Healing with Harriet’s Apothecary

Date

Fridays: June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3 | 1-2PM

Cost

FREE/w RSVP

Location

Gallery at BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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FRIDAYS | JUNE 29, JULY 6, JULY 13, JULY 20, JULY 27, AUGUST 3 | 1-2PM

In conjunction with the exhibition Alchemy, Harriet’s Apothecary—an intergenerational, healing collective led by the brilliance and wisdom of Black cis women, queer and trans healers, artists, magicians, activists and ancestors—will facilitate six, one-hour healing sessions including meditation and restorative yoga. Capacity is limited; please RSVP.

Instructors/Healers:

June 29
Instructor: Adaku Utah
Offering: Our bodies are powerful vessels of self-discovery, healing and transformation. Together we will co-create compassionate embodied practices and breath work to lean into our body’s intuitive resilience and joy.

July 6
Instructor: Eva Turner
Offering: Eva will be offering a yoga and meditation session centering release and softness.

July 13
Instructor: Naimah Johnson
Offering: Naimah will offer an immersive experience, including guided visualization, breath-work and gentle yoga postures & movement, to support heart opening and restoration. Guided reflective exercises will also be offered to engage generative exploration around compassionate self-care.

July 20
Instructor: Bea Anderson
Offering: Through sound, breath, and guided meditation practice Beatrice will offer an opportunity to pause, listen in and to make space for ourselves admits the backdrop of our vibrant beloved Brooklyn. Each session will focus on a different theme ranging from working with compassion, sitting with the support of our ancestors and finding courage to feel through difficult emotions. 

July 27
Instructor: Bea Anderson
Offering: Through sound, breath, and guided meditation practice Beatrice will offer an opportunity to pause, listen in and to make space for ourselves admits the backdrop of our vibrant beloved Brooklyn. Each session will focus on a different theme ranging from working with compassion, sitting with the support of our ancestors and finding courage to feel through difficult emotions. 

August 3
Instructor: Adaku Utah
Offering: Our bodies are powerful vessels of self-discovery, healing and transformation. Together we will co-create compassionate embodied practices and breath work to lean into our body’s intuitive resilience and joy.

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About Harriet’s Apothecary:
Harriet’s Apothecary is an intergenerational, healing village led by the brilliance and wisdom of Black cis women, queer and trans healers, artists, magicians, activists and ancestors. Our village is committed to co-creating accessible, affordable, liberatory, all-body loving, all-gender honoring, community healing spaces that recognize, inspire, and deepen the healing genius of our vessels. The intention of Harriet’s Apothecary is to continue the rich healing legacy of abolitionist and community nurse and herbalist Harriet Tubman. Like our courageous ancestor, we intend to expand access to health and healing resources that support our people in their healing journeys toward freedom. We also hope to connect individuals and communities to accessible self and community based resources that are rooted in the wisdom of our bodies, our ancestors and our plant families.

Bios of Healers/Instructors:

Naimah Johnson is a politicized therapist, yoga instructor, doula, healing-justice practitioner, liberation-based educator and community activist.  Within her work she applies a radically integrated approach, informed by activism, esotericism, liberation psychology, and diasporic traditions.  She provides trauma-focused counseling through her private practice and in community-based settings, with a dedicated focus on the trauma of oppression.  Naimah is a member of the transformative healing justice collective, Harriet's Apothecary; and also works collaboratively with organizations, institutions and groups providing liberation-based training, somatic practices and facilitating community healing spaces.  Naimah believes in healing as a revolutionary act of resistance that is essential to our liberation. 

Adaku Utah was raised in Nigeria armed with the legacy of a long line of freedom fighters, farmers, and healers. Adaku harnesses her seasoned powers as a liberation educator,healer, and performance ritual artist as an act of love to her community. Alongside Harriet Tumban, she is the co-founder and co-director of Harriet's Apothecary, an intergenerational healing collective led by Black Cis Women, Queer and Trans healers, artists, health professionals, activists and ancestors. For over 12 years, her work has centered in movements for radical social change, with a focus on gender, reproductive, race, and healing justice. Currently she is the Movement Building Leadership Manager with the National Network for Abortion Funds. She is also a teaching fellow with BOLD (Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity) and Generative Somatics.  

Eva Turner is a black, non-binary femme social worker, doula , healer, facilitator, yoga teacher and educator based out of Brooklyn, NY. Originally from California, Eva has always sought the world outside of what white supremacy and patriarchy has given us through reading, writing and community builidng. Eva’s world making has been focused on youth development, program, curriculum and resource development based in healing justice and community care. They love communion over yummy food in the sunlight, especially near the water. Offering: TBA

B. Anderson, healer, community organizer, birth worker, and ritual leader centers their work in restorative, healing justice and liberatory practice. B. teaches mediation and mindfulness classes across the city and is the co-founder of Love Circle Sangha, a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) + white comrade meditation community rooted in the Zen Vietnamese, Tiep Hein tradition and anti-opression frameworks. She is a core collective member of Harriets Apothecary, a healing collective led by Black Cis Women, Queer and Trans healers, artists, health professionals, activists and ancestors. B. organizes as the founder and co-conspiriator of intergenerational skill share incubator and resource hub, the Flatbush Community Freedom School at the Linden Library. Currently they work as a birth worker/doula for Welcome Home- Birth & Family Care, offering pre, birth and post delivery services in addition to family counseling for mid to low income, teen, queer, trans and immigrant families. B. offers as their commitment to healing generational trauma in mediator and relationship consultant with NYAH, a service agency nurturing a mindful approach to engaging love, family and our communities. all relationships.

Venue Information:

The 3,000 square-foot Gallery in BRIC House has soaring 18-foot ceilings that permit major exhibitions focusing on emerging and mid-career artists and curators.