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Twerk As a Tool for Personal Liberation

1:00 pm–3:00 pm

With Savannah Schmidt, Chief Twerk Whisperer

In this interactive discussion and demonstration session, Savannah will guide participants through the use of Twerk as a Spiritual Liberation Practice. Topics discussed will include the somatics of shaking, Twerk as Ancestor work, appropriation vs. appreciation, and decolonizing your dance practice. Of course we will also be twerking in this session! After the opening discussion, Savannah will help you safely #throwthatassinahealingcircle by guiding you through hip stretches and conditioning exercises before teaching the basics of Twerk from how to stand to classic moves. Some choreography will be taught but there will be ample chances for improvisation and free dancing. Mimicking choreography is not the point. Let this session be an invitation to explore what a personal Twerk practice can be.


This experience is open to all levels of Twerk Enthusiast and all gender expressions. This work is deeply personal and you are not expected to perform. Wear comfortable clothing that allows your body to move freely. You want that booty to shake! No- or low- compression activewear is recommended as are layers. Water, towel, and a yoga mat are also advised.


Key Workshop Takeaways

  • A broader understanding of Twerk as a dance form
  • The somatics and energetics of Twerk as a way to move energy in the body
  • Appreciation for the cultural impact of the African Diaspora on American culture – pop & political


Before: Prepare to Succeed 

  • Bring water, a yoga mat, and a towel.
  • Dress in loose, non-constrictive clothing. You will also want to dress in layers since you will be seated for approx. 30 min during the beginning of the session for the discussion.


About Savannah Schmidt

Hi! I’m Savannah, a guide to a more fulfilled life through throwin’ that ass in a healing circle!

I am the Chief Twerk Whisperer at Throw That Ass Healing Studio and I assist folx in connecting with the power of creativity and desire through connecting to the wisdom of their bodies. Using a combination of somatic, spiritual, and energetic practices I assist folx with tapping into ancestral guidance. As someone who resides at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities, I recognize that the fight for our collective freedom includes freeing ourselves from internalized violence. 

My practice is centered in consent, trauma informed care, and compassion. I uplift and celebrate the experiences of the PGM (People of the Global Majority), LGBTQIA+ folx, and Femme identified folx. 

Certified Twerk Technician

Usui & Karuna Reiki Mxtress

Intuitive Channel

Energy Worker