thank you so much to CBC Newfoundland and Labrador and Krissy Holmes for having me on the morning show to chat about self-care and my upcoming workshop at Nova Yoga. if you didn't get a chance to catch it live this morning, you can listen to our chat here. it was great to share my own experiences with burnout, why boundaries are so important to respect and safety, and ultimately why self-care is radical, political and communal. I'm so passionate about advocating for dignity and respect for all, for healing, for political change, and self-love. if you want to carve out some space in your life to think about your needs, your feelings, your boundaries and yourself, come join me on december 2 at nova yoga for my TAKE CARE: Boundaries, Burnout + Self Love workshop!
If I’m lucky enough, around once a year I get to host a public workshop at Nova Yoga. I spend so much of my year working privately with arts organizations, working away on my PhD and playing music. Last year, I offered this same workshop in Nova Yoga’s gentle studio space. We lay on yoga mats in a warm room, I spoke and read, we wrote and shared. More of a sleepy lecture than a workshop. I’m so excited to be back in this space, offering the same sleepy talk. I hope you’ll come join me to share space, rest, listen and consider how burnout effects your life, how boundaries might be a source of healing, and how to love ourselves in a world that often makes us feel unworthy.
The intention of this workshop is to open a soft sensory space to gently explore. Participants will be seated or lying on yoga mats for the duration of the workshop – please wear + bring whatever supports will facilitate your comfort (such as a meditation cushion, a pillow, your favourite blanket, a cozy sweater). I recommend a water bottle or a cup of tea, a journal and comfy clothes. Bolsters, mats and blankets will be available.
sunday december 2 // 2:30PM-4:00PM
nova yoga // 125 long's hill, st. john's
$20 +hst // register here
I'm so thrilled to have the honour of speaking at the Arts and Culture Centre on June 28 as part of Aabiziingwashi (Wide Awake): National Film Board Indigenous Cinema Tour, before the screening of The Road Forward. Please join me for this free event! You can learn more here.
The Road Forward, a musical documentary by Marie Clements, connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today. The Road Forward’s stunningly shot musical sequences, performed by an ensemble of some of Canada’s finest vocalists and musicians, seamlessly connect past and present with soaring vocals, blues, rock, and traditional beats. A rousing tribute to the fighters for First Nations rights, a soul-resounding historical experience, and a visceral call to action.
thursday june 28 // 7:30PM
st. john's arts and culture centre // free!
all ages //
During my residency at the English Harbour Arts Centre in July 2018, I will be undertaking an experimental project collecting an archive of local sounds and personal recordings. It's an honour for me to be spending time listening and singing with my father's ancestors on the Bonavista Peninsula.
I will be offering a Found Sound Workshop during my residency. Exploring sounds in and around the English Harbour Arts Centre, we will find, make and record sounds together. This could be birds, waves, footsteps, creaking or conversation, it's up to us! This afternoon will also include an opportunity to sit, talk and share stories and experiences about what sound means to you - maybe that's a story about a song that is important to you, a noise that characterizes your community, the sounds that remind you of someone, somewhere or something. All are welcome to come and try something new and to share your stories of what sounds are meaningful to you.
sunday july 8 // 2:30PM-4:00PM
english harbour arts centre // free!
all ages // no registration required
A multidisciplinary workshop that turns towards repetitions, returns, renewals + remembering. What do we continually leave behind? What do we return to? Breathing in + breathing out, together we will write, read, drink tea + listen to sounds + words that gesture towards memory, imagination, breath, dreams and feelings that seem to repeat in our lives individually and collectively. The intention of this workshop is to open a soft sensory space to gently explore our lives deeper, to notice movement, and to explore the subtle shifts + returns that revolve.
Participants will be seated or lying on yoga mats for the duration of the workshop – please wear + bring whatever supports will facilitate your comfort (such as a meditation cushion, a pillow, your favourite blanket, a cozy sweater). Bolsters, mats and blankets will be available.
sunday february 18 // 4:30PM-6:30PM
nova yoga // 125 long's hill, st. john's
$35 +hst // please pre-register here