Tag Archives: somatics

Open letter to Joe Biden (Don’t go halfway)

I just sent the following to Joe Biden via his campaign website (https://go.joebiden.com/page/s/contact-us).

June 9, 2020

Dear Vice President Biden,

The U.S. stands at a moment of opportunity to make real and lasting change. We must work to dismantle systemic racism and white supremacy. You feel it, the momentum. I can tell that you feel it as I watch you speaking. As a white person of great privilege, as you journey toward the election and beyond, please make sure that you are listening carefully and thoroughly to people of color. Make sure that your circle of close advisors includes people of color, specifically Black Americans. Listen well. Listen well. Do what you can. Do what you can inside yourself, and outside yourself.

You stand to bring humanity back into the White House. I hope you will.

Please read this really, really important book: My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem (read more and order it here: https://www.resmaa.com/books/). Resmaa Menakem writes about the trauma that racism inflicts upon bodies, specifically Black, white, and police bodies. We Americans all carry racial trauma in our bodies, and until we work through and resolve that terrible condition, we won’t have real, lasting change.

What a beautiful opportunity we have right now.

Please don’t go halfway.

Respectfully,

Rebecca Kuder

Yoga, Somatics, and Creative Play workshop (Feb. 10)

Dear all,

Melissa Tinker, Amy Chavez and I are again offering this workshop on Feb. 10 at the Antioch College Wellness Center. This is a beautiful, embodied, fun, and healing practice. More information is below…
Love,
Rebecca
Facebook event page:
Details:
Yoga, Somatics, and Creative Play: A Path to Authenticity 

Saturday, 2/10/2018
From12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
with Amy Chavez, Melissa Tinker & Rebecca Kuder
Our lives reside in our memories, bodies, and bones. Using yoga, ReStoryative Somatics (TM), and expressive writing and drawing, we will harvest our inner narratives, becoming authors to our own stories. We’ll support each other in releasing what is no longer relevant or was never true. Please wear clothes for yoga and bring a light snack.
$60 for Members, $70 for Non-members

Yoga, Somatics, and Creative Play: A Path to Authenticity (Nov. 18, Antioch Wellness Center)

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On November 18, Amy Chavez, Melissa Tinker and I will be leading a new workshop at Antioch College Wellness Center! I have a feeling it’s going to fill quickly. Please see below for details, and a little inspiration…

WHAT:

Yoga, Somatics, and Creative Play: A Path to Authenticity 

Our lives reside in our memories, bodies, and bones. Using yoga, Restoryative Somatics (TM), expressive writing and drawing, and the therapeutic whirlpool, we will harvest our inner narratives, becoming authors to our own stories. We’ll support each other in releasing what is no longer relevant or was never true. Please wear clothes for yoga and bring a light snack and a swimsuit.
WHEN:
Saturday, November 18, 1-6 PM
WHERE:
Antioch College Wellness Center, Yellow Springs, Ohio
(You will be prompted to create an account or log into MindBody.)
p.s. Here’s a little inspiration from the power that is Climbing Poetree.