Author Archives: bienestarte
About bienestartePatty 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.
Class this week (March 11, 2020)
Class is on this week. But please exercise caution. Go here for more.
Belonging in the Body: Somatics and Freedom
19 May 2019 | Sunday | 2:30 – 5:00pm | Durham, NC Build a stronger relationship with yourself & your community while increasing your capacity for navigating shift & change. In this popular-education space, participants will co-create a space for … Continue reading →
Pop-up Handstand Class
Celebrate the return of the light with a special handstand class! MONDAY MARCH 11 6 – 7:30PM 906 Broad St, Durham 90 minute class | All-Levels | Handstands on Deck (optional!) In the past, I ALWAYS offered a space for … Continue reading →
Yoga is for you.
Q: Who is yoga for, anyway? A: People who have bodies. People who want healing. People who need space to feel their feelings and support to own their truths. People who want connection with themselves and others. People … Continue reading →
I believe (in) you.
A healing space for survivors. We are hurt and horrified. We are devastated and demoralized. We are reeling and raging. Of course we are. And we have a right to be. We have a right to all of our feelings. … Continue reading →
Weathering the Storms
Weekly Class Schedule Wednesdays, 5:45 – 7:05pm Yoga for Queers and Misfits / InQlusive Yoga Donation-based, inclusive, all-levels yoga centering Queer and Trans folks Current Location: Health Associates, 906 Broad St, Durham Potential Venue change coming in Fall 2018 – … Continue reading →
On Pause Until August
Community-based yoga means sometimes our venue isn’t available. Sooooo…this is the last week of classes until August. While part of me feels guilty and gutted about leaving my post during these harrowing times, another part of me is more sure than … Continue reading →
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 →
“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 →
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 →