Sat, 18 Nov|
5th Annual Empowerment Retreat
Transforming Communities, Creating Cultural Calm
Time & Location
18 Nov 2023, 09:00 – 26 Nov 2023, 12:00
About The Event
5th annual Empowerment online retreat-
Look inside and you will find the essence which cannot separate or divide.
The 5th MNPC Annual Empowerment Mindfulness Retreat
From Saturday 18th November 2023 - Sunday 26th November 2023
‘Transforming Communities - Creating Our Cultural Calm’
With Rhonda Magee, Erica Mcinnis, Chris Kita, ZindikaKamuesi, Lilly Lartley, Aryavanchin, Rv Fujo Malaika, Ade Amifowose, and vidia Majaraj
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Greetings, this is our 5th annual retreat that is orientated and dedicated towards those who identify as People of Colour. The event has been shaped by leading Mindfulness practitioners, speakers and healers across the globes, and offers cultural perspectives and exploration of key themes for our empowerment; cultural identity, authenticity, mindful practice for healing finding our true narratives to transcend the ravages of racism, micro-aggression and compounded discrimination.
It is becoming imperative for People of Colour to find safe spaces towards our wellness, inclusion, resilience and longevity. With the growing world of Artificial Intelligence (AI), we find that those most marginalised will be challenged to dig deep and hold on to ancient and modern practices and tools to find new and transformative ways to adapt in a changing environment, and still retain what is their foundation to being compassionate beings. The 9-Days (not full days) of practice will help ground our Communities to become mentally, emotionally and spiritually rooted, leaving behind the feelings and triggers of exclusion and rejection, for personal and collective liberation. I sincerely hope that you join us in this opportunity to deepen our cultural connections, connect with mind, body and spirit mindful practice and contemplation, to cultivate self- compassion and transformational change.
The Online Empowerment Mindfulness Retreat starts and ends with dynamic presentations on each of the two weekends (plus morning meditations), and with guided meditative practice each morning at 7.15am for 30min to ground you before work or study, and weekday evening mindful practice with invited guests. We invite you to join us for cultural presentations on diverse perspectives on how to create our cultural calm, open discussions, and break-out rooms, as well as immersing yourself in the exploration, healing, and community-centred approach around our relationship to the concept of 'Transforming Communities'.
Pay what you can:
In our course descriptions, we include different rates of suggested contribution. We offer standard, Sponsor, and hardship rates. We run the project as a not-for-profit organisation. It depends on numerous forms of generosity and voluntary labour. If you can offer more than the standard rate that we suggest, then please do. Your offering will help to support the on-going work development and enable the marginalised who are economically less well off to gain access to the work.
Please look at the suggested contributions on the booking page and enter into the spirit of the solidarity economy by buying a retreat for someone. And there are those who would like to attend this retreat or workshop and would benefit from it, but who cannot afford to do so. We price our events on a non-profit basis and make them as affordable as we can, and we offer bursaries. But we also rely on the generosity of others to enable us to enable those who cannot afford to do so, to attend. So please, if you can, buy an extra ticket which we will allocate to someone who really needs it. Alternatively, please offer a donation - we are grateful for any amount - which will be directly used to finance a ticket for others.
Dana - Teacher Fees.
The word Dana is a Sanskrit and Pali word which means giving something unconditionally with an open heart. It is an ancient practice in Buddhism for cultivating generosity. This retreat is offered in the tradition of Dana by the teachers. We ask you to consider with care what is possible for you to give, knowing that the teachers rely on Dana to support their living so that they will be able to continue teaching.
Project lead : Imani Sorhiando
Imani Sorhiando was born in Dominica, West Indies and came to the UK in 1979. From her late teens, much of her life in the UK has been dedicated to the empowerment of People of Colour; specialising in Equality and Inclusion, and Community Capacity Building through Health and Well-Being. She is a mother, and a grandmother of 4. Her work is grounded in the ancient teachings of the Ausarian way of life, through daily spiritual practice.
Imani is a qualified Holistic Health Practitioner, specialising in Mindful Teaching, Quality Assurance, Life-Coaching and Teaching. Her work with clients and groups centre around the power of Mindfulness Meditation, Guided Imagery and Energy Balancing to align mind, body and spirit. She has been meditating for over 23 years, and writes her own Mindfulness programmes which engage people around the world. She delivers an online 5-week Mindfulness in Action programme for People of Colour, and has also delivered bespoke programmes in Mindfulness to Lambeth Healthwatch, University of East London, Suffolk Rape Crisis, Karibu African Women's Group and many more organisations. She is an author; her most recent publication available globally is 'Nature's Pathways to womb-Wellness', and she teaches online and face to face with community groups and in the workplace.
Before September 1st£50.00
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Please remember Mnpc is a not for profit and operate on a honest basis£30.00
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