We would like to thank every and each individual soul that made this retreat so special and unforgettable.
It was our very first retreat and you made our dream come true! We had the honor to host about 30 beautiful Black & Brown bodies and share with you our expertise experiences and shared our thoughts. Together we created a harmonious space where we all were allowed to be our soft and kind selves.
Thank you and hopefully see you soon again!
*SPOILER ALERT* The next retreat is planned to take place in november.
Loads of love
Tobi, Helen & Justice
The dream is to see injustice and oppression towards BIPOC bodies end one day. But until we get there how can BIPOC bodies live fully and thrive in a racist system? When do our bodies experience ease, rest, deep relaxation, and long-lasting well-being?
Race-based traumatic stress (RBTS) which is not considered as a mental health disorder, refers to the mental and emotional injury that can occur as the result of living within a racist system or experiencing events of racism. And as what we live and go through affects our bodies in such a profound way, we need to nurture it and provide it with the softness it deserves but does not get in the world we are living today.
As a consequence, at RECONEKT, we are convinced that as BIPOC, “wellness” does not have the same meaning as it has for white bodies.
Soft space is designed with non-triggering, but instead gentle tools that will help us understand:
- Our nervous system and how it functions under anxiety.
- The anatomy of breath, and how to use breathing exercises to calm the brain waves, regulate and befriend the nervous system.
- Nurture and restore the body with skin care, somatic movements, and self-massage.
- The power of plants and essential oils for our well-being.
This yoga session will take 1,5 hours and is open to all levels and bodies.
Starting off with some breathing and warm up exercises and followed by sun salutations, Helen will lead you through a set of different asanas (postures). Standing asanas are going to create heat in your body, then forward bends will provide some relaxation, followed by backbends (which are also called heart openers) and beginner friendly inversions that teach you to look at things from another perspective.
This will be concluded by meditation and shavasana (deep relaxation). A curated playlist will guide you through this journey and allow you to sink deeper into the experience.
Ancestral practices of several cultures that continue to this day, collective baths are a way to socialize while cleansing the body and releasing stress.
Warm water is proved to have significant benefits, both physical and psychological. It reduces stress, fatigue, and pain, as well as improves skin condition.
Join us for a moment of connection and relaxation during our 1 Day retreat.
“Self- love is not a feeling, but rather something you do each day.”
– Taj Arora