The 2017 HoneyRoot Summer Initiation Retreat takes place at beautiful Shady Creek Retreat Center, which is a gorgeous space where earth, water, trees and sky surround us as we spend our days selecting from a wide array of movement, dance and voice workshops, healing ceremonies, sacred rituals, performances, and yes, even time for rest! It’s a chance to deeply resource and nourish yourself, meet other women and come together as sisters in the ways that are most natural to the feminine soul.
This weekend is open to women of all ages, and there are specific offerings for maidens and elders as well as childcare should you wish to bring your young one along and ensure that s/he gets to have just as much fun as you! All these details and more are elaborated at http://www.honeyroot.org and you can easily Register Here
Come join us at the Hatch Community Event where Uzo will be facilitating a
Radical Movement for Self Care Workshop
Come and share with community members ways to move your body to achieve more energy, relive stress and activate loving connection with yourself and others. We all have the ability to activate our greatest power which lies internally.
When : Wednesday, December 21, 2016 6pm -7pm
Where: 555 19th St suite 131 Oakland CA
Hatch provides doula trainings and support to low-income young parents between the ages of 18 and 24, creating a community for and by young parents.
I have felt nothing but gratitude since my return from Hawaii. The sights and sounds of Maui is indescribable. i was thoroughly inspired and can’t wait to get back. In the meantime, here is a very shallow view of my experience. We stayed at a YMCA camp and my roomies were so much fun. Le Fluer, a new friend took me to the Tarot patch and we walked through and absorbed all the magical energy, it was GREAT!!!
One of many great views
It was an amazing experience and I was delighted that camp participants absolutely embraced this crazy idea of collecting empirical data to assess energy and stress levels pre and post the Uzo Method session.
But first, the Nigerian dance experience was delightful. Akeem is Yoruba and I am Igbo. Together, we are WaZoBia (Without the Zo) This fusion of Igbo and Yoruba dance is an innovative way for community to find similarities in culture to blend and to be one. After all that”s what MAMA AFRICA would want. Enjoy.
The Uzo Method Project got mixed into the drum and dance camp community. We danced, we sang, we stretched, guided imagery was used, spirits invoked and voila….magic happens. Photos by Ingrid Martin
Now the results.
Below is a very simple picture of what happened. We already know that music and movement increase endorphins and reduce stress hormones keeping us healthy I asked 10 participants to volunteer to give me feedback about their experience.
Bar Graph that depicts the change in energy and stress levels
95% of the participants had an increase in energy levels