The foundation that the Wellness + Coaching industries were built on is ridden with various forms of oppression.
As leaders and consumers, we sustain this legacy through our everyday practices, how we engage with the people + world around us and how we engage with ourselves.
Without moving to unlearn, dismantle and hold ourselves accountable so that we might cultivate different ways of being, the offerings that are meant to support, heal and grow us will consistently be used as tools of marginalization and dehumanization.
These classes are an opportunity to unpack + get free.
These will dive into the ways specific forms of oppression show up and undermine the work we wish to do in the world & on ourselves and offer space to explore what it might take to choose to put more liberatory ways of being into practice.
each class will include:
a two-hour live class via Crowdcast
opportunity for Q&A dialogue
access to the video + audio recordings
access to a pdf of the content
The Color of Wellness
In this class, we will give name to the beliefs and ways of being that uphold anti-blackness and white supremacy specifically within wellness, spiritual, healing and growth spaces.
For black, brown and indigenous folx, this will offer you space to take a look at what you've internalized from this system of oppression, how you might perpetuate it in your relationships with yourself, others and these industries and what it could look like to center yourself and other melanated peoples in service of your wellbeing, growth and/or leadership.
Because of this topic and the industries this is taking place within, this might be a majority white space, and I work to center you (black, brown and indigenous peeps) in my work but that doesn't mean white nonsense won't take place (though I will address it if it comes up or is brought to my attention). I encourage you to prioritize your experience and learning over the comfort and education of the white folx in the room.
For white (and white-presenting) folx, this will support you in understanding the privilege, access and power you take for granted within these spaces and explore what you might do to use the resources you have to truly live out your values and vision. This will not be a space that caters to your comfort. Hold yourself accountable for the ways you choose to engage in this class.
MAY 15TH AT 2PM EST
You Create Your Own (Gendered) Reality
In this class, we will give name to the beliefs and ways of being that uphold gender-based oppressions like transphobia/cissexism and patriarchy specifically within wellness, spiritual, healing and growth spaces (including phrases that are used to gaslight folx like the title of this class).
If you're non-binary, gender non-conforming and/or trans: this will offer you space to unpack your own experiences of gender-based violence and explore self/life-affirming ways you can show up in these spaces.
Because of this topic, the industries this is taking place within and my own, limited network, I can easily assume that this class will be filled with majority cis people. While I'll do my best to subvert cis-nonsense (within myself and others) and center your experiences, I can't guarantee that harm won't occur (though I am willing to address it directly if it does) – but please take care of yourself should you choose to sign up.
If you're cisgender (meaning you identify with the gender you were assigned at birth), this class will speak to ways you are the oppressor and if you're a cis woman, the ways you've been oppressed and regardless of whether you're a cis man or cis woman, what it can look like to wield your power + privilege within the contexts of the wellness/coaching industries. My most important intention with this class is to center the lived experiences of trans, non-binary and gender non-comforming folx. Check yourself accordingly as you engage in this space.
MAY 29TH AT 7PM EST
In this class, we will give name to the beliefs and ways of being that perpetuate classism and ableism specifically within wellness, spiritual, healing and growth spaces.