We need to claim our stories.
We need to hear untold stories.
Join us for a three-day online weekend retreat with daily workbooks, journaling prompts, recommended readings, and videos to support your retreat experience.
This is where you reclaim your story.
What to expect
Meet live on Zoom Friday-Sunday for 2 hours each day to learn together.
Hear from guest speakers Savala Nolan and Angela Braxton-Johnson.
Certified Body Trust® Specialists will be present to help hold space and facilitate small breakout groups, giving participants opportunities to share their body stories.
Some retreat material will be pre-recorded and provided to support your experience outside of our time together.
Participants carve out time separate from our live sessions to work with these materials.
Next retreat dates to be announced soon.
What is a Body Story?
It’s the story of your body as you experience it.
It is the story about what it means to live in your body.
Your body has been with you through everything. Every breath you’ve taken…every beat of your heart. It has survived your scrutiny, your shame.
It has been impacted by the oppressive ideas that have been fed to you. It has changed with your relationships, your loves, your fears, and your struggle.
It has survived living in a culture that encourages many to act violently upon their bodies in order to try to fit into a narrowly defined standard of acceptance.
It has underscored your very perception of what it means to be you…and to be alive.
And the real story is often made invisible, even to you, by the ideas and prescriptions that are upheld by a culture of domination.
Because your truth is powerful enough to change us and our world.
“I am not the story you made of me.
You are not the story they made of you.
We are not the story they made of us.
Take the stories back.
Let’s dig deeper
Explore the roots of your coping
This retreat is an invitation to delve beyond the action plan for your body and into the roots of your coping.
To hear stories that expand your understanding of your own narrative.
To work towards building trust where there has been mostly blaming and a well of deficiency.
Guest Speakers & Body Trust SPECIALISTS
For people with marginalized identities and those in need; limited to 25% of registrants
For those who have sufficient resources and can cover themselves
For those who have enough resources to cover themselves and donate to increase access for marginalized folks and those in need
We believe people should not be turned away for lack of funds. If none of the prices in our three-tiered pricing structure work for you, you will be able to request additional equity pricing when registration reopens. Learn more about our pricing structure here.
A note about accessibility
Automated closed captions are available during live meetings.
Sign language interpreters are available upon request.
Transcripts and closed captions will be provided for program video recordings.
Please reach out to us with any additional accessibility needs or questions.
CENTER FOR BODY TRUST GENDER POLICY: This retreat is intended for those whose lives and bodies have been most marginalized while living in a patriarchal, capitalist culture. For this reason, we invite all folks who identify as female, femme, trans, non-binary, or genderqueer to participate. If you have any questions or concerns about our gender policy, please feel free to email us.
None of us are
All of our stories
Reclaim your story.
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