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About bienestarte

Patty Adams is a bilingual clinical social worker, as well as an experienced yoga teacher and anti-oppression trainer. She is devoted to intersectional organizing, liberation, holistic healing arts, and wellness.

CSY: Community-Supported Yoga?

New Class | Fund Appeal Summer is a time of exploration, of playing with what’s possible in the peak pulsation. As we build towards Summer Solstice, each day we are being gifted more light and energy with which to pursue … Continue reading

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“Cancelling” and “Collecting” in Trauma Healing

I was moved as always by adrienne maree brown’s post last week about “canceling people,” and likewise by the the number of people reposting it. (Granted, I tend to follow pretty progressive people and folks who I look to for … Continue reading

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What is trauma-informed practice?

[Caption: an image with a quilted border and a piece of paper with the quote, “My core belief: in order to be ‘trauma-informed,’ yoga must include analysis and reflection around structural oppression.”] Some of us might think this is obvious, … Continue reading

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New Class: Blast It Out!

Blast It Out! Fourth Wednesdays* – Add it to your calendar 7:30 – 9:00pm Health Associates in Durham, 906 Broad St As always: Donation-based and InQlusive This just in! I’m adding a monthly intermediate-level class to my roster. This is … Continue reading

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Snowga Virtual Yoga Class

Wednesday January 17 from 6-7:15 Eastern. Join now. For the first time (and hopefully not the last), I’m offering a virtual yoga class. It’s been snowing all day here in Durham, and I’m afraid I cannot host my regularly weekly … Continue reading

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New Fall Series

The winds of change are settling in. Just when we got acclimated to the heat of summer, fall arises to remind us of the constancy of impermanence. The transition to fall doesn’t have to be jarring, disruptive, or depressing.  If … Continue reading

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Engaging With and Dismantling Hate: For White Folks

Inspired by the example above from Dr. Nayeli Chavez-Dueñas @NYChavez and Dr. Hector Y. Adames @HYAdames [Twitter handles], I offer a version for white folks. Love and struggle. Engaging With and Dismantling Hate    

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