FREE MINDFUL MOVEMENT GROUPS FOR WOMEN WITH PTSD October 5, 2012Posted by ebmc in Community CONNECTIONS, Sitting groups & Support groups.
FREE MINDFUL MOVEMENT GROUPS FOR WOMEN WITH PTSD: As part of a dissertation research study, women who are currently experiencing symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder will be invited to participate, free of charge, in either a dance/movement therapy or yoga group. Groups are located in Berkeley, and will be held weekly for 8 consecutive weeks. Facilitated by licensed therapists and certified yoga instructors. Women must be in concurrent individual psychotherapy and aged 21 or over to qualify for the study. If you are a clinician interested in referring a client, or interested in the groups for yourself, please contact me for more detailed information about the study.
Andrea Kirk, Ph. D candidate, Registered Yoga Instructor (RYT-200)
Sofia University (formally The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology)
Deep East Oakland daily morning meditation September 22, 2012Posted by Max Airborne in Community CONNECTIONS, Sitting groups & Support groups.
Daily morning sitting of EBMC sangha members & friends at a home in East Oakland, near 90th & Macarthur. Sit is from 7:30am-8:15am. Chairs and couch available, bring cushions if you prefer them. Home is fragrance free, so please come fragrance free (click for info about how). There is a flight of shallow stairs.
For further details, email your name, phone number and any questions to email@example.com
Internalized Racism Support Group August 21, 2011Posted by ebmc in Community CONNECTIONS, Sitting groups & Support groups.
This will be an Oakland-based group providing safe space to self-identified people of color (with a special welcome to LGBTQQI folks) who would like support in healing their own internalized racism.
So often we are lonely in our experience of racist oppression and finding a safe space to explore the emotional and spiritual toll that racism takes on us can be difficult.
In this group, we will use movement, mindful awareness practices, ritual, energetic healing practices, and empathic listening as tools for our personal and collective liberation.
This group is in its formation stages – we are gauging the interest level in this topic before moving forward. So please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’re interested!!! We hope to begin meeting monthly in Fall 2011.
**Please note that in order to create safe space to discuss the effects of racism on those who are most affected by it, this group is limited to people of color. Thanks in advance for respecting this guideline.
Andrea Davis has her Masters of Divinity and has several years’ experience leading groups for youth and adults on spirituality, social justice, and identity. Her passion is exploring how the healings arts can empower individuals to practice self and community healing around the traumas inflicted by institutional, systemic, and historical oppression.
Angela Urata has lived out her commitment to social and economic justice through her 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She has led workshops on spirituality and conflict resolution with incarcerated and homeless women. As a certified yoga teacher RYT 200, she has witnessed the healing and transformative powers of body-based wisdom and practices.
Buddhist of Color Therapist Group August 16, 2011Posted by ebmc in Community CONNECTIONS, Counseling, General Resources, Sitting groups & Support groups.
Hello, I am a chicana psychotherapist (15yrs) with a yoga and mindfulness practice (25yrs). I would like to form a consultation group with other buddhists of color who are also therapists for support and ongoing growth.
Please email Susana @ email@example.com
Who is PEERS?
A consumer-run, non-profit organization that provides mental health education, outreach, and advocacy throughout Alameda County
Free CandleLight Yoga Class for People of Color February 24, 2011Posted by ebmc in Classes, Community CONNECTIONS, Community EVENTS, General Resources.
Yoga class at EastSide Arts Alliance every Monday night from 7-8:15pm!!
This FREE class is unique in that it is designated for People of Color. Please join us in breaking the stereotypes and myths about the spiritual practice that is Yoga.
You don’t need to be impressively flexible in order to practice
You don’t need to be at your ultimate fitness level
Yoga is not a privilege reserved for the rich, elite, and eco-chic
Yoga is not a competition.
Come as you are, feel welcomed and at ease, and know that your presence is a gift to us.
Blending Raja Yoga and Vinyassa Flow, this class uses breath and meditation to guide us through a series of restorative yet challenging poses. Develop your deeply personal practice of mindfulness, movement, and healing with your Yoga community that awaits you here at ESAA!
** If you feel inclined to donate anything at all, your donations will be used solely for purchasing props and mats so that we may expand the class.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns about class.
Awakening the Bay January 8, 2011Posted by ebmc in Community CONNECTIONS, General Resources.
Check out this great new Holistic resource
It has a lot of great information and all sorts of different activities in many Holistic modalities.
Living in Your Body ongoing women’s therapy group January 6, 2011Posted by ebmc in Community CONNECTIONS, Sitting groups & Support groups.
Living in Your Body, my ongoing women’s therapy group, starts next week, and we’re still accepting new members!
The group is a wonderful opportunity for women who want to come into deeper connection with your feelings, needs and responses, and communicate more authentically in your relationships.
By interweaving interpersonal process, somatics and mindfulness practices, participants will explore how to…
–deepen your capacities for intimacy and connection
–improve your ability to set and negotiate healthy boundaries
–learn how to articulate your needs from a grounded, embodied place
Call Sonya Brewer at 510-496-6010 to schedule an intake interview or visit http://sonyabrewer.com/LivinginYourBody.aspx for more information.
Peace and blessings,
Sonya Brewer, MFT Intern
Somatic Psychotherapy for Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
IMF Registration # 61996
Supervised by Margie Cohen, LCSW
License # LCS11263
New retreat center in Kelseyville July 5, 2010Posted by ebmc in Community CONNECTIONS, Sitting groups & Support groups.
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There is a new Spiritual Center and Retreat located in Kelseyville Calif. This beautiful little retreat is set in a quiet valley with views of vineyards and Mount Konocti. This the perfect place to have your own retreat.
The center offers meditation and yoga classes, as well as spirituality and personal growth classes. Or you may rent the center for your own group. The retreat is open to all healers and teachers to either take their own time out here or teach their classes in either a daylong form or retreat up to 7 days.