Asia Dorsey embraces the earth. Ear to the soil, she heeds the instruction of mineral, microbial, and botanical beings. She uses her gift of pattern recognition to embed organizational culture with the ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. She studied Non-Profit Management at the Wagner School for Public Service at New York University and uses her training in Kingian Non-Violence facilitation to create frameworks for beloved communities. Asia seeds indigenous centered Permaculture Design and Social Permaculture Design education with the Denver Permaculture Guild. She has centered ecological design in building her own, regenerative worker’s cooperative, the Five Points Fermentation Company and as a current Coop Educator and Board Member of the Community Wealth Building Network. Asia ensures that the frameworks for world building center joy, creativity and pleasure. She has, to this end, become a pillar of play using art, authentic relating and performance to cultivate strategic imagination through her innovative Dreamplay modality. She engages communities and organizations in dreaming themselves back home. From this dreaming, she perpetuates the notion that home is in our bodies and facilitates from frameworks of Healing Justice to shape everyday organizations to embody liberation. Asia has personally, grounded and centered Black bodies in these libratory futures as an instructor and Co-Founder of the Satya Yoga Cooperative for POC and as bioregional herbalist and disciple of Herbal Medicine as People’s Medicine. How can we shape our organizations to heal the environment, to heal our communities and to heal ourselves? Be in inquiry with Asia at www.bonesbugsandbotany.com.
Events with Asia Dorsey
July 20, 2021
Do you self-identify as a person of color and work within the climate & ecological justice movement? Do you feel burnt out and/or overwhelmed and need to recharge in an emotionally safe space where we gently witness and honor each other’s experience? Can we build a movement that is rooted in our deepest spiritual values and emotional truths? Can we engage in advocacy such that it is an integral part of our spiritual and emotional growth? Do you feel yoga, meditation, and trusting, empathetic emotional connection with others can help release internalized white supremacy and other stresses lodged in our bodies? If yes, come join us at the stunningly pristine and healing Rocky Mountain Ecodharma retreat center (RMERC) for a retreat designed for empowering self-identifying people of color involved in environmental or climate change-making work. You could be a community organizer, healer or healing arts practitioner, educator, activist, climate-mom, climate scientist, journalist, lawyer, author or storyteller. Through silent hikes, meditation, yoga, guided peer-to-peer dialogue in a strong container of emotional safety and trust, gratitude/grief/rage rituals and other group-work, we will explore how we can deepen activism as a spiritual path, learn to honor and transform our emotions through empathy and…