WISDOM CIRCLES: MINDFULNESS FOR ELDERLY SPANISH SPEAKERS

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WISDOM CIRCLES

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Thanks to a long-lasting partnership with the Latino Health Council and NewBridge, we offer this pilot mindfulness course for seniors. Through wisdom circles, we strive to recognize the value and resilience of our community of elders. They, too, can draw on their strengths to adapt to change and enhance their well-being in this stage of their life. 

Language: Spanish

Schedule: October-November, Fridays from 10:15 to 11:15 (USA Central Time)

Duration:  1 hour sessions

Format: Online – with the possibility of meeting in-person

FACILITATOR

Sylvia Eugenia Ruiz (CMF)in collaboration with a Latinx special guest 

I am Latina and director of Primordial, an organization that connects our community with their own capacity to increase their well-being. My purpose is to create healing spaces through mindfulness and self-care techniques.

finding balance between giving and receiving 

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Balance your day to day by taking time for yourself. This full day of mindfulness offers a special opportunity to slow down and experience cultivating the balance between giving and receiving.

In community, we will explore personal and group practices, chair yoga, periods of stillness and somatic movement (based on the direct perception of the body). If you are interested in options to find a better balance during these times of confinement and uncertainty, this day is for you.


Description: Half-day mindfulness retreat

Language: Spanish

Schedule: Third Saturday of March and last Saturday in October 

Duration: 5 hours from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (USA Central Time) 

Format: Online – with the possibility of meeting in-person


FACILITATORS

Carmen Alonso, PhD

I am a clinical psychologist and I teach martial arts (Taekwondo) and meditation (in the community and in various prisons in the state of Wisconsin).

Gabriela Tavera

Dancer and teacher of classical and contemporary dance, graduated from the National Institute of Fine Arts of Mexico. Since 1999, I have been teaching yoga classes, founding the schools Anjali Yoga, Lakshmi Yoga, Inspira Yoga and Yoga en la Cueva.

Sylvia Eugenia Ruiz, CMF

I am Latina and director of Primordial, an organization that connects our community with their own capacity to increase their well-being. My purpose is to create healing spaces through mindfulness and self-care techniques.