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25 Practice: Grounded Breathing with Teresa P Mateus of Mystic Soul Project

By Kate Werning - Social Justice Organizer & Trainer; Healing Practitioner

In this practice, you’re joining Teresa P Mateus of Mystic Soul Project for a grounded breathing exercise. It’s so simple, and so powerful. All you need is a space where you can focus, and to close your eyes if you choose to. Teresa will invite you to stand, sit, or lay down. You can download the corresponding conversation (25 Mystic Soul: People of Color Centered Spirituality) where we’re talking with Teresa and the other two co-founders of The Mystic Soul Project: Ra Mendoza and Jade Perry. They talk about faith origin stories (including Christianity, Catholicism, and Indigenous traditions), the work of bridging worlds, what it means to be POC-centered in approaching spirituality and activism, and grieving appropriation of POC ancestral traditions. You can look forward to the next two installments of this 3-part collaborative series between Mystic Soul & Healing Justice Podcast publishing once every few weeks, with upcoming topics including “Indigenous Reclamation” and “Contemplative Activism & Healing Practice.” -- ABOUT OUR GUEST Teresa P Mateus is a trauma therapist, trauma-conscious yoga and embodied care provider, and executive director/co-founder of The Mystic Soul Project - a people of color centered approach to contemplation, activism, and healing. She is author of Mending Broken: A Personal Journey Through the Stages of Trauma & Recovery, and Sacred Wounds: A Path to Healing from Spiritual Trauma. You can read more about Teresa here: www.teresapasqualemateus.com and more on the Mystic Soul Project here: https://www.mysticsoulproject.com/-- JOIN THE COMMUNITY: Sign up for the email list at www.healingjustice.org    Social media: Instagram @healingjustice, Healing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter This podcast is 100% volunteer-run. Help cover our costs by becoming a monthly sponsor at www.patreon.com/healingjustice or giving a one time gift here https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb Please leave us a positive rating & review in whatever podcast app you’re listening - it all helps!   THANK YOU: Mixing and production by Zach Meyer at the COALROOMIntro and Closing music gifted by Danny O’BrienAll visuals contributed by Josiah Werning

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