Somatics & Social Healing
a workshop led by Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza and Erin Law
June 12, 2019 6:30pm CST getfit615 Nashville, TN
What happens when we connect our bodies with a desire for change in the world?
Our work in this day is learning to be human with one another.
We often fail at being in relationship with one another and so much of what we must learn is the crucial act of bridging across lines of radical difference. This relationality of bridging helps us lean into the practices of radical love, something we all need but rarely experience. When we are able to engage these elements, we create conditions for social healing.
Our imagination for social healing is strengthened through embodied practices & relationship building and creates the platform for bodies to become the primary mode for social change. We will explore the practice of Authentic Movement in which we embody the essential relational skills of witnessing, seeing and being seen, building trust, and holding space in which we question and suspend judgment in order to be truly present with ourselves and one another.
This event is open to all persons, regardless of previous experience.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does this apply to me?
The Only answer is: yes.
Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza
has been described in a myriad of ways: a scholar-activist, scholar-leader, thought-leader, teacher, public theologian, ethicist, poet of moral reason, and word artist. Among these ways of describing Dr. Robyn, they are also a visionary thinker who has spent two decades working in the hybrid space of church, academy, & movements seeking to not only disrupt but dismantle supremacy culture by focusing their PhD studies on new concepts of being & becoming, decolonizing knowledge production, & bridging with radical difference. They enflesh a deep hope of collaborating in these hybrid spaces where their work seeks to contribute to the ongoing work of collective liberation. Activist Theology as a disciplinary off-shoot of liberation theology & Movement idea has been incubating since 2008 with Dr. Robyn and further developed throughout their doctoral program and engagement with Movement leaders. Now, Activist Theology has the chance to emerge as a collaborative project. Dr. Robyn was named 1 of 10 Faith Leaders to watch by the Center for American Progress in 2018. As a scholar-activist, Dr. Robyn is committed to translating theory to action, so that our work in the hybrid spaces reflect the deep spiritual work of transforming self to transforming the world. Dr. Robyn writes & creates both academic & other valuable resources, including digital resources. Dr. Robyn is a non-binary Transqueer Latinx who calls Nashville, TN home.
Erin Law, MFA
Erin Law is a multidisciplinary artist, somatic movement educator, and bodyworker based in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a B.A. in Dance from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, a M.F.A. in Dance from Smith College, a Certification in Laban Bartenieff Movement Analysis from the Integrated Movement Studies Program, and is a Licensed Massage Therapist. Currently Erin teaches Somatics and Improvisation for diverse populations, practices barefoot bodywork and Myofascial Release in her Massage Therapy work, and spearheads various creative projects at the intersection of somatic embodiment, social healing, queer theory, and performance art.