Ritual Containers

Image Description: A ring of blue hands over a teal and pink background. In the center, there is large pink writing that says “boundaries as sacred”. Underneath is a mustard colored color block with dark writing that says, “earth-based magic, Polyvagal theory, and ancestral healing for energetic boundaries”. Underneath that it says, “4 Mondays, 5/22/23 – 6/12/23, 5:30pm-7:30pm PST.” At the bottom right is the ACM logo.

Four Monday Sessions from May 22, 2023 – June 12th 2023

5:30PM PDT to 7:30PM PDT via Zoom

Series Description

We have many containers. We need physical containers like a home, security in the body, and a community. We need mental containers: boundaries with our friends and family, containers for our emotions, and containers for our thoughts. We also need spiritual containers. These are the containers that we may be the least familiar with, as many of us were not raised learning the tools and rituals that we needed to reinforce our energetic boundaries. What is the purpose of the container? All containers have a boundary otherwise they would not be a container. These containers allow us to build and grow, to have a limitation on space and time so that we may fill our cup versus spread our tendrils across the universe, only to be left exhausted and without our authentic lifeforce. Unfortunately, this is the reality for most of us in the contemporary world. We do not have the containers we need, forcing us to purchase them. And while this may be convenient for late-stage capitalism, most of us do not feel okay.

This access-centered workshop is about restoring this connection to our containers and our boundaries, allowing us to fill our cups, restore our lifeforce, and feel our power in the world. This is the basics of spiritual hygiene and a needed skillset for elevating on any spiritual path. These are universal ideas and spiritual concepts, every lineage has ways to reinforce our energetic boundaries. Do you feel like you do not have a container? Like you go out into the world and absorb the energy that is there? Sometimes this might feel nice when the energy around us feels nourishing. However if we do not have the intelligent boundaries that are needed so that what is nourishing comes in and what drains us remains outside we often are on a roller coaster of energy, dealing with many physical and psychological symptoms that can easily shift if we learn how to protect our auras.

In this four-part series this is what I will teach you. Using the access-centered framework, which is trauma-informed and rooted in disability justice, we will learn how to ground our energy, connect to the universe, and use our ancestral allies for healing and reinforcing our energetic containers. I cannot express the ways that this work has healed both my physical and mental health.


  • introduction to Polyvagal theory and the autonomic nervous system
  • the difference between shock and developmental trauma
  • the connection between oppressive systems and developmental trauma
  • craniosacral techniques to stimulate the Ventral Vagus nerve and enter the social engagement nervous system
  • Somatic techniques for regulating our nervous systems
  • how we may view trauma with a different lens via indigenous systems
  • an original ritual that you can take home to manifest sacred boundaries and repair energetic boundary ruptures
  • Basic Ancestral healing and connection for supporting boundaries
  • How to practice basic cleansing, grounding, cording, and shielding

We will be using the “Access-Centered Framework”, which is trauma-informed, intersectional (we work to dismantle oppression and hierarchies at all times), consent-based, and will never expect you to “adapt” to the exercises we offer—we will change the exercise to meet your needs. While we will be offering suggestions to keep your practice as safe as possible, everything we offer is invitational as we believe that you know your bodymind best. We will offer you space to advocate for your needs, and we encourage you and invite you to take up that space.


This workshop series will be broken into two hour classes, which will be held from Monday, May 22nd 2023 from 5:30PM PDT to 7:30PM PDT for four weeks until June 12th 2023. Each class will include a bio break and will be recorded for access. Please note that I work intuitively and based on the people in the container, so the following curriculum may shift to better meet your needs. While some topics below may seem similar to other classes, the way they will be presented in this workshop will be unique.

May 22nd : Somatic Containers and Vagal Tone

May 29th : Energetic Containers and Boundary Breaches

June 5th : Sacred Containers and Repairing Ruptures

June12th : Ritual Containers and Boundaries as Sacred


  • Class will be recorded
  • Closed Captioning Provided
  • Access needs that can be met day of can be included in the Registration form
  • Breaks
  • No need to be on camera
  • Allowed unmute or type if need to communicate
  • Always can pass
  • Everything invitational
  • Ideally this will have ASL *and* we don’t have the budget for it—if folks who have access can contribute generously and community members need this, we can do our best. If you are HOV, Deaf/deaf, would like to join, and need ASL, please contact us as soon as possible.
  • Will already center access for
    • low vision, blind/Blind
    • wheelchair users
    • folks who need to sit, stand, and/or lie down
    • neurodivergence,
    • mental illness
    • chronic pain
    • spoonies
    • hypermobile and EDS folks
    • limited mobility
    • inability to use limbs
    • asthma
    • PTSD
    • Etc.



You will get the Zoom Link after registering, it may take a few days. If you do not receive a link by Friday, May 19th at noon please email me. Please also contact me if it is not accessible to fill out the google form and you need another registration option.


Sliding Scale $175 – $450+ (these rates are well below market rate for similar offerings) with Partial and Full Scholarship Options. You must either pay me or contact me via email before the class begins in order to be considered fully registered.

  • I highly encourage people (especially white folks) who have financial access to pay as much as they can (perhaps more than $450) to help fund folks who do not have access.
  • The only way that this model works successfully is when people give what they authentically can, remembering that we are all conditioned in a model of scarcity and that it is often uncomfortable to give in this framework. For people who cannot afford the sliding scale: I am offering scholarships to low income sick folks. Priority for Black and Indigenous, as an act of reparations, if wanted Please remember that Springlove is very low income and this is their life’s work.
  • Please contact Springlove via email (accesscenteredmovement@gmail.com) to request a scholarship BRIEFLY explaining your situation.

Please submit your payments electronically via Venmo or PayPal.

IMPORTANT!!! You must choose “pay friends” so that I don’t pay a fee to Venmo or Paypal, if you are not comfortable with this please contact me for another payment option as I am not willing to pay them.
Payment info is on the Registration Form
Please email Springlove at accesscenteredmovement@gmail.com if you need to pay another way.

No refunds as this will be recorded.

About the Teacher:

Springlove (antiracist/antiZionist white Jewish, disabled/ill queer) is a psychic medium, diviner, and priestess that began practicing movement, magic, and meditation over 20 years ago to manage their chronic pain and complex PTSD. They found, however, that most offerings were not accessible for their needs. With the support of Disability Justice activists, they created Access-Centered Movement and the AC Framework in 2016: a trauma-informed and intersectional framework that attempts to dismantle hierarchies of bodies and minds in movement spaces. Springlove is a registered Yoga teacher and personal trainer, and uses their vast knowledge of yoga therapy, dance, Pilates, Feldenkrais, Somatics, Vipassana meditation, Earth-Based Magic, and their lived experience as a sick and disabled queer survivor to offer support for those suffering from trauma and physical/emotional pain. Aware that the ancestors of some of the spiritual traditions they practice are not their own, they are committed to decolonizing their practice under the leadership of Indigenous elders. They currently reside with their cat, Hawthorn, in the Pacific Northwest in Chinook Territory. They offer monthly rent to the Chinook Tribe to pay for the land they occupy as a settler.