Embodied Queer Spirit presents Spring Activism – Walking Tall with Mathew Bergan
Sunday 6 November 2022 // 12.30pm – 3.30pm // $75
Join Mathew Bergan for a yoga workshop developed for Sydney’s Inner West queer community.
Back by popular demand. If you missed the recent session, please join us for the next session, Spring Activism – Walking Tall.
Walking Tall explores ways to promote visibility (self-confidence) while dissolving aspects of queer shame (internalised homophobia).
During this workshop Mathew will open to the group discussions around body positivity and how as queer people we relate to the body in both private and social environments.
We will also explore through a yogic lens, ways to strengthen our relationship to the body while exploring notions of queer spirituality and activism – from resilience to brilliance.
During the workshop you will be treated to a safe and sacred queer space including bodywork, dancing, open discussion, a delicious yin yoga class hugged by a queer sound healing immersion, followed by tea and cake in the Buddha Garden. What more could a queer ask for?
This workshop is trauma informed and inclusive of all genders, body types, ethnicities and sexualities.
Mathew Bergan is a yoga teacher, somatic counsellor, Gestalt psychotherapist (in training), writer, filmmaker, dancer and queer elder. He knew he was chosen to run with the queer mantle when costume designer/punk provocateur Leigh Bowery spat on him in the back of a Transit van in London in 1984 (which to Mathew was of the highest honour). To this day Mathew has been exploring notions of queer identity through mediums such as film, performance, writing, retreat facilitation and queer sound healing immersions.