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 African music to get lost in, movement improvisation, meditation, and sharing to shift, heal and reclaim.
In October’s session come and reconnect to how you show up in the world, and what supports you to be your full self, and interact with other humans, beings, and the Earth as equally full selves.
The space: RoundFire is an alcohol free space and I request that you do not come intoxicated. This is an invitation to be in your body and experience how sound and movement affects you without intoxication.
As such RoundFire is an intentional space to get down, hear great music, connect to yourself, feel your body, process, come as you are, celebrate, twerk, roll on the floor, rest and generally do you… As long as it’s not harming anyone else it’s all welcome. Come be. [with thanks to WERK by Camille Barton for some of the language on intentionality of the space]
LOCATION: Acacia Studios, Viking House, Waiyaki Way, Westlands
DAY: OCT 20th
TIME: 4.30 pm – 6.30 pm
Wear clothes you can move in. Water will be provided.
COST: Tickets are available on a sliding scale. 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.