Standing in the tradition of Audre Lorde, we understand Self Care as a radical act and define wellness under our own terms. Yes, this is about YOU and your well-being! We will come together as individuals which share the same desire for rest and recharge and create a community that has the ability to heal and care for one another.
For this reason MPT has partnered with Tobi Ayé (Somatic movements/ breathwork/ Skin Care faciliated by RECONEKT) and Helen Workneh and co-created a 1 day retreat in the middle of the city. As Wellness experts they will guide you through hours of well being practices, addressing body, breath, mind and engaging all your senses.
Dive deep into the beauty of communal healing in the presence of like minded people. This is your time to take up space and attend to your mental, physical and spiritual well being.
The retreat includes
- Soft Space Workshop with Tobi Ayé (6hrs)
- Yoga Session with Helen (1,5hrs)
- Exclusive bathing time at Hamam Bad Berlin (1hr)
- Food & beverages
Date: 07.05.22, 08.05.22
Time: 9am- 6pm
How do racialized people, especially Black and Brown bodies do wellness?
What is wellness and self-care for us?
How do we thrive in a racist world?
Knowing ourselves and understanding our need to feel good is the essential conclusion in soft space.
Tobi will guide you through a journey that will show you how to bring gentleness and tenderness to your Black or Brown body. What’s more you will understand the anatomy of breathing. This way you will learn how to properly breath and avoid running in surviving mode. Hence, you will finally live fully.
We will take the time and carefully listen to your body. During the 6hrs workshop you will then design non- triggering, but instead soft tools that will help you nurture your body and soul in your daily life as Black or Brown person.
Born and raised in Benin, Tobi lived 7 years in Berlin before moving to her last stop in Lisbon where she is currently based.
She is a trauma-informed somatic practitioner, and a certified breathworker– two parts of her identity that converged with her study of green cosmetic formulation, to create RECONEKT, a wellness and cosmetic brand that has launched its first product in the end of 2021.
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.
Helen is a Berlin based Jivamukti Yoga teacher with Ethiopian roots.
After realizing the life changing potential Yoga carries, Helen decided to commit her time into studying and passing on its profound teachings. She accomplished her teacher training in 2018.
She now offers several classes weekly in a well attended studio in Berlin (and online).
Helen believes yoga goes beyond culture, race, gender or class and is dedicated to open up a safer spaces for people who have been excluded. She’s convinced that yoga can provide inner and outer strength, bring a sense of balance and clarity. What’s more, it can support healing processes in a magical and beautiful way.
Helen understands yoga as a spiritual practice that covers more than just the
physical aspect and pervades all areas of life. By using body, breath and mind, practitioners are supported while working through patterns, habits and layers of conditioning that prevent them from experiencing inner peace and contentment.
HAMAM BAD BERLIN
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.