Overcome Self-Doubt
Apr
27
4:00 PM16:00

Overcome Self-Doubt

Workshop led by Annie Mahon

Workshop led by Annie Mahon

If you tend to doubt your actions, worry if you made the right decision, or replay conversations in your head to see if you said the right things, this workshop is for you. We will use mindfulness practices to help us get to know our self-doubting parts without believing it and gain the ability to see our actions through a clearer lens. Even if self-doubt is not your go-to, these practices can be used for transforming other challenges such as self-judgement or self-sabotage.

$35.00 — Circle Yoga Member Fee

$40.00 — Circle Yoga Non-Member Fee

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Making-Visible: The Indigenous Community Webinar #2
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Making-Visible: The Indigenous Community Webinar #2

Webinar #2 with Frida Larios

Frida will lead us in an exploration of Indigenous people throughout the Americas, including the Maya civilization which grew over 3,500 years to be the dominant agrarian society of a tropically forested Mesoamerica. The people farmed and traded within the region and developed a complex hieroglyphic script: the only one of its kind in the pre-Columbian Americas. It enabled a Maya mythic narrative to be captured, in its art and built environment, mathematics and cosmology.

Frida Larios, Webinar Host

Frida Larios, Webinar Host

Frida Larios is from El Salvador (of Mestizo [Mixed] heritage), a small and impoverished country in Central America with deep ethnic and social identity crisis. In 2004, these overwhelming historical tensions inspired her to found a cultural movement called New Maya Language, and while creating it, to find her own indigeneity. Larios’s unique system re-codifies a small part of the Maya mythic narrative through new graphic form. Her methodology speaks with and for today’s indigenous communities by borrowing directly from the logo-graphic principles of ancestral Maya scribes. For nearly 15 years she has dialogued diverse Mesoamerican narratives around the world – for children, youth and designers, through exhibitions, workshops, installations, books, artworks, and textiles; including the commission of the Toronto 2015, Pan-American Games inaugural uniform and the Rio 2016, Olympic T-shirt line co-designs for the El Salvador olympic delegation.

Larios is Chair of Indigenous Advisory for the International Indigenous Design Network (INDIGO) at the International Council of Design (Canada) and Deakin University (Australia). She co-founded Indigenous Design Collective (Washington, D.C.), an organization that partners with the Smithsonian Latino Center for Day of the Dead celebrations in the USA. Larios is currently an Adjunct Professor in Art and Design at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C., where she lives. She holds a MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London.

We will take time to stop and rest in community. Each moment of stopping is critical for our greater collective healing. Making visible is a free webinar program supported by the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation, based in California, along with the Opening Heart Mindfulness Community in Washington, DC. This call includes one hour of teaching led by an expert with lived experience. There will be time for mindful questions and answers and sharing, and a follow up sharing call after. 

All of our learning calls will be led by the people who are living the life, and doing the work.

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Making-Visible: The Indigenous Community
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Making-Visible: The Indigenous Community

You’re invited to a video call curated by filmmaker and Piscataway rights activist, Sebastian Medina-Tayac. Scroll down to read more about Sebi.

We will take time to stop and rest in community. Each moment of stopping is critical for our greater collective healing. Making visible is a free webinar program supported by the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation, based in California, along with the Opening Heart Mindfulness Community in Washington, DC. This call includes one hour of teaching led by our expert, Sebastian, with lived experience. There will be time for mindful questions and answers and sharing, and a follow up dharma sharing call after.

All of our learning calls will be led by the people who are living the life, and doing the work.

Sebastian Medina-Tayac, Webinar host

Sebastian Medina-Tayac, Webinar host

About Sebi Medina-Tayac

Sebi Medina-Tayac has devoted his life to grassroots community organizing particularly around indigenous and environmental justice issues. Following his tour at Standing Rock in 2016, he became a field organizer for the Peoples Climate Movement, the Zero Hour Youth Climate Movement, and various other environmental justice efforts in DC. He co-founded and co-directed DC’s storied arts and activism hub, the Uptown Art House. His experiences in the movement, combined with expertise gained during his time in national advocacy and digital campaign work, inform and inspire his work at Eaton Workshop, a hub for progressive social change. As Eaton’s Impact Strategist, Sebi directs programming and partnerships that uplift the company’s social justice mission, and innovates with community partners to make DC’s social movements stronger.


Sebi is part of the Piscataway community, a state recognized tribe in Maryland. He directs the DC chapter of the International Indigenous Youth Council and is the co-founder of the Uptown Boyz, DC’s own powwow drum group. He’s also a neighborhood gardener and storyteller. 

 

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Transmission of the Five Mindfulness Trainings
Jan
5
9:00 AM09:00

Transmission of the Five Mindfulness Trainings

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Every January, all the sanghas in the Washington DC metro area come together in Fairfax to formally practice the Five Mindfulness Trainings under Thich Nhat Hanh. This is a great way to come back to yourself after the busyness of the holidays. When we sit and practice the trainings together as a community, we will find compassion for ourselves and others with more ease.

Even if you haven’t practiced before, we especially encourage you to come since our sangha events are always designed for a feeling of being welcomed, safe and comfortable, regardless of your experience.

We at Opening Heart are grateful to be a part of such an invaluable event in mindfulness. Please join us in building and strengthening our practice together.

Read The Five Mindfulness Trainings Here

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NYE 2018 Workshop! Begin Again: Using Mindfulness to Move Boldly Into the New Year
Dec
31
10:00 AM10:00

NYE 2018 Workshop! Begin Again: Using Mindfulness to Move Boldly Into the New Year

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In this workshop, we will use mindfulness, guided mediations, journaling, and group sharing to help you gain clarity about what is calling you to manifest in 2019. You will learn basic mindfulness practices and come away with ideas for implementing them as part of a new life in the new year. No experience in anything is necessary. Bring paper and pen, if you can.

Workshop Leader: Annie Mahon


Register for Workshop at Circle Yoga (CY)

$35.00 - Members of Circle Yoga

$40.00 - Non-members of Circle Yoga

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