Jahwulah Seapoe recently begin facilitating with BuildaBridge this summer. She brings a world of movement, dance and self-care practices to BuildaBridge. This summer, Jahwula co-led a movement and visual arts program at the Penn Alexander School as a part of the University of Pennsylvania's Netter Center and BuildaBridge partnership.
Over the past six weeks, my co-partner and I offered yoga and visual arts for the 1st and 2nd-grade campers at the Penn Alexander School/Netter Center Camp. Each week, we provided thirty-minute activities centered around intentional movement, gratitude, affirmations, and self-expression through
visual art. Our weekly programming offered a routine/wellness ritual for campers and facilitators. Additionally, programming was an anchor for my self-care practices, including physical, emotional, and social self-care. After each session, I left programming beaming with joy, feeling hopeful and accomplished. Through my teaching, I poured into students and myself, resulting in a full cup of gratitude for everyone! I’m leaving this experience with clarity about future offerings for children and a better understanding of my inner child and how to better nurture her needs.