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Your Body Is a Revolution by Tara Teng

November 4, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

On Saturday, November 4th at 2pm, join Massy Arts, Massy Books and Dundurn Press in celebrating Tara Teng’s Your Body is a Revolution: Healing Our Relationships with Our Bodies, Each Other and the Earth.

Tara will be joined by guests (to be announced) and the event will feature some gentle forms of movement in the gallery space.

“Highly recommended to anybody searching to decolonize their life through embodiment. A must-read to gain the insight and inspiration that’s needed in today’s world. Having hard conversations is something we need to move forward in a good way as a collective of human beings on Mother Earth.” — Dakota Bear, Indigenous rights activist, and cofounder of Decolonial Clothing

This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada. Ce projet a été rendu possible grâce au gouvernement du Canada.

Venue & Accessibility

The event will be hosted at the Massy Arts Gallery, at 23 East Pender Street in Chinatown, Vancouver.

Registration is free and required for entrance.

The gallery is wheelchair accessible and a gender-neutral washroom is on-site. Please refrain from wearing scents or heavy perfumes.

For more on accessibility including parking, seating, venue measurements and floor plan, and how to request ASL interpretation please visit: massyarts.com/accessibility

Covid Protocols: Masks keep our community safe and are mandatory (N95 masks are recommended as they offer the best protection). We ask if you are showing symptoms, that you stay home. Thank you kindly.

About the book:

Your Body is a Revolution: Healing Our Relationships with Our Bodies, Each Other and the Earth (Dundurn Press, 2023)

It’s time to fully inhabit our lives, to reclaim what has been stolen from us, and to embrace the wisdom our bodies long to share.

Too many of us are living disconnected from our bodies, chasing a constantly moving target of ideal, and accepting the societal narrative about which bodies are deserving of safety and protection. In an effort to keep ourselves safe, we shame, push aside, and assimilate parts of ourselves that don’t align with the cultural norm. In turn, we are disconnected from our bodies and therefore from our humanity, losing sight of the true nature of who we are.

Embodiment coach Tara Teng helps us untangle ourselves from centuries of body-based oppression built into our societal systems or masquerading as religion. When we embrace our relationship with our bodies, we come into alignment with all things: ourselves, each other, the earth, and our spirituality. When we embrace ourselves, we can take back what society says is too much — too loud, too feminine, too masculine, too gay, too worldly, too unique. Now is the time to journey back to our bodies and to celebrate our whole selves.

About the author:

Tara Teng (she/her) is an Embodiment Coach who works in the intersections of spirituality and sexuality. She helps people find their way back to their bodies, overcome shame, heal trauma and dismantle purity culture in a way that is in alignment with their values and beliefs so that they can build a healthy, sexual ethic and thrive in freedom and wholeness.

Aside from her 1:1 coaching, Tara hosts women’s circles, workshops, online classes and retreats on the topics of embodiment, justice, sexuality, and relationships. Her debut book, Your Body is a Revolution: Healing Our Relationships with Our Bodies, Each Other and the Earth was published June 2023 from Broadleaf Books and Dundurn Press and is available in print, e-book and audiobook everywhere books are sold.


November 4, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
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23 East Pender Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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