Mindful Movement Practices for BIPOC System Involved Youth
Time & Location
About the Event
Mindfulness is a powerful tool for marginalized youth and BIPOC youth to support them in approaching their challenges and navigating stress and anxiety. For some young people, the sitting practice is less accessible or interesting, and they have negative stories and ideas of mindfulness. Mindful movement can be a powerful bridge for young people to cultivate body awareness, lift up the inherent wisdom of their bodies, and develop their intuition. This mindfulness based training will offer youth workers culturally relevant and engaging tools, practices, and strategies for supporting marginalized youth and youth of color in healthy social emotional development.
- Learn and practice how to utilize mindfulness and mindful movement techniques through a trauma informed lens for system involved youth.
- Explore and understand how mindfulness can be supportive and culturally relevant for youth of color and marginalized youth.
- Learn and practice mindfulness based strategies for self regulation for youth with behavioral challenges.
- Engage in and learn mindful movement strategies to cultivate body awareness for youth of color.
- Practice and learn mindfulness breathing techniques for youth of color to cope with stress.
- Engage in and learn compassion and self acceptance practices for youth with low self esteem.
11:00am -11:30am : Welcome. logistics, housekeeping and opening gratitude practice
11:30am - 12:00pm : What is mindfulness and how can it support our youth of color and marginalized populations?
12:00pm - 12:30pm : What is Trauma Informed Mindfulness and how can we practice it?
12:30pm - 1:00pm: LUNCH BREAK (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
1:00pm - 1:30pm : Tools for Creating Mindful Body Awareness Practices
1:30pm - 2:30pm : Mindful Movement Games
2:30pm -3:00pm : Closing takeaways and Evals
Meet Our Trainer
Salina Mae (she/her/hers), is a Bay Area born and raised community leader with over 15 years' experience serving California schools both as a K-12 classroom teacher and as a mindfulness coach and consultant. She specializes in building creative, inspired, and socially awake trainings and curricula that lead to action in the areas of mindfulness, social justice, and systems change. Salina is a certified yoga teacher, a dedicated mentor and advocate for LGBTQI+ youth and a carrier of Joanna Macy’s The Work That Reconnects.
This course meets the qualifications for (3.5) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.