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Earth Body: Somatic & Meditative Practices to Root & Nourish Our Spirit – Part of a Mini-Retreat Series for BIPOC: Embracing Our Inner Achillea (Yarrow) for Healing and Resiliency in These Times

Yarrow grows in North America, Asia, and Europe.  The Latin name Achillea for Yarrow comes from the mythical Greek warrior Achilles, who was said to have used this plant to heal soldiers wounded in war.  Yarrow leaves and flowers support with blood moving, finding balance in the body, is antimicrobial, alleviates digestion, symptoms of cold/flu, reduces inflammation and more.  Yarrow’s roots are deep and support the cleansing of soil.  Yarrow is drought resistant and attracts beneficial insects for gardens and pollination. Yarrow is a plancestor that embodies healing and resilience for our spirits, hearts, bodies, minds, and soil. 


How do find our teachers in our midst and learn to embody their teachings with our lives?  Following in the example of Yarrow, we invite you to join members of Healing by Choice! for mini-retreats to restore balance within ourselves; deepen our roots; tap into the teachers and waters within ourselves; and reflect and heal in community.  We will use interactive practices that engage the whole person (spiritual, physical, emotional, and intellectual), to tap into what we already know, and invite our collective wisdom as our teachers.  Each mini-retreat can be joined as an individual session, or join us for the full series to grow your own and your communities’ tools for healing and resiliency. 


Healing by Choice! Is a women and gender non conforming community of health and healing practitioners based in Michigan and centered on Detroit.  We strive to support ourselves and our communities to remember our own healing capabilities and to grow our communities resilience through shared resources and practice.  We learn and source our work from the healing justice framework. As named by Cara Page and Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective,  “healing justice…identifies how we can holistically respond to and intervene on generational trauma and violence, and to bring collective practices that can impact and transform the consequences of oppression on our bodies, hearts and minds.


February:  Earth Body: Somatic & Meditative Practices to Root & Nourish Our Spirit:

In this session, we will spend some time tuning in to our bodies and connecting with the energy of the Earth. To deeply immerse in our center and begin to answer the question: how can we more fully arrive home in our bodies? A spirit centered mini retreat for grounding, rooting, nourishing, and fortifying within and throughout!

*This is part of a monthly series of BIPOC workshops led by Healing By Choice. Join us for one, two or all of these workshops. The whole series includes:


February:  Earth Body: Somatic & Meditative Practices to Root & Nourish Our Spirit

March: Our Sacred Plant Teachers and Allies: A Journey into the Spirit-Wisdom of Plants and the Earth






Crystal Teng and Marcia Lee

Length and Type:


2 hours per session


Connect as an individual



Wednesday, February 10th

From 1-3pm PST/ 3-5pm CST/ 4-6pm EST

This Offering is ideal for:


People who identify as Indigenous, Black, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Latinx.



Participants will leave feeling more grounded, centered, and connected.

What do you do to prepare?


Please choose a location with a strong internet connection, where you are able to share and listen comfortably. You’ll need a laptop or desktop computer, with video and headphones.



Access requests can be made during registration or by emailing Dustin Gibson at, including interpreters and captioners.



Choose what to pay, starting at $20. The true cost of this workshop is $50/person, which allows us to continue offering programs like this one and pay trainers a fair wage for their time and expertise. Like you, our trainers work hard for change in their communities and have often developed the knowledge, skill and gifts that they are offering through many unpaid hours — let’s support them to be sustainable in their work and craft!

Ready to sign up?


Crystal Teng

Crystal Teng is an energy and body work practitioner, sacred witness, poet, and somatic/movement artist & facilitator. She has shown up in community sharing tools for embodied mindfulness, biological systems support, and connecting to the inner Spirit. Some of her healing modalities are body-lead movement, Daoist internal organ massage, craniosacral therapy, traditional postpartum care, and storytelling.

Marcia Lee

Marcia Lee, MA aspires to listen deeply, laugh wholeheartedly, and to create a more just and compassionate world.  She is a facilitator of Courage and Renewal retreats; trains and supports community in restorative justice circles; teaches tai chi; is an acudetox specialist; trains and coaches with PeoplesHub, an online movement school; and is a founding member and co-madre of Healing by Choice!.  She co-founded Taproot Sanctuary (an intentional community and urban retreat center in Detroit that is living for spirituality, right relationship with the earth, and social justice).