World as Mirror: Palestine & the Longing to Belong – Rachel Zelaya

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Workshop

We warmly invite you to participate in an exploration of the very human longing for a sense of BE-longing and Home, through the lens of the Second Chakra and the emotion of Desire. We’ll be discussing these themes and how they relate to us as individuals, as well as how they play out on the global scale in the ongoing displacement of Palestinians from their homes. Both Rachel and Anastacia have traveled to and taught movement (yoga and dance) in Palestine. Pacha has installed art on the separation wall in Bethlehem and is interested in how this “canvas” is a marker for social resistance and is being claimed by Palestinians as a home for self-expression. All three are Kundalini Yoga Teachers and community activists.

Join us for discussion, meditation, breath work, chanting, and a collective opportunity to develop compassion for yourself, others, and the whole world as you tend your own Second Chakra wholeness. Let’s seed the evolutionary wave that all beings feel at Home in the world.

 

Bio:

Rachel Zelaya shares the healing and empowering practice of Kundalini Yoga to help shift humanity into the next stage of our evolution. She has taught civil war refugees in Liberia, West Africa, and school children in the Occupied Territories of the West Bank; she leads women’s groups and retreats to help to heal and awaken the Divine Feminine; and works with individuals to release deep ancestral trauma through the embodied practices of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Find her at her home studio website: www.AdiShaktiCenter.com

Pacha creates large scale photographic murals using a unique ‘layered in camera’ photographic style, that explores the mystical and mysterious sides of the feminine. She is interested in creating opportunities for ‘humans to be seen’ and vulnerabilities to be shared, while connecting deeply through Social Art and street art practices. You can see more of Pacha’s work on her website at www.edicapacha.com and instagram @edicapacha.

Anastacia Dadashpour is a writer, activist, peace holder and bridge builder. She holds an MA in Human Rights from the Korbel School of International Studies and a BA in Journalism from CU Boulder. Anastacia’s family has lived among the pueblo people of NM for 14 generations and she hosts sister city trips to Palestine. She is committed to the progression of equality at home and around the globe