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A Burst of Light: Self-Care for Collective Resilience

Led by Jess Turner and Laura Marie

$20 to Register.  Additional Donations collected day of.

In a time of relentless fear, we gather to engage in healing practices for personal strength and collective well-being.

Workers, makers, do-ers, empaths, feelers, thinkers, resistors, allies, humans : please join us on Saturday, February 25 for A Burst of Light: Self-Care for Collective Resilience, a day-long gathering to nurture those on the frontlines of the struggle for a better world. This is the first installment in a quarterly event series. 

We will offer four classes that explore various paths to self and collective empowerment, ranging from herbal healing to using fashion as self-care. 

While holding space for anxiety arising from living in a consumer society eager to promote the fallacy that we are separate from one another, we affirm the sanctity of the Earth, the importance of heart-to-heart connection, and the power of collective visioning.

Come for learning, fellowship, mini-healing sessions, herbal tea and amazing vegan, gluten-free hot dogs by our food partner YEAH DAWG.

This event is organized by and for people of color, queers and those who love and support us. 

Sliding scale $20 to $45 (includes all four classes) via http://aburstoflight.brownpapertickets.com

Wheelchair accessible

TABLING by ANTIDOTE Greenpoint
FOOD by YEAH DAWG
*Affordable individual sessions with energy, bodywork and astrology practitioners. Details to be announced
*Zines, medicinal herbs, and plants available for sale
*Complimentary herbal tea

CLASSES (schedule to be announced)


** Herbs for Resilience: Plant Allies for Times of Undoing with Laura Marie Ruocco & Jess Turner **


Plants have powers that can reach us on both the physical and spiritual plane. In these times, as multiple ongoing, intersecting social and political crises come to a head, what wisdom can we glean from our plant teachers? How can understanding plants as teachers help us transition from fear and alienation to personal transformation? Challenging the individualism of mainstream "wellness" rhetoric, this class takes inspiration from a framework of radical vitalismwhich acknowledges the interconnectedness of all life on this planet. We root healing work within a social, political and ecological context, and a commitment to challenging all forms of oppression.
Laura Marie Ruocco is a Brooklyn-based herbalist. She believes that helping to reconnect people with plant medicine is integral to the work of healing ourselves and healing the earth. 
Jess Turner is an herbalist whose practice is focused on helping her clients harness the power of non-human nature to heal from the damage that systems of oppression wreak on the emotional and physical body.

** Cosmic Wellness: The Astrological Moon & Self Empowerment with Anais ** 


The placement and sign of our natal astrological Moon can give us many clues on how to access our power and maintain our emotional health. In this extremely difficult time in the world, maintaining emotional wellness is more important than ever. By focusing on the Moon sign in astrology we will learn how to nourish, understand and support our own emotional needs. This class is based on Western Astrology. Please bring a copy of your astrological birth chart (can be found by entering your birth time, date and place at astro.com).  
Anais is a cosmic astrologer, root priestess, healer and intuitive guide. She is the sole founder and creator of Mystical Mandrake Root. 

** Health as Wealth: Kitchen Garden Remedies with Cheryl Brown ** 
There's a common idea that to live a healthy life you have to spend a lot of money, it's complicated and takes a lot of time! In this family-friendly workshop Cheryl will share effective, simple and budget-conscious plant remedies that you can grow in an urban environment (in containers on the window sill or outside) and find in your kitchen cabinet to keep you and your family in optimal health. We will use our sensestaste, smell, touch and sightto identify common herbs and "weeds" that heal. We'll also make an easy winter health root tonic. 
Cheryl Brown is a seasoned urban gardener, permaculture designer and self-taught herbal practitioner. 

** Fashion as Self-Care with Deloris **
details to be announced

Earlier Event: February 24
New Moon Ceremony
Later Event: February 25
Booked Private Event