Yoga for BIPOC - Mindful Movement for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
Nov
14
10:30 AM10:30

Yoga for BIPOC - Mindful Movement for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

Yoga for BIPOC: Mindful Movement for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

Let's co-create a sanctuary space to explore the connection between deeper embodiment & liberation.

This weekly offering will be an alignment-based, kinesiology-backed Hatha Yoga inspired class, with emphasis on breath awareness, understanding the building blocks of effective movement and adapting to the needs of each unique body, re-patterning our nervous systems, poetry, radical self-acceptance, and building supportive community.

Moderately paced, all levels with modifications offered both for beginners and experienced practitioners, part active and part restorative. Niema strives to offer trauma-informed and body-positive spaces. Only for those who identify as melanated, black, indigenous, and/or a person of color.

By donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.

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Yoga for Nervous System Balance
Nov
14
4:00 PM16:00

Yoga for Nervous System Balance

One deep, fully-experienced breath at a time, we find our ways back to balance. Incorporating the principles of Hatha and Restorative Yoga into a soothing and resetting fusion of active and passive movement, this moderate class will be open to all.


An alignment-based, kinesiology-backed weekly exploration of repatterning our nervous systems, with emphasis on breath awareness, understanding the building blocks of effective movement and adapting to the needs of each unique body, modifications for beginners and experienced practitioners, poetry, radical self-acceptance, and building a supportive movement community. Niema strives to offer trauma-informed and body-positive spaces that are welcoming to people with marginalized identities.

$15 drop-in, packages available. Sliding scale available for BIPOC.

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Yoga for BIPOC - Mindful Movement for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
Nov
21
10:30 AM10:30

Yoga for BIPOC - Mindful Movement for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

Yoga for BIPOC: Mindful Movement for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

Let's co-create a sanctuary space to explore the connection between deeper embodiment & liberation.

This weekly offering will be an alignment-based, kinesiology-backed Hatha Yoga inspired class, with emphasis on breath awareness, understanding the building blocks of effective movement and adapting to the needs of each unique body, re-patterning our nervous systems, poetry, radical self-acceptance, and building supportive community.

Moderately paced, all levels with modifications offered both for beginners and experienced practitioners, part active and part restorative. Niema strives to offer trauma-informed and body-positive spaces. Only for those who identify as melanated, black, indigenous, and/or a person of color.

By donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.

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Showcase Poetry Performance
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

Showcase Poetry Performance

Niema will share a set of poetry as part of the Friday Night Coffeehouse.

Join us on Friday evenings for a treasure trove of live, acoustic music. You’ll enjoy eclectic music performed by four or so talented artists performing 30 minute sets. Magic happens on Friday nights at Cafe Artichoke!

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Connections Concerts - Pulse
Dec
1
1:30 PM13:30

Connections Concerts - Pulse

Connections Concerts put community and care into the forefront of the live music experience.

Based on values of deep listening, respect, vulnerability, and inspiration, our concerts are designed to welcome audience members to an intentionally-curated space for music and conversation.

Connections Concerts are an answer to a plea for togetherness and unity. An opportunity for presence and pleasure, and an invitation for a societal shift toward love, respect, and inclusivity.

December 1st at The Old Church

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Poetry at Songs From the Moon Album Release / WEA Benefit Concert
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry at Songs From the Moon Album Release / WEA Benefit Concert

Celebrating the release of her first solo full length album, Heather Christie joins forces with local artists Niema Lightseed and Water Eye.

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About this Event

Pairing with California-based women-led organization Women's Earth Alliance (WEA), this event shines light on the work that this organization is doing to support underprivileged women throughout the world to learn sustainable living practices and create communities.

Heather Christie is a singer-songwriter and music producer out of Los Angeles. 'Songs From the Moon' is her first truly solo album, and her 7th studio album alltogether. Heather is an artist on Jumpsuit Records label by The Polish Ambassador, and runs her booking company 2 Suns Booking. She is also a vocal empowerment coach and a mentor for independent musicpreneurs.

