My heart overflows with enthusiasm for this huge announcement! EmbodyGR is starting its first outreach program into the heart of our great city, Grand Rapids. For the next year, Peri Jill Phillips and I, will be teaching a weekly class at Heartside Ministry and HQ Runaway & Homeless Youth Drop-In Center. Our intention is to expand EmbodyGR to offer community-based social impact programs that freely offers the healing practices of yoga & meditation to those who struggle with housing stability/homelessness. Teaching these powerful tools can help unlock real change in individual lives and in our community. We celebrate the opportunity to connect and serve in this capacity.
To begin our year-long journey of awareness, education, and action around the issue of homelessness, we have current ArtPrize artist, Loren Naji , coming this week to EmbodyGR! He will share the story about his installation Emoh (which is home spelled backward). His unique creation is not only art to be viewed; Loren is living inside his 8-ft. spherical globe made out of debris from demolished homes for one month. Emoh represents "our earth and the backward system regarding homelessness, vacancy and the fragile environment."
Be sure to show up for this special evening that will conclude with a walk to Emoh with the artist to view his globe home and continue our learning first hand.
So happy we are all on this "feel better do good" journey together! See you soon.
September 27, 2016
***IMPORTANT: WE DO HAVE CHILDCARE. We will gather in the "TREE HOUSE!"
Who: YOU and friends
What: EmbodyGR free weekly gathering with special guest ArtPrize artist Loren Naji!
Where: TREE HOUSE - Fountain Street Church 3rd floor & Emoh 146 Monroe Center by Rosa Parks Circle
When: Wed September 27, 2016- 6:30-7:30pm speaker & yoga/meditation; 7:30-8:00 Emoh installation
Why: To feel better do good.
Bring: Your beautiful self.
September Aquarian Sadhana w/ Susanne Schmidt & band- FREE!
What: Kundalini yoga, chanting & live music
When: Friday, Sept. 29 6:00-8:30am
Where: Overlook docks Reeds Lake Blvd
Bring: a yoga mat, a warm blanket, a meditation cushion, a natural cloth to cover your head according to tradition, and water or tea.
Heartisde Ministry- free yoga & meditation for all
When: Monday, October 3- 9:00-10:00am
Where: 54 Division Ave S. Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Bring: a yoga mat if you have one :)
"Frequently people think compassion and love are merely sentimental. No! They are very demanding. If you are going to be compassionate, be prepared for action!" ~ Desmond Tutu
“The EmbodyGR community embraces and supports, says ‘yes you can’ when the noisy inner voice says, ‘no you can’t’ – Kari Wilson, Community Member