Month of Rest February 2022

January 20, 2022
Alright stop, collaborate and listen! Month of Rest is back with a brand new invention! Due to popular demand, we are excited to bring back Month of Rest, a slate of free individual and communal gatherings that encourage rest, dreaming, and doing less (or, what our staff members fondly refer to as “anti-programming”).

Get ready to cozy up for more group naps with our Community Engagement Associate Carolina Đỗ, generative journaling with Artistic Associate Charlene Adhiambo, and a very special brownie baking + restorative yoga session with Austin-based yoga instructor and education designer Miriam Swords Kalk.

All events are free, open to the general public, and will be held virtually (unless otherwise noted)!

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Schedule of Events

Progressive Journaling with Charlene Adhiambo
(Every Thursday at 6-7pm, February 3th, 10th, 17th & 24th*)

Writing Dreams & Freedom:

Join PlayCo Artistic Associate Charlene in a weekly Zoom writing session in which you’ll use multimedia, surrealist writing exercises, and other tools to work on a piece that liberates you, whether that’s a one-act play, a poem, or a personal manifesto. The sessions will culminate with (opt-in) presentations of your work; thus, attending all sessions is encouraged, but not required. Sessions will not be recorded, but exercises and materials will be shared with attendees after each session. Come with an open and playful mind. Let’s dream & write together!

  • Feb 3, 6-7pm EST: Brainstorm
  • Feb 10, 6-7pm EST: Outline & Draft
  • Feb 17, 6-7pm EST: Revise
  • Feb 24, 6-7pm EST: Share & Reflect!

Group Naps
February 9 and 23 at 1PM EST

A gentle, guided group nap hosted on Zoom by PlayCo staff member Carolina Đỗ.

Life is Stressful.
Do you have those regretful thoughts like I do about how we should’ve taken advantage of those naps back in kindergarten?
Why must we, as adults, have to live with nap regrets?
Do you feel the siren’s call to just slip away from work into dreamland for just a lil teeny tiny nap?
No need to turn on your camera. Blanket fort and pillow not included.

Yoga & Baking
Saturday, February 19 at 12PM EST

The past two years of sheltering-in-place and an increased amount of time spent at home have introduced so many people to the joys of baking; the amount of time we spend at home may have also caused an increase in body aches and pains. We invite you to join the PlayCo community in an easy afternoon of baking brownies with a gentle, restorative yoga flow led by Austin-based yoga instructor and accomplished home baker Miriam Swords Kalk.

Ingredients list will be shared with attendees ahead of time!

Join us for any or all events in February!