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Meet Your Facilitators
Raina LaGrand (she/her) is a somatic therapist, coach, yoga teacher, speaker and facilitator specializing in racial identity, trauma, relationships and embodiment. In her practice, Root to Rise Somatics, she primarily helps mixed race adults and interracial couples build relationships where they feel emotionally connected, and she also works with other people who identify as “inbetweeners.” Outside of clinical work, Raina hosts a free monthly mindfulness-based event where mixed people can connect, and she provides embodiment-based workshops and trainings for companies invested in emotional intelligence and social justice.
Anna Lemler (she/her) is a somatic practitioner, racial justice organizer, and facilitator who believes in our individual and collective wisdom and power to transform ourselves while simultaneously impacting the world around us. Anna has over a decade of holding leadership positions within the non-profit/public sector and of racial justice community organizing work. Most recently, she faciliated and co-founded an abolitionist alternative to police program, the first of its kind in Michigan, called Care-Based Safety (CBS). In her business, unfurl & rewild, she offers somatic coaching & bodywork, consultation and facilitation, and earth-based rituals and retreats.
What's the COVID protocol?
To start, we will ask all people to wear masks. We will then ask if people can be in choice about being masked, for the sake of somatic reading, based in consent.
Will there be some snacks and water provided?
Yes & yes! Gluten free and vegan included!
Do we have to be on camera on Zoom?
We highly encourage this for connection purposes, and also encourage you to honor your needs and capacity.
What is somatics?
Somatics is a path to embody transformation, individually and collectively. ‘Soma’, from the Greek root means, "the living organism in its wholeness” - meaning, we are integrated mind/body/spirit and social, relational beings. We work *through* our bodies to be more open while under pressure.
Is the building ADA accessible?
Unfortunately it is not. There are 2 flights of stairs up to the yoga studio.
What's your political stance?
We both are practitioners who believe in safety, belonging and dignity for all people. This space is explicitly against Islamophobia and antisemitism. We hold the complexities of the Israel/Palestine conflict, while moving toward action for a Free Palestine.