Free Resources

* You can try out my free practice videos on youtube.
* I’m a rotating facilitator in the some of free groups listed below.
* Below there are also free videos resources i like – from other practitioners.

IMG_2128Community Practice Support Pod – This is a FREE group. I guide a variety of mindful +/or body-based exercises. We meet once a week. Meetings are 40 min. No registration required but you must read and agree to the guidelines/FAQ, here before joining –  Zoom link can be found in this FAQ doc.
All UPDATES are posted here. Check here for any weekly updates or changes.
* For April + May 2021 we meet on Fridays at 1pm pacific standard time zone ‘usa’.
* June, July + August 2021 – Wednesdays at 3pm pacific standard time zone ‘usa’. *
this will begin June 9th. There will be no session the first week of June.

In-Our-White-Bodies Anti-Racism (Embodiment-Somatic) Work Group
Once monthly – the THIRD MONDAY of every MONTH. 9:00 – 10:15am in pacific standard time zone ‘usa.’ Free. If you are interested to join us, more info can be found in this facebook group or contact me. (We don’t like fb; Alas, we do not currently have the energy to do email notifications.

Queer + Ally Meditation – Every Monday.
5:30-6:15pm pacific standard time zone ‘usa’. Free. A small group of us do meditation sits and body scans and/or other sorts of body-and-awareness explorations. Some of us are buddhist, some are not. A lot of us identify as queer, others of us do not. Drop-in welcome. Zoom link, ID 860 25618745 passcode: meditate.
* Starting 7 June 2021, the first monday of each month * will be an anti-racism somatic session aimed at white-body participants (although, all are welcome. contact me if you have questions.)

This is a list of other free, online group resources, not led by me. I have not been to all of these.

Assorted Practice Videos:
PRACTICE: 5 Senses Exercise – Mr Stevey
PRACTICE: 2 self holding exercises video/article – Peter Levine
PRACTICE: Exploring Sensation-Feelings – Shrirley Turcotte
PRACTICE: Focusing – Six Steps – Eugene Gendlin
PRACTICE: Centering – Prentis Hemphill
PRACTICE: 3 Breath Styles to Try – Aninia Schwan
PRACTICE: Circular Breathing – Alana Parekh + Chris Christian
PRACTICE: TRE detailed proposals – David Berceli
PRACTICE: Simple Shaking Methods– Deepika Sheleff
PRACTICE: Mobility Games – Kaizo or with Hannah Kearney
PRACTICE: Weekly Service – integration of styles (tithing encouraged) – Gumbs + Sangodare

Assorted Reading-Watching-Listening Resources:
Michael Yellow Bird – this interview talks about Turtle Island colonization, generational trauma, indigenous forms of mindful practice.
Teresa Naseba Marsh – this page talks about Levine’s pendulation.
Robert Sapolsky – this article talks about some neurobiological aspects that ignite us/them thinking, and some practices to reduce othering.
Catherine Kerr – this video talks about how mindful-and-body-based practices help quiet down self trash-talk thinking from a neuroscience perspective.
Susana Martinez-Conde (min 22:00) – this bit of this interview speaks about making decisions by talking with multiple parts of oneself.
Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures – this article speaks about understanding multiple selves within oneself.
Prentis Hemphill – one of my all time favorite practitioners – podcast
Robin Wall Kimmerer – this video is about listening to and learning from plants and learning to listen to other-than-human teachers, and how these practices relate with human induced climate changes.
Staci Haines – this interview talks about sexual abuse, transformative justice, and body-based-mindful healing.

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