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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

Virtual Sound Healing for Racial Reconciliation

Lydia McClain and Kelvin Young

Join sound healer Kelvin Young and breathwork facilitator Lydia McClain for a monthly night of conversation, connection and community in a Virtual Breathwork and Sound Healing Workshop for Racial Reconciliation and Healing. 

  This two-hour monthly workshop was formed with the intention to create a safe space for people from all walks of life, skin colors, genders, orientations, identities and ages to come together as a community and heal. Young and McClain’s home base is the Creative Studio at Tainted Inc in Hartford, where they developed this offering with community activist and founder of Tainted Inc, Andrea Cortez. The event began as a monthly, donation-based community gathering in August 2019 and has now become a virtual experience where all are invited to tune in from across the globe for a night of racial reconciliation and healing on the first Friday of every month. Their next virtual offering is on Friday, August 7 at 7pm.

The class begins with a group discussion, followed by a one-hour guided breathwork and sound healing meditation. Breathwork is an active form of guided meditation that utilizes dynamic breath, essential oils and music to safely release stuck energy in the body. The active breath is a two-part inhale followed by an exhale, all done while lying down. McClain guides you through the experience, accompanied by a curated musical playlist designed to open up your heart and stimulate any suppressed emotions in the body. 

The active breath is followed by a passive resting state, during which Young utilizes crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, gongs, ocean drums, tuning forks, rattles and other healing tools to activate the parasympathetic nervous system. The combination of deep breathing and the vibration of the instruments guides you to drop into a state of deep relaxation to heal the mind, body and spirit. Leave feeling recharged, nourished and with the clarity and focus to show up grounded and energized. 

Together, these active and passive healing modalities promote healing from chronic/toxic stress, muscle tension, physical pain, energetic blockages, past traumas, addictive behaviors, PTSD, depression, anxiety, sleep issues and other chronic health conditions.

This community class is currently offered on the first Friday of the month in a sliding-scale format ($0 to $50) so everyone can receive healing, regardless of financial limitations. 

Young and McClain are available to bring this virtual healing experience to organizations, companies, community centers, families and private groups to create a safe healing container for difficult and necessary conversations around race. They are in the beginning stages of forming a non-profit group, dedicated to creating safe spaces for facilitators and communities of color to access mental health care and holistic healing modalities. 

For more information or to reserve your spot, visit LydiaMcClain.com/events and follow the Community Class’ page on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the latest virtual offerings and events.

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