IN COLLABORATION WITH THE LATINO ACADEMY OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
The Mindfulness Initiative is curated by Primordial Multicultural Healing Community in close collaboration with the Latino Academy of Workforce Development. Together we created the first educational program that combines English language learning with the practice of mindfulness. Our aim is for the immigrant community to have access to health and to provide opportunities for the cultivation of mental and physical wellbeing.
FREE OPEN COMMUNITY COURSES AND RETREATS FOR SPANISH-SPEAKERS
Course participants explore self-care and mental training techniques, such as mindfulness, yoga, and somatic movement (based on body perception). These ancestral practices are scientifically proven to generate multiple benefits for individuals’ work, family life, and relationships. Come take time for yourself: Play, get to know yourself, and manage stress!
FINDING BALANCE BETWEEN GIVING AND RECEIVING
Description: Half-day mindfulness retreat in Spanish
Schedule: Third Saturday of March and last Saturday in October
Duration: 5 hours from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
MINDFULNESS FOR ESL LEVEL 3
Description: First educational program that combines learning English with mindfulness
Schedule: Every Saturday during the Spring and Fall semester
Duration: 30 minutes of mindfulness during English classes and one half-day retreat per semester
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION ABOUT ESSENTIAL SELF-CARE
Description: Community conversations to identify and start replacing stress-provoking habits
Schedule: One session per semester
Duration: 1 hour
These courses are for free thanks to the Mindfulness Initiative, which is administered by Primordial Multicultural Healing Community in alliance with the Latino Academy of Workforce Development and generously supported by the Kataly Foundation.
WHAT DO ESL 3 STUDENTS SAY ABOUT MINDFULNESS AND ITS PRACTICAL BENEFITS?
“I realized that by taking breaks during the day I can be more productive at work.”
“With the practice of mindfulness during my English classes I learned to relax my body and mind at moments when I felt tense.”
“I understood the difference between living life on autopilot and being present in the moment.”