NEW MOON CIRCLE: Hand drum song, prayer & movement in solidarity with WET’SUWET’EN
SUNDAY, FEB 23RD 1-3PM
@ MISFITSTUDIO BLOOR
Join Renelyn Quinicot and Anishinaabekwe healer and song keeper, Kateri Gauthier in a New Moon Circle combining the holistic tools of Kundalini Yoga, the MISFIT Method, and Indigenous hand drum song. We will gather to offer healing and prayer to all beings at Unist'ot'en Camp currently defending the land and waters from non-consensual construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline on Wet’suwet’en traditional territory.
We invite all bodies and voices to an hour of grounding breathwork, light mindful movement and mantra meditation. These practices will be activated as tools toward deepening connection with Self, each other, the land, its elements and beings, seen and unseen. Participants are encouraged to participate at what capacity that feels most comfortable to them. - PRESENCE, alone is powerful. Presence is connection.
We will end by setting intentions and blessings through collective Indigenous hand drum songs led by Kateri, and close with a letter-writing session to our MPs expressing solidarity with the WET’SUWET’EN people’s peaceful protection of their land.
You are also welcome to bring your own hand drum, rattle, or shaker, but it is not necessary.
Participants are also asked to bring a clear mason jar with a lid which will be used to provide blessings to the water.
This class is open to the public and donation based with a suggested minimum of $10.
Donations will be accepted as cash. If you would prefer to donate with Credit Card please email firstname.lastname@example.org before the event.
100% proceeds from this event will be donated to the UNIST’OT’EN LEGAL FUND.
ABOUT KATERI GAUTHIER
Kateri Gauthier is an Anishinaabekwe who was born in Niswaakamog (Sudbury) and whose roots are from Wiikwemkoong. She is a hand drum singer and song keeper, certified Reiki practitioner, Kundalini Yoga instructor, and facilitator of healing and wellness circles.
Kateri embodies an inner wisdom and a pure loving radiance that nurtures healing and transformation. She creates safe and sacred spaces that empower participants to express themselves freely through movement, dance, voice and drumming. In her Kundalini Yoga classes, Kateri uses the power of manifestation and intentionality while encouraging her students to dive deep into their practice.
Kateri brings in the medicine of her drum and shakers along with her powerful and uplifting voice to guide participants through their yoga practice, breath work and chanting mantra and tonal meditations. She connects with the collective flow of energy in her classes and is responsive to the needs of her students. Kateri is welcoming and inclusive of students of all skill levels, body types, skin colours, ethnicities, cultures, religions, genders, sexual orientations and socioeconomic statuses.
We will also be donating 100% of proceeds from the following classes to the Legal Fund:
Sunday, February 23rd 9am, 10am and 11:15am. You can sign up here.