Daily Practice Space
by Danielle | Jun 23, 2021
Daily Practice Space (online)
This 30 minute daily practice space is for movement leaders in this time of ongoing change and loss. This space is open to anyone who has already practiced politicized somatics with gs or organizations who practice with the methodology developed by gs. This space will not be designed for people who are brand new to gs’ methodology. This space is free of charge.
More about this practice space
A central component of any change process – personal change or organizational change – is the concept of practice. New intentional practices are those that we choose to do in order to transform the way we show up in the world.
We transform through embodying new practices over time. Through new practices we increase choice and alignment with our values. As we change default practices and engage in new intentional practices the internal terrain of who we are is changed.
Research shows that 300 repetitions produces muscle memory (the ability to purposefully take a new action), and that 3000 repetitions creates embodiment (being able to take this new action automatically, even under pressure).
It is much easier to stay in practice within community. We hope you will join us every day or once in a while – whatever works for you. This practice space will be led by majority BIPOC gs practitioners and teachers.
This practice space is free of charge. We ask that participants please consider making a one-time donation or becoming a monthly donor to support this space to be sustainable and accessible.
Is this Daily Practice Space for me?
This space is open to anyone who has already practiced politicized somatics with gs or organizations who practice with the methodology developed by gs (through a gs course, gs movement partnership, through BOLD, as a client with a gs practitioner, etc).
This space will not be designed for people who are brand new to gs’ methodology. If you have questions about whether you are a fit for this daily practice space, please register and include your questions there.
gs is committed to 60% or more BIPOC attendance at our online daily practice space. We will manage registration with that in mind.
This space is open to anyone who has already practiced politicized somatics with gs or organizations who practice with the methodology developed by gs (through a gs course, gs movement partnership, through BOLD, as a client with a gs practitioner, etc). This space is not designed for people who are brand new to gs’ methodology.
gs has a goal of a minimum of 60% BIPOC attendance at our online daily practice space. We will manage registration to meet this goal.
If you have questions about whether you are a fit for this daily practice space, please register and include your questions there.
We’re in an ongoing commitment to embodying disability justice (DJ) in our theory and practice. gs has shifted key pieces of our coursework, including language and practice, and we continue to be disability justice learners. Thank you in advance for partnering with us as we continue to transform and deepen our DJ embodiment.
In this daily practice space, there will be closed-captioning. We will share adaptations for somatic practices to meet the needs of a wide range of bodies. Please contact us with questions or to discuss your access needs: email@example.com.
The Daily Practice Space takes place every weekday at 8:30-9am PT / 10:30-11am CT / 11:30am-12noon ET.
For more information please register here.
Thank you for your interest and for all the ways you support us!
Please consider making a donation to gs for the sake of making our programs accessible to innovative movement leaders, to poor and working class communities, and communities of color. All donations go a long way for gs and no amount is too small to have an impact.
“When I entered Somatics and Trauma in 2014 I was organizing in New York, winning campaigns, but not able to feel the impact of my work. I felt stuck and disconnected. Somatics gave me the ability to feel more, to connect to those around me, and to be a more impactful organizer in the movement. Since 2014 I’ve seen gs transform entire organizations, offering tools for organizers to deepen their ability to heal with both love and rigor.” - Che Johnson-Long, Community Engagement Specialist, Reimagine ACDC
"Over the last five years my personal and professional life has been transformed through the courses, coaching, mentorship, and community of generative somatics. I credit so much of my learning and growth as an organizer to generative somatics. In this political moment, gs is needed more than ever.” - Ileana Mendez-Penate, Communities United for Police Reform staff
“Being able to identify and communicate what I’m feeling opens up a world of possibilities. A lot of people look at me and the work I’ve done and think ‘he’s cool, he’s got this.’ They could assume that I don’t need support, but that’s not true. Now, I can say, ‘I am really afraid and I need you to hold this, I can’t keep holding everything and being at the center’. That’s completely new for me to have the awareness to say—‘this is what I’m feeling, this is what’s happening’. It opens up a door to say—I can be competent, and also afraid. I can lead, and also need support.” - Nate Mullen, Director of People in Education
"Somatics has opened to me a community and a methodology for integrating personal healing and transformation into political leadership. And as I've transformed, I've had more access to my own creativity and power. Today I'm designing more creative and impactful campaigns and I'm successfully cultivating new leaders who find this work liberating rather than demoralizing and draining." - Sendolo Diaminah, Carolina Federation Co-Director
"gs has allowed me to believe in the power of my self worth, renew my commitment to social justice work, and reclaim my dignity in profound and life altering ways.
gs has taught me how to tap into the infinite power I have within myself, my histories, and my futures to better serve social and ecological justice movements across the world in ways that honor the inherent dignity and worth of land and people." - Sam Jung, gs teacher
"gs is the most powerful source of that healing I have ever come across. It is a rare space for personal inquiry and change that is actually grounded in the radical anti-colonial, anti-racist, feminist, queer politics that we love and need. It is the first place I ever felt like I did not have to set aside my politics, or swallow a harmful environment, in order to access group practice toward personal transformation."
- Dean Spade, gs student
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