Virtual Community Series

Welcome to our ever-evolving community of passionate, engaged change-makers, story tellers, activists, and practitioners. Join us for a series of virtual community gatherings.

Community Practice

Join us on June 5 from 12-1 PST/3-4 EST for Drawing Breath with visual artist, agitator and educator Yohana Junker!

How do breath, body, movement, and imagination coalesce in artistic practices? 

Yohana invites us into an exploration of imaginative modalities that have helped generations of our relatives live through moments of uncertainty such as the current pandemic.

How do we heal and be healed? Sensing and touching the essentials via the artistic: our tender bodies, generative imagination, incantatory capacities, spiritual identities, and creative sensibilities so that we can “intimate” the world differently. 

Yohana Agra Junker is an educator, agitator, visual artist, and Faculty Associate in Theology, Spirituality, and the Arts at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. As an artist and educator, she explores the human capacity to imagine and retrieve generative ways of being even in the face of impossibility. An ongoing learner of ancient healing modalities, her research probes the intersections of ecology, decolonial and Amerindian ways of knowing, and art-making.  When she is not writing, making art, researching, teaching-learning, or communicating, you can find her conspiring about the poetics of resistance in Richmond, California. Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, she has been living in the United States since 2010.  She received her Ph.D. in art and religion from the Graduate Theological Union.

Access your body and spiritual knowledge through breathing meditation, gentle movement exercises, drawing practices, expressive writing, and collaborative conversation. Bring a journal and something to write and draw with!

Register here for June 5th from 12-1 PST/3-4 EST You will receive confirmation with a link to participate. Feel free to invite your friends–we hope to “see” you soon!

Mark your calendar and stay tuned for details about the last scheduled community zoom dialogue on: June 19. All calls will be 12-1 PST/3-4 EST.

Don’t miss the final week of Wednesday Morning Yoga Practice with Kavitha on June 3rd.

Kavitha has been offering an ongoing free Zoom live class each Wednesday morning at 10am ET (9am CT, 8am MT, 7am PT). The class integrates elements of yoga, qigong, pranayama, and relaxation, and is open to all levels. After June 3rd, the class will be on hiatus for the summer. We’ll reach out when it restarts. 

Register here for Practice with Kavitha

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.

Previous Gatherings

Community Practice

April 3rd Community in Practice featured Pat McCabe (no recording available for this session)

April 17th ZOOM in on Creativity featured musicians, artists and activists Anne and Pete Sibley and Taij Moteelall. Watch the recording HERE!

May 1st Community Dialogue – WORKERS UNITE featured Mayra Hidalgo Salazar, development director for United We Dream; and Josh Carrera, project coordinator for MayDay Space (no recording available for this session)

May 15th Community Dialogue – Seeding Freedom with Naima Penniman. Watch the Recording HERE!

Yoga with Kavitha on your schedule! Access full recorded class with Kavitha here – April 19 Session Recording