In this workshop led by Yunuen Rhi, participants will explore how to begin to heal intergenerational trauma through the principles of internal martial arts.
This workshop will be both theory and practice based, using foundations of Baguazhang martial arts in an internal, self-healing practice. Participants will explore how to heal intergenerational trauma, gain tools for grounding, and contextualize the symptoms that affect our communities, such as anxiety, depression, low immunity, divisiveness, and burn out.
WHAT TO EXPECT: A one hour theory and movement-based workshop, appropriate for all levels. No special materials or props are needed. There will be basic standing postures taught, and skills provided to continue your connective practice beyond the workshop.
You can view a more in-depth discussion on Yunuen's practice with Kyle Stephan, co-curator of the WE LIVE! exhibition, here.
Image: Still form the video Sound Bodies, shot by Mattias Daly
Yunuen Rhi is a two-spirit martial movement instructor, anthropologist, performance artist, and healer. Rhi's roots are in Mexico, the United States, and Korea. Rhi has cultivated western, eastern, and native medicine pathways and practices as a way to deepen the understanding of “selves.” Rhi has worked with Native communities in Mexico and their migrant counterparts in California in relation to native language and culture revitalization. Rhi’s performance interest lies in ritual and social practice as a way to create effective bridges between performance and community needs in a decolonial setting.
Learn more about the WE LIVE! Memories of Resistance exhibition and related programming
This program is made possible by the Remsen Bird Fund and the Arts and Urban Experience Initiative, which is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.