Workshops

A total of six workshops will be offered over two days at Ladyfest. The workshops not only cover a wide variety of topics, but enable participants to connect with amazing work happening right here in Atlanta!

ACCESSIBLE YOGA WITH ZAHRA ALABANZA

Saturday, March 21, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Mammal Gallery

zahra is a life enthusiast, mother, activist, artist and co-founder of Red Bike and Green-Atlanta. She is mastering the headstand and has happily resorted to enjoying life the way she did when she was 13 years old. As a yoga instructor she is committed to making yoga accessible to as many folks as possible. zahra is interested in using yoga to bring communities together in an active and healing manner. She believes that practicing yoga can increase a community’s overall wellness (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual) and hopes to ignite yoga practices in the communities she loves and lives among.

This is an intimate class that ensures comfortability to even the most new practitioner. The instructor will provide guidance that includes different variations of the poses, ensuring that everyone can practice poses suited for their abilities. Breath work, meditation, mantras and connecting ones practice to their daily lives are offered as well.

SoPo BICYCLE COLLECTIVE’S ABC QUICK CHECK

http://sopobikes.org/

Saturday, March 21, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., Mammal Gallery

SoPo exists for the community and a part of supporting a community includes providing a safe space for all members of the community who visit the shop or volunteer. SoPo recognizes the advantages of providing workshops and shop hours that are only available to self-identified women, trans, and genderqueer folks as a way to effectively accomplish a greater sense of confidence and comfort within the shop. Jacqui and Tonee host Ladies, Trans, & Genderqueer Sundays every week at SoPo.

ABC Quick Check is a method of checking your bike to ensure road safety & road readiness. We’ll cover the the basics of what to look for before you ride. We’ll be providing visual, verbal, & hands-on demonstrations of each topic.

AGELESS INTERACTION

http://www.facebook.com/agelessinteraction

Saturday, March 21, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., Big House on Ponce

The mission of Ageless interAction is to create an age positive society by connecting generations together in creative and collaborative environments that improve quality of life. At our organization, Ageless interAction, we create opportunities for young adults and adults 65+ to interact in creative and collaborative ways. We do yoga, art workshops, cooking classes, etc… really fun stuff! We often do crafts and art workshops at long-term care facilities such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

We will gather a group together to paint/create a ‘community canvas’ spanning across all generations (with specific interest in young and adults 65+) and sexualities. Through the workshop, we will be able to connect people of all generations and sexualities together in a unique way that has never been done before. This is an amazing opportunity to engage young adults with adults 65+ in a creative way that engages all participants to think about age differently.

MURMUR

http://murmurmedia.org/

Sunday, March 22, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Big House on Ponce

Murmur is a unique resource. We are an organization that provides spaces, tools, and educational resources with the specific intention of facilitating each individual’s involvement in DIY.

We will make a one-page zine and show how to collaborate on a digest-sized zine.

COMINGLE

http://www.comingle.io

Sunday, March 22, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., Big House on Ponce

Comingle was founded in 2014 to develop open-source sex technology. We target innovations in Interaction, Stimulation, and DIY (Doing it Yourself).

DEAR GAMES: A FEMINIST VIDEO GAME COLLABORATION BETWEEN CHARIS AND THE GEORGIA TECH GAME STUDIO

http://charisbooksandmore.com/  |  http://gamestudio.gatech.edu/

Sunday, March 22, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Big House on Ponce

“Dear Games” is a new collaboration between Charis Circle and the Georgia Tech Game Studio, connecting the practice of feminist game design to the vibrant community of feminist thought at Charis Books and More.

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