Club meeting via Zoom: Somatic Movement and Clam gardens

When: May 6, 2024 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Our May meeting will start at 7pm with a Somatic Movement class by our own Annelisa Pederson. At 7:30 we welcome Ala̱g̱a̱mił Nicole Norris, a Shellfish Aquaculture Specialist, on Clam Gardens. Public welcome — a Zoom link is below.

Somatic Movement class description:
Annelisa will lead a short somatic movement practice that will introduce powerful techniques to restore full function in our muscles. Hanna Somatic Movement is a practice that Annelisa teaches. It’s a slow, gentle movement practice and she’ll introduce some movements that are especially helpful for kayakers.

Annelisa Pedersen is a Certified Essential Somatics® Movement Teacher who is passionate about helping her students find lasting freedom from pain and chronic tension. As a classically-trained musician who has struggled with pain and discomfort caused by scoliosis, Annelisa has been on a journey to heal herself and help others. Through her regular somatic movement practice, Annelisa has found freedom from pain and the ability to move and feel better.


Feature Presentation – Clam Gardens:

At 7:30 pm we welcome Ala̱g̱a̱mił Nicole Norris, a Shellfish Aquaculture Specialist, Intergovernmental Communicator, Cultural Support Worker; knowledge holder and language preserver for the Hul’qumi’num.

Nicole will speak on clam gardens, ancient intertidal features constructed by coastal First Nations of British Columbia and Native Americans of Washington State and Alaska, to enhance shellfish productivity and to feed the people. They are one of many techniques and practices enacted by Indigenous Peoples to maintain or increase the production of culturally important foods, including clams. These practices are encompassed within age-old social, economic, and spiritual beliefs and practices of coastal First Peoples.

Indigenous Peoples throughout the Pacific Northwest Coast are reclaiming these traditional practices as a means to enhance food security and sovereignty by creating sustainable food systems, to support claims to rights and title to local marine ecosystems, and to reconnect with and revive ancestral practices.

Join Zoom Meeting
Time: May 6, 2024 07:00 PM Vancouver
Meeting ID: 891 0014 5932