SOMATIC PRACTICE FOR QUEERS
ONLINE // ONGOING
TUESDAYS, 4:00 - 6:00 PM EST
starting after the autumn equinox, on 25 september
MOONWORK is a practice of making home in self, others, and the present moment, as perfect-for-now experiences that include past and future. MOONWORK is a celebration and exploration of cyclical time. It is a practice of transformation. It's a practice of change as generative and reliable, a practice of power as a vector of impact. It's a way to feel more, without overwhelm. It's a negotiation of community as care and nurturance, a constellation of communication grounded in capacity and clarity. It's a practice of commitment and desire that is tangibly backed up by your way of being and doing in this world. It's an engagement with shadow and shame that is accountable and liberatory, that supports sustainable action instead of collapse and denial. It is shedding. It is, above all, an emergent/emerging practice of the body as brilliant, wise, and worthy tool to cultivate loving resilience.
In more practical terms, MOONWORK is an ongoing online somatic practice group for queers. We will orbit the moon’s phases through a loose thematic pattern of the body’s three dimensions––length, width, depth––and sessions will include solo & group somatic practice, 1:1 coaching, and mini-lessons. Each season (every three months), participants will have the opportunity to reflect on & redefine their commitments to their work within this space. Each participant's work will be their own, in service of the transformation & healing they seek. Though participants may leave the group at any time, new participants will only be added at the start of a season, and my intention is to work intimately and deeply, in months and years rather than weeks.
As a new offering, grounded in emergence and resilient change, it is likely that the structure of MOONWORK will expand &/or shift over time. The core is strong and clear; the rest is adaptable, responsive cocreation. There will be more to this offering than our three group practice sessions per month, but I am waiting for you to show me what you need before deciding what “more” will be. MOONWORK is a space where all of my skillsets and toolkits over the last 12+ years of study & practice are available to you. The breadth of my learning & teaching spans trauma healing, somatic and movement practices of many types, nervous system health and resilience, tarot, birth work, yoga, writing and writing workshops, queer and femme and leather lineage/ancestry, mad pride/liberatory approaches to mental health, boundaries and consent, shadow/shame work, chosen family and polyamory and non-monogamy, and an ongoing question: “How do we embody and act from our power with integrity?”
DETAILS: 3 tuesdays/month, we meet on zoom for a 2-hour somatic practice session, including mini-lessons & 1:1 coaching. lessons will be tailored to group need/desire; participants will receive 1:1 coaching at least 1x/season.
there will be at least one more monthly offering to MOONWORK participants! i am waiting for this cohort to articulate need & desire before fleshing out the structure.
somatic practices will be recorded, but live attendance is expected/encouraged, as your capacity allows. 1-2 months/year will be "rest months," during which we will meet fewer times.
*i am offering low-cost & trade spaces for MOONWORK, but for this first cohort, i am offering those spaces only to clients/participants with whom i have an existing relationship. monthly fees will go up for future new cohorts after this first one! monthly fee is due every month on the 15th, regardless of how many sessions a participant is attending, including during "rest months".