Look down at your body.
You are here. Living your life; your lived experience matters.
As a caretaker, a parent, sibling, neighbor, friend, and global citizen, you embody and face complex realities in your personal experience...
The Rooted Global Village was born at a threshold moment of reckoning with the legacies of structurally harmful systems that link our personal stories of trauma and resilience with the cultural turns and historical events that have shaped our lives.
We’re a communal space of response to these forces that have disrupted and distorted a sense of connection and belonging to each other; and impeded experiences of mutual regard and dignity. Forces that have kept us from seeing the spark of creation in each other, and often unevenly. We recognize that our personal experiences of trauma and resilience, of creation and recreation, and our liberation, are bound to the destinies of others.
To create the world anew we need to “tie our roots together” (Sophie Strand) and play with the technologies of LIBERATION available to us.
Our prayer is to inspire a path into radically different ways of imagining, being and belonging…
We un/learn with inspirational teachers, wisdom keepers and scholar-activists. We move, we dance, we sing, and we learn to attune to the language of our bodies and the dimensions of embodied experience in cultivating a compass; playing with the threads of shared experience and kin-making in experiential ways,
In Rooted, we aspire to co-create from a place of "sacred hospitality" (Orland Bishop), radical care and revolutionary love.
( What we’re exploring each month )
Body-centered processes of personal and communal transformation. We see our bodies as sites of transformation in how we meet experience. There's an alchemy we learn to do in the process.
We see grief and grieving as the great metabolizer of experience. To be able to acknowledge, honor and witness experience is part of what makes way for the world(s) to come.
We're countering a cultural orientation towards the body (steeped in coloniality/modernity) of distrust and denigration. Reclaiming the dignity of our wildness and the animal of our bodies.
Tickling the Roots - we make way for play, explorations of pleasure, sensuality, music, song, dance, movement and joy! This is liberation work!
Somatic Abolitionism (Resmaa Menakem) serves as foundation for making sense of how the personal is also communal, cultural and historical when it comes to making sense of racialized experience and how we meet and metabolize experience to make way for new imaginations of ourselves and each other to emerge.
“Somatic Abolitionism is living, embodied anti-racist practice and cultural building —a way of being in the world. It is a return to the age-old wisdom of human bodies respecting, honoring, and resonating with other human bodies. It is not a exclusively a goal, an attitude, a belief, an idea, a strategy, a movement, a plan, a system, a political position, or a step forward.
Somatic Abolitionism is not a human invention. It is the resourcing of energies that are always present in your body, in the collective body, and in the world. Somatic Abolitionism is an emergent process.
Somatic Abolitionism is an emergent form of growing up and growing into a more fuller energetic human experience.”
For a fuller definition of Somatic Abolitionism - Click here.
We create space for connection in affinity groups (based on shared identities & experiences) as well as offering spaces to come together in other configurations that can also be generative and transformational.
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If you sign up for the monthly plans, you can cancel at any point. Your subscription will last until the end of that month at which point you will no longer be billed. For the quarterly plans, your subscription will last until the end of that quarter and not renew again. You can cancel anytime, but enrolment only happens at specific times each year.
Absolutely. We’ll send you details for where to access the members dashboard and include information there you need to know to get ready for the next workshop. We'll also provide support in the form of a welcome ceremony! We send weekly emails providing an overview of what's coming up, too, so you won't miss anything.
Your pace is perfect and there is no "behind” here. This is not a course you have to work through from beginning to end. You’ll be able to revisit previous workshops while your membership is current, so there’s no rush to take in the materials. You also don’t need to attend “live” to benefit from this experience. Each month will have a dedicated space where you’ll find the workshop recordings and other relevant information/materials/links. This is exploratory space for you to consume at your pace.
No, Rooted is a communal experience. No individual coaching/therapy sessions are offered. However, we have opportunities to connect in smaller groups during some of the sessions.
At this particular point in time, no, but we are looking into it, so it could well be possible in the near future.
The core of Rooted are the monthly workshops, which will take place on the second Sunday or Monday of each month. Workshops are held at 1pm EST. The workshop recordings will also be available within 24/48 hours after the workshop. Our other workshops are held at various times throughout the month - and our co-being hours happen every Friday from 11am-1pm EST.