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Oshun Swim School



Our Classes

Oakland Drop In

$40

with Chandrika Francis

Calendar Current session started Jan 6, 2020

*Drop in is only available where a space opens up in the otherwise full classes.  Please confirm the date and time of your drop in BEFORE registering.  Thank you!

This registers you for a one day drop in class of the Oakland Swim Workshop - a journey towards empowered, liberated, and skilled swimming centering womxn and non-binary folks of color. We will build skills around breathing, understanding your body in relationship with water, body alignment, and stroke development.  Through community building, mindfulness, meditation, and self-inquiry activities, your holistic relationship with water is centered. This is a course for those who are very nervous in water, as well as those who already feel at home. Come as you are. 

$10-$40 sliding scale per lesson (sorry there are no full scholarships for this option)

Drop-in is only available when space allow.  Please confirm availability by email/phone BEFORE registering.  Thank you and looking forward to exploring the water with you! 

Oakland Swim Workshop

$40

with Chandrika Francis

Calendar Current session started Jan 6, 2020 at 8 pm, runs for 8 weeks
5 additional sessions through Jan 9, 2020

This is an 8-week journey towards empowered, liberated, and skilled swimming centering womxn and non-binary folks of color. We will build skills around breathing, understanding your body in relationship with water, body alignment, and stroke development.  Through community building, mindfulness, meditation, and self-inquiry activities, your holistic relationship with water is centered. This is a course for those who are very nervous in water, as well as those who already feel at home. Come as you are. 

By the end of this course, you will feel confident in the skills you have gained as a swimmer and the evolution of your relationship to water. 

The full cost of the course is $320.  You are asked to contribute the cost of one class ($40) and Outdoor Afro is generously covering the rest for 30 participants! By completing this registration, you are automatically considered for the scholarship.  If you do not receive the scholarship, you will be given the option to pay for the course or receive a full refund of your registration.

*Please note this class is a space that centers womxn and non-binary people of color.  Please contact oshunswimschool@gmail.com if you have questions or want to find a different way to be involved! 

Sound & Soak (QTPOC - Womxn & Non-Binary)

$50

with Chandrika Francis

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 29, 2020 at 9:30 am

$35-$60 sliding scale (As of 2020 we have increased prices to account for an increase in rental rate.  Thank you for giving the most generous amount that matches your budget.  Please reach out if the cost is prohibitive for you.)

A morning of healing music and soaking for QTPOC folks at Hot House Spa in Capitol Hill, Seattle.  Enjoy private access to the spa (hot tub, sauna, steam room, showers, and relaxation space), as well as live sound bath to support your relaxation, healing, and joy.  Per Hot House policy, this workshop welcomes queer folk who identify as womxn, and non-binary and trans folks who feel aligned to womxn centered spaces. The only one planned for the season, don't miss this opportunity to be with community in a healing centered space!

Queer identities and all body types celebrated! 18+

Hot House is a clothing optional space. Nudity should be expected of others but is not required : )

Looking forward to soaking with you!

*Please note this workshop is a space for people of color who idenitfy as  womxn, trans, and non-binary folk who feel aligned to womxn centered spaces.  Please contact oshunswimschool@gmail.com if you have questions or want to find a different way to be involved! 

For details about Hot House policies, please visit hothousespa.com.

Live Sound Meditation by artist Jennifer Moore.

Jennifer Moore is a multi-disciplinary artist born and raised in the Northwest, with a focus in poetry, music, sonic meditation and all things sound. She draws inspiration from daily life, bringing those experiences of heaven and hell together into balance through sound. She creates as a practice of love and freedom and invites others to join her under the banner of EmitOneLight Productions. When she is not composing, she is on the 1s and 2s as DJ Freequeensee, a form of alchemy near and dear to her heart.

www.jenniferbmoore.comhttps://soundcloud.com/enoore

www.facebook.com/djfreequeensee

 

Tuesday Semi-Private True Beginner Swim Class (2 students - womxn and non-binary POC)

$400

with Chandrika Francis

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 7, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 8 weeks
1 additional session on Apr 7, 2020

Sliding Scale $50-$60/class

Tuesdays 7pm-8pm // 8pm-9pm

Who is this class for: Complete beginners and those with fear around water.

Maximum number of Students: 2

Pool Description: 16 ft across, 3.5ft deep, 92 degrees, Columbia City

This is a 8 week journey towards empowered, liberated, and skilled swimming for womxn and nonbinary people of color.  We will build skills around breathing, understanding your body in relationship with water, body alignment, and stroke development.  Through mindfulness, meditation, and self inquiry activities, your wholistic development is centered. With a 2-1 class size, this is the perfect opportunity for you to work through fears and discomfort, with lots of support and space to grow. 

