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Towards Tender: Yoga with Kelley Palmer

August 22 at 10a EST via Zoom
Suggested donation: $10 (PAY WHAT YOU CAN)

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TOWARDS TENDER is Raising Mothers’ latest event series where we use our voices, our bodies and our imagination to move as a collective to our innermost self. Where we let that self be free, or search for freedom. Our first offering is an all-levels yoga session with Kelley Palmer.

More about Kelley:
Kelley Palmer is an author, coach, teacher and community organizer committed to using the tools and philosophies of yoga to cultivate liberation for herself and others.She remains focused on holding space for others to make connections to sustainable tools that foster more peace, joy and ease in their lives.

Kelley is a 200 E-RYT with Yoga Alliance and a certified continuing education provider with Yoga Alliance. She is also a certified Accessible Yoga teacher and trainer. She is also a founding member of The Sanctuary In The City, a Charlotte based non-profit focused on equitable access to healing and educational opportunities to BIPOC through programming, grants and scholarships.

Her writing, offerings and more about her can be found at

Past Events:


Sunday August 9 at 11a via Zoom
Class cost: $25

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Join this class led by published author and activist Julia Mallory of Black Mermaids

Workshop description: Using poetic verse, how might we write ourselves* into the future?

This title is an homage to the late poet June Jordan who said: “Poetry is the most personal language of experience It is how we name what happens to us. It is how we name ourselves. It is how we name our dreams so that others will join in our naming. It is how we name what terrified, and how we exorcise that terror. It is attitude and response. It is consistently individual.”

How might we use this time to dream together through words?
I offer instruction on three poetic forms: sonku, haiku, and haiju for participants to name their dreams through verse.
*There will be a special focus on the intersection of parenting introduced in this workshop.