Body Politic

Upcoming Events

Our diverse event programming takes the form of workshops and panel discussions where participants can deep-dive into critical wellness issues, signature “BODY TALK” storytelling nights, and meet-ups where attendees mingle and build community. 


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BODY HEAL: a workshop and panel on trauma + healing

Join Body Politic for a workshop and panel discussion on trauma and healing. We'll begin with a trauma-informed movement class, led by a certified instructor from Exhale to Inhale. This workshop will be a chance to move and form connection with our bodies in a safe space where individual space is respected. This movement workshop is open to everyone, regardless of experience with yoga or fitness. Beginners are welcome!

After the workshop, we will break for a short intermission. We will be serving warming drinks and light snacks, and attendees will have the chance to mingle and chat with each other. After the snack break, we'll reconvene for a panel discussion on trauma and healing. We'll hear from experts in the psychiatric field, writers, activists, and wellness practitioners. While much of the discussion will focus on sexual trauma and recovery, our panelists will be offering insight into healing practices that can be applied to a variety of experiences. We will also explore the connections between oppression and trauma, as well as the links between "wellness," movement, and healing.

This event will be centered around the voices and experiences of trauma experts and trauma survivors. We will be offering grounding rituals throughout the event to help create an atmosphere of safety and stability. All attendees will also receive access to a reading list on trauma + healing, compiled by the event organizers and panelists, so the work we do together can continue after and outside of the event.

Our BODY HEAL event will focus primarily on healing from all forms of trauma. Wellness, self care, and empowerment will be emphasized. However, there is a chance specific examples of trauma will be mentioned, although our panelists will do their best to keep the conversation focused on healing, and offer content warnings before describing examples of trauma.

If at any point you would like to leave, please feel free to do so and come back in whenever you're ready. We will also have information on resources and organizations for trauma survivors.

ANNOUNCING OUR PANELISTS!

Tara Tonini, who will also be leading our trauma-informed movement workshop, is a lover of nature, movement, color and creativity. Tara is a Hatha and Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher, Birth Doula, Master Reiki Healer and currently working on her Master's of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Tara approaches each healing modality through a trauma-informed lens. She is a Founding Member of The Center For Yoga and Trauma Recovery and serves as Director of Curriculum Development and Mentorship at Exhale to Inhale where she teaches trauma-informed trainings and workshops worldwide

Kenya Crawford is a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in working with folk of color and LGBTQ folk navigating traumas, depression, anxiety, and relationships both monogamous & non-monogamous. As a Black queer woman, Kenya approaches her counseling from an anti-racist and anti-oppressive lens aimed towards creating a collaborative and authentic space to foster radical holistic healing for clients.

Tt King, she/her/hers, is a Graduate Student at the Boston College School of Social Work finishing her degree in clinical social work. Tt has worked with and beside survivors of various forms of violence in both employment and clinical training settings, primarily utilizing body-based therapies to accompany folks on the healing journey.

Marissa Moore is a licensed psychotherapist and owner of Therapy Brooklyn, a group practice in Greenpoint. She blends different therapy modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, body based healing, narrative therapy and insight oriented therapy.

Our moderator for this panel will be Seyi Adeyinka. Seyi is a medical student, public health researcher, and full spectrum doula. Her work integrates allopathic medicine and holistic healing modalities to help individuals align their body, mind, and spirit.

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