Wild Flow for Racial Healing and Cultural Change: a movement workshop for white-bodied people. – Sept. 30

Wild Flow for Racial Healing and Cultural Change: a movement workshop for white-bodied people.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2 – 6 pm.
Teachers: Sosan Flynn and Marcus Young 楊墨.
Includes Potluck Dinner.

We invite having fun and unabashed joy into our work against racism. Guiding Teacher Sosan Flynn and behavioral artist Marcus Young 楊墨 lead a workshop for white-bodied community members using movement to release stuck energy and to create a collective space of wild flow. Based on the movement practice he has developed called Don’t You Feel it Too, an embodied movement based tool that can help reduce reflexive reactively in racially charged conversations and situations to help us speak and act authentically with vulnerability and integrity. We practice expanding our embodied presence to face our suffering and increase our collective capacity to support BIPOC liberation. Bring food to share for the potluck.

Marcus Young 楊墨 helped develop Don’t You Feel It Too?, a dance and movement liberation practice starting 15 years ago. For more than the last 6 years, Clouds in Water has helped expand DYFIT into mindfulness-based work. If you are hesitant about movement, please know the practice is broadly inclusive of anything from stillness and breathing to small movements to free-flow dance. Clouds members have found DYFIT a helpful, complementary practice to sitting meditation, and just like sitting, everyone is welcome to do it.

“My experiences with this practice have been so joyful! Our practice usually focuses on silence and stillness, so exploring practice with music and movement has been a wonderful growth opportunity for me.”   – Myoshin Diane Benjamin

“It is so much fun to be with the DYFIT folks. They are truly inspiring in the way they move and the way that they encourage me to move. In the last workshop that I did with them, I was able to connect deeply with myself and let go of some old hurts that, I think, were kind of stuck in my body.  I encourage everyone to come experience this joyful experiment in time and space using the medium of the body to create art.”   – Taizan 泰 山

Clouds in Water relies on a Gift Economics Model of resource transparency, suggested sliding scale tiers and no set fees in order to balance financial sustainability, the Buddhist practice of generosity, justice and equity. Clouds in Water is a community supported temple, relying primarily on the donations and class fees that our sangha offers.

Sliding Scale (All are welcome. No one will be turned away for lack of funds)

  • Level 1: $200 (covers teacher payments, and Clouds admin/staffing, and makes it possible for more people to attend who cannot afford the full amount)
  • Level 2: $140 (covers teacher payments and Clouds admin/staffing)
  • Level 3: $60 (covers Clouds admin/staffing)
  • Your Level: You choose the amount. No one is turned away due to inability to pay.

“We know in our hearts that there is a different way to be, a different way to live. Our generosity with one another is indeed resistance to the greed and fear that oppresses us. We provide for one another out of love for each other and love for ourselves. When we give, we acknowledge that all beings want to be happy.”
-Jacoby Ballard

Online registration ends 9/28/2023

If you wish to register after 9/28/2023 please contact the events coordinator at info@cloudsinwater.org.  Please note that you may not get an immediate response.