#freeyourbody: unleash your leadership potential
a retreat of exploration + change
this is a retreat for anyone, working in any field, who is passionate about social justice. if you have a socio-political lens with which you view + navigate the world, then this retreat is a must for you. Organizers, activists, yoga teachers + practitioners, coaches, dharma community members, advocates alike require this space to deepen self-knowledge + leap into the next strata of personal leadership.
if you are free of unwanted baggage, then this retreat is not for you.
when we think about our leadership in the context of the socio, political, economical, + environmental landscapes, we inevitably come up against the deeply embedded ways in which systems of oppression continually shape who + how we are in the world. oppression is locked in the body. you cannot think oppression out of your body. this retreat aims to explore, with a somatic lens, the many ways in which oppression limits our ability to acutely align our leadership with the values + principles that drive our work. By exploring the impact of social, economic, + political conditions, the oppressive nature of how these spheres function in our society, we can ultimately reveal the depths in which these oppressive societal conditions live in our beings + how it can limit the impact of our individual + collective leadership.
soma (so-mah): the body in its living wholeness
why a somatic lens?
somatics is a sophisticated methodology combining the biological + social sciences to provide a framework for analysis + action. the core ideology of somatics posits the undeniable interconnection + indispensable balance of mind, body, + mood.
the use of somatics in leadership, begins by examining unconscious practiced behaviors, established by our interactions with family, community, + society throughout our lives, that blocks us from taking empowered action on our own behalf + ultimately aligning our behavior with our values + principles. it continues by establishing physical, emotional, + mental practices that shake up + shed these binds.