NewYear’s Eve Workshop

 Photo/Poster is attached. Here is the text of the registration form:

Monday Dec 31st, 9:00am – 1:00pm, The Dragon’s Egg

A.M. and Garza [The Glitter Goddess Collective] will be hosting a day retreat on the final day of 2019 to seal our intentions, reach towards our fullness, and take especially good care of our feet, our grounding, during this Pisces Moon. Through Meditation, Yoga, Sound Healing, and Purpose-Driven Frameworks, this day retreat is an opportunity for us to gather in community and prepare to begin 2020 grounded with purpose, healing, awareness, and meaning. Childcare can be arranged for the hours of the day retreat if that’s helpful and children are also welcome to participate in the retreat itself. We are asking for a Sliding Scale of $20 – $140 per person/couple/family who wants to attend this Optional Day Retreat and support the Dragon’s Egg.

AS ALWAYS, FOR OUR RESTORATIVE MOVEMENT COMMUNITY: All bodies are welcome. All ages are welcome. All skin colors are welcome. All abilities and levels are welcome. All sexualities are welcome.All faiths and beliefs are welcome. All vocations and professions are welcome. All parents and family members are welcome (even crying babies and kids who love to run around and be silly). It’s okay to come late. It’s okay to leave early. We must practice and breathe as a community together to move towards individual and collective liberation.

9:00 – 9:30 Arrival, Welcome & Introductions
9:30 – 11:00 Grounding Meditation & Yoga – Bringing Purpose to Our Practice
11:00 – 12:30 Workshop – Bringing Purpose to our Self, Family, Relationships, Work, & Activism
12:30 – 1:00 Closing Reflections

ANTHONY (AM.) ANDRADE (he/him/his) is a visual and performance artist, teaching artist, songwriter, musician, producer and passionate youth advocate from Providence, RI. A Music Production and Digital Media Instructor at AS220 Youth and AS220 Industries, Anthony also works with incarcerated youth at the Rhode Island Training School, running two art courses centered around spiritual growth through self-expression and breathing/meditation practices. His work explores identity and grapples with human ego. He is a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT-200) as well as a Breathe for Change Wellness Champion. Along with his mission to enhance well-being and bring meditation to the arts, Anthony works as an independent photo/video artist and as a Master Control and Camera Operator at Rhode Island PBS: Public Broadcasting Station. Anthony runs AM. Media Records, and has released five self-produced albums. With 5 years of training in Hip-hop and Acro, Anthony has a fierce passion for teaching and learning movement and is an active member of New Works/World Traditions Dance Company. Finding healing and liberation in sharing life-long personal studies of Eastern Philosophy and holistic care, Anthony enjoys meditation, yoga, dancing, drawing, camping, leading retreats, making costumes, and vegan cooking on his free time.

MATT GARZA (they/them/theirs + he/him/his) is a Tejanx/Latinx performance artist, healer, & educator originally from Corpus Christi, TX. Now calling Providence, RI their home, Garza’s work explores the relationship between the individual human body and the collective body. Recently named the 2-year Artist in Residence for the Providence Arts + Culture + Tourism Department and Parks Department in the historic Esek Hopkins Park and awarded the RI State Council for the Arts Fellowship in Choreography, Garza is the Creative Director of the TAPA Dance Company & coordinates DEI programming at TAPA: Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts, a public charter school for grades 7-12. As a practicing artist & 10-year classroom educator, Garza aims to cultivate compassionate spaces for people to practice strength, resilience, radical self care, & revolutionary movement together. A founding member of the Glitter Goddess Art Collective & Haus of Glitter Dance Company, he is also an instructional coach/curriculum consultant; an organizing artist for the Providence HONK Festival; an adjunct professor in the RI State Prison; and he facilitates community restorative yoga programming & yoga teacher trainings with an emphasis on inclusivity, transformative justice, & community healing. Garza holds a B.A. in Education History from Brown University ‘11 and a dual M.A. in Educational Theatre & Social Studies Education from NYU. In their free time, Garza enjoys glitter, painting, singing, practicing/teaching yoga, dismantling institutional oppression, eating spaghetti, and making masks/costumes.

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