Channeling with Julissa DeJesus

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019: 1:00-2:30pm

Channeling with Julissa DeJesus is a workshop designed to explore the deep rooted healing that happens when we embody our emotions through movement. This class is dedicated to your story, emotions, traumas, energies, and feelings you are constantly moving through. We will be utilizing the powerful tools of meditation, writing, improvisation, and group dancing to help aid us in activating our innermost healing. It is empowering when we show up for ourselves, so I welcome you to join in honor of yourself, your journey, and your healing in this sacred space we will hold together. This will be a safe communal space where all bodies, races, sexualities, and identities are welcomed. My intention here is not to heal anyone, but to show individuals the magic of learning how to actively begin to heal yourself with the tools provided in class. We will end this nurturing hour and a half process with a bold/loud group choreography, that will leave dancers feeling wholesome, held, and empowered with their findings in this workshop. 

You are worthy. Your feelings are valid. Your healing matters. Movement is freedom.

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019: 1:00-2:30pm // Sliding scale donation: $7-$14// BIPOC: Free// No one will be turned away for lack of funds

Artist website: HERE

Bio: Julissa DeJesus is a queer Puerto Rican/Ecuadorian healer, dancer, choreographer, fire spinner, poet, and medicine women. She is currently based out of Portland, Oregon. Julissa, originally from the east coast tri-state area, graduated with a B.A in Dance in 2016 from DeSales University. After graduation she moved directly to New York City, where she danced with Dry/Marinaro Dance Company and also facilitated her own solo based work dedicated to exploring the essence of the feminine divine. Julissa has had work featured in the Winter Follies Showcase in Brooklyn, Pieces for Peace Showcase in NYC, and Downtown Dances in Lancaster, PA. In the past she has studied at Bates Dance Festival with Rennie Harris, Vincent Mantsoe, and Abby Zbikowski. Julissa is an active member of the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC community both on the east coast and now in Portland, Oregon. Currently she is the manager of Phyto Herbals and Accoutrements in Portland, where she provides herbal medicine and various events dedicated to self-care. This past year has provided the time and space for Julissa to dive deep into the healing properties of movement, writing, herbal medicine, and mediation. She is known to help others find active ways of healing through her teachings.