“I carry my roots with me all the time rolled up, I use them as my pillow.”
― Francisco X. Alarcón

We have all heard stories about our ancestors and what they had to go through in order for them to leave a legacy that we can talk about today. These stories are told through art, songs, dance, and many different practices. Our ancestors built a path through resilience that has brought us to what we are today. What is that special story that connects you to your ancestors?
Making time to pause, to connect, to notice what is happening within us, can create an atmosphere that allows for us to remember where we come from. Maybe even to invite to our memory those practices that can be used right away by us that come from our ancestors. These virtual times are giving us permission to reinvent ourselves, to find meaning, to focus on what is important for us now and what we want to leave as a gift for future generations.

We invite you to practice in community during April’s CORE Circle. We will explore questions like these:

  • Do you recognize any resilience practices from your ancestors? 
  • Are you using them now, or creating new ones?
  • What do you wish to pass on to future generations?

The resilience of our ancestors is available to us now too.

Grateful to your ancestors, you, and your descendants,

Fanya & Marcela

CORE Circle

Back to the Future: Embodying Ancestors’ Resilience

Friday, April 23
12:00pm – 1:30pm

with Marcela Kyngesburye

and Fanya Valencia

While much about these times are extremely challenging to the very wellbeing of our communities, we are the descendants of people who have survived times like this. What can we do now, in this moment?

To learn how you can participate in this Circle, click the link below: