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Gender affirming mindfulness and yoga

  • The Brown Building 4133 Poplar St San Diego, CA (map)

*****LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE. MUST RSVP*****
Email Ellie Webb at ellisyn.webb@gmail.com

This is a FREE class designed to help friends in the trans, non binary, intersex, and gender nonconforming community manage dysphoria through the use of mindfulness and yoga. External affirmation can be expensive and hard to come by in the isolating society we live in, so we’re really excited to have the opportunity to give trans folx some tools to find affirmation from within.

About half of the class will be guided, experiential meditation, and the other half will be light, adaptable yoga that is accessible for people of all mobility levels, including folx who use mobility devices. Wear comfortable, yet affirming clothes and bring something comfy to sit and do yoga on. If you don’t have a mat, then a towel, blanket, and/or pillow will work fine. If you have extra, bring one to share. 

During the meditation portion, we’ll be taking our awareness into our dysphoria and passively observing it as a means of giving it shape and form so that we can better understand how we experience it. This can be intense and unpleasant if you’re unprepared for such an exercise. It’s recommended that everyone have an affirming memory or thought in mind to anchor their awareness to if their experience becomes unpleasant. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions about this or anything else related to the workshop.

This event is FREE to all transgender, non-binary, intersex, and gender nonconforming folx. Cis parents/guardians are allowed to attend with their child but otherwise, this is a closed event. Please be respectful of all pronouns, identities, and presentations. 

Looking forward to seeing you!

****Accessibility information: The Brown Building is accessible to all mobility devices and has a gender neutral, accessible bathroom. Street parking is usually available. Any other accessibility requests please e-mail red.rose@sdpride.org

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