EVENTS + VIRTUAL OFFERINGS

SUPPORTING YOUR JOURNEY TOWARD HEALING BY

Providing opportunities for connection

Promoting whole body wellness

Highlighting strategies of racial trauma healing

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UPCOMING EVENTS

April 6th at 4:00p CT - Virtual Offering

Render Free is more than a lounge + workspace. We are a social + wellness club that promotes strategies of healing for Black and Brown women. We do this in part by center local practitioners of color who offer insight and expertise.

 

Restorative Conversations are presented on IG live (@renderfree), archived on our members' portal and presented along with gifts and special offerings to founding members. 

Featured practitioner: Sierra Carter

BONUS: In this Restorative Conversation, Sierra will be guiding us in a digital breathwork session.

Now available on IG LIVE @renderfree

April 13th | Second Tuesday of the Month 

6:30p CT - Virtual Offering

Solidarity Sessions are a virtual, monthly, members-only event. Through facilitated dialogue we grow in community with each other, revel in our shared experiences and unique perspectives, and experience together the sense of belonging that so often brings healing.

Members are invited to get comfy, post up with dinner or plug in your headphones while continuing your evening routine, as we delight in conversation during this virtual opportunity for connection.

Zoom link with event details available on our Member Portal.

Thursday, April 15th from 5-6:00p

This is a public event for self-identified Black + Brown women with limited spots.

RSVP-required. To assist our management of COVID Safety, please RSVP above.

Along with our everyday concerns, we are caring the weight of grief as we witness the trial and relive the murder of George Floyd again and again.We compartmentalize, disengage, stonewall, because we must, in order to get out of bed, care for our children, work at our jobs. 

 

To care for ourselves and release the grief that so many of us harbor within our body, Render Free is partnering with Sierra Carter of The Zen Bin to offer a hour of healing through TrapSoul yoga + meditation.

TrapSoul Meditation + Yoga is a restorative yoga practice infused with an amazing playlist and healing breathwork focused on learning more about your whole self through slower and deeper breath and music while holding poses and stretches longer than a traditional yoga class. This practice is one to challenge your way of thinking, being & restoring your sense of worth, peace & love.  If you have felt you were not strong enough or flexible enough or skinny enough or young enough for yoga this is the class for you. 

Together, we will be lead in breathing and movement that release stress and anxiety and invites healing.

 

Learn more about The Zen Bin at

https://thezenbin.com

Postponed - More details coming soon

Stop by Render Free and spend a sweet Saturday resting and connecting in community at our lounge and workspace!

 

We will be join by Central Oak Apothecary, a new local Black Women-Owned Tea company founded by Dr. Ayanna Quamina and Camille A. Thomas.

 

Central Oak Apothecary provides an experience of high quality, ethically sourced teas and cultivates awareness of the many health benefits of tea for the body and the mind.

TAKE 5, a new seasonal blend will be released at this Take Home Tea Tasting! Render Free founding members will be gifted a sample of this new seasonal blend.

Pre-order your bag for pick-up a this event today at

https://www.centraloakapothecary.com

PREVIOUS EVENTS

Many virtual + hybrid offerings are archived on our members' portal and presented along with gifts and special offerings to founding members.

Wednesday, March 24th

5:30p CT - Virtual Offering

Render Free hosted an exclusive cooking demonstration featuring practitioner Selah Michele, who is known locally for her ability to transform herbs and plants into nourishing and healing food/medicine.

At 5:30p founding members were invited to join Selah as she demonstrates the preparation of a sweet potato lentil coconut curry dish!

When the cooking was complete, with our sweet potato dishes or what ever we happen to be eating that evening, we enjoyed conversation at our digital dinner!

The recording of this cooking demonstration will soon be available on our Member Portal Page www.renderfree.com/membership-page

Tuesday, March 16th

Noon CT - Virtual Offering

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Render Free is more than a lounge + workspace. We are a social + wellness club that promotes strategies of healing for Black and Brown women. We do this by center practitioners of color. We are excited to launch Restorative Conversation, interviews hosted by our founder Arielle Grant. 

 

Restorative Conversations are presented on IG live, archived on our members' portal and presented along with gifts and special offerings to founding members. 

Featured guest: I'sha Gaines

Recorded Conversation

Founder, Arielle Grant is joined in conversation with Selah Michele, holistic wellness practitioner, consultant, curator and founder of Selah Michele Well LLC. Listen in as we learn about her work transforming herbs and plants into nourishing and healing food/medicine and discuss the practice of naming nuance within ourselves. 

