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Mindfully Transforming Suffering, Our Own and the World's

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Monday 2/7/2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 2/14/2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 2/21/2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 2/28/2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 3/14/2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 3/21/2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 3/28/2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 4/11/2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 4/18/2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 4/25/2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$375.00 Mindfully Transforming Suffering

The co-op member fee for this series is $350. Not a member? Learn more and join today.

In this workshop we will explore how to transform suffering using the interrelated tools of Focusing and Mindfulness. We will also contemplate the insights of interbeing, impermanence and samsara/nirvana as a way to understand the world. Together we will consider the relationship between healing our own suffering and supporting the healing of others, using readings from current and ancient Buddhist practitioners. In addition to Monday online classes, each person will have a 1-hour one-on-one session with Annie, virtually or, if schedules and locations align, in person. No prior experience with meditation or mindfulness is needed.

This is a 10-week virtual series. There is no class on March 3 or April 4. The series is limited to 20 students. Sessions will not be recorded. 

Partial scholarships are available. Apply now.

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. 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 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.