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Changing the Stigma of Mental Health in POC Communities

  • Yoga Heights 3506 Georgia Avenue Northwest Northwest Washington, DC, 20010 United States (map)

We Welcome You to IMCW People of Color Sangha!  

Saturday June 22, 2019 

TOPIC: "KEEPIN' IT 100! Changing the Stigma of Mental Health in POC Communities"

The IMCW People of Color Sangha welcomes you to be in community with us as we continue our discussion on Healing in POC communities.. This Sangha we will mindfully explore mental health in our communities. Here are questions to contemplate:

  • What is a toxic culture?

  • How does a toxic culture affect our ability to be in a community?

  • How does mindfulness of our mental health contribute to our healing?

"Being cut off from our own natural self-compassion is one of the greatest impairments we can suffer. Along with our ability to feel our own pain go our best hopes for healing, dignity, and love."

- Gabor Maté


Thank you for the RSVP so that we knows how many to expect and to set-up for. If you can help with set-up at 3:30 pm, please let me know. Thank you

Please make every effort to arrive on time, and if you arrive late, please ring the bell at the front door. Some cushions, blankets, and chairs are available at the studio. If you are able to bring your own sitting gear, please do.

Location: Yoga Heights Studio, 3506 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20010 (between Newton Place & Park Road)

Dinner at NuVegan Cafe, 2928 Georgia Avenue, NW (between Hobart Street & Columbia Road)

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Aspirations of the IMCW People of Color Sangha*

  • To explore our identity as People of Color in the light of the dharma** across multiple and intersecting lines of difference that include, but are not limited to:race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, socio-economic class, age, and disabilities.

  • To provide a safe and intimate space where People of Color can deepen the practice of meditation and mindful dialogue.

  • To study the dharma** from diverse perspectives and to inspire insightful discussions.

  • To cultivate a sense of belonging and community both within the People of Color sangha and the larger IMCW sangha*.

Institute of African American Mindfulness supports the natural capacity of African Americans (and all People of Color) to live mindfully, with loving-awareness, and positive perspective of self, family, and community.  All people are innately whole, possessing the capacity to be Happy, Fulfilled, and Live Free. IAAM fosters the development and empowerment of mindful people and united communities.

Mindfulness Facilitator

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Travis M. Spencer MA., Mindfulness Facilitator and Practitioner


Nicole Bracey,Certified Personal Trainer and Well-Being Coach