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Soul Moves- Virtual Event

February 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We believe movement is a powerful and transformative force. One we can experiment with, flow with, be challenged by, and use as a doorway to deep connection and self-discovery.

The St. Ignace Public Library and the Les Cheneaux Community Library are partnering up to offer our communities a 4-week workshop series exploring embodied movement and wellness through the lenses of Anishinaabe Maadiziiwin and contemporary yoga.

The 4-week workshop series will begin Sunday, February 21 at 4:00 PM. Each session will be every Sunday through March 14 and will be 90 minutes long.

Registration is limited to 75 people : Register Here –  Please register by February 15 to ensure timely arrival of your welcome gift.

 

Meet Your Facilitators:

Charlee Brissette, MS, is an Indigenous health educator and certified wellness coach. She is also a fancy dancer. She has worked with hundreds of people to assisting with healthy lifestyle choices.

Samantha Radecki, MPH, RYT-200 is a contemporary yoga and movement
facilitator and health educator. She is passionate about creating transformational experiences.

Workshop Breakdown

Each workshop will begin in a similar way:

  • Interactive welcome and introductions
  • Invitation to create their sacred space
  • Blessing to the land and smudging ceremony with Charlee Brissette – NIIMIIDA MIGIZII KWE
  • 7 Sacred Breaths Practice
  • Short Movement Flush
  • Intention Setting

Participants are asked to have a journal handy, to wear exercise clothes and sneakers, and to practice with a yoga mat, yoga blocks and a blanket.

After the interactive welcome, each session will lead into a different branch of wellness.

Week 1 – Welcome, Let Go & Create Space
  • Intro to contemporary yoga & Anishinaabe Maadiziiwin
  • “I Welcome Myself”meditation
  • Beliefs inventory exercise
  • Fiery & energizing calisthenic practice
  • Heart opening/clearing
  • Meditation/journaling
Week 2 – Self Care to Fill Your Cup
  • 7 Circles of Wellness teaching
  • Personal wellness inventory exercise
  • Native Dance practice
  • Meditation/journaling
Week 3 – Skillful Engagement with Life
  • Intro to skillful engagement/action &surrender
  • Will & surrender yoga practice
  • Meditation/journaling
Week 4 – Sustainable Wellness & Mino Bimaadiziwin
  • Mino Bimaadiziiwin teaching
  • Sustainable Wellness Integration
  • Blended movement practice:calisthenics, native dance &yoga
  • Heart opening/clearing
  • Meditation/journaling

Each workshop will end in a similar way:

  • Reflection invitation
  • Video on, gallery view, community connection invitation
  • Questions?
  • 7 Sacred Breaths practice
  • OM
  • Goodbye!

The workshops are designed to take place via Zoom. There will be 4 90-minute sessions. To receive the full benefits of the program, attending all 4 sessions in person is strongly encouraged, though it is not required. Sessions will be recorded and available to participants for up to one week.

Details

Date:
February 28, 2021
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Venue

Virtual
  • (906) 643-8318

  • Hours

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    Wednesday: 10 AM – 7 PM
    Thursday: 10 AM – 5 PM
    Friday: 10 AM – 5 PM
    Saturday: 10 AM – 3 PM

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