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New Grass: The Wake with Spirits Up!

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The Woodlands

4000 Woodland Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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A series of free outdoor yoga, mindfulness, and healing sessions paired with live music.

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This summer, Ars Nova Workshop, The Woodlands, and Spirits Up! will host The Wake, a series of free outdoor yoga and mindfulness sessions paired with live music.

We will mold mindfulness, meditation, and movement into each of these sessions while paying homage to many of the foundational forces in Black Liberation Music, such as Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler, and John Coltrane.

The Woodlands historic cemetery at 4000 Woodland Avenue holds over 30,000 of Philadelphia’s most controversial and beautiful spirits. It’s an opportune setting for Spirits Up! – an organization birthed out of reclamation: reclaiming healing, reclaiming health, and reclaiming space – to lead The Wake and assist the community in returning to this spiritual space, by practicing yoga, meditating, and tapping into deep cultural ties to Philadelphia with the help of transcendent jazz.

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Pre-registration with advance RSVP required.

Spirits Up!

Spirits Up! is a Philadelphia-based organization that offers tools for personal liberation and healing through yoga, meditation, the arts, and innovative activity to support the continued work towards collective Black liberation. Spirits Up! provides safe spaces for people consistently on the frontlines for Black lives and those long suffering from systemic racial traumas.

Collectively working to heal the black community through yoga & meditation.

By any means necessary.

The Woodlands

The Woodlands’ 54-acre undulating landscape is at once an 18th-century English pleasure garden, an active 19th-century rural cemetery, and a modern-day green oasis for the communities of West Philadelphia. Please note before planning your visit:

  • Guests can arrive by foot, bike, or public transit. There is no on-site parking available.
  • Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket for outdoor seating.

Accessibility

Should you require accessible entry or seating for this program, please contact The Woodlands at info@woodlandsphila.org or 215-386-2181 at your earliest convenience.

COVID-19

Special COVID-19 admission guidelines are being followed to ensure a safe environment for all guests at The Woodlands.

  • Masks are required for all indoor spaces.
  • Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing while in line for the Stable Restroom.
  • Please respect other visitors and the Site Rules found on The Woodlands website.
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