About the Facilitator:
Mari is a Western Mass based artist, activist and empowered embodied awareness coach. Being a queer BIPOC as well as having privilege from their up bringing, Mari recognizes having access to healing, allies, and education is a birthright and is deeply lacking in a lot of our society. In their work, Mari holds 1:1 and community containers with “Compassion, care, creating sacred space for messy authenticity.” Through the spaces they hold, Mari hopes to spark the intuitive complex of participants as they navigate their daily lives so they can grow towards their desires.”
More about Mari:
I am an adopted bipoc queer person(pronouns they/she) who grew up in Northampton. I have always stood as a voice for change and optimism among my family and friends. Last year after the killing of George Floyd and the start of the pandemic I knew I needed to spread my voice into the community.
Last summer I became a lead organizer, workshop facilitator, and mural designer for the YEA Collective and our first mural went up along the Northampton Bike Path last October.
Through the YEA Collective I facilitated workshops for the youth around racial justice. These conversations had a deep root in mindfulness and empowerment.This spring last spring I co-facilitated a two day workshop series on how supremacy is held in our systems of self care at Amherst College.
Since these workshops, I’ve leaned into my passion as an empowered embodied awareness coach for 1:1 clients and group spaces. I will be branching out as a workshop facilitator at AmeriCorp: Dial Self in Greenfield. July, I also facilitated a space on how we release supremacy through art including breath and body movement at the Artists Hub in CT. I was also a part of their HEAL Fest a few weeks back.
I currently work with 1:1 clients in intuitive growth and held a workshop space on intuitive goal setting about a week ago. This work is deeply my passion. I often leave these spaces filled with tears because of how much beauty and depth is uncovered within them. I truly love this work.
Mari “Mars” Champagne
Art by Mari “Mars” Champagne