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RIVERSIDE COMMON SUNDAYS: June 19th Kemetic Yoga Session in Recognition of Juneteenth
June 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Join us Sundays for outdoor community events in Toronto’s Riverside Common Park – enjoy local live music, fun activities, art, eats and shopping this spring, summer and fall!
WHAT’S HAPPENING @ RIVERSIDE COMMON JUNE 19TH:
Join us for a morning of Kemetic Yoga in Riverside Common Park on Juneteenth (June 19) with Vonnette Forde from Higher Love Yoga.
Participants will be introduced to the significance of Juneteenth and what it means for many Afrodiasporic communities, and how it relates to us in Canada. This special in-person yoga flow will be based on the Water session from the Earthseeds: Space of the Living – Kemetic Yoga Series. It will elaborate on the significance of water–the role water played in the middle passage, the role it plays in reconciliation with the hurts of the past, and in our healing journeys.
The session will include:
*Opening with libations
*Introduction and poetry performance to speak about water and its connection
*30 min Yoga session
*5-minute meditation to settle the mind
Register for this complimentary session to let us know you’re coming. This yoga session is limited to the first 30 registrants.
This Kemetic Yoga Session in Recognition of Juneteenth is facilitated by Vonnette Forde from Higher Love Yoga, hosted in Riverside Common Park by Riverside BIA with support from the City of Toronto.
This event is based on the Kemetic Yoga Series from the Earthseeds: Space of the Living project created by Nico Taylor & Queen Kukoyi and supported by Waterfront Toronto and Waterfront BIA through the Waterfont Toronto Artist Residency (2020-2021).
What is Kemetic Yoga:
Kemetic Yoga is found on the writing of the temple walls in Ancient Egypt. This writing commonly known as hieroglyphs, is referred to as “MDR NTR” (Me-du Ne-ter) which translates to the words of God. These instructions and postures are a fundamental aspect of ancient Egyptian spiritual science, which is identical across Africa, and serves to connect with the spirits of our ancestors through meditation, prayer and ritual.
MORE ABOUT RIVERSIDE BIA & 2022 EVENTS @ RIVERSIDE COMMON PARK
The Riverside BIA, established in 1980, is one of Canada’s first BIAs, located along Queen Street East between the Queen Street Viaduct to just past De Grassi Street. Rich in history, green spaces and public art, the BIA includes over 100 unique eateries, retails shops, boutiques and a range of professional services.
Riverside Common Park is located at 657 Queen Street East and was officially opened in October 2021. The Riverside BIA and community collaborators are working together to bring in regular activations to this new community space in 2022. It’s all part of welcoming everyone to enjoy what our local business district and neighbourhood has to offer.