Sample Workshops

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Gender: Click through for the most recent description of each workshop.

TransLiterate


Customized for facilitators and participants of your organization, TransLiterate is a workshop to learn to use language and build embodied compassion to be skillfully inclusive or lovingly exclusive of trans and genderqueer people.This workshop thrives on having people of all genders present. It follows a healing arc, integrates spirituality, and focuses on building relationships to dive into complex and emotional topics. I will be setting a container where people with different levels of familiarity with this topic will be welcome to come and speak their truth, though this workshop is specifically set for people who already have the intention of love and inclusivity towards trans and genderqueer people. The intention is to create a healingcontainer for trans people while cis-gender people practice fully embodying their own allyship and urgency around creating gender-safe spaces for all genders.

I am a working-class, trans nonbinary white person who strives to bring a lens of oppression and liberation into the work I do. I am white, and I try to bring anti-racism into all of my work, though being white, I am far from perfect at it and welcome accountability from people of color and anti-racist white organizers. Many aspects of oppression that affect trans folks also affect people of color, and much of the work we will be doing together involves undoing aspects of white culture that oppress all marginalized groups, including trans people.
Art by Micah Bazant for the Audre Lorde Project.




Body Positivity and Gender


- Exploring the ways that females and female-socialized people have been affected by beauty standards across different intersections. - How to reclaim and share out what beauty means to you. - Interactive, trauma-informed container




Gender Healing


Exploring our socialization and our stories - what does it mean to be a man in our world, a woman, or a non-binary person? What did we learn as children, from parents, and teachers? Through mindfulness, embodiment, and deep, honest conversation, we explore what we would like to leave behind of our gender socialization and what we would like to claim as our own. Available as a single workshop or a series. This can be exclusively for women, exclusively for men, or exclusively for trans and non-binary people, or it can include a combination of genders, or all genders. Any workshop for women or men will be inclusive of trans women or men respectively. Any workshops involving a combination of genders must include trans and non-binary people. So, for example, this workshop can be for women and non-binary people, men and non-binary people, or for all genders (women, men, and non-binary people). Both workshops for men and women are explicitly welcoming of trans men and trans women respectively. If this workshop is held for more than one gender, we spend a lot of time setting the tone and relationship building in order to witness each other's stories from a grounded and connected place while also honoring the trauma that happens between genders. This workshop strives to intersectional and trauma-informed.





 

Intersectionality: Click through for the most recent description of each workshop.

Deep Relating


Everyone who arrives at [your gathering] arrives with their own story – of pain, grief, resilience, overcoming – and most of us are coming to connect with each other through love, joy, movement, and tenderness. At the same time, there is a deeply growing consciousness for many of us of the trauma, violence, and oppression in our larger culture. How do we integrate our desire to connect in our microculture of [your gathering] with the very real and challenging dynamics of trauma and oppression in our macroculture? Dylan Wilder Quinn, a trans nonbinary disabled white person, with both the experiences of “oppressor” and “oppressed” in their body, believes in deeply relating across identities to speak openly about oppression, hold each others’ trauma and pain together, and move into healing and accountability around harm created in order to have even deeper, more authentic relationships with each other. In this workshop we will dip our toes into this complex topic to hopefully set the stage for deeper, more authentic relationship throughout our week together. While this workshop is for all people, it will be more emotionally taxing and possibly retraumatizing for people that hold marginalized identities in this world because we will be talking about oppressive experiences openly across identities. You are invited to focus on self-care and getting support during and after the event, or to not attend (feel free to talk to Dylan beforehand if there are any specific topics you want covered).




Identity as Activism for Youth (ages 12-18)


Workshop on intersectionality for youth based in self-reflection and group activities on what identities we hold, which identites we choose and which ones were chosen for us, which ones we share out in our culture, and how that interacts with larger cultural influences, like racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, etc. - and how youth can use their voice to do something about it.




Intersectional Events 101


​What does it mean to hold privilege and to lead groups that are diverse, or even that you hope will be diverse one day? This workshop is for facilitators and group leaders - we talk about creating workshop descriptions that are intentionally inclusive, encouraging marginalized voices in the room to be amplified, and skills for grounding ourselves and receiving feedback about inclusion, among other things - catered to your group.





 
 

Whiteness: Click through for the most recent description of each workshop.

