Community Workshops

 
Healthy Binding From The Start

Open to people who bind, are considering binding, providers and friends and family 

Chest binding is an essential part of battling dysphoria and feeling seen in the world as a gender non-conforming person. It also taxes the body and comes with real health risks. Frances is a trans*-identified, non-binary massage therapist who binds and understands both this liberation and these limitations. The class covers: choosing your binder, best binding practices, advice for binding with chronic pain conditions and suggestions for binding in special circumstances (swimming, working out, manual labor, etc)

Recommended 2 hours. Length of class can be adjusted to fit available resources.

Suggested donation of $30pp, no one turned away for the inability to pay

 
Self Massage For People Who Bind

Limited to individuals who currently bind or have bound in the past

Binding (using a special garment or tight sports bra to flatten the chest) is a vital tool for many of gender non-conforming people. Unfortunately, it can have serious impacts on the body because of breath constriction, muscle tightness, and alignment. The class addresses chest opening, breathing expansion, upper back & neck release, and rib cage pain relief by teaching a variety of tools for mitigating the impacts of binding through self-massage, stretching and fascial release.

Recommended 3 hours. Length of class can be adjusted to fit available resources.

Suggested donation of $30pp, no one turned away for the inability to pay

 
Help! I Want To Get It Right: Language of Gender

Open to all who are open-minded

Two things that are hard for most people: unlearning habits and learning languages. Join Frances in a compassion-filled environment where you can get your questions answered gender identity, learn the ins and outs of how to talk about gender in affirming ways, and walk away with concrete strategies to practice your new language (because we all know that new languages are ‘use it or lose it’!)

 

This is a class for parents, teachers, grandparents, ministers, yoga instructors, health providers, school bus drivers, day care providers, baristas, HR professionals, siblings, best friends, spouses, bosses, and… and… and….

Recommended 3 hours. Length of class can be adjusted to fit available resources.

Suggested donation of $60pp, no one turned away for the inability to pay

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