The messages we receive everyday in our pursuit of happiness can be the very same ones that cause blockages in our minds, body, spirit, and relationships. Meditative conversation are the necessary continual steps for getting to the heart of our realities for healing through pragmatic and magical ways.
Stories of the Water is an embodied, life skills book circle where deep conversations happen and the common thread of our uniquely lived experiences are traversed through yoga movement, meditation, and modern ceremony. This is a space in which to plant seeds for holistic liberation, to evolve empathy, and practice sacred balance while being guided inwardly by thought-provoking authors.
During our time together, we will breathe through areas that make up our well-being with calming and refreshing breathwork and movement to set our attention. These are topics where social messages are strong and we are invited to do a reconnaissance of them via different perspectives by the selected personal development book. Our discussion will include journal prompts or a creative activity to reflect back on how we can put what we've explored into practice.
All folks from all walks of life are encouraged to join, especially people from spaces and experiences are that under-represented.
Your host, Mika Gainer, is a 500 hour-trained yoga teacher from Ignite Yoga and Wellness Institute, grounded healing practitioner, social justice advocate, and afro-feminist demi-girl raised in the South. Her goal is to shift everyday interactions by supporting the balance of our conditioned subtle energies through yoga philosophy, plant medicine and somatic awareness. She has developed and facilitated leadership trainings to help communities gain empowerment through civil participation and public speaking. Mika offers guidance to deep thinking, playful engagement, and compassionate awareness to the reality of our surroundings.