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• What we'll do We will meet with our dance leaders, Evelyn, Heather, Tati, Andi and Carrah, and a rolling speaker to broadcast music for dance and marching, on the steps of the Oakland Museum, as we did in 2018. Look for the LARGE bunch of balloons to identify our group. See you soon! Love, Heather The closest BART Station is Lake Merritt; last year, some of us took shared rides to the area, because transit was overloaded. Go early to BART, or take a shared ride, or bus. WE WILL GATHER TOGETHER ON THE OAKLAND MUSEUM STEPS (OAK STREET BETWEEN 10TH AND 11TH) AT 9:45, LOOK FOR OUR BALLOONS! THEN MOVE AS A GROUP (DANCING) TO JOIN THE RALLY AT LAKE MERRIT AMPHITHEATER. THE MARCH WILL TAKE PLACE AFTER THE RALLY, AND THE ENTIRE DEMONSTRATION WILL WALK AND DANCE THE ONE MILE TO FRANK OGAWA PLAZA. 9:45 meet Evelyn, Heather, Carah, Andi and Tati at above location then dance to LAKE MERRITT AMPHITHEATER 11:30 AM: March to Frank Ogawa Plaza We’ll sing, chant, dance and join women and their allies from across the East Bay and beyond. FROM WEBSITE To give us a more accurate attendance estimate so we can have the proper services available, please register on our Eventbrite page. Tickets are free of charge. You do not need to bring your printed Eventbrite ticket with you to the march. By attending, you acknowledge that you are physically fit for this outdoor march and assume the risks of participating. What should I wear? Dress in layers and comfortable shoes. Check the weather and dress appropriately. chance of rain, so bring a rain jacket/poncho. What should I bring? Bring water, snacks and sunscreen. Out of consideration for other people at the march, please consider bringing a poncho instead of an umbrella. Strollers are welcome, although we do recommend smaller ones if possible. Can I bring banners, signs or flags? Posters and signs are allowed, but not with the use of wooden, plastic or metal sign posts. Instead, we encourage people to use cardboard sign posts (or rolled up poster paper). Flags are allowed, but not on a pole. What items are not allowed at the march and rally? We ask that you do not bring backpacks to the event. Instead, please bring clear bags. No alcohol, weapons of any kind, dogs or pets (service animals only, please), or bikes. Please park your bike before the march begins. LINK TO SITE https://womensmarchoakland.org/about-the-march/ • What to bring NO BACKPACKS Bring snacks, water, layers for warmth, and RAINWEAR rather than umbrellas if rainy.
Hi Dears! Winter TransDance Ritual Circle 8-Week Series start at the end of January. THERE ARE 4 day/times TO CHOOSE FROM - dates & times below! *PRE-REGISTRATION required* Experience: SELF-HEALING SELF-CARE EMBODIMENT EMPOWERMENT UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT & LOVE JOY Come join this potent practice and rich community as we dance in the fullness of darkness, light, beauty and sisterhood! All movement is at your own pace and intensity. Beginner and experienced movers welcome! ~ ~ ~ THESE CIRCLES ARE FOR YOU IF: - You know that you need to be "more in your body" - You would feel more comfortable moving in a safe space with just women - You are in a transformational process and need a supportive environment to move energy and tap into your personal truth and inner guidance - You prefer a space where it's really okay to move at your own pace for any reason, including body challenges or health issues - You feel distress/stress and yearn to release and renew, to center and ground - You're starting to really understand that self-care on a body/soul level is essential to your sanity - You love to dance and want more joy and juice in your life! ~ ~ ~ CHOOSE AN 8-Week RITUAL CIRCLE SERIES TO JOIN: **Monday Mornings** 10am - 12:30pm January 28 thru March 18 **Wednesday Nights** FULL - join the waitlist! 6:45pm - 9:15pm January 23 thru March 13 **Thursday Mornings** 10am - 12:30pm January 24 thru March 14 **Thursday Nights ** co-led with Hilary Beban 7pm - 9:30pm January 24 thru March 14 ~ ~ ~ TransDance Ritual Circles Include: - Beautiful, magical, mystical themed altars - Women's circle: wisdom, sharing, witness - Art table and journaling - Pillows, blankets, body props - Guided musical journey and plenty of time to just move whatever you need to move! - And of course the intangible, ineffable effect of women coming together and moving their bodies authentically- exploring their free alive wholeness in whatever way is just right for them! Explore more at http://womenbody.dance/ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ REGISTRATION & PRICING: Pre-Reg REQUIRED, no drop-ins Call/email Heather AND rsvp on Meetup[masked]https://www.templedara.com/contact EARLY REG DISCOUNT $235 pay in full, or non-refundable $75 deposit received by January 14th. Otherwise $275 after January 14th. Temple Helpers work-trade get a 50% Discount! Credit cards, Paypal & checks accepted. Payment plans available. ~ ~ ~ ABOUT HEATHER: Heather Munro Pierce is a conscious dance leader, women’s temple priestess and embodiment guide for over 20 years. She invites and inducts women to fuller embodiment and empowerment through dance, movement and ritual. Heather is the founder of the Women’s TransDance® Tribe located at Temple Dara in Oakland. She has led her original form of dance-movement meditation at Esalen, Spirit Rock, internationally and at home here in the Bay Area. ~ ~ ~ These circles provide a unique opportunity for healing and transformation while at the same time loving yourself just as you are! "The culture is so strong of genuine acceptance, genuine 'what you bring and who you are is who we love.' And I bask in that - I bask in creating that, and I bask in facilitating that, and I bask in receiving it." B~ "I let go of a lot of energy that no longer serves my mind during the whole dance. So at the end I just feel like wow, what an amazing experience. I feel lighter. I feel like a new person. I feel like I was on vacation or a retreat." L~ "It allows me to break through the superficial things of life and get to what is important to me. I want to feel the things that I'm feeling, I want to have space to let them out and to have space to express myself. I want to have space to listen and to hone in on the most important emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of my life in a place that has no judgment for doing that." S~ CALL / EMAIL HEATHER for INFO & REGISTRATION[masked]https://www.templedara.com/contact
Dear Dancing Ritual Woman! I invite you to consciously mark the turning of the seasons~ and the dance of light and dark in your life~ with sacred motion and stillness~ as women have danced for thousands of years~ Please feel free to invite women you think might like to join us... MARK YOUR CALENDAR! LOVE Heather[masked] Saturday, March 23 Women's TransDance Equinox Ritual Drop-in dance No pre-reg required Come dive into the dance in a sacred and supportive space to release and renew into this spring season. Bring your intentions, prayers and move what you need to move~ Spaciously facilitated~ All movement is at your own pace and interpretation~ Beginner and experienced dancers welcome~ Location: Temple Dara 4920 Telegraph Ave, Oakland CA Drop-in $20 at the door Be a temple helper and dance for free~ call[masked] No one turned away for lack of funds. Doors open at 6:45pm No one admitted after 7:15pm End approx 9:00pm Altar items welcome Bring water No shoes