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The Wellness Circle With Joíní James

Flyer reads: Wellness Circle. Receives, Revive, Release surrounded by red rose emojis. The Resting Garden Logo is below that.
Image description: Light Blue poster with words “Wellness Circle: Receive, Revive, Release” surrounded by roses and ferns. The Resting Garden’s Logo is also on poster.

My dreams for Black healing, Black liberation, and our future are to build a collective of Black beings highly in tune with ourselves, feeding from the land, honoring our ancestors and understanding the beauty in community.

Joíní James | ig: @therestinggarden
Support Joíní: PayPal: Therestinggardencorporation [at]

Event Description

The Wellness Circle is an interactive & restorative session featuring:

  • Guided Meditation – I will lead you through a scenic mental walk through the mind and body, progressively guiding you into a state of relaxation
  • Yoga & Breathwork – We will then calmly awaken our body using correct breathing techniques and gentle poses that can accommodate and center the comfort of all bodies.
  • Let’s Paint, Sip, & Chat – We’ll discuss emotions, how the pandemic has affected us and whatever else comes up in the circle
A painting of a sunset
Image description: A painting of a sunset in cast in dramatic reds, oranges, and yellows by Joini James. It features mountains and their shadows glistening over the water, a flock of birds soaring into the horizon, a sailboat with a peaked flag, signed, “The Rose”

Who Is This Event For?

Young adults & up. Not for children under 18

All gender identities and classes are welcome. Anyone wanting to begin the journey of self healing.

Event Goals, Hopes, & Outcomes

Any and all raw emotions they usually hold in & now can release. I want people to leave my workshop feeling connected to themselves as well as empowered.

Event Length

2 hours

Event Date and Time

Saturday, October 10, 10 AM – 12 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.

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Presenter Bio

Joíní is an avid learner and inspired educator. She received her B.Sc. from Montclair State University, earning a degree in Public Health concentrating in Community Education while pursuing a minor in Child Advocacy. She is a certified Madriella Certified Birth/Postpartum doula, P.A.I.L advocate as well as a certified Gentlebirth hypnobirth childbirth educator. In addition, she has also undertaken training for cultural competency, full spectrum doula care, becoming trauma informed as well as Safe Space training. She has studied herbal training and became a certified placenta encapsulation in order to build a vast network of resources for all families no matter their birth outcome. As such, she is the proud founder and CEO of The Resting Garden, a safe space for all families but specialized to help non-traditional and low income families of color. She currently serves Northern New Jersey as well as parts of NY, CT and PA and she values trust, integrity, and commitment.

“I need to see more people who look like me accessing positive tools to guide & empower their healing. The person I am today is a result of finding the right people to guide me. It is my turn to give back.”

More From This Presenter

How To Grow a Garden

This is a six-chapter emotional word journey of how The Rose grew a garden from the painful flowers life has given her in the form of abuse, heartbreak, death, depression, pain, mental illness, and trauma. She numbed herself, stumbling through life collecting broken relationships- breaking in the process until one day she awakened needing to speak. Reveling in her sexual identity and love of words she also began embracing her racial identity. This process is the art you see here, but it is not solely for herself. Her wish is to begin to heal by embracing the power of words thus defining the human experience; emotions

I also teach inclusive childbirth, breast/chest/bodyfeeding classes, Parent Blessings and offer a host of other educational resources for the community in person and virtually. I do not have publicly set dates as I am working on multiple assignments and wish to finish my yoga certification to offer it to the participants but can schedule private classes.

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