Deep Talk: A Form of Contemplative Practice in the Sand

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Postponed! New details TBD. In this mini-retreat with Cora O'Farrell, you are invited to step into the calmness which Deep Talk engenders; listen to its powerful narratives; and wonder and reflect about the stories together with others in the group.

Juneteenth Freedom Jam

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A Joyful, Easeful Retreat for Black People Worldwide with Music, Movement, Rest and Reflection

Who Taught You to Be White? Retelling Our Nation’s History In the Classroom

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This workshop invites participants to reclaim their ancestor's stories and repair generational trauma. We will be following the stories and values passed down from generation to generation, acknowledging the power structures we uphold as educators and leaders, and co-creating ways to disrupt the belief that the colonizer's retelling of our history is the only valid one.

Practicing Restorative Rest with Sound to Release Trauma

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This session explores sound as a way of accessing the practice of restorative rest for those who have directly and indirectly experienced trauma. Using guided breath work and nature imagery along with the sounds of singing bowls, this session invites you to practice restorative rest.

Lifelines: Self-Discovery and Empowerment through Writing

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This writing workshop, presented by three creativity-affirming scholars from the South Pacific, will take participants through a series of engaging, empowering exercises that may be adapted to help learners of any age restore their self-confidence and re-story their lives.

Parable of the Sower: Octavia’s Lessons to Ground for Well Being

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Offering a contemplative practice for well-being and self-reflection, Sequoya will center Black sci-fi author Octavia Butler and the 12 lessons mentioned throughout the Parable of the Sower. Sequoya will facilitate an interactive session, integrating contemplative practices and creativity, such as guided visualization with oracle card images, intentions, and guided journaling.

South Asian Identity Development and Contemplative Pedagogy: A Journey Reconciling Spirituality, Culture, and Appropriation

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Using personal story, the speakers will discuss their respective journeys navigating South Asian identity development, the influence of colonialism on this process, and how they have navigated contemplative pedagogy work within a broader context of cultural appropriation, racism, and islamophobia. The session will begin with a brief contemplative practice.