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Coming Home to Ourselves: Mindfulness and Yoga for People of Color--Denver

Winter Wisdom:

Coming Home To Ourselves in the New Year

A Partial Day of Mindfulness for People of Color

with Kaira Jewel & Gurupriya Beth Sanchez

Urban Sanctuary, 2745 Welton St, Denver, CO

Friday, December 30, 2016, Noon – 5:00 PM

In this 1/2 Day of Mindfulness, we will gather in community in order to deeply nourish the very best in ourselves during the busiest time of the Winter Season.

The program will include: group music-making, deep slow yoga forms, a Dharma Talk, Sitting and Walking Meditation, Mindful Sharing, and other playful somatic expression. 

Come and nourish your joy and sacredness as a precious human being negotiating multiple worlds, languages, and systems.  All levels of practice and self-identifications as POC (including mixed race) are welcome.

Sliding scale $40-$60

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Kaira Jewel Lingo teaches Buddhist meditation, mindfulness, and compassion internationally, with a focus on activists, people of color, artists, educators, families, and youth. She began practicing mindfulness in 1997 and was a nun for 15 years in Thich Nhat Hanh’s community. She is now a lay Dharma teacher based in Washington, D.C., leading retreats internationally and offering mindfulness in schools. She explores the interweaving of art, play, ecology and spiritual practice and is a certified yoga teacher and InterPlay leader. She contributed a chapter to the forthcoming book, Real World Mindfulness for Beginners, from Callisto Press. Visit to learn more.

 Gurupriya Beth has been sharing yoga since 2001, and her style has been described as Mindful Hatha/Vinyasa with anatomical depth, nourishing adjustments, contemplative support and invitations to sing, sigh, and giggle.   Her classes are deeply inspired by her core teachers, Engaged Buddhism Founder, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Ayurvedic Doctor, Alakananda Ma. Tias Little and countless others inspire her understanding of yoga asana, dharma, and related practices.

Urban Sanctuary is an African-American, Women-Owned healing space in Denver’s 5 Points Neighborhood.