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We Come From Mermaids: African Diaspora and Water (Classroom Workshop)

$10

with Chandrika Francis

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 6, 2022 at 5 pm

This classroom based workshop is an invitation to immerse yourself in the rich history of the African Diaspora and water!  Learn more about the ways our ancestors engaged with water for resistance and joy during slavery times and the middle passage, and the multitude of rich aquatic traditions in Atlantic African cultures pre European contact.  Through games, conversation, readings, lecture, and meditation, we will tap into the joy, liberation, resistance, and wisdom that connects us to our ancestors.  Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the New Settlement Community Center, this $50 workshop is only $10!

**COVD-19 Precautions: Workshop limited to 15 students, instructor is vaccinated, students are asked to distance from each other, masks are required.** 

**Please note this workshop centers the Black experience but welcomes folks of all identities.  Contact oshunswimschool@gmail.com if you have questions or want to find a different way to be involved!**

Womxn of Color Aquatic Rest & Play

$10

with Chandrika Francis

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 7, 2022 at 5 pm

Wednesday, Dec 7th: 5pm-8pm

Who is this class for: complete beginner to intermediate womxn of color. 

Maximum number of Students: 15

Pool Description: Heated Indoor Full size pool. Pool space accesible through stairs or elevator, with 4-5 steps with railing to enter water. 

This workshop is an invitation to soak in rest, play, and swim-skill building, in community with other womxn of color.  We will build skills around breathing, understanding your body in relationship with water, floating, and body alignment.  Through mindfulness, meditation, and self inquiry activities, we center healing and deepening your relationship with water. Holding curiosity and joy at the center, we'll explore water and belonging through games. No previous swim skills necessary. This workshop welcomes adults with fear of water as well as those who already love being in water!

Thanks to the generous support of the New Settlement Community Center, this $50 workshop is only $10!  

*COVD-19 Precautions: Class size limited to 15 students, instructor is vaccinated, students are asked to distance from each other, masks to be worn on deck. Students are asked to either be up to date on COVID-19 vaccine, or have a negative covid test within 24 hours of the workshop

*Please note this class is a space for those who have experienced gender and race based exclusions from aquatic environments. Contact oshunswimschool@gmail.com if you have questions or want to find a different way to be involved! 

 

We Come From Mermaids: African Diaspora and Water (Pool Workshop)

$10

with Chandrika Francis

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 8, 2022 at 5 pm

Thursday, December 8th:5-8pm

Who is this workshop is for: complete beginner to intermediate adults. 

Maximum number of Students: 15

Pool Description: Heated Indoor Full size pool. Pool space accesible through stairs or elevator, with 4-5 steps with railing to enter water. 

Join for an embodied journey into African diasporic aquatic traditions!  Gain swim skills while learning more about the ways our ancestors engaged with water for resistance and joy during slavery times and the middle passage, and the multitude of rich aquatic traditions in Atlantic African cultures pre European contact.  Through games, water meditation, songs, and other aquatic activities we will tap into the joy, liberation, resistance, and wisdom that connects us to our ancestors.  This space is geared towards beginner to advanced swimmers (to fully participate you can comfortably move around independently in 4ft deep water, and submerge your body in water at least up to your neck.  If you have fear around entering water, you are still completely welcome to join, and engage to the level of your comfort!)

Thanks to the generous sponsorship from New Settlement, this $50 workshop is only $10!

**COVD-19 Precautions: Workshop limited to 15 students, instructor is vaccinated, students are asked to be up to date on covid vaccination or have a negative covid test within 24 hours of class, masks are required for bathrooms, deck, and locker rooms.**

**Please note this workshop centers the Black experience but welcomes folks of all identities.  Contact oshunswimschool@gmail.com if you have questions or want to find a different way to be involved!**

QTPOC Aquatic Rest & Play

$10

with Chandrika Francis

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 11, 2022 at 1 pm

Sun, Dec 11th: 1pm-4pm

Who this class is for: complete beginner to intermediate Queer/Trans people of color. 

Maximum number of Students: 15

Pool Description: Heated Indoor Full size pool. Pool space accesible through stairs or elevator, with 4-5 steps with railing to enter water. 

This workshop is an invitation to soak in rest, play, and swim-skill building, in community with other Queer and Trans people of color.  We will build skills around breathing, understanding your body in relationship with water, floating, and body alignment.  Through mindfulness, meditation, and self inquiry activities, we center healing and deepening your relationship with water. Holding curiosity and joy at the center, we'll explore water and belonging through games. No previous swim skills necessary. This workshop welcomes adults with fear of water as well as those who already love being in water!

Thanks to the generous support of the New Settlement Community Center, this $50 workshop is only $10!  

*COVD-19 Precautions: Class size limited to 15 students, instructor is vaccinated, students are asked to distance from each other, masks to be worn on deck.  Please either be up to date on your covid-19 vax, or have a negative covid test within 24 hours of the program.

*Please note this class is a space for those who have experienced gender/sexuality and race based exclusions from aquatic environments. Contact oshunswimschool@gmail.com if you have questions or want to find a different way to be involved! 

 





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