By the end of this course, you will feel confident in the skills you have gained as a swimmer and the evolution of your relationship to water.

*Please note this class is a space for those who idenitfy as a womxn of color and non-binary POC. Please contact oshunswimschool@gmail.com if you have questions or want to find a different way to be involved! 

 

Wed Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Swim Class (womxn and non-binary POC)

$320

with Chandrika Francis

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 8, 2020 at 7:15 pm, runs for 8 weeks
1 additional session on Apr 8, 2020

Sliding Scale $15-$50/class

Wednesdays 7:15pm-8:15pm // 8:15pm-9:15pm

Who is this class for: Advanced Beginner and intermediate swim students

Maximum number of Students: 5

Pool Description: Full size pool with deep end, 92 degrees, Rainier Valley

This is a 8 week journey towards empowered, liberated, and skilled swimming for womxn and nonbinary people of color.  We will build skills around breathing, understanding your body in relationship with water, body alignment, and stroke development.  Through mindfulness, meditation, and self inquiry activities, your wholistic development is centered. This class is best suited for students that already feel comfortable with floating and submerging their head in water. 

By the end of this course, you will feel confident in the skills you have gained as a swimmer and the evolution of your relationship to water.

*Please note this class is a space for those who idenitfy as a womxn of color and non-binary POC. Please contact oshunswimschool@gmail.com if you have questions or want to find a different way to be involved! 

 

Thurs True Beginner - Intermediate Swim Class (womxn and non-binary POC)

$320

with Chandrika Francis

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 9, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks
1 additional session on Apr 9, 2020

Sliding Scale $15-$50/class

Thursday 6pm-7pm // 7pm-8pm

Who is this class for: Complete Beginner to intermediate swim students

Maximum number of Students: 5

Pool Description: Indoor Full size pool 4ft all the way across, 92 degrees, Renton

This is a 8 week journey towards empowered, liberated, and skilled swimming for womxn and nonbinary people of color.  We will build skills around breathing, understanding your body in relationship with water, body alignment, and stroke development.  Through mindfulness, meditation, and self inquiry activities, your wholistic development is centered. No previous swim skills necessary. 

By the end of this course, you will feel confident in the skills you have gained as a swimmer and the evolution of your relationship to water.

*Please note this class is a space for those who idenitfy as a womxn of color and non-binary POC. Please contact oshunswimschool@gmail.com if you have questions or want to find a different way to be involved! 

 

Sound & Soak (Intergenerational - Womxn & Non-Binary POC)

$50

with Chandrika Francis

Calendar Next available session starts May 10, 2020 at 9:30 am

$35-$60 sliding scale (As of 2020 we have increased prices to account for an increase in rental rate.  Thank you for giving the most generous amount that matches your budget.  Please reach out if the cost is prohibitive for you.)

A morning of healing music and soaking for womxn and non-binary POC of all ages at Hot House Spa in Capitol Hill, Seattle.  Bring your non-binary kin, daughter, mother, auntie, cousin, niblings, sister-friend, or come on your own, and enjoy the special kind of love found in intergenerational spaces.  Enjoy private access to the spa (hot tub, sauna, steam room, showers, and relaxation space), as well as live sound bath to support your relaxation, healing, and joy.  Per Hot House policy, this workshop welcomes womxn, and non-binary and trans folks who feel aligned to womxn centered spaces. The only intergenerational Sound & Soak planned for the season, don't miss this opportunity to be with community in a healing centered space!

Queer identities and all body types celebrated! 18+

Hot House is a clothing optional space. Nudity should be expected of others but is not required : )

Looking forward to soaking with you!

*Please note this workshop is a space for people of color who idenitfy as  womxn, trans, and non-binary folk who feel aligned to womxn centered spaces.  Please contact oshunswimschool@gmail.com if you have questions or want to find a different way to be involved! 

For details about Hot House policies, please visit hothousespa.com.

Live Sound Meditation by artist Jennifer Moore.

Jennifer Moore is a multi-disciplinary artist born and raised in the Northwest, with a focus in poetry, music, sonic meditation and all things sound. She draws inspiration from daily life, bringing those experiences of heaven and hell together into balance through sound. She creates as a practice of love and freedom and invites others to join her under the banner of EmitOneLight Productions. When she is not composing, she is on the 1s and 2s as DJ Freequeensee, a form of alchemy near and dear to her heart.

www.jenniferbmoore.comhttps://soundcloud.com/enoore

www.facebook.com/djfreequeensee

 





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