Origin of One's Story Workshop
Feb
2
to Feb 16

Origin of One's Story Workshop

Please join us for a 3 part series that will explore our personal origin stories. Our time together will be spent inquiring into and exploring our origin stories through various modes of expression, no prior experience is required.

This series will be facilitated by Touk Keo, Souther Salazar, and Monica Choy, and each of them bring to their facilitation a sincere curiosity and belief in the fundamental importance of discovering and expressing one's origin story. By locating ourselves in our own stories and sharing them, we learn to strengthen and nourish our roots to better heal and navigate insightfully through life's challenges.

Touk and Souther are graduates and Monica is a student of Shayne Case's Under the Eagle's Wing mentorship program. They bring tools, methods, and wisdom learned from Shayne as well as their individual experiences and backgrounds into the facilitation of this workshop series.

The sessions will go from 4:30-6:30 on Saturdays 2/2, 2/9, 2/16.

Cost of series is sliding scale:

Option #1 $45
Option #2 $55
Option #3 $65

We are offering a sliding scale pricing model in order to make these sessions accessible and available to folx who may not have access to such workshops while at the same time ensuring that both the facilitators and the house receive equitable compensation.

Read more about the workshop here: https://bit.ly/2SQ5LR8

Please register online: https://bit.ly/2CeHJby

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Foundations of Consent
Jan
26
2:00 PM14:00

Foundations of Consent

Consent seems to be on everyone’s tongue with the #MeToo Movement and the continuous discourse in the public sphere. It is most often a conversation about sexual harassment and violence or within the context of romantic relationships and sexual encounters. Leaving the discussion in the realm of sexual experiences (whether negative or positive) leaves out the importance of consent in our own bodies, families, and workplaces… and the systems that created and reinforce perpetual consent violations.

Join Touk Keo (Founder of the Radical Meditation for BIPOC and Healer) and Jess DeVries (Sex and Intimacy Coach) to take a closer look at general consent including:

- What is rape culture?
- What conditions reinforce rape culture in individuals and American society as a whole?
- When/how did we lose our personal agency?
- How can we feel consent in our bodies?
- How does being in trauma response affect our ability to give informed consent?
- How does consent look different for the BIPOC community and for the white community?

This workshop will provide a framework for the cultural systems that we live in and how to connect with the knowledge of our bodies to help strengthen our personal agency.

General Information:
Date: Saturday, January 26th
Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: SPEEC Space - 5010 N Commercial Ave. Portland, OR 97211
Accessibility: The SPEEC space has two steps to enter and the bathroom is not currently ADA accessible. It is close to TriMet Lines 44 and 72.
Cost: $10-$30 Sliding Scale

SPACE IS LIMITED. To reserve your spot please use the following link: paypal.me/JessDeVries1

Please contact Beloved Coaching with any questions regarding this workshop.

Touk Keo is the founder of the Radical Meditation for BIPOC and a healer. They work with private clients decolonization, origin story work, and flower and gem essence consultation.

Jess DeVries is a Somatic Sex and Intimacy Coach trained in the Somatica Method. She partners with individuals interested in deepening their level of connection within their intimate relationships, expanding their erotic know-how, and having a greater understanding of their body, their needs, and their desires.

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Consent: Race, Gender, and Class
Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

Consent: Race, Gender, and Class

We typically talk about consent as if it is accessible to everyone in the same way, without discussing the ways that institutional power structures affect a person’s ability to consent. This workshop will be focused on unpacking the differences between positionality, social locations, and intersectionality, acknowledging the power dynamics in all environments, and how consent or permission is different -and often more difficult- for those of different racial backgrounds, bodies, or abilities.

Join Touk Keo (Founder of the Radical Meditation for BIPOC and Healer) and Jess DeVries (Sex and Intimacy Coach) to take a closer look at consent and systemic power including:

Individually and collectively unpacking our positionality (the idea that personal values, views, and location in time and space influence how one understands the world) and our social location (defined by our gender, race, social class, age, ability, religion, sexual orientation, and geographic location).

Asking the questions:

-How does understanding our positionality and social location change the way we relate to friends, partners, co-workers, institutions?
-How do you feel like a person's identities impact their ability to give permission or consent?
-How does needing to create personal safety change our relationship to consent?
-If our ability to fully consent is hindered in any way because of our social location how do we honor our autonomy?

This workshop will provide space identify our positionality, while looking at how we have, or have not, been able to access consent in various spheres in our lives, and how to build agency and autonomy from where we are.

General Information:
Date: Saturday, March 2nd
Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: SPEEC Space - 5010 N Commercial Ave. Portland, OR 97211
Accessibility: The SPEEC space has two steps to enter and the bathroom is not currently ADA accessible. It is close to TriMet Lines 44 and 72.
Cost: $10-$30 Sliding Scale

SPACE IS LIMITED. To reserve your spot please use the following link: paypal.me/JessDeVries1 - please add your first and last name and the class name to the note when you send it in.

Please contact Beloved Coaching with any questions regarding this workshop.

Touk Keo is the founder of the Radical Meditation for BIPOC and a healer. They work with private clients decolonization, origin story work, and flower and gem essence consultation.

Jess DeVries is a Somatic Sex and Intimacy Coach trained in the Somatica Method. She partners with individuals interested in deepening their level of connection within their intimate relationships, expanding their erotic know-how, and having a greater understanding of their body, their needs, and their desires.

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Jan
11
8:00 PM20:00

Radical Meditation for BIPOC folxs

Neko and I will be facilitating on consent and power dynamics. We’ve been reflecting on our own experiences of when our agency was taken away, when did we lose the ability to speak up? And how deep is it this if our country of origin was colonized, bombed, and continues to be exploited?

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ONE YEAR Radical Meditation for People Color
Jun
30
8:00 PM20:00

ONE YEAR Radical Meditation for People Color

Hello Sangha of Color!!

We've arrived at our one year mark of the Radical Meditation for People of Color! The year since it has begun has been extradornarily difficult for folks of color, the first sitting occured merely days after the Pulse shooting in Orlando. Followed by many other events that have left many of us, including myself, triggered, traumautized, and at times feeling utterly hopeless.

I offer this vulnerability because I want to validate your experiences and feelings, as well share with you the difficulties I have experienced myself. 

If you are able and feel drawn to join to me on June 30th, I would love to celebrate a year of meditations, conversations, and vulnerability with you.

I have many gifts to offer you and food to eat! These are my offerings and blessings as we move forward and as our Sangha of Color grows!

Please feel free to bring more food/snacks! 

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