Turtle Disco is a community arts space in Ypsilanti, Michigan co-created by Petra Kuppers and Stephanie Heit to cultivate creative self-care, communal inquiry, connection, and awareness. Turtle Disco offerings include salons, readings, somatic writing, movement, Olimpias workshops, Kundalini yoga, and more. We are dedicated to providing a welcome and supportive environment, grounded in a disability culture framework. The space is wheelchair accessible. Stay tuned for the official Turtle Disco dance and logo.
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Contemplative Dance Practice & Somatic Writing with Stephanie Heit
Wednesdays, June 28-July 26, 2017
In this five week series, we will create a laboratory of delight: move together and apart in improvisational play, awaken the senses through freewrites, witness the breath in meditation, tend to self and community. Take a mini-retreat with this practice to cultivate creative self-care and inquiry.
No experience necessary, all bodyminds welcome, disability culture friendly. Bring writing/art materials you desire (journal, pen, colored pencils, etc.). Dress in layers to support movement and stillness. Cushions available.
Suggested Donation: $60 for series; $15/class
To register, please email Stephanie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Queer Dreaming with Petra Kuppers
July/August 2017 Contact Petra if you are interested and for more info
Please join us in Turtle Disco for Queer Dreaming, Ypsilanti, Michigan. The Turtle Disco women began this series on the anniversary of the Pulse tragedy, as a way to connect ourselves to wider webs of memory and queer love.
Dreamers engage in a 20 minute journey, followed by open writing time.
We have pillows, mats and blankets, and we practice disability culture space-holding: our house is wheelchair accessible, and we do not use sage or other scents.
The practice is queer-led, seeks new kin and new responsibilities, and honors many different cultural pathways to lucid/shamanic dreaming (we do not focus on Native American appropriation).