(re)moving shame yoga & art workshop with The Wellcome Centre
Sun 21 May 2023
Free - Sign Up for a Wristband
4:30pm - 6pm
In this workshop we will together explore how gentle yoga and creative practices can help us to (re)move shame in our bodies and lives.
Gemma will first explain how she uses yoga and art in her research on shame. Then Gemma and Chloe will guide you through gentle yoga practices and collaging/zine-making activities and we will together reflect on our own personal experiences of shame.
Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in.
Due to the small capacity of this event, we ask that you please sign up in advance for a free place if you would like to attend. Matts are provided.
Wellcome Centre for the Cultures and Environments of Health is a transdisciplinary research centre based at the University of Exeter. Together, members of the Centre explore how experiences of health, illness and medical knowledge are shaped by cultural practices and beliefs, and investigate how evidence from the humanities and social sciences can be used to help to develop and evaluate innovative and effective public health initiatives.
Committed to engaged research that enables health and well-being, our projects have brought researchers, public partners, and health organisations together to address key health challenges, including: the health impacts of loneliness and social isolation; the value of different forms of evidence in health policy; the impact of relationships on children’s health; and community access to – and involvement in – research and data governance.
Gemma Lucas is a yoga teacher and researcher at the University of Exeter who uses gentle yoga and art practices to explore how shame is an under-acknowledged factor in our mental health.
Chloe Asker is an Arts and Health practitioner focused on developing mindful, embodied, feminist and gentle approaches to research.
Proudly presented as part of Bloom – A day of community activity in support of mental health and wellness., 21 May ’23
How to join in!
*Please note capacity is limited.