Village Lab Salon
A village is an interdependent community gathered around care, witnessing, reciprocal support, skill sharing, spiritual vibrancy and communal economic resilience.
The Village Lab Salon provides somatic experiential workshop for BIPOC folks to reimagine communal care and redefine health justice as centered in belonging and safety. All workshops are led by BIPOC facilitators.
We define communal care as RELATIONSHIPS that fosters the seven elements of sustainable wellness: meaningful connection, nourishing food, healthy physical movement, purpose-driven activity, emotional integrity, environmental integrity, and, of course, restorative rest.
Resilience is best understood as a characteristic of communities rather than of individuals
- Daniel Aldrich
Radical Return Immersion Retreats
Radical Return encourages reconnection with self, village and the natural world for BIPOC folks through immersive retreats in outdoor settings
Retreats feature healing, spiritual, and community care practices as well as opportunities to work 1x1 with BIPOC holistic wellness providers and, of course, RADICAL REST.
Because our individual bodily wellness is a microcosm of planetary wellness, Radical Return Retreats also feature opportunities for learning ecological connection and stewardship practices.
Somatic Liberation Community Partnerships
Somatic Liberation is the result of a healing progression that starts with building intimacy with one's own body-mind-spirit and evolves toward the development of an empowered and sovereign community comprised of vital, resilient individuals.
In the community partnerships program, Radical Rest partners with organizations that serve the BIPOC community to offer somatic, trauma-informed healing justice programming facilitated by BIPOC facilitators who hold communal care at the center of wellness practices.
All programming is tailored to the needs of the community partner and the populations they serve. Programming can be delivered to both the BIPOC population the partner serves and/or to the partner's BIPOC staff who are often overlooked as also living the experiences of oppression in real time alongside the served community.