In this daylong workshop, we will explore ways that mindfulness practice can support white people who are invested in the work of anti-racism to courageously meet the conditioning of white supremacy within ourselves and communities. We will practice meditations aimed at identifying and observing the internal effects of whiteness on our bodies, hearts, and minds as well as spend time practicing inter-relational mindfulness; conversations with one another intended to prepare us for addressing racism in our daily lives. All this will be explored within the container of community, offering support and connection for this essential work of collective liberation. All levels of experience and exposure to this issue are welcome. Please come prepared to focus and feel deeply.
Sliding scale. 20% of the proceeds will be donated to Movement for Black Lives.
Khalila Archer is a mindfulness and yoga instructor with 20+ of personal practice. Introduced to yoga and meditation in her teen years, she has attended many multi-day silent meditation retreats, including two month-long retreats. Her background includes over a decade as a wilderness educator leading multi-day expeditions for a variety of educational organizations, as well as teaching interdisciplinary curriculum in formal classroom settings and beyond. She holds a B.A. in Adventure-based Environmental Education from Prescott College and over 500 hr Yoga Teacher Training hours. Khalila teaches meditation retreats for all ages through Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) in both residential settings and remote wilderness environments. Her teaching is grounded in nature awareness and connection, mindfulness meditation as a means for insight, care, and well-being, and social justice praxis that recognizes our interdependence and collective need for freedom. Khalila currently serves on the iBme Board of Directors and is part of the core faculty for the iBme Mindfulness Teacher Training.
Mark Wax is deeply grateful to be working with iBme. Mark has been a sincere student of many meditative arts for the last 15 years. He has worked for Yoga International, The Himalayan Institute, and Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He recently completed his 500-hour yoga teacher certification through Spirit Rock’s Mindful Yoga and Meditation Training.
Devon Cresci has been practicing mindfulness since 1997. She graduated with her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. Since that time she has worked with teens in many different capacities. Currently she works part time for Mindful Schools as a guiding teacher for their yearlong teacher training program and full time as a Social Worker in a public high school in San Francisco. There, she teaches mindfulness to both students and staff. Devon identifies as a queer woman and is heartfelt about the power of mindfulness practice to increase peace and freedom for all.
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Cost and Accessibility
The sliding scale for this daylong retreat is $45 – $150. 20% of the proceeds will be donated to Movement for Black Lives.
If your family earns $75,000 or more per year, then we request that you pay the full price. If your family earns less than $75,000/year, you may self-select an amount to pay. If you are in true economic hardship (e.g, recently lost job, health situation, etc.) we are offering the discounted rate of $45. If you cannot afford the discounted fee please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make it work for you.
January 29, 12pm ET
$150 suggested tuition for families making over $75,000 a year • $45 – $150 sliding scale. 20% of the proceeds will be donated to Movement for Black Lives.
9am – 3pm PST, Jan. 30