Saturday, November 23
Doors open at 5:30pm, doors CLOSE at 6pm
$30-50 sliding scale
Embrace your grief, for there your soul will grow ~ Carl Jung
Your grief is Sacred.
Deep respect to the sadness, anger and despair moving through many on the personal and collective levels in these critical times. Emotions arising from personal loss, trauma, regret, earth devastation, loss of bodily autonomy, systematic and political injustice or ancestral burdens need to be honored and expressed for our personal and collective healing. These feelings can serve as powerful messengers when welcomed, felt, tended. Despite our cultural programming to isolate, especially with pain and anger, tending these bigger energies as a communal process opens up portals for greater understanding, transmutation and compassion. For those interested in tending grief in a ritual container with movement, music, prayer, writing and altar work, Julia Hartsell will be hosting this ceremony for us to gather, feel and move in community.
Julia Hartsell is a dancer, catalyst for soulful, earth-honoring community and founder of The Flowjo, a sanctuary for embodied practice in Carrboro, NC. With a background in performance art and world religions, Julia has spent her adult life seeking the mystical through movement. Trusting the body’s inherent wisdom and sacredness, she utilizes these diverse practices to help access the body’s intuition for emotional expression and transformation.This spiraling path has spun her around the world, into non-ordinary states of consciousness and deeper into her devotional dance as a healing practice. With an animist worldview, her work is focused on reclaiming relational ways of living and ancient forms of medicine in service of personal and ancestral healing. Julia is an Ancestral Lineage Healing Practitioner, Death Doula and Home Funeral Guide and is committed to reclaiming the beauty, sacredness and meaning in times of death. She has developed Grief Ceremonies and Ancestral Dance practices for reconnection with elemental forces and ancestral allies. With love of the earth’s waters, Julia is an Initiate of Osun and Obatala in the Ifá/Òrìsà tradition of Yoruba West Africa. www.JuliaHartsell.com, www.TheFlowjo.com