April 2021

10Apr10:00 AM4:30 PMA Spring Filled Awakening in Compassion & Joy -- ONLINEA Daylong for LGBTQIA2S+10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Online Teacher(s): Fresh 'Lev' White; Ramon Honea; Skeeter Barker; Amber Field No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Date & Time: Saturday, April 10, 2021; 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Sliding Scale: $20-$108. Code FR1D21.

Please Note: This retreat is offered online only. We invite you to try this creative form of practice as we take care of one another and respond skillfully to COVID-19.

Open to self-identified LGBTQIA2S+ Community Members

Practicing compassion for ourselves and other in community allows us to be sustainable in our personal and community struggles; it often supports us in allowing new wisdom, joy, and love as part of our life experiences.

Join us in our second year offering this beautiful and healing space online. We will dip into the Buddhist practices of compassion for self and other and share resources for calling in joy. We will explore compassion phrases, guided and silent meditation,
mindful movement, (including a dance party) and discover voice work and sound healing.

This day is open to all levels of practice from new to sages. There will be time for discussion throughout the day and time for gathering at lunch and/or taking breaks offline.

For this gathering, “A” is exclusive of allies, otherwise, all LGBTQIA2S+ community members are welcome.

You are welcome! No one will be turned away for lack of funds, as space allows. For more information, please email Registration@spiritrock.org.


  • Amber Field

    Amber Field

    Amber Field is a queer, gender expansive Korean American adoptee facilitator, teacher, performer and singer featured in San Francisco Magazine's Best of the Bay for yoga music. They are a Tamalpa Associate Teacher of expressive arts. Amber specializes in helping people sing, sound and speak their truths. Amber also facilitates somatic and creative expression workshops and trainings on various themes such as adoption, grief, diversity & solidarity, and collective emergence. They have been a counselor at many teen and family retreats at Spirit Rock. For info on upcoming performances, classes & retreats, please visit https://amberfieldmusic.com

  • Fresh "Lev" White

    Fresh "Lev" White

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  • Ramón Honea

    Ramón Honea

    Ramón Honea is a gay, second generation Oakland Latinx native. He served for 20 years as a teacher/administrator in the Oakland Unified School District. Through therapy, Ramon found meditation and the East Bay Meditation Center’s “POC sangha” where he sat on the board, led several groups, and participated on the center’s coordinating committee. Leading meditation since 2009, Ramon obtained a mindfulness teaching credential through the Mindfulness Training Institute in 2018.

  • Skeeter Barker

    Skeeter Barker

    Skeeter honors the peaceful warrior nature that is uniquely revealed in each of us, through this journey called yoga. Skeeter’s purpose is to create a safe space for all students to arrive on their mat, practice the beautiful art of unfoldment and connection to true authentic self. Skeeter welcomes you to your mat, however you find yourself there.

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