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Understanding Non-Binary Gender Through Mindfulness and Expressive Arts

September 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

September Workshop

Understanding Non-Binary Gender Through Mindfulness and Expressive Arts

An Online Workshop with El Chenier

Wednesday, September 8th
1 – 4 pm EDT (10 am – 1 pm PDT)
Registration closes one hour before the workshop.

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Self-selected, sliding-scale registration: $100/$75/$50
Access grants are available to cover $25
ACMHE members receive a $25 discount (join here)

More and more young (and not-so-young) people are coming out as “non-binary.” What is non-binary, and how can we best support these students? In this workshop, we vanquish the two-gender myth and explore the meanings of non-binary and similar identities. Through loving kindness and expressive arts practices I currently use with non-binary students to “come home” to our own bodies, we will examine our own gender identities. In so doing, we will develop a deeper capacity to connect with non-binary folx, and with ourselves.

Workshop Takeaways:

  • You will have a beginner’s understanding of what “non-binary” and “agender” identities mean;
  • By developing a deeper understanding of your own relationship to gender, you will better understand how to support and relate to non-binary students
  • You will learn at least one exercise you can use in your personal practice and your teaching
  • You will develop or deepen your critical awareness of and capacity to provide validation through recognition.
  • You will understand how mindfulness can be used to alleviate “gender stress.”


El ChenierEl Chenier is a non-binary queer scholar and activist who has been teaching and writing about sex, race, and gender for over 30 years. They are the founder of Gender Mentors, a community for non-binary people and those who love and support us, where they offer courses for adults and teens. El is also a member of the Tergar community, and undertaking training as a meditation teacher with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield.


September 8, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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