Movement for the Mind
A workshop created specifically for Black-identified folks to create community, engage in healing movement and discuss the stigmas of mental health within our community. We are creating this healing space to discuss, share & decompress about the mental health needs of our community and ways we can begin supporting it.
Due to a stigmas surrounding mental health for Black folks - we felt it was important to create an experiential workshop, drawing on the healing power of movement and the interrelationship to the body and mind.
We will discuss how dance & movement can support trauma-related issues like social isolation, depression, anxiety and grief. In addition engage in a gentle yoga practice and finish with a movement through dance portion.
What to wear:
Bring a yoga mat if you own one
Who we are:
Alli Simon (She/her): identifies as a Black Queer Femme -- who is a meditation coach, curvy 200RYT certified yogi, and community organizer from South Los Angeles who believes that healing is the way towards transformation. She is especially committed to increasing access to holistic practices for underrepresented communities and also offers inclusivity training, cultural competency, and ethical business consulting. www.allisimon.com
Jasmine Danielle: Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Jasmine is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, from which she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Education. She’s been a dance teacher and group fitness trainer for over five years and is passionate about helping people reach their healthy lifestyle goals. In addition to leading groups in Barre, Indoor Cycling, and HIIT Bootcamps, Jasmine is also a fitness lifestyle blogger. She uses her blog to inspire and empower people to overcome their fears and weakness in order to live in their purpose.
$15 - no one turned away for lack of funds
This workshop is open to all Black folks. We ask that non-Black PoC and White folks please respect the intention of the space. If you’re interested in sponsoring a spot for a Black person to participate, please contact us.