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Applied Mindfulness Conversations

Dates
Monday 02/13/2023 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 02/27/2023 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 03/13/2023 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 03/27/2023 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 04/10/2023 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 04/24/2023 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 05/08/2023 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 05/22/2023 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 06/05/2023 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pricing
$250.00 Standard Rate - Applied Mindfulness Conversations
$200.00 Reduced Rate - Applied Mindfulness Conversations
$300.00 Pay It Forward Rate - Applied Mindfulness Conversations


Sorry, this series is full. If you'd like to join the waitlist, please contact us.

In an effort to reduce financial barriers, we are offering Sliding Scale Pricing on select Circle Yoga programs. The Reduced Rate is for those facing financial hardship, the Standard Rate is our usual fee that covers costs including teacher pay, and the Pay It Forward Rate helps cover fellow students who need to pay less. If you need to pay less than the Reduced Rate, partial scholarships are also available.

Applying mindfulness to the things that occur in our daily lives can help us find authentic grounding and joy, even in times of challenge and difficulty. Whether you are new to mindfulness, or an experienced practitioner, this workshop series will allow us to learn how to transform our harmful habits into more calm and easeful moments—using the guidance in our workshops to support your mindfulness practice.

Each meeting we will enjoy a guided meditation, teaching and discussion of the challenges and insights we face with practicing mindfulness in our every day lives. We’ll have time to meet and share with other participants in small break out groups and in the full group.

My intention for all my workshops is to offer a safe and welcoming space that holds everyone’s sharing with boundless compassion. Again, no experience in yoga, meditation, or mindfulness is required. I hope you’ll join me!

This is a 10-class virtual series. Fees are on a sliding scale, and no one will be turned away for financial reasons. Maximum of 20 attendees.



Annie Mahon

Annie is the founder of Budding Yogis (2003) which became Circle Yoga, and she is the co-founder of DC Community Yoga / DC Yoga Week, Yoga on the National Mall, and the Opening Heart Mindfulness Community. Annie has been active in much of the grassroots community yoga and mindfulness activities in the Washington DC Area. She has been a student of yoga and mindfulness since the 1990's and a teacher since 2001 — and has most recently received the dharma lamp transmission at a ceremony at Plum Village France. She is also a writer and published her second book, Things I Did When I Was Hangry: Navigating a Peaceful Relationship with Food with Parallax Press in 2015. Read Annie's mindfulness blog at rawmindfulness.com. Join Annie's email list for tips on how to be present and at ease in your daily life.

Annie holds masters degrees in both Computer Science, from the University of Michigan, and Religious Studies from Howard University. She was ordained by her mindfulness teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, in 2009 with the ordination name True Blue Lake, and became a licensed massage therapist in 2011.

Annie's first yoga teacher training was with Suzie Hurley at Willow Street Yoga Center in 2004, and Annie was one of the country's first certified Children's Yoga teachers. She is a certified Focusing professional and has studied and practiced Nonviolent Communication (NVC), witchcraft, trauma-informed clinical practice, and many other modalities.

In 2010, Annie created The Pink House Foundation, giving grants to social justice organizing for frontline communities. Annie transformed the Circle Yoga LLC into a worker-owned cooperative in 2014 because she is a strong supporter of cooperative economics and democratic governance. She is especially interested in how to redistribute land, wealth and power.