It's time to renew our nature/yoga practices, and plant more native perennials (for the bees). Monthly classes: Sat, April 8. May 6. June TBD.
Co-founders of Nonprofit Wellness, Susan and Ty lead trainings for staff at nonprofit organizations and K-12 schools.
Their trauma-informed, bilingual curriculum includes interactive trainings, 12 original discussion tools, and scores of educational posters.
More info at www.nonprofitwellness.org
*Classes are paused due to empty next syndrome. Will resume in Fall 2023*
SATURDAYS Family Yoga & Nature
Susan will lead an integrated outdoor yoga and nature education class for siblings or families (drop off only for big kids). Includes weekly take-home nature tool.
SUNDAYS Trilingual Family Yoga
We'll practice our body language while talking about the poses in Spanish, English, and Sanskrit. With Deisy, Ella and Susan.
With Alvéole, an international rooftop beekeeping company, Susan creates partnerships in DC, Baltimore, and Virginia.
The purpose is to inspire humans to fall in love with bees, through engaging workshops and team events.
Contact www.alveole.buzz for more info.
Seen here receiving instruction from Angela Farmer, Susan was trained (400+ hours) at Takoma's own Willow Street Yoga in 2003-04. She received Ring One Training with Circus Yoga in 2008. Susan has studied with many teachers over the years, and now blends yoga and circus practices for family classes.
Susan is a Registered Yoga Teacher and has enjoyed teaching at Willow Street Yoga in Takoma Park, at multiple DC public schools, and Breathing Space Yoga.
@CasaComfort7009 (on IG)
is a biodynamic-inspired property at the corner of Aspen & Lincoln Avenues in Takoma Park, MD. Susan was a certified Tinkergarten Leader here for 3 seasons in 2022.
Pictured above is the former native pant mural on Lincoln, later power-washed by the City of TkPk at the climax of a community debate about "graffiti."
Susan's trainings and classes -- whether for adults or children -- are a mix of facilitated interaction, brain science facts, and team-building. She has spent 30 years practicing organizational development, team-building, environmental and political activism, human wellness, mental health, and child development.
Her basic philosophy of wellness is that humans need: nature, movement and mindfulness.
She created 12 original resources that spark work conversations about wellness.
A seasoned keynote speaker and workshop leader, Susan is available on a contract basis to speak or train on any of the above topics. Click "About" to learn more about her background.
There is also a menu of "Skill-Shops" and trainings available at the nonprofit that Susan co-founded: nonprofitwellness.org/services -- have your HR Director book a session soon.
We have a five person staff and I shared many of the highlights from the first three weeks at our staff meeting today. They love it. Thank you so much for providing this series. It’s outstanding. (KW, Michigan)
Susan loves arm extensions as a quick, physical break. Here, she teaches an easy, medium and difficult variation to bring more blood to your brain and body for days when you are sitting too much (which is to say, most days).
Wellness is a multivitamin for empathy, productivity, and trust.
“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. ... Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.”
― Edward Abbey
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