21Nov10:00 AM4:30 PMRemembrance, Compassion and JoyAnnual Trans, Gender Expansive and Ally Day Retreat10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Online Teacher(s): Fresh “Lev” White; JD Doyle; Amber Field; Bri Barnett; Jess Schlesinger No prerequisiteOpen
Date: November 21, 2020. 10:00am - 4:30pm Sliding Scale: $20-$250. Code FR2D20. Please Note: This retreat is now offered online only. We invite you to try this creative form of practice as
Date: November 21, 2020. 10:00am – 4:30pm
Sliding Scale: $20-$250. Code FR2D20.
Please Note: This retreat is now 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.
When we employ compassion as a heart practice, it allows us to be present in challenging moments and times. Compassion allows us to hold suffering wisely, allowing us to grow and heal from our life experiences with kindness and care. During this day, we will include meditations, sharing, and discussions that nurture us as we honor those we have lost and engage joy as a tool for our resilience.
We will join in community, as Trans* and Gender Queer/Gender Variant people and invited cis loved ones to share our stories, our practice, and create a space to practice freeing our hearts.
This day retreat is suitable for both new and experienced practitioners and is an opportunity to practice in a space which will be lead and held by Trans* identified individuals.
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
Bri has been leading mindfulness since participating in the 2015/16 Practice in Transformative Action 3 (PiTA3) training through East Bay Meditation Center. They later apprenticed for the PiTA4 program and have lead mindfulness workshops for TGNC people and social change agents. Professionally, Bri is the Development Director at Trans Lifeline where they work to connect trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive. They have also designed and implemented fundraising systems and events for Paid Leave for the United States, the SF LGBT Center and Horizons Young Professionals for Equality.
Fresh "Lev" White
JD Doyle, MA