Free

A Space for Rest

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  • Online event
  • Speech-to-text (online)
Portrait of Tricia Hersey in a field with her eyes closed leaning on two women. They are sleeping in nightwear among tall grass and flowers.
The Nap Ministry. © Charlie Watts.

What you’ll do

Tricia Hersey, founder of The Nap Ministry, will lead you through a slow and connected exploration of rest as a tool for healing, communal care and resistance.  

Tricia will deliver a guided session for 45 minutes during which you’ll experience storytelling, collective daydreaming, meditation and actual napping. There will be a chance to ask questions for the last 10 minutes of the event. 

During the guided session, please find a comfortable location where you can sit and/or lay down. You are encouraged to bring a blanket, pillow or whatever items help you to rest easy. You are also welcome to to write down or voice record your thoughts if you wish. 

Join us as we activate our bodies to help us resist ‘grind culture’ and the stresses of daily life. 

Your camera, microphone and 'chat' function can be open throughout the session, but you are not required to contribute. The event will be live captioned by Stagetext. 

This event will be hosted through the videoconferencing platform BlueJeans. After booking a ticket, you will receive a confirmation email with joining instructions. 

‘A Space for Rest’ is part of Bloomsbury Festival (16–25 October 2020).

About your facilitator

Photograph of Tricia Hersey

Tricia Hersey

triciahersey.com
@TheNapMinistry on Twitter

Tricia Hersey is a Chicago native living in Atlanta, Georgia with over 20 years of experience collaborating with communities as a performance artist, theatre maker, spiritual director and community organiser. She is the founder of The Nap Ministry, an organisation that examines rest as a form of resistance by curating safe spaces for the community to rest via collective napping experiences, immersive workshops, and performance-art installations.

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