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IN PERSON: Healing the Healer: Cultivating Healing Within and In Community (for BIPOC and people of multi-heritage)

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Healing the Healer: Cultivating Healing Within and In Community

For BIPOC and people of multi-heritage

with Melvin Escobar and Jonathan Relucio

Saturday, April 27th, 2024
10am-4pm Pacific Time

In person at EBMC (285 17th St, Oakland CA 94612)

 

Healers and caregivers are invited to this workshop for a day of rest and renewal.
Jonathan and Melvin have over forty years combined experience doing social justice
work and will offer how the teachings in Buddhism and Yoga can connect us to the
healing that is possible in community. We will explore how to cultivate and build
resilience and self-compassion so that we can continue to be of service to self and
others.

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All registered participants will receive an EventBrite confirmation email. 

 

For in-person participation:

Space will be limited to 40 people to allow ample space for social distancing. Participants will be asked to wear N95 or KN95 face masks. (N95 face masks will be available at EBMC.) Please note: Teachers may be unmasked while teaching.

To attend in person, you need to be completely free of fragranced body and clothing products — more information and a list of fragrance free products, including those that are especially good for people of color, appears on our website.

East Bay Meditation Center is a scent free / fragrance free space and is wheelchair accessible.

 

Teacher Bios

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Melvin Escobar is a core teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center, licensed
psychotherapist, and yoga instructor. He has walked the path of service for much of his life, drawing on his experiences as a queer man of color from an immigrant working-class background. Melvin is driven by the desire to make wisdom teachings accessible in culturally relevant ways and continues daily to learn the revolutionary potential of body-centered contemplative practices for personal and social healing.

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For a decade, Jonathan Relucio taught trauma healing yoga, meditation, and
mindfulness in urban schools, mental health clinics and juvenile detention centers as
Senior Trainer for Niroga Institute. He completed East Bay Meditation Center’s Spiritual Teacher and Leadership (STL) Program and Spirit Rock’s Mindfulness, Yoga and Meditation Training; he is grateful to be a practitioner and teacher at both centers. Jonathan facilitates transformation in social justice movements with Rockwood Leadership Institute; integrates mindfulness with restorative circles for healing and racial equity; and is the co-founder of AllThriveEd.org.  With over 20 years of experience in social services, community organizing, training, and leadership development, Jonathan values yoga and Dharma as liberation practices that heal us from oppressive systems.

 

To support the teachings of Jonathan and Melvin, please do so via:

–For Jonathan —

PayPal: discaya@gmail.com

Venmo: @JonathanRelucio, https://www.venmo.com/u/JonathanRelucio

–For Melvin —

PayPal: melvin@melvinescobar.com, paypal.me/PAYPALmelvinescobar

Venmo: @Melvin-Escobar, https://www.venmo.com/u/Melvin-Escobar

 

To make a gift to sustain the work of East Bay Meditation Center, please do so via Paypal: paypal.me/eastbaymeditation or our website: eastbaymeditation.org/dana 100% of our programming is sliding scale and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.

 

Thank you for the gifts of your generosity and for supporting the work of East Bay Meditation Center and our beloved teachers who have volunteered their time.

Details

Date:
April 27
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

East Bay Meditation Center
285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Phone:
510-268-0696

Details

Date:
April 27
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Categories:
,

Venue

East Bay Meditation Center
285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
510-268-0696