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Embracing Our Inner Achillea (Yarrow) for Healing and Resiliency in These Times: A Mini-Retreat Series for BIPOC – Full Series
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.
November: Collectively Tending Our Grief
with Diana Quinn & Hong Gwi Seok
Join us in ritual space to honor those who have transitioned, whether in the recent or deep past, whether known or unknown. We acknowledge the grief from the loss of our human and more-than-human relations. We recognize the grief of living under colonialism and white supremacy in Black, Indigenous, and brown bodies. We will hold a BIPOC space to contain and tend to our personal, collective, and intergenerational grief, using guided meditation, sound, poetry, and other somatic and creative practices. Optional: Contribute to our virtual altar by bringing a digital memento of a loved one.
December: Joy Sanctuary
with Raven Martin & Janice Gates
In this session, participants are invited to join a safe space to experience a guided meditation that helps restore Joy and Safety through memory recall. Collaboratively, participants will also help build a Joy and Safety Resource Kit, aimed at equipping participants with spiritual and emotional remedies for their everyday and immediate use.
January: Water The Universal Healer
with Diana Quinn & Lottie Spady
Join us for a multimedia, interactive retreat exploring the healing properties of water, our first medicine. We’ll play with water in all of its forms, soaking in its power as the universal solvent and conductor of energy. We’ll support our immune systems using hydrotherapy and experience the auditory pleasures of water in all its moods. A refreshing workshop!
February: Earth Body: Somatic & Meditative Practices to Root & Nourish Our Spirit
with Crystal Teng & Marcia Lee
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!
March: Our Sacred Plant Teachers and Allies: A Journey into the Spirit-Wisdom of Plants and the Earth
with Carmen Malis King & Rhiannon Chester-Bey
These times are inviting us to re-imagine and remember our roots and our community. Join us for a live, interactive mini-retreat to listen to and deepen in our relationship with the spiritual essence and wisdom of plants and the earth and how they inform our relationships with other humans.
Healing by Choice! and Collaborators
2 hours per session
Connect as an individual
Collectively Tending Our Grief
Wednesday, November 11th from 1-3pm PST/ 3-5pm CST/ 4-6pm EST
Wednesday, December 9th from 1-3pm PST/ 3-5pm CST/ 4-6pm EST
Water the Universal Healer
Wednesday, January 13th from 1-3pm PST/ 3-5pm CST/ 4-6pm EST
Earth Body: Somatic & Meditative Practices to Root & Nourish Our Spirit
Wednesday, February 10th from 1-3pm PST/ 3-5pm CST/ 4-6pm EST
Our Sacred Plant Teachers and Allies: A Journey into the Spirit-Wisdom of Plants and the Earth
Wednesday, March 10th from 1-3pm PST/ 3-5pm CST/ 4-6pm EST
People who identify as Indgenious, Black, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Latinx.
Participants will leave feeling more grounded, centered, and connected.
Cost: Choose what to pay, starting at $120. The true cost of this series is $300/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!
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Healing by Choice! and Collaborators
We are a diverse group of Women and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color who are committed to living with integrity and love, as we interweave the wisdom of Mother Earth, our ancestors, and our traditions in our own healing and journey toward wholeness. We honor and support the distinct presence that each of us brings along with our individual services. We strive to work in a way that is collaborative and co-creative, within our group and within our communities.
Healing and Transformative Justice are integral to our work of (R)evolution, as we engage with individuals and groups to reclaim their own power to heal and grow into communities where safety, love, and integrity reside, where there is no room for oppression or victimization in any form. Some of the modalities we work through include Reiki, meditation, Tai-Chi, Peace and Restorative Circles, herbal and nutritional consultations, ear acupuncture, acupressure, whole person care, food as medicine, body work, workshops, presentations, retreats, and more. We accept invitations to offer our services whenever and wherever they are needed, and we also create spaces where our services can be received. healingbychoicedetroit.com