Fri, Mar 17|
Twerkin In The Woods - A Rewilding Experience
Sway your hips; do hypnotic tricks with your waist; twerk sum'n; Nurture your Sacral & Root Chakras in the Healing setting of Nature with some Afro Diasporic beats
Time & Location
Mar 17, 2023, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM AST
El Yunque, Río Grande, 00745, Puerto Rico
About the Event
We will meet at the parking area and walk over to the natural reserve area, then hike in for about 5 minutes. It's a very short hike through a very shallow and rocky part of a river. Please wear shoes you don't mind getting wet, muddy or dirty. Please try to bring your water in a reusable bottle. Bring your swim gear if you desire to get in the river after the event.
This area has a nice opening in the forested area, is at the river so we can hear the cascading and crashing waters as we breath, move and dance. We will share holistic information throughout the session as we move.
Our Diasporic Movement & Dance will be led by Aminah Jackson (IG: @mintahtumbao)!
What will we do?
- *Introduce ourselves
- *Light hike to into the forested area
- *Overview of the event and safety precautions
- *Talk about nature bathing, twerking+hip movement, pelvic health, supportive herbs and movements, Sacral+Root Chakra health
- *Breathwork & Meditation
- *Stretching & Yoga
- *Twerk Warm-ups
- *Twerking & Dancing
- *Curated Herbal beverage
- *Breathe, Stretch
- *Share reflections and Gratitudes
- *Walk back to the parking area
Please note: Event requires a minimum of 5 registrants. If the event is not held due to low registration, your ticket will be transferred to the next scheduled date; you may request a different future date or a refund within 24hours of cancellation notification.
Facilitator & Moderator: Dez/Desdemona Smith, Community Herbalist, Holistica, Minister, Wellness Administrator & Advocate
Diasporic Movement & Instruction by Aminah Jackson
Aminah Jackson is Afro-Latin, Los Angeles native with a dance foundation in West African traditional dance and Mexican Folklorico. She is Artist, Professional Dancer, and Educator. She previously taught as a Dance Teaching Artist through CONTRA-TIEMPO at universities including LMU, USC and UCLA, She was previously a Community Outreach Worker/ Organizer for Community Coalition of South Los Angeles upon completing her service as an Education Volunteer with the Peace Corps, Dominican Republic site.
Aside from continuously training in African and Latin dance forms, she is currently spending her time as a Sensual Life Coach and facilitator, where she helps women who are disconnected from their sensuality, use movement and other holistic healing modalities to reconnect to their bodies, personify confidence, and manifest more pleasure filled lives through the embodiment of their innate divinity.
She is also the founder of LITFIT-World Dance Fitness, that she incorporates into their Sensual Life coaching.
Desdemona "Dez" Smith, Founder/CEO of SolFlowers Holistic Apothecarium & Social Health Movement, career health care and business administrator, holistic wellness champion, creative and Renaissance Womxn. With a lifelong passion to become a physician and healer, Desdemona started SolFlowers to address the various gaps in the US healthcare system that leave BIPOC, LGBTQI and other marginalized populations further at a disadvantage in wellness and quality of life. It is their passion to bring about awareness of whole person wellness to effect changes in lifestyle that positively influence quality of life, healing processes and overall well being. They are an aspiring master herbalist, naturopath, sex educator & coach and tantric practitioner.
Dez has traversed a wide array of experiences including: hospital and clinic administration, small business accounting and management, film and media production, supporting and providing sex positive spaces for POC/BIPOC, founder and administrator of SolFlowers Holistic Apotherium(@SolFlowersConnect). Dez has also published(2017) an erotic, love laced poetry book as alterego DesdemonaWorks entitled "As A Lion(ess) Thinketh: Closet Proetry;" and in 2019, Dez began a small poetry group - Formula69 - focused on writing poetry in motion short plays, followed by performing the inaugural group's first erotic poetry in motion short at the 2019 Sex Down South Conference. Dez's current film production focus is Afro-diasporic visuals, minority health, and integrative & holistic wellness. Dez enjoys both silence and solace as well as socializing and making new friends; the extroverted introvert. You can usually find them leading or supporting black, fem, sex positive and holistic wellness events or spaces....or doing other hippie bruja shyt.
In addition to various special interests studied throughout life, Desdemona holds three degrees: Master of Health Services Administration - Health Services Management & Leadership from The George Washington University; Bachelor of Business Administration - Management from Howard University; and Associate of Accounting from Capital Community College in Connecticut. Desdemona is also an ordained Minister. They are currently accepting new clients for holistic life coaching and spiritual support: firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free conversation.
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