Teen and Young Adult Rainbow Family: Mindfulness and Queer Identity

Teen and Young Adult Rainbow Family

Mondays 2-3:30pm EDT/11-12:30pm PDT
June 29, July 6, 13, 20  • Online via Zoom
Ages 15-25

Mindfulness and LGBTQIA+ Identity

A Contemplative 4-week Course for Queer-Identified Teens and Young Adults

This course weaves iBme’s relational approach with periods of guided meditation, embodied practices, teaching/talks, and group sharing. Together, we will co-create spaces of support and connection where we listen to each other, love each other, and explore how we take care of ourselves and one another. We will have the opportunity to reflect on the particular realities we are facing at this time with tools and skills of mindfulness practice. Each gathering will offer a chance to tap into our inner resources of wisdom, connection, and presence in different forms, knowing there are many ways to meditate and that mindfulness means something distinct to each of us.

As LGBTQIA+ people, we recollect the power of community to know that we are not alone. In this practice group, we will be nourished by one another’s courage and authenticity in showing up just as we are. We will foster a sense of belonging that we may not always feel in the world; we will celebrate our queer resiliency and queer magic; we will polish one another’s gemstones so that we are all able to sparkle more brightly, to reflect each other more clearly, and to let our radiance shine!

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Cost and Accessibility

The sliding scale for this 4-class Contemplative course is $40 – $150.

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 $40. If you cannot afford the discounted fee please email registrar@ibme.com and we’ll make it work for you. No teen will be turned away for lack of funds.

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