There is no ’supposed to be’ in bodies. The question is not size of shape or years of age, or even having two of everything, for some do not. But the wild issue is, does this body feel, does it have right connection to pleasure, to heart, to soul, to the wild? Does it have happiness, joy? Can it in its own way move, dance, jiggle, sway, thrust? Nothing else matters. – Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes
As a society, we have been fed a whole lot of nonsense in regards to our bodies and for the most part, that nonsense was fed to us so that someone else could profit from our unending dissatisfaction. And that’s not cool.
But the truth of it is that we can be healthy and beautiful no matter what our bodies look like!
We don’t need to be magazine cover skinny to experience joy, we don’t need to have permanently clear skin to feel a deep connection to others and we most definitely do not need to be able bodied, or of a certain age, race or gender to know what it feels like to love.
The fact that we have bodies at all means that we get to experience life on Earth as humxns and that’s pretty epic and cool.
So we invite you to join Bridge Wellness and Sammy-Jo Hand for this gentle yet transformative (and most likely super fun) 4-week Be Body Positive experience!
Each week will weave together movement, breath-work, meditation and certain body positivity practices. All are welcome. All are celebrated. You don’t need to have prior experience, simply an open mind.
Tuesday August 13th – 7-9pm Authentic Beauty and How to Reclaim our Bodies
Tuesday August 20th – 7-9pm Health at Every Size
Tuesday August 27th – 7-9pm Self-Love & Intuitive Self-Care
Tuesday September 3rd – 7-9pm Pleasure, Shame, and Intuitive Sexuality
Drop-in for just one or join us for all 4, it’s totally up to you!
One session: $45
All 4: $160
Meet your facilitator:
Body positive advocate, feminist, social justice worker, and spiritual teacher, I’m all about helping people flow, with equal amounts of awkward and grace, through the ups and downs of life. Connecting on a very human level with humor, love and weirdness, I facilitate different movement, breath, meditation and self-love workshops with the purpose of aligning people with their human experience (whatever that means to them in the moment).
Certified in both Hatha and Kundalini yoga lineages, I’ve studied various meditation, yoga and healing modalities in Australia, India and the United States. I am also a certified Body Positivity, Our Whole Lives Sex Education and Koru Mindfulness for Emerging Adults facilitator, working at the University of Louisville and other schools, helping students realize their awesome human-ness.
Collective-care is also my thing. I am involved in a number of white-ally social justice groups. I believe that this here life is not just about the individual experience, it’s about all of us living our best lives. So, my message is very much one of caring for self as well as the collective.Lastly, I’m an Aussie who lives with my partner in a cozy home filled with pillows and cushions in Louisville, Kentucky (we met whilst backpacking India. It’s a beautiful story, one for another time). I do not say G’day or ride a kangaroo. Sorry. You can contact her and check out her website for more info!
Register by clicking the link below.