erotic touch). This space can be a powerful opportunity to deepen a relationship or a supportive space to invite a new connection.
Note: This is a 4.5 hour ritual with a closed container (meaning no entering in the middle)
Kaitlin June the queer, God-loving, Southern Scorpio songstress here to help you sing your soul. As a songcatcher, Voice Doula and dedicated truth-teller, she brings just the right mix of fun, sexy play and deep, dark fire. She is a social justice theater creator and performer and is mega passionate about the role of expressive arts in dismantling white supremacy. She loves to be a guide for individuals, couples, and groups in finding their unique, strong voices in the creation of the new paradigm. For more on her life and work visit www.kaitlinjune.com
QUEER YOUR VOICE*
Fuck what you think you know about singing. That there’s such a thing as being a “good” or “bad” singer. That’s some bullllllshit normy white capitalist culture made up and has taken way too far. Don’t buy into the binary, baby. Your voice is not good or bad. It’s yours, and the world needs it right now more than ever. It’s time to roll up our sleeves together, queer this shit up and learn how to *actually* raise our voices for justice and the world we are creating. Through juicy embodiment practices, potent partner exercises and joyful group play we dig deep into the soil of our vocal potential and let ourselves emerge stronger, more resilient seeds singing the change we wish to see.