Restorative Meditation & Yoga Class With Dr. Brittney M. Cofield-Poole

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Restorative Meditation & Yoga Class With Dr. Brittney M. Cofield-Poole

Restorative Meditation and Yoga Class, a gentle and rest-focused mindful movement experience for all levels. Class length: 60 min; class props: large pillow/cushion & towel/small blankets; location: Zoom. Led by Dr. Brittney M. Cofield-Poole @yaawellnesscollective
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My dreams for Black healing and Black liberation look like a community that deeply prioritizes rest. There are so many of us, my self included, concerned about what our “role” is in this social justice revolution. However none of us can show up at full capacity if we have not developed a dedication to consistent and intentional rest. To me a rich future looks like a movement that incorporates a holism approach to preparing our leaders for the front lines and charges the supporting community with taking charge of their personal and collective well-being. I honestly believe that this vision can come to fruition with collaborations with movements like Black Healing October.

Dr. Brittney M. Cofield-Poole

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Support Dr. Brittney: PayPal: yaawellnesscollective [at] gmail.com | CashApp: $yaawellness

Event Description

A gentle and rest-focused mindful movement experience for all levels.

Who Is This Event For?

Target Audience: Anyone curious about exploring meditation and yoga from a gentle movement and relaxation perspective.

Not Target Audience: small/young children as well as anyone with significant special needs/mobility challenges that would typically require extensive assistance in order to participate in class. Although I don’t specialize in yoga for the special needs community I can make some recommendations for other teachers that do.

Event Goals, Hopes, & Outcomes

Goals: My goal is to provide a welcoming space for the Black community to explore mindfulness centered in their Black identity.

Hopes: I hope that I can help dismantle the notion that attendees need to be “in shape” or “flexible” to do yoga. Additionally, I hope to guide them through a meditation experience that encourages them to discover a practical approach to self-reflection and self-advocacy.

Outcomes: Expected outcomes for these sessions include repeat attendance, attendees seeking to build their own mindfulness community, a healthy curiosity about growing a meditation practice, and plans to discover a yoga class that fits their movement goals beyond the month of October.

Event Length

1 hour

Event Date and Time

Thursday, October 8, 5-6 PM PT

How to Register

Dear Reclaim UGLY Family, we love all of you. However, this event is only for Black people. Thank you for supporting us to love and nurture each other in private. For other ways to get involved, check out our sacred emergent gathering spaces and join our mailing list for upcoming events.

Register directly on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/restorative-meditation-yoga-class-with-dr-brittney-m-cofield-poole-registration-123941493343

Facebook Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/934254370317437

Presenter Bio

Dr. Brittney M. Cofield-Poole’s journey into collective wellness began with her academic experience earning a Ph.D. in Applied & Community Psychology from North Carolina State University in 2016. After earning her degree she made a promise to herself that she would always be committed to building inclusive spaces. That same year she was also changed forever with a diagnosis of Graves’ Disease, an autoimmune disease of the thyroid which disproportionately affects women in their early 30s and often brought on by stressful life events. From that point on she had to reorient her notions of what being “well” truly meant for her well-being through yoga and meditation. The impact of her mindfulness practice was so significant that she was inspired to pursue a yoga teacher certification and is now focused on guiding others toward building their own personal wellness toolkit. As a yoga teacher and social impact entrepreneur, her desire is to help others manifest the best versions of themselves. Her mission is to inspire the Black & Brown communities to discover self-love on the mat and beyond. As a Community Psychologist and digital storyteller, she builds collaborative relationships with community members, groups, and organizations to help them discover their strengths and build capacity. She is deeply dedicated to elevating the stories of diverse advocates and lives by the motto “rest is resistance”!

“Yaa Wellness Collective (YWC) was founded in response to the dearth of diverse wellness leaders I encountered as a Black woman while cultivating my personal yoga practice. There are not enough safe spaces that make mindfulness an accessible and inclusive practice for non-traditional communities which makes the Black Healing October mission that much more significant. Culturally relevant representation in the wellness community is a crucial part of what encourages my BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Color) peers to feel safe enough to trust me to guide their bodies and breath-work and feel safe enough to close their eyes to meditate. The topic of mental health within the BIPOC community has had a longstanding complicated history. Rooted in trauma embedded so deep that the consequences continue to radiate through an intergenerational ripple effect. One that we can still feel the momentum of at this very moment. The preservation of mental health in Black and Brown communities is an essential component of restorative justice. We cannot thrive in the face of adversity without a strong unwavering self-care practice. I too am a part of a larger menagerie of mental health journeys that have been deeply impacted by systemic inequities, misinformed narratives, and broken healthcare systems in constant flux. The noise of mixed messages regarding health equity can become indecipherable with many people of color left feeling dejected and struggling to afford holistic care. Therefore, it is important to me to serve as a mindfulness partner with Black Healing October in supporting under-represented communities as they reclaim their right to wellness.”

More From This Presenter

Through Yaa Wellness Collective I provide private offerings which include restorative yoga, meditation, team mindfulness, and community-centered wellness literacy experiences. I also teach a #selfcaresunday community restorative class every 2nd Sunday of the month (cost: $5 w/ code “collective”) and participants can sign up through the YWC website: https://www.yaawellnesscollective.com/book-online.


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