Our theme for fall is Health and Wellness. All programs are 6 weeks and will culminate in a community Health Weekend, November 21-22. While our school-year offerings will feel different this year, we are excited to offer weekly programs and one on one options on various creative topics. Participants may sign up for one or more. Check out the offerings below!
6-week Program Schedule: Once a Week, October – November 2020
My Boundaries My Life: Tuesdays 4-6 PM
My Boundaries, My Life is a creative space to be honest about the real and real uncomfortable situations we find ourselves in and a safe space to practice tools that can help us get through those moments. Whether it’s a relationship that left us questioning our self-worth and how to trust again or a pattern of thinking that we want to leave behind, we could all use a judgement-free community to pause, reflect and reset, so that we can choose different narratives next time.
We’ll explore topics like emotional intelligence and unpack the healthy and unhealthy ways that relationships have been modeled for us, in terms of relationship to self, others, and the Earth. We’ll listen to music and talk about its impact on our idea of love and the way we experience love. We’ll use art and creative writing, to breakdown and practice feeling empowered in our ‘no’s’ and confident in our ‘yes’s’, so that we can make direct changes in our lives. Facilitated by Kamilla Kafiyeva.
Nature Art & Journaling: Thursdays 4-6 PM
Together we’ll journal and make art inspired by nature and our inner creative selves. There will be space for deep conversations and building community, as well as time to look inwards and connect deeply with ourselves. As we grow our relationships with nature through art and guided writing, we’ll share in its wisdom, resilience, beauty, and creativity. Facilitated by Rae Parks.
DIY Healing: Thursdays 4:30-6:30 PM
In this workshop, we will define our own practices for healing with an emphasis on sound healing! We’ll have an opportunity to connect and learn from each other individually and collectively while focusing our attention on being grounded. We will use our knowledge of sound healing to build musical instruments. We will create and reimagine a space that’s self affirming and reflective through multiple meditative practices such as meditative writing, breathing techniques, along with poetry, zine making and intuitive art. We will explore “being present,” and harnessing our unique positive energy. Facilitated by Na’a Akua.
Hands on the Land at Marra Farm: Building Resilience in the Garden and our Lives: Saturdays 9AM-12PM*
With our hands on the land at Marra Farm in South Park, we will connect with the Earth in reciprocal relationship, gain practical gardening skills, and grow fresh, culturally-relevant produce. We will learn how to disrupt the racist and unjust food system dominant in the U.S. through investing in food sovereignty and access locally. We will practice late season gardening – harvesting, washing produce, weeding by hand, overwintering crops, and putting the garden to bed. Along the way, we will develop skills around preserving and canning, herbalism, fruit-tree care, creek restoration, and more. As we engage in listening to and caring for the land in preparation for Winter, we will draw parallels in how to practice deep listening and care for ourselves and our communities. Equipment is provided, no gardening experience necessary! Facilitated by Neli Jasuja and Tayah Carlisle.
Community Hikes: Select Saturdays*
Join Program Manager Rae Parks for 3 local day trips to various locations! More information to be provided.
1 on 1 Tutoring
Tutoring from a Y-WE staff member, mentor, or facilitator can be provided. Contact Program Coordinator, Tayah, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
*Please note: Hands on the Land and Community Hikes are in-person programs. Space will be limited in order to ensure we continue to follow the required social distancing guidelines. For those interested in participating in these programs, we will follow-up with more information on our plans regarding safety. We are not able to provide transportation support for these in-person programs. If this is a barrier, please contact Tayah (email@example.com) and we will do what we can to support you to navigate the logistics.