My first online course, Seven Portal Sky: A Birth Story of Afrofuturist Medicine in Minneapolis, will be offered in partnership with MINA Families, to support the self-care practices of healing and health care workers, caregivers, activists and anyone with heavy spirits right now. All are welcome to the general course, priced at the same cost as a one-on-one session with me. There is also a second, identical BIPOC-only class for black, indigenous, or people of color for $25.
Much more impactful than a one-off session, this is an eight week journey in building your own resilience and preventive health practice. You will explore a wide variety of black and brown indigenous medicines to discover what tools work best for your body - from nutrition and herbal blends, to simple exercises for pain, protection stones, art and poetry, Orisha spirit-archetypes, Chakras energy centers, Yoga and Ayurveda, Afrofuturist philosophy, and an Idoma Nigerian lens on restorative and transformative justice from my own family.
We will experiment with weekly practices and discuss each of the seven portals in depth, as we move through current events, the trial for the murder of George Floyd, the Presidential Election, and into early winter and cold and flu season with COVID-19.
Through art and story, this will also be a gentle way to emotionally process the intensity of 2020 through your body. You will meet others in a reflective and courageous community, and move into action based on your own experiences, independent thought, and from clarity of purpose and values.
If you are looking to build your own care circle, and a solid home care practice for rest, nourishment, and internal strength to carry you through hard times, please consider joining us, in either the open-to-all or BIPOC-only course.
You are also welcome to request your own copy of the accompanying e-book and audio playlist anytime, by subscribing HERE. Stay tuned for the e-book to also be expanded and printed under Wise Ink Creative Publishing in 2021.
Thank you for being flexible, and for understanding how 2020 is changing healing and justice. We are not waiting for our doctors or leaders to do it all for us. It's a time of intense self-learning, tests, survival, tragedy, creativity, and activating our voices.
Blowing care to you, on the winds of this wild and precious journey.
Anya & Ase.