Spring 2021/ 5781
Ruach: A body Based Jewish Healing Group
We will meet every Thursday night on ZOOM for ten weeks from 5-7 pm PST from March 25th through May 27th.
We will meet on: March 25th, April 1, April 8th, April 15th, April 22nd, April 29th, May 6th, May 13th, May 20th, May 27th.
Participants are committing to attending all sessions.
The cost is $85/ session or total: $850. Payment plans and two scholarship spots are available. Please indicate in your application if you are applying for a scholarship spot.
Participation is limited and application is required for this group.
To apply, please fill out this online application by February 22nd. I will get back to you by the first week of March.
Please email Wendy if you have any questions: wsomerson(at)gmail.com
The space will be held in a feminist, anti-Zionist, and anti-racist framework.
Anyone who identifies as Jewish is encouraged to apply, especially Jews who don’t feel “Jewish enough” or feel “too Jewish,” Mizrahi, Sephardic, and Jews of color, queer Jews, working class and poor Jews, and disabled Jews.
Self: We will start by deepening our ability to feel, including our bodily sensations and emotions, and we will learn how to strengthen the connective tissue between our values and our actions.
Spirit/ Ruach: We will strengthen our relationships with spirit and ancestors through ritual and practice.
Community/Kehilla: We will increase our ability to show up with accountability inside of conflict and in solidarity with one another.
In this group we will also:
- Create and embody commitments/ kavanot around our healing.
- Learn somatic practices to deepen our sense of agency and resiliency.
- Connect with each other through practicing both one-on-one and in the larger group.
- Connect to holiness through practices in a Jewish frame.
YOU DON’T NEED ANY PRIOR JEWISH LEARNING!
This group is facilitated by Wendy Elisheva Somerson. You can read more about Wendy here.
I lead body-based healing groups for social justice activists, organizers, and cultural workers.
SEATTLE SOMATIC HEALERS NETWORK
We formed during the pandemic to respond to isolation and find ways to feel more centered, connected, and resourced.
BODY BASED HEALING GROUPS
We focus on building the necessary skills to reconnect with ourselves, our sense of spirit, and each other.