TransLiterate


Customized for facilitators and participants of your organization, TransLiterate is a workshop to learn to use language and build embodied compassion to be skillfully inclusive or lovingly exclusive of trans and genderqueer people.This workshop thrives on having people of all genders present. It follows a healing arc, integrates spirituality, and focuses on building relationships to dive into complex and emotional topics. I will be setting a container where people with different levels of familiarity with this topic will be welcome to come and speak their truth, though this workshop is specifically set for people who already have the intention of love and inclusivity towards trans and genderqueer people. The intention is to create a healingcontainer for trans people while cis-gender people practice fully embodying their own allyship and urgency around creating gender-safe spaces for all genders.

I am a working-class, trans nonbinary white person who strives to bring a lens of oppression and liberation into the work I do. I am white, and I try to bring anti-racism into all of my work, though being white, I am far from perfect at it and welcome accountability from people of color and anti-racist white organizers. Many aspects of oppression that affect trans folks also affect people of color, and much of the work we will be doing together involves undoing aspects of white culture that oppress all marginalized groups, including trans people.
Art by Micah Bazant for the Audre Lorde Project.




Body Positivity and Gender


- Exploring the ways that females and female-socialized people have been affected by beauty standards across different intersections. - How to reclaim and share out what beauty means to you. - Interactive, trauma-informed container




Gender Healing


Exploring our socialization and our stories - what does it mean to be a man in our world, a woman, or a non-binary person? What did we learn as children, from parents, and teachers? Through mindfulness, embodiment, and deep, honest conversation, we explore what we would like to leave behind of our gender socialization and what we would like to claim as our own. Available as a single workshop or a series. This can be exclusively for women, exclusively for men, or exclusively for trans and non-binary people, or it can include a combination of genders, or all genders. Any workshop for women or men will be inclusive of trans women or men respectively. Any workshops involving a combination of genders must include trans and non-binary people. So, for example, this workshop can be for women and non-binary people, men and non-binary people, or for all genders (women, men, and non-binary people). Both workshops for men and women are explicitly welcoming of trans men and trans women respectively. If this workshop is held for more than one gender, we spend a lot of time setting the tone and relationship building in order to witness each other's stories from a grounded and connected place while also honoring the trauma that happens between genders. This workshop strives to intersectional and trauma-informed.





 

Community Healing: Click through for the most recent description of each workshop.

Roots to Resilience


Using the anchoring practices of Euro-Pagan ancestors and blending it with modern-day mindfulness and neurobiology, we’ll create a sense of deep groundedness and heightened experiences of strength, courage, and joy.

This workshop is an intro to rewiring our brains to create a stronger sense of self and deeper resilience in the face of hardship and trauma triggers. Fusing modern-day science with ancient pagan practices, Roots to Resilience will help participants to create long-lasting feelings of resilience and gratitude and walk away with a variety of tools to integrate into post-camp life. Roots to Resilience includes activities such as stillness, meditation, conversation and connection with others, reflection, all within a deep calmness and surrounded by healing energy. We give our "hard things" a container here.

This workshop is trauma-informed. This method is inappropriate for those experiencing a traumatic episode such as a panic attack or a severe depressive episode. If you experience any severe trauma the day of the workshop, please see a staff member to choose a different class.




Reading Tarot: From Fool to Mystic


When we first encounter tarot reading, our inner voices can be less intuitive and sound like this: “How do I memorize the tarot spreads AND the meanings AND how these cards fit together? And then there are the reversals! Aah!” Despite our brains’ best attempts at tricking us into tarot overwhelm and memorization overload, we will turn our panic into panache in this double workshop intensive on both the Major Arcana and Minor Arcana. Choose one, choose the other, or come all day for an intensive experience. In Fool to Royalty, are gathering to call in what it’s really about – grounding in our own power and intuition, and rooting ourselves deeply into the many generations of tarot readers before us and tarot descendants to come. We will draw on patterns, story, laughter, and connection to break learning reading cards into a tangible and easeful experience. We will explore tarot as a tool for healing our deepest wounds and calling in a brighter future. This workshop is great for folks with no experience, or folks that have some experience reading but are looking to deepen their relationship with their decks and with their own healing through tarot.




Many of the workshops under "Gender" also are Community Healing events.


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