I practice Healing Justice, which is a broadly defined field with several lineages of thought, practice, educational background and values. My personal commitment to Healing Justice is the practice of embodiment through a trauma informed and equity lens. This can take many forms and for me, it’s emergent, improvisational and is essentially tailored to the learning curve, desire and access points for each individual, organization, institution or collective I work with. This work is intersectional, it’s my opinion that we cannot undo systemic oppressions without addressing the intersections of racialized oppression, marginalization, queerness, disability, class/wealth/economic access, settler consciousness and more. I believe we must be devoted to both individual and collective healing.
Taja’s diverse professional background includes study in developmental psychotherapy, Body-Mind Centering, and community organizing. They spent five years as a student, teaching assistant, and guest faculty at the Luminous Awareness Institute. They have recently certified as a Somatic Attachment Therapy practitioner through the Embody Lab, they find attachment styles and healing to be fundamental to all relationships, community, work, family, etc. Taja has received personal mentorship from Carol Swann, Raina Delear, LaDonna Sanders Redmond, Rosy Simas, and Miguel Gutierrez in the areas of art and social justice, and somatics within EDI/Cultural competency and social change.
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