Guided by Mel-Xóchitl

This workshop explores queer sustainability, through the lens of energy movement, breath work, and community building. Queer futures are sustained by the fortification and replenishment of our life force energy and nervous system regulation. Through this, we may show up more embodied and grounded in relation to ourselves, our community, and the injustices that surround us. In this integrative workshop, you will be guided through qi gong, breath work, self or partnered acupressure, aromatherapy and sound healing.

This workshop is indoors and requires masks, you may choose to remove your masks for the breath-work portion. If you have a yoga mat, please bring it with you, however we will have extra yoga mats to offer. Please indicate when signing up if you will need a mat. Wear comfortable clothing for movement exercises.

The entrance to WPA is wheelchair accessible.

This workshop was reschedule for Wednesday, March 8 at 5:30 pm, please sign up here.

About the Host

Mel-Xóchitl (she/they) is a queer migrant from El Salvador, raised in DC, and currently based in Baltimore city. They are an integrative massage therapist, energy worker, kundalini yoga instructor, and breath work advocate. As a space holder, she cultivates holistic wellness through committing to inclusivity, consent, trauma informed care, and self-healing autonomy. She approaches every session and workshop as an opportunity to foster safety, choice, collaboration, trust, and empowerment. In addition to the healing arts, they enjoy cooking exquisite meals, gardening, and jewelry making. 

About the Project

sowing worlds within the incompossible is an exercise in worldbuilding. The project emulates a queer community space consisting of an exhibition and a series of programs. The exhibition includes artwork by Amarise Carreras, Nelson Morales, and SHAN Wallace, who play with the tension between the everyday and the fantastical. Alongside their artwork, the installation functions as a place to come inside and read, look, gather, dream, learn, and heal. Organized by Giancarlo Montes Santangelo, the project is open through March 11.


2124 8th St NW



Rescheduled: Wednesday, March 8 at 5:30 pm