Sunday 23 May
Therapy Session 05: Weaving Water
On Sunday 23rd of May we will organize the final Therapy Session of ‘This is an Intervention’! With this online workshop we would like to close the program in a sensational way. During this workshop ELSZ invites you to co-create an immersive space of sound weaving, healing and imagining. A place where we can weave conversations with the body to create deeper formations of awareness individually and collectively. ELSZ grew up in Sri Lanka, where their family were handloom textile artists, their home doubled as a workshop, where 22 looms, weaved in polyrhythms. ELSZ sound work, and forthcoming album dedicated to survivors and victims of gender violence, is woven together by the sound of the loom and water, both hypnotic, healing and meditative. Inspired by this process ELSZ hopes that this therapy session offers participants a place to weave personal awareness and stories into this sound tapestry.
The session will be facilitated in 3 parts :
20 min : CLEANSE - Sound Meditation ( Water and Weaving Blessing - guided by ELSZ )
30 min : COLLECT - Affirmations / Discussion / Exploration
10 min : CREATE - Weaving Water ( A time for somatic expression - movement)
What to bring:
+ Yourself !
+ A small bottle - preferably one that has a spray top (for face misting) water
+ a couple of rose petals or rose buds (dried or fresh)
+ Sea salt
+ any personal and meaningful treasures (shells, stones, crystals etc)
+ Some colour pens / pencils
+ Paper or a journal
+ An old magazine / glue and a pair of scissors (Optional)
Want to win a spot for this workshop?
Because we have only 10 spots for this workshop, we want to give you a chance at winning a spot for this workshop. You can win a spot by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org including your name and mentioning 'Therapy Session' in the subject.
Photo: Belinda Dipalo @Belle.dipalo
ELSZ is a Brooklyn based queer non-binary musician, ritual (performance) artist, creative coach and yoga / meditation facilitator. They sculpt hypnotic worlds with word and sound to hold space for healing and to engage conversations around gender violence, healing, queerness, ancestral trauma and decolonization.