Sat, Oct 14|
Virtual & In-Person
Reclaimin' My Power: NOLA Bounce Class
Bees of the Indigo Sacred Space & Sweet Herbal Honey Apothecary presents Reclaimin' My Power. Let's gather in an affirming space, move at your own pace, and feel supported in channeling your sacred power through the art of bounce and wobble.
Time & Location
Oct 14, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Virtual & In-Person
About the event
About this Class:
This class will honor the movement and art of bounce that introduces the culture of New Orleans and how we celebrate, heal, give love, and werk, yet move beyond space and time. We will use the bounce to dig deep within ourselves, our roots, and our connection to the earth, memory, trauma, truth, and emotion. To bring awareness: This class may or may not bring up moments where we felt suppressed or controlled to give us space to sit with, understand and release. During our writing session, we will make space for letter writing, one to ourselves and one to our ancestors.
This class is a safe non judgmental space, so please bring all of you.
What to Expect:
- 5-minute Chakra balance Breath Meditation
- Full body & intuitive movement
-Cool down & DIY Journal Making
- Journaling & Dialogue
What to Bring:
-Your body, mind, soul, and curiosity
- Comfortable clothes
- Water bottle
What is Bounce:
- In a general sense, twerking, bouncing, and dancing is an artistic language within the hips and booty that allows us to hold space in fully reconnecting with ourselves, our sense of expression, and the roots that make way in our expression. Our hips carry memory, trauma, creation, great power, and solutions. Moving our bodies, particularly in the hips, we hold a sacred connection with our natural rhythms and how they can expand and mold into other forms of gesture that liberate our power and creativity. "Hip shaking" or "Booty Shaking" is a cultural, historical, ancestral, and divine movement found beyond the world and has many names and stigmas. Each culture has its own language within hip shaking that communicates similarly or differently along the spectrum of empowerment, gender, sexuality, freedom, sensuality, pleasure, healing, and care. Bounce is a New Orleans-created style within Hip Hop, similar to Crump or Jerk that formed within a subculture of communities with their style and history developed generationally and ancestrally. Bounce has a heavy bass and quick tempo with a call-in-response, commonly seen in protest space -- beat making and chanting.
"Everybody in the world now wants to twerk. We don't twerk here in New Orleans, we bounce, we wiggle, we wobble, we shake, we bust it open, bed it over, we do it all." - Big Freedia
About the Instructor:
Janae' "Jaee Honey" Sumter is a California-based nonbinary practitioner with a rich background and practice 9-year background and practice in fields of Creative Arts, Arts Integration Education, Ancestral Work, Community Organizing, Movement, Community Event Curating, Life Coaching. Herbal Medicine and more...
Jaee is a NOLA native with Gullah Geechee, Cherokee, and Creole blood who has an explorative background in dance that developed fluidly throughout their life. Jaee is a Certified Creative niche Life Coach, Level 2 Attunement Reiki and Herbal Thai Compass Massage Practitioner that uses their knowledge practically and through their overall practice that better support the communities the work with.
Jaee is an Inquiry Movement Instructor who centers movement classes through the lens of self-reflection, connection, and liberation rather than technique, making all sessions beginner friendly.
As a Sexual Assault Survivor and Advocate, dance is one of many creative outlets that created space for me to reclaim my power after years of suppression. Over the years, movement has always been a healthy outlet for facing my trauma and allowing my spirit to liberate me. Due to this, I facilitate diverse improvisational workout classes that honor space for you to reclaim your sacred power that creates and reactivates your purpose, sense of inner safety, and overall peace within your well-being.
All classes are fundraisers to raise funds to support community charity causes.
Note: This is an In-Person and Virtual class. The class will be held at Bees of the Indigo, a sacred space and home apothecary in Bakersfield, CA. If attending in person, the location is provided with ticket. If attending virtually, the Zoom link is provided with ticket.
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