Restorative Conversations are presented on IG live, archived on our members' page and presented along with gifts and special offerings to founding members. 

Learn more about Selah Michele on Instagram @thealchemist

SOFA is a series of hybrid events that highlights the wisdom and insight of our community - an offering of Render Free that is difficult to capture without hearing from founding members themselves. 

Founder, Arielle Grant, is joined by featured conversationists, to discuss the following topics:

THE DANGER OF GRIND CULTURE

ALL THE HATS WE WEAR

THREADS + IDENTITY

HOW WE GET FREE FROM THE TRAP OF TROPES

 

 

Founding members were invited to listen to SOFA as a “live audience” in Render Free's lounge or to join remotely on Facebook and Instagram LIVE. 

The full recording of each SOFA is now available as a virtual offering on our Members' page.

February 26 @ 4:00p

Render Free is more than a lounge and workspace, our community offers connection and healing through relationship. Thank you to the fabulous founding members who spent time connecting during this After Hours event.

You ARE Render Free.

While this is an invite-only event, members are encouraged to gift a guest pass and bring a plus-one. 

February 1, 2021 @ 6:30p

THE UPRISING VOLUME II: Black HERstory at Render Free

A night of collaboration and celebration as we embark on a journey told by a beautiful cast of black womxn whose talent, grace, and hard work is unmatched. Twelve Twin Cities artists will guide us through significant historical eras, blending storytelling, poetry, dance and music to celebrate the experiences and contributions of Black womxn.

This premier screening at Render Free will be an intimate event of 20 guests. Seats will be spaced six-feet apart and masks are required.

Ticket registration available to Render Free members on our Membership Page.

For those who are not joining us for the social distance screening, tune in remotely at 7p and drop into Render Free between 5:30-6:30p on Monday, February 1st to pick up a tasty gift created as the perfect pairing for your remote live stream of THE UPRISING VOLUME II: BLACK HERstory⁠.

Remote screening available to all at

https://youtu.be/LG2Cvl8G8yk

Recorded Conversation

Founder, Arielle Grant, hosts naturopath herbalist, Dr. Quamina, founder of Imara Wellness and co-founder of Central Oak Apothecary.

This virtual offering explores insight of traditional medicine, as our guest of honor shares her journey toward healing and the discovery of her practice.⁠

Dr. Quamina has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, 5 years of experience as a health coach, and 11 year of experience practicing Naturopathic Medicine.

In this conversation Dr. Quamina names the power available to those who learn to listen to the needs of their body. She also announces the newest endeavor, Central Oak Apothecary.

 

"Central Oak Apothecary is a company providing tea blends and supplies. Our teas are handcrafted in small batches, using high quality and ethically sourced organic herbs. Our mixtures are meticulously curated by our Naturopathic Doctor and Health Care Team, with the intention of creating a moment of stillness."

The first five members to sign up receive a one-on-one session with Dr. Qumina, complements of Render Free.

Central Oak Apothecary Tea available at Render Free.

Recorded Conversation

Founder, Arielle Grant, hosts Leeya Rose Jackson + Safrat Shonibare, co-founders of For Our Magic.

Inspired by the term “Black Girl Magic”, coined by CaShawn Thompson and “Protect Your Magic”, Leeya and Safrat created For Our Magic which provides free curated beauty and self-care gifts to BlPOCs. 

In conversation with our founder, Leeya and Safrat share about the genesis of For Our Magic as well as their personal insight about the prioritization of self-care for Black + Brown women.

For Our Magic gifts available for members at Render Free.

Recorded Conversation

This Recorded Conversation is now available to Render Free members.

Learn more about FOM at www.forourmagic.com

Marie shares with Render Free her journey toward embodiment and the fundamentals of somatic work. Her personal and professional perspective as an equity and inclusion consultant allowed for an incredible opportunity to discuss the risk of chronic stress uniquely faced by Black + Brown women.

In this conversation, Marie lead listeners in two somatic practices. These tools of self-regulation foster rest an healing and can be used by anyone in time of distress.

The first five members to sign up receive a one-on-one session with practitioner Marie Michael, complements of Render Free.

This Recorded Conversation is now available to Render Free members.

Learn more about Marie's practice at www.mariemichael.com

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