Workshop / BIPOC Reflect and Release 2022 with Phiroozeh Petigara

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Workshop / BIPOC Reflect and Release 2022 with Phiroozeh Petigara

An in-person reflection workshop that invites attendees to pause, and turn the gaze inwards.

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Massy Arts Society 23 East Pender Street Vancouver, BC V6A 1S9 Canada

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  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

On Sunday, December 11 at 1pm, join Massy Arts + South Asian writer and healer Phiroozeh Petigara for “BIPOC Reflect and Release 2022”, an in-person reflection workshop that invites attendees to pause, and turn the gaze inwards.

Petigara says: “At the end of another long year of uncertainty, the strain of capitalism, the harm to BIPOC communities, this gathering is an invitation to pause. Slow down. Turn the gaze inward. In safe BIPOC space, we gently sift through the nuances of this human experience and reflect on the year gone by. Through writing, art, and somatic practices, we amplify the joy and uplift the spirit. Through ritual and guided meditation, we release the heartache, the loss, the things that linger but no longer serve. We tap into our inner wisdom and call on plenty of self-compassion to do this tender exploration, and you are invited to do it at your own pace.”

Note to attendees: Please bring a journal, your favourite writing and colouring tools, and any items that bring you comfort (warm sweater, blanket, crystals). If you wish, bring an object of personal significance to add to our community altar (which you will take home with you after). Bring water for yourself and snacks to share for community care if so inclined.

This event is open to all of our community, tickets are limited, and registration is mandatory. Although the event is planned to happen in-person, it may be changed to online format depending on public health guidelines for December, 2022.

The gallery is wheelchair accessible and a gender-neutral washroom is on-site.

Please be sure to register for this event.

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The Instructor

Phiroozeh Petigara (she/her) is a queer, disabled, chronically ill, neurodivergent South Asian writer and healer. Born in Pakistan and raised in Canada, she lived in the UK and California before returning to stolen Coast Salish lands. As a healer, she specializes in helping queer and trans BIPOC to stop living in the “shoulds” and to live in their truth.

As a storytelling coach, she helps folks tell their story as a way to tap into their truth and reclaim their power. In her role as facilitator, Phi creates safe space for BIPOC to explore various healing topics and to build intentional community, which in itself is healing. Raised in a religion that was told at her, not explained to her, Phi learned spiritual practices from other healers and infused them with her own practices to connect to herself, to nature, to the world around her. One of these is to spend each December in her cozy slippers, drink a lot of tea, and honor the year gone by through reflection and ritual.

When she isn’t plotting fun healing workshops (yes, healing can be fun?!), Phi can be found singing to herself at the beach or talking to the birds in the forest. Read more at and on IG: @decolonizingaunty.

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