Niema Lightseed is a poet and priestess of the new paradigm dedicated to transforming oppression through art, embodiment education, linguistic analysis, and ritual. A healing artist since 2004, she writes and performs medicinal poetry, creates community ceremonies, offers therapeutic bodywork and creativity coaching, teaches about the convergence of liberation politics and somatic awareness, and seeks the marrow of life through a variety of meditative and creative disciplines. As a full-figured woman of color navigating the intersection of multiple forms of oppression while determinedly seeking the joy that is our true nature, she strives to create brave and magical spaces where the structures we have inherited can be transmuted and the work of seeing, accepting, and celebrating the fullness of the human experience is possible. Pairing with California-based women-led organization Women's Earth Alliance (WEA), this event shines light on the work that this organization is doing to support underprivileged women throughout the world to learn sustainable living practices and create communities.

Water Eye offers trans-genre sound styles like "now age soul folk" and "down tempered hippy hop". The vibe comes thru strongest and clearest in the art and heart of freestyle sacred cipher. She says, "I gave my name to Water in 2009; for the prayer of the water that calls us to live pure, in beauty and truth, and in the flow of right relation with all life. I strive to live in this beauty way thru creativity in song and sound making." Having had the privilege to travel internationally, sharing her muse, Water Eye currently resides in Portland OR as a creative community member of the magical mysterious love cauldron that is Onedoorland Synergenius Stew-dios.

$10 before 11/22, $15-$25 sliding scale after. Tickets here.

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Souldust: Magic in the Woods 2019
Apr
12
to Apr 15

Souldust: Magic in the Woods 2019

Imagine yourself on a floating dock in the middle of a sparkling lake looking up at the sky as dusk fades away to reveal the stars above. You’re tired… but a good kind of tired, where you’ve expended energy refreshing your soul with laughter, movement, s’mores, new friends and a deeper understanding of your own personal magic. Welcome to Camp Souldust.

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Souldust: Compassion Camp
Feb
8
to Feb 10

Souldust: Compassion Camp

An invitation to consciously immerse in community together. A tapestry of shared and deeply personal experiences, as we learn from teachers and one another in workshops, group activities, and conversations by a roaring fire and over nourishing meals. With shared circles and sacred space for introspection and individual cellular healing, through movement, art-making, or simply a quiet walk on the trails, this camp gives us a chance to practice co-creating the community in which we want to live.

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Decolonizing Our Language Workshop
Jul
7
11:00 AM11:00

Decolonizing Our Language Workshop

Using our words with deep awareness and intention can transform our world. Join us for a day of writing and discussion, embodiment practices and ritual to unpack and transmute our internalized oppression and the ways we participate in collective slavery into the exploration of sovereignty and interdependence.


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Decolonizing Our Language Workshop
Jul
4
11:00 AM11:00

Decolonizing Our Language Workshop

Using our words with deep awareness and intention can transform our world. Join us for a day of writing and discussion, embodiment practices and ritual to unpack and transmute our internalized oppression and the ways we participate in collective slavery into the exploration of sovereignty and interdependence.


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Souldust: Nature Edition
May
12
to May 13

Souldust: Nature Edition

Connection is the key to more soulful living.

The faster our world spins, the stronger our need becomes to slow down and remember the truth of our essence. Join Souldust for a weekend in the woods, surrounded by the wild, revitalizing elements in the presence of others seeking harmony… communing, breathing, remembering how to simply and fully be. Deepening connection to self and soul through nature, learning more about the quiet places within you.

At this mini-camp, you will experience all of the hallmarks of a Camp Souldust experience– connection to creativity, self-care, play, spirituality/woo, nature, embracing your gifts, and a deep sense of belonging– with a special emphasis on the healing properties of being in communion with Mother Earth. This intimate two-day weekend experience of just 40 campers is a respite of soul work amongst the plants, trees, waters and skies of the Pacific Northwest.

Niema will be offering cacao ceremony and a yoga class at this restorative camp retreat.

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Apr
20
to Apr 23

Souldust: Magic In the Woods

Imagine yourself…

on a floating dock in the middle of a sparkling lake looking up at the sky as dusk fades away to reveal the stars above.  You’re tired… but a good kind of tired, where you’ve expended energy refreshing your soul with laughter, movement, s’mores, new friends and a deeper understanding of your own personal magic. Welcome to Camp Souldust.

Niema will be teaching yoga, Medicinal Poetry Writing, Decolonizing Our Language, and offering Reiki Energywork Experiences.

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