The ELC is a podcast about embodiment as a primary vehicle for personal healing, liberation from oppression, and ancestral trauma. Hosted by T. Aisha Edwards, Kaila June, and Chris Morita Clancy, all somatic educators and healers with backgrounds ranging from mental health to movement science. These three explore trauma healing, guide vulnerable conversations with thought leaders and social justice activists, offer stories and poetry, lead embodiment practices and so much more. In these troubling times, Emergent Liberation Collective guides us toward a radical future centered in hope.
Healing Traditions - Part One
In part one of this two part episode Devan Williams, a proud indigenous woman of the Squamish Nation, talks with Chris about her family’s resistence & resilience in post confederaion Canada. She tells of the healing and hope that they bring in keeping cultural traditions of the Squamish nation alive. Next full doula and body based trauma treatment specialist, Amy Hoare Nassare joins the ELC murmations as our first contributer. Amy shares lessons from flowers about impermance, resilience and the container that allows fruition.
This episode was was recorded just weeks before before the first discovery of the umarked graves at former residential schools in Canada. Be sure to join us for episode 6 and “Healing Traditions: Part Two” as Devan speaks about how traditional practices have come to the fore as people of the Squamish and other indigenous nations face these recent events.
Interview with Devan Williams
Shukw’um, spiritual bathing and traditions of the Squamish Nation and how they were passed on in Devan’s family Residential school Canoe pulling
The continuum of desire
Desire and the femme body
Scarcity, belonging and safety
Reclaiming desire from a sexuality-only construct
Reconnecting after COVID
Amy Hoare Nassar, Contributor
Lessons from Flowers
Amy Hoare Nassar
ELC Patreon Page
Chris Morita Clancy
“Icy water swims a cool trip for many in Squamish” Squamish Chief Article by Jennifer Thuncher
Truth and Reconciliations calls to action
Indigenous Canada MOOC
S2 Ep4: Fractals of Desire w/ YaliniDream and Adaku Utah
In this conversation, Aisha explores following embodied pleasure as the rhythm that agitates for wider social change with YaliniDream and Adaku Utah, two brown queer justice-focused, body-centered transformers of community.
S2 Ep3: Orgasmic Yes
Summer 2021 theme on ELC is Desire. We weave this somatic concept throughout each conversation, practice and exploration for this season. In this episode,
S2 Ep2: Generative Creation
Summer 2021 theme on ELC is Desire. We weave this somatic concept throughout each conversation, practice and exploration for this season. In this conversation, Aisha, Kaila and Chris attempt to reclaim desire as a concept associated with hedonism and mindless sexuality as western culture defines it. Together, we create a new working somatic definition for desire with range and nuance that invites the plurality of its light and shadow aspects.
S2 Ep1: Generative Rest
In this conversation between Kaila June and Aisha Edwards, we explore concepts of ease and slow as precursors for creativity and are inspired by the pace of nature. We introduce Emergent Liberation Collective as a “slow podcast” and talk about the changes we’ve experienced since putting out our first season. As a practice for cultivating generative rest, Kaila guides a Somatic Groundwork™ practice on yielding and tuning into the support of Earth.
2. Trust in Belonging: Ancestor Reverence and Healing w Langston Kahn
Shamanic healer Langston Kahn talks with Aisha about ancestral reverence and healing, his journey of healing through spiritual practice and his new book Deep Liberation: Shamanic Teachings for Reclaiming Wholeness In a Culture of Trauma