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Sounding the Body: A Ritual for Grief, Catharsis, and Community Resilience

Sunday, April 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$35.00 – $85.00


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Sounding the Body: A Ritual for Grief, Catharsis, and Community Resilience with Jade Fusco and Jenn Wooten

Pre-registration required.

Our world is in upheaval, and many of us are overwhelmed and struggling to process a multitude of feelings. From the displacement and injustice faced by indigenous communities worldwide, to environmental crises and mental health crises, to national laws that infringe upon our collective bodily safety and autonomy, we are inundated with information that our animal bodies struggle to process in real-time. When our lives encounter the inevitable difficulties that come with being human and surviving in the world, it can all feel like too much. So we disassociate, numb out, bypass, and avoid our own emotional experiences. But when we numb ourselves from pain, we also numb ourselves from joy.

For this reason, we have created a ritual space to practice the expression of our personal and collective grief, to create catharsis, and to move the energy of pain, loss, and overwhelm through the body.

Collective catharsis has long been intertwined with human culture and society. Throughout time, communities have recognized the therapeutic power of coming together to collectively express and release emotions. For millennia, our ancestors would gather for rites of passage, to honor loss and initiation, the changing of the seasons, and death. They gathered in song, dance, and ceremony to open the vibration of the voice as the passage for emotions through the body and the collective.

Collective catharsis serves as a way for us to find solace, solidarity, and resilience in shared experiences and emotions. As we remember how to move our bodies, open our voices, and feel together, we reconnect to ourselves, our hearts, our community, the natural world, and our own joyous resilience. When we gather in this way, we activate our intelligent instincts for somatic release and healing. We open our voices to make the sounds of our grief and our rage, as well as our love and devotion.

Jade is an artist, vocal alchemy mentor, EFT practitioner, and theatrical ceremonialist, while Jenn specializes in trauma-informed yoga therapy. Together, they will gently guide you in simple movement, breathwork, EFT tapping, and somatic sounding practices to support the opening of your voice to express genuine emotion. The soothing sounds of Her Mana will bring the experience to a close with an integrative acoustic sound bath.

Facilitator Bios:

Jade Fusco is a singer-songwriter, mistress of musical improv, immersive ritual-theater creator, and vocal alchemist. Jade’s passion is to bring people together in theatrical worlds, where they can sing, feel and remember the ritual ways in which we are meant to gather in honor of Mother Nature and the cycles of life. Jade also supports people in dissolving emotional blocks around singing and opening their voices to express their innate creative genius.

Jenn Wooten certified yoga therapist, trauma-informed yoga teacher and teacher trainer, and the founder of Viasomatic. She’s spent 30 years studying holistic, mind-body, and somatic practices for trauma healing and nervous system resilience. She is committed to creating nurturing and inclusive spaces, where people can explore the transformative power of yoga therapy.


Sunday, April 28
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$35.00 – $85.00


Practice Yoga Austin South (The Church)
414 Johanna St W
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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