round fire healing dance – ancestral grounds

What grounds you? As the turbulence of this 2020 has swept us this way and that, what has grounded you? Where have your feet found to step and be firm? What grounds have blessed you? What moments of being with grandmother Earth have you nurtured? Where have you learnt to dance with the unknown infirm? Who has held you, who have you noticed holding you?

Welcome to explore the ancestors (lineage and Earth) who hold us through it all.

~ Afrikan peoples around the world have used movement and sound (as one inseparable being) as a healing philosophy and practice that allows one to be in their body, and reconnects one to themselves, to life force, to community, and to other embodied and unembodied spirits.

Evening times, around a fire, in all circumstances, we have gathered to dance. To be ourselves, reconnect to joy, build power, resist, heal, and make life sing.

Drawing on these traditions, RoundFire, a healing dance workshop, offers you 2 hours of meditation, curated Afrikan music to get lost (and maybe found) in, movement improvisation, and sharing to shift, heal and reclaim. Come be.

Clear a space. Wear clothes you can move in. Have some water handy.

LOCATION: on Zoom (link to be sent once payment is confirmed)

DAY: NOV 27th

TIME: 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm

COST: Tickets are available on a sliding scale. Payments can be made via MPesa or Paypal.

I encourage you to read my full thoughts on the sliding scale and accessible and equitable value exchange systems available here. Here is a brief summary:

A guide to using Wangũi’s sliding scale

The Healer tickets are the actual cost of the session (2 hours). The Accessible tickets are for those who are able to meet their basic needs but have medium-to-little expendable income. Paying for this session may qualify as a sacrifice but it would not create hardship. The Community Supported ticket is for those who struggle to meet basic needs and paying for this session would still be a significant hardship. There are a limited number of tickets at low and middle prices so select these only if you truly need them.

Please see Wort and Cunning’s excellent write up on the difference between sacrifice and hardship, and many thanks to her for clarifying these terms. Here is a small summary:

“If paying for a class, product, or service would be difficult, but not detrimental, it qualifies as a sacrifice. You might have to cut back on other spending in your life (such as going out to dinner, buying coffee, or a new outfit), but this will not have a long term harmful impact on your life. It is a sacred sacrifice in order to pursue something you are called to do. If, however, paying for a class, product, or service would lead to a harmful impact on your life, such as not being able to put food on the table, pay rent, or pay for your transportation to get to work, then you are dealing with hardship.”


Bookings are closed for this event.