This 8-week course is a space to support and expand the self-care practices of health care workers, caregivers, teachers, activists and anyone with heavy spirits right now. Seven Portal Sky is part workbook, part autobiography, and part dream – it details a vision for healing justice and daily practices for moving with and through the emotions – from overwhelm and fear, to anger and grief – arising for many of us in these winds of change. These traditional medicine practices offer us ways to stay present, to stay in our bodies, and remain in the ongoing struggle for healing as individuals and as a nation.
Ihotu Jennifer Ali, MPH, LMT, will guide you through poems, stories, and visual art from Seven Portal Sky, designed to shift and balance your energy field, as you explore seven chakras (from the Yoga tradition) and seven Orisha spirit archetypes (from the Nigerian Yoruba tradition). You’ll experiment with a weekly set of simple practices based on indigenous concepts of earth, water, fire, ecosystem, wind, light, and sky that can gently support your physical health (digestion, nervous and immune systems, and menstrual health), mental and emotional health, and offer ways to deepen your practice of justice and solidarity as allies.
Registered participants will be able to access the course from April 5 – May 24. Please visit the program page for more information about online course details and expectations.