Shame is something that colors the way we move through the world. I was 11 the first time I remember sweaty armpits, a knot in my stomach and itchy nervousness at the feeling of not fitting in. It is a feeling that has stayed with me, woken me up in the night, kept me in constant self-doubt.
“I define shame as the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging – something we’ve experienced, done, or failed to do makes us unworthy of connection.”
In the last year I have explored some interesting work around healing old limiting beliefs and where they have taken up residency in my body. When I got clear about those limiting beliefs I realized there was a whole lens of shame that shaped the way I had acted, the way I was in relationships, the way I handled money, and many other things. The idea that if I could just get to the bottom of the shame I could show up more fully as my truest self was truly exciting. It felt like a revelation!
My dear friend and producing partner, professor X, and I have decided to go in. This new experiment is a labor of love and a lot of our own self study.
If we can overcome our shame, can we overcome some of our fears?
We invite you to join us in a weekly series to explore this question. Each week, for 12 weeks, we will approach different shame triggers, discuss some of the ways we are working through them, and take you through a movement practice to help integrate. We would love to have you on this journey as we get weird, as we get honest, as we get closer to our TRUE SELVES – let’s GET WAVVY!
May 14th – August 6th 2020
DJ set starting at 4:30p pst // 7:30p est
Discussion at 5:00p pst // 8:00p est
Yoga/Movement at 5:30p pst // 8:30p est
You will receive a zoom link with instructions in your confirmation email. Reach out if you don’t recieve your email.