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Persephone Re-Imagined

This workshop uses the myth of Persephone as a vehicle to explore how women are oppressed through limiting beliefs and disempowering stories that are ingrained into the fabric of our society. The various components of the workshop aspire to question these dynamics and address the potency of cultural messaging around body image, speaking up, being our 'biggest' selves, owning our sexuality, and being unapologetic in our self-expression. In holding a supportive, safe space for each other, we can release our ‘too small’ stories and create new empowering narratives around our modern identities.  

How can we re-imagine the myth of Persephone and challenge those disempowering projections today? How can we re-imagine our own stories, and feel into our bodies to support healing and greater self-expression?

Our workshop facilitators will delve into this multifaceted subject using various modalities.

Our workshop facilitators will delve into this multifaceted subject using various modalities including somatic embodied movement, meditation, writing exercises, and interactive improvisational exercises.

Please wear comfortable clothing you can easily move in and bring:

-water, journal/notebook and pen,

-snacks/food for lunch,

-any other item you may need for your self-care and comfort


Jessica Shapiro (Certified Holistic Health Coach / Yoga Instructor),
Alyssa Sweeten
Sapna Gandhi (Actor/ Producer / Singer-Songwriter)
Serene Zloof aka datgirl (Writer Performer Producer at
Guzel Gjenasaj (Reiki Master / Community Leader)
Nitai Aleksiewicz (Workshop Creator & Leader)

investment: $45 early bird / $65 walk-ins

Nitai Aleks is a yoga instructor with a masters in Gender Studies. The inspiration for this project is women leading other women to leadership. It is my belief that the first step in this process is facilitating and holding space for each other as we heal and find our voices. In both these areas, many of us are throwing off layers of pain and self-doubt from social constructs, personal traumatic experiences, and ideas of how and who we 'should' be from our media and culture. I am committed to holding space for women as they step into their power and leadership through creating workshops dedicated to embracing evolution into a new paradigm of the Divine Feminine.

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