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Confluence Arts Center

Root Down, Rise Up: A Day Immersion

Join Kelly Viernes, Ariel Hart, and Andre Dimapilis, for a day-immersion rooted in spirit, rest & sustainability and collective liberation.

Root Down, Rise Up: A Day Immersion
Root Down, Rise Up: A Day Immersion

Time & Location

Jul 13, 2024, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Confluence Arts Center, 20159 Hazelnut Ridge Rd, Scotts Mills, OR 97375, USA

Guests

About the event

Root Down, Rise Up is a day-immersion rooted in spirit, rest & sustainability and collective liberation.  Join Kelly Viernes, Ariel Hart, and Andre Dimapilis, accomplices in solidarity with social and racial justice.

What does it mean to show up as an accomplice of decolonization?

How do we bring awareness to harm?

How do we cultivate sustainable movement within justice?

Why is it important to deepen the relationship to our spirit, and the medicine of our lineage?

These are vital questions for our own wellness, and the wellness of our world.  In this container we will call upon a variety of practices and tools to support our connection to our wise elder self, our well-ancestors, our community, collective and mother earth.  Let us come together, to hold grief and joy simultaneously, to ripple alchemized energy,  to support the golden foundation of an  new earth centered in justice.

In this container you will experience:

  • A heart-opening ceremony with Cacao honoring the roots of this indigenous medicine and Mayan Cosmovision’s connection to collective loving intention.
  • An immersive sound ceremony for transmuting heaviness, with two sound healing practitioners.
  • Meditations for ancestral connection and energetically contributing to collective liberation.
  • Community dialogues,  noticing and sharing the wisdom and acknowledging the harm and wounds within in our roots.
  • Forest integration, receiving support from our nature allies.
  • Gentle movement for embodiment and grounding.

From this pivotal place in earth’s history, may we all honor the call to show up in integrity and discernment.  You are needed, sweet friend, justice is needed. Accomplices are needed to support each other in remembering who we truly are, and what we are not.  As we unlearn and trust our innate wisdom, let us root to rise.

BIPOC tickets are available at a lower rate, sliding scale, as an offering towards reparations. Sliding scale starting at $20-$50. Accomplice tickets are available to everyone who identifies as, or is interested in becoming an accomplice in solidarity with social and racial justice.

A portion of the proceeds will go to emergency relief in Gaza https://baitulmaal.org/. We value, and believe in full transparency, each of you will receive a copy of the receipt with the amount donated.

If you are interested in learning more about decolonization or what it means to be an accomplice please visit: 

https://www.drrosalesmeza.com

https://www.ywcaworks.org/blogs/ywca/tue-12212021-1103/whats-difference-between-ally-and-accomplice

Ally or Accomplice? The Language of Activism | Learning for Justice

Our Liberation Is Bound Together

Facilitator Bios:

Kelly Viernes (she/they), is a community-driven facilitator. She has completed Soul Lift Cacao's "10-Week Cacao-Powered Facilitator Course", and studied with Mayan Guide, Ixquik Lopez Zavala, in her three-week course, "The Spirituality of Cacao in Ceremony". Kelly is passionate about guiding embodiment practices that nurture a person's inner world, where their experience can hopefully cultivate peace within their social circles and the outer world. Kelly was first introduced to ceremonial cacao by local healer Xochitl, where she introduced cacao spirit through wisdom passed down from her own elders. Kelly was able to connect deeper with the friends that surrounded her during this heart-opening ceremony. This experience later motivated Kelly to learn more about her family lineage and intergenerational trauma, as cacao has a way of healing wounds of the heart.

Ariel Hart identifies as an energetic intuitive, sound healing practitioner, earth medicine maker, movement guide, and healing artist.  I currently reside in my hometown what we now call Portland, OR the traditional unceded lands of the Cowlitz, Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tumwater, Tualatin Kalapuya, Wasco, Molalla, and Watlala bands of the Chinook. I call upon the sacred and magickal; holistic care for body/mind/spirit/energy.  Creating accesible community events rooted in reciprocity and spirit fills my heart.  For more info on my practice, or the groups I lead including Portland Moon Mystics and Embody Retreats please visit www.arielhart.space. I believe it is my (and all of our) duty to bring awareness to and dismantle colonial programming we carry that continues to propagate harm. If you are interested in decolonial learning please visit my teacher Dra. Rocio, https://www.drrosalesmeza.com. This is the path to an earth rooted in justice, through collective unlearning and examination of our shadows.

Andre Ignacio Dimapilis is a Filipinx-American culture-bearing performance artist, sound facilitator, and peaceful warrior.  Andre’s journey with sound started in 2007 with the didgeridoo, performing on stage with blues, funk, hip-hop and dance artists. Then, he shifted his focus to communicating with the divine by blowing spirit through the didgeridoo during meditations. While listening to divine Spirit and intuition, Andre was guided to use other indigenous and traditional instruments for setting intentions during ritual, ceremony, and spiritual work. He is the founder of Kalayaan Sound LLC. Kalayaan is the Filipinx word for freedom, using sound for participants to re-connect and re-member the freedom of their spirit. Andre infuses ancestral wisdom and indigenous knowledge for participants to listen with their body, connect with spirit, and have clear intentions during sound therapy sessions for a personalized and meaningful experience.

Tickets

  • BIPOC sliding scale

    BIPOC tickets are available at a lower rate, sliding scale, as an offering towards reparations. Sliding scale starting at $20-$50

    $
    +Service fee
  • Accomplice

    Accomplice tickets are available to everyone who identifies as, or is interested in becoming an accomplice in solidarity with social and racial justice.

    $111.00
    +$2.78 service fee

Total

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