Song of the Spirit with Beatrice Anderson
Song of the Spirit introduces the practice of releasing the voice, the wisdom of our stories and the innate knowing of the body through the story sharing practice of song, the clarifying nature of the breath, the soothing quality of sound and the nourishing gentle support of plant allies slippery elm bark, thyme, lavender and lemon.
It is the truth of our spirit that are most impacted and silenced through the causes of our individual and generational trauma and the violent effects of systemic oppression in our daily lived experiences. These traumas form blocks and stagnant spaces that are felt across the body, contributing to the silencing of our voice and the quieting of our spirit. Join me for this hour long workshop, where we begin to loosen the tongue, make room and create flow in the belly for the Song of the Spirits to be sung out loud and free.
This session is open to all and no previous training is required. The songs sung will be both improvised and also shared from a repertoire of suitable and accessible traditional songs that support growth, release, connection and transformation.
B. Anderson's (they/them) life's work as sound healer, contemplative teacher, ritual leader and community organizer serves in full devotion to the liberation of all beings. B calls up the traditions, legacies and medicine of their southern Black American, Jamaican Maroon, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, and Choctaw ancestry as their healing arts praxis.
A core collective member of Harriet's Apothecary, Co- Founder and visionary of Love Circle Sangha, facilitator with engaged Buddhist activist organization Buddhist Peace Fellowship, B. combines their experience as a grassroot organizer, their life principles and practices to develop community wellness strategies, transformative spaces and generative healing modalities across the country.
B’s current offerings include NYAH, a consulting group supporting the wellbeing of relationships across communities, organizations, within families and partnerships. As well as Flatbush Community Freedom School, an intergenerational skillshare incubator and resource hub in partnership with the Linden Public Library.
Karen Rose, DaRa Williams, Teah Strozer, Dr. Naina Marballi, Gamma G, and Grandma Bernadette of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers have supported and continue to transmit their wisdom as their elders and teachers.