Not only does the woman play a bass, sing, and lead a band, SaNa also gives workshops on the healing properties of the blues. She did one on Friday April 22, 2005 at the African American Family Conference at the University of GA in Athens. Dr Sandra "SaNa" Foster took a day long workshop and presented it in one hour. She started off by having the audience to close their eyes as she gently guided them back to the days of preslavery. She so vividly described the colors, the breeze, the peace experienced by a community of African men, women, and children; two parent families with grandparents present and respected; a village of citizens who worked together to create a peaceful, productive existence for one another. Then suddenly, a group of stangers violently yank them from their peace. They beat them, raped them, starved them, tied them up and stacked them on the bare floor on a slave ship. Dr. Foster went on to descibe how the slaves were not able to communicate with each other because they either did not understand each other's dialect or they were not allowed to communicate with each other. She described one slave, who had a broken leg, that began to moan. Then she started to moan, as if she were the slave. The next thing you knew, the whole audience was moaning. And, you could tell their moans were authentically connected to the slave experience. To show them how the blues helps us moan today, Dr. Foster began to moan the issues relevant to us today; our troubled relationships with our families, mates, children, parents, friends, co-workers, and the larger society. The audience moans grew louder as she hit on specific topics. It was awesome. The workshop went on to show how the lyrics of artists like Willie Dixon, Lightenin' Hopkins, Memphis Minnie, and Denise Lasalle helps one moan = cry out and bring deep seated pain to the surface for collective reality; mourn = a collective process of identification, empathy, and carthasis; and morn = arrive at a new beginning, a transformation, or a change. Finally, SaNa delinated the stages and activities of a social work problem solving method based on the moaning, mourning, morning stages of the blues as developed in 1995 by Elmer P. Martin and Joanne Mitchell Martin. She got the point across and probably got a few more Black people interested in keeping the blues alive in their practice with children and families.