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You Gotta Feel It To Heal It

Martha Cuffy

Saturday

17:30 - 19:00

ONLINE

Workshop

You Gotta Feel It To Heal It

A journey into a body- centred approach to understanding and healing the impact of racism. How the language of healing needs to evolve to include and respect our body’s knowing. This will underline the importance of a somatic pathway in a time shaped by inhumane processes and structures that keep us at speed and thus maintain an unsustainable level of bodily distress. The vicious cycle of bodies caste in a structural hierarchy based on pigmentation and how this links to the social vulnerabilities and inequities in the challenges of covid-19. Why slow is fast. That facing the uncertainties of the future requires a reclaiming of the sovereignty of our body.
Through exercises the group will explore the dance between racism and trauma and how it lives in the body. This is an opportunity to reflect and even practice some of our individual and intergenerational legacies as a source of resilience.
With a deeper more intimate connection to our body comes all the memory and wisdom available to us individually and communally so we can all become better ancestors!

As a wellness architect Martha incorporates a holistic body-centric approach to coaching and leadership development. A few years after her MBA and career in tech and finance she spent two years at the world’s first yoga university in India where she completed her MA in Yoga Psychology.
She has spent over 30 years educating herself and communities she serves with indigenous grass roots knowledge and practices to increase well being. She is passionate about people being their own first responder by innovating with the ancient and the new - yoga, connected breath and TRE. She has held various roles - trustee of Iyengar Yoga Institute Maida Vale and founding President of Dominica Spa, Health and Wellness Association. Her nature-based Primal Spa experience featured in the top travel magazine Travel & Leisure.
She has designed and facilitated various programmes to support emerging and senior black and brown leaders including a programme held at Windsor Castle. She is invited to write and speak on various aspects of leadership, healing from racism and practical wellness rituals. She is part of the international rooted and embodied community who are on an experimental journey of somatic abolitionism framed by the work of Resma Menakem, author of My Grandmother’s Hands."She has spent over 30 years educating herself and communities she serves with indigenous grass roots knowledge and practices to increase well being. She is passionate about people being their own first responder by innovating with the ancient and the new - yoga, connected breath and TRE. She has held various roles - trustee of Iyengar Yoga Institute Maida Vale and founding President of Dominica Spa, Health and Wellness Association. Her nature-based Primal Spa experience featured in the top travel magazine Travel & Leisure.
She has designed and facilitated various programmes to support emerging and senior black and brown leaders including a programme held at Windsor Castle. She is invited to write and speak on various aspects of leadership, healing from racism and practical wellness rituals. She is part of the international rooted and embodied community who are on an experimental journey of somatic abolitionism framed by the work of Resma Menakem, author of My Grandmother’s Hands.