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Mentor Professional Development

What’s Love Got To Do With It? Mindfulness, Compassion and You

Be Mindful sticker, sticker of girl doing yoga, brain graphic, dried flowers, succulents, photos of mentees and mentors

Friday, Apr. 14
6-7:15 PM ET

virtual event; open to mentors across all programs, alum, board & staff

Mindfulness. It’s everywhere. Workplaces are opening meetings with meditation. Schools are offering mindfulness instead of detention. But what exactly is mindfulness and how can it support how one interacts with the world? How can compassion prevent burnout and enrich interactions with colleagues, family, and community members?

For this last PD session of the program year, we offer you a wellness practice. Join Mindfulness Coach Oneika Mays for a nourishing conversation about mindfulness and Metta (loving kindness). Oneika will discuss the history of mindfulness and offer a practice that allows participants to love themselves just as they are. Leave feeling refreshed and connected!

Meet the Teaching Artist

Oneika Mays

Oneika Mays

Oneika Mays, (she/her) (LMT, E-RYT) is a multi-hyphenate facilitator who leads with joy, passion, and wisdom. She is a grounded leader with lived experience that centers on mindfulness and transformation. As a Black, queer feminist she brings a poignant lens to building a world that is more compassionate and understanding. With deep roots and knowledge in Buddhist and yogic teachings, Oneika delivers practical application and authentic connection through her facilitation skills. With openness and vulnerability, she facilitates the space to talk about change and embrace every part of ourselves. Oneika has been practicing yoga for more than 12 years, and guiding yoga and meditation for more than a decade. Since then, she has used her knowledge to support social justice nonprofits and historically excluded communities. She served as the Mindfulness Coach at Rikers Island Correctional Facility for 4 years and is currently a teacher for Yoga International, an inclusive and accessible online studio with classes designed for every level of practice. Oneika’s ability to take big ideas and distill them down into understandable and relatable learnings allows her to show up as a conduit for transformation.

This event is open to:

all mentors, board members, GWN staff and program alum

April 14, 2023 6:00 pm 7:15 pm EDT

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