We’ve officially wrapped our Meditate to Wellness series, and boy did we go out with a bang! Brooklyn Magazine came through to cover it and wrote a really great piece on it. Not bad for our first official event series! The article reads:
Action and protest are getting a lot of press these days (rightly so), but that forward movement wouldn’t be possible without its counterpart, stillness and preparation.
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence,” said badass activist Audre Lorde in her collection of essays A Burst of Light. “It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
The goals behind Meditate to Wellness—a two-part retreat designed to bring together women of color to practice breathwork and meditation—weren’t advertised as overtly political. The goal, first and foremost, was to introduce women to specific health-improving tools. But it’s impossible not to see the connection between a healthy body, a healthy mind, and the strength to resist…
The retreat, which took place at Clinton Hill’s El Noel Wellness Center, is the result of a collaboration between Leslie Carrington, founder of Holistic City Life, Kathleen Booker, a breathing technician (the “Jedi of Calm”), Abi Ishola, founder of Beyond Classically Beautiful (a gorgeous, carefully-curated multi-media platform), and The Manhattan Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.
We just LOVE how Beyond Classically Beautiful is described as “a gorgeous, carefully-curated multi-media platform.” Check out the full article!