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1841 N PROSPECT AVE MILWAUKEE WI

omTown Center offers mind-body-spirit-community experiences for all led by both established and emerging leaders and healers. Programming is designed for those seeking personal transformation, education, healing and social impact. Scholarships to make event fees more affordable are available by emailing seva@omTownYogis.org. Welcome!

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  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 06:00 PM · $15.00 USD · 14 rsvps
    omTown Center in Milwaukee, WI

    Resilience Practices for Changemakers

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    a workshop led by Kate Werning

    The future of our country and our world is at a tipping point. To transform the systems of extraction, exploitation, and violence that are destroying our planet and further harming the most marginalized communities, we need all hands on deck.

    But we gotta still be here in order to make lasting change. Our own resilience is foundational to our strategy. Our psyches, spirits, and bodies must be cared for every step of the way, not sidelined until “after the work is done." Whether you’re new to social change work or have been at it for decades, we need you to be supported and in balance, so your nervous system can down-regulate from automatic stress response and create the space that is neurologically and biologically needed for creativity, stamina, and resilience.

    Any of this sound familiar?

    • Suppressing underlying anxiety, fear, rage, or grief through working harder or taking constant action

    • Shame that turning off the news or social media, taking time off, or resting makes you complacent, privileged, or disengaged

    • Martyring your physical health, relationships, or personal goals for the sake of your work

    • Lack of patience and frustration at others who are not showing up in the ways you think they should

    The good news:

    We can work for change in a way that doesn't turn the evils of extraction, exploitation, and dehumanization in upon ourselves and each other.

    You are invited to breathe, to inhabit your body, to imagine, and to be connected to a community of supportive peers in your changemaking work who see and care about you beyond the roles you play and the work you do.

    What we’ll do together:

    • Share simple healing practices you can take with you: meditation, embodied practice, essential oils, & more

    • Learn how systems of oppression are showing up in our our bodies, and what trauma and grief have to do with it

    • Explore the boundaries and practices we need to interrupt oppression from passing through us into the work

    • Create a space of mutual care to be honest about our emotional realities and not have to perform hope or rep our current projects or campaigns

    • All of the practices are completely accessible - no specific physical ability, supplies, or exercise clothes needed!

    Best of all, we build a community of support with changemakers who share our commitment to liberation & wellbeing along the way.


    Who this is for: This workshop sits at the intersection of social change, peer support, and internal transformation. It serves a diverse group of organizers, healers, wellness practitioners, and newer activists ready to dive into the work of inner and outer change. As a facilitator I have anti-oppression and trauma-informed mindfulness and organizing training, and the workshop space strives to be inclusive and supportive of all gender expressions, sexual orientations, dis/abilities, racial identities, class backgrounds, and learning styles. Absolutely no previous experience with yoga, meditation, somatics, or anything of the sort is needed - come as you are! *Please note that the OmTown Center space requires climbing stairs to reach the workshop room. We are deeply sorry for not being able to accommodate all access needs.*

    SLIDING SCALE FEE. Range $15-60.

    REGISTER EARLY. The workshop will be limited to 15 participants so reserve your space now.

    STREET PARKING. Allow extra time to find a spot and the possibility of walking a little ways.

    SCHEDULE NOTE. Last 30 minutes is optional socializing.

    ABOUT KATE WERNING

    Kate grew into organizing by the resilient leadership of undocumented folks and youth of color right here in Milwaukee, organizing youth-led campaigns for racial justice and immigrant rights with Voces de la Frontera, and then went on to co-launch the Ayni Institute and Momentum trainings for community organizers. She serves on the Advisory Board of OmTownYogis, and is faculty at CTZNWELL