Free Resources

* You can try out my free practice videos on youtube.
* I’m a rotating facilitator in the two, free groups listed below.
* I facilitate a free community practice format. Info link below.
* Below are free practice videos and resources that I like – from other practitioners.

Queer + Ally Meditation – Every Monday.
It runs from 4:15-5:00pm pacific standard time zone ‘usa’. On zoom.
A small group of us do meditation sits and body scans and/or other sorts of body-and-awareness explorations. Sitting is our main practice each week. Some of us are buddhist. some are not. Its free. Its based out of bulbancha/new orleans. Four of us take turns, trade off facilitating. It’s a queer+-and-ally space.
For anyone interested and not quite sure if YOU are INVITED: a lot of us in the group identify as queer, others of us do not. All of us love queer peoples big time. And most of us try to make the space more wonderful for all sorts of queer experience by educating ourselves about all sorts of queer experience. Mostly we don’t talk about queerness. Mostly we talk about mindful practices – And, quite often, our practices are dedicated to relation with plant, animal and other-than-human friends.
email me for the zoom link.

In-Our-White-Bodies Anti-Racism (Embodiment-Somatic) Work Group
This group happens once monthly – on the THIRD MONDAY of every MONTH. It runs from 9:00 – 10:15am in pacific standard time zone ‘usa.’ On zoom. It’s free. (Many but not all of the people involved are a part of a group called Deconstructing White Colonialism.) If you are interested to join us, more info can be found in this facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/412209733149282.

Community Practice Support Pod – This is a free group. I facilitate it, guiding a variety of mindful + body-based exercises. It has a therapeutic flavor. We do individual and relational work. We meet once a week. A month commitment is required. More info:
December 2020 – Registration Now Closed.
January 2021 – Registration Open until 31 december.
February 2021 – Registration Open until 28 january.

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: 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

A Few, Assorted Reading-Watching-Listening Resources:
Michael Yellow Bird – this interview talks about Turtle Island colonization, generational trauma, similarities between buddhist mindfulness and other indigenous forms of mindful practice, and why ‘science evidence based’ measures can be a problem.
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.
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 and body-based-mindful healing.

 

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