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Embodying This Moment: Somatic Healing Session #1

Thursday, April 29 at 5:30pm PDT / 7:30pm CDT / 8:30pm EDT
Online (Zoom)

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Join Common Field for a free somatic healing and bodywork session led by spirit-worker and energy educator Zel Amanzi. This session will provide participants with space for locating and moving through the grief, trauma, and stress in our bodies during this moment of amplified violence and unease.

Our first virtual session on Thursday, April 29 invites community members of color to gather. Originally intended to hold space for our Asian community in response to escalating acts of racial violence including the recent shootings of six Asian massage parlor workers in Atlanta, we’ve expanded the scope of this session to welcome all people of color. With Ma’Khia Bryant, Adam Toledo, Daunte Wright, and so many other Black and Brown lives lost, we recognize that many communities of color are deeply impacted by our current conditions and the layered and compounding traumas of state and racial violence.

If you do not identify as a person of color, a second session on Thursday, May 13 at 5pm PDT/8pm EDT will welcome all community members moving through the ongoing difficulties of this moment. More information on that session will be available in the coming weeks.

About Zel

Isazela "Zel" Amanzi (they/he) is a Black queer nonbinary Trans* sacred energy educator, space holder & dedicated practitioner of ancestral veneration, palm healing & classical tantric yoga. They curate radical containers for self and community healing centered on somatics, energetics, spiritual preparation for anticolonial divestment & ancestrally guided community systems building. Learn more at restinpower.yoga and support equitable access to their work through patreon.com/restinpower

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Suggestions for Session Comfort

  • If you have an object that grounds you in your somatic practice or brings you comfort, please feel free to keep it near you during this session.

  • Wearing clothing that allows for easy movement is ideal, but not essential.

  • While you do not need a large space for movement during this session, a comfortable seating position and quieter space is encouraged.

Accessibility

  • This session welcomes participants of all abilities. CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation, or live captioning) and ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation will be provided for both sessions. If you have additional accessibility needs, please contact Network Associate Cat Yang directly at cat [​at​] commonfield.org.
  • Common Field strives to create open and inclusive environments for everyone. We encourage session participants to review our Community Care Agreements to help foster safe spaces together at our gatherings.

Support

Cat Yang, our Network Associate and organizer of this program, recommends the following organizations and individuals:

  • If you would like to support ongoing efforts to address issues of anti-Asian violence, please consider donating to Red Canary Song, a transnational and grassroots collective of Asian and migrant sex workers in New York City that advocates for decriminalizing sex work, and the survivors and families impacted by the shootings of massage parlor workers in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • To support Chyna, the mother of Daunte Wright’s 2-year old son, please consider donating here.