SYNERGY: a healing arts fundraiser for the UHURU Movement
Public Event · By Uhuru Solidarity Oakland
Saturday, June 23, 2012
1:00pm until 5:00pm
Aquarian Heart Center (formerly known as Heartwalker Studio), 4920 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA
the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements.
Come get a massage, accupuncture, chiropractic and other types of bodywork. Get info about nutrition, health and also natural healing and childbirth. The event will begin and end with a brief meditation.
This is the bringing together of those who are interested in health and well-being to support the work of the Uhuru Movement and build for the Oakland Freedom Summer Project.
$20 suggested donation for entry/ $15-30 sliding scale Includes two to three 20 minute sessions with the practitioner of your choice, tea, music and presentation about the Oakland Freedom Summer Project.
Our partial list of practitioners include:
Erika L. Rosenberg, Meditation
Erika Rosenberg has been practicing meditation for over 22 years. Although her primary background is in Tibetan Buddhism (Nyingma lineage), she has also been influenced profoundly by Vipassana teachings. In her classes, Erika specializes in integrating traditional Buddhist practices with key concepts and techniques from Western Psychology to help people navigate the challenges of daily life and work. Erika teaches regularly at Nyingma Institute http://www.nyingmainstitute.com/ of Tibetan Studies in Berkeley, CA and through the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University.
Ursula Ferreira, Birth Alchemy/Body Wisdom
Life shows me that to honor the body, its mysteries, rituals, and transformations, is to honor the soul and spirit, for all of our spiritual experiences occur in relation to our bodies. With a life-long interest in women’s cycles of life, I have studied and explored birth, sexuality, embodiment, herbs, bodywork and feminine spirituality.
Bruno Ferreira, Dr. Bruno’s Bodywork
craniosacral therapist, astronomer, yogi and educator living in Oakland, CA. He received his bachelor degree in physics from the University of Lisbon and his graduate studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville. His doctorate in Astrophysics was awarded in 2010 and his thesis work was focused on the shapes and structures of very young stellar nurseries.
Lauraina Levwood Birth and Bodywork
The world we inhabit is moving at lightning speed, but this doesn’t mean that we must get caught in the whirlwind. Center yourself, and come to the still point – be the eye of the storm. Call forth to healing and it will answer you.
Derek Savatgy, Massage Therapist, Soothing Touch
Chair massage focusing on deep tissue, pressure points and stretching, melting the stress out of your mind, having your body operate at a better function. He will also have his massage oils available for sale.
The Oakland Freedom Summer Project
(OFSP), an effort designed to strengthen the self-determination, economic development and social justice programs led by and for the Black community. The OFSP is organizing volunteers to support the community garden, the commercial kitchen and the other programs that will be operating out of the East Oakland Uhuru House.
All these programs are so important in challenging the economic quarantine and martial law that exist in different parts of our city that negatively impact the quality of life.
For more info about the OFSP and to register, see http://www.uhurusummerproject.org/
This event is sponsored by the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, building principled solidarity from the white community and other allies under the leadership of the African freedom struggle.
We are holding our National Convention, “Occupy Imperialism” on June 9th and 10th in Philadelphia, PA.
Email oakland@uhurusolida[email protected] for more info or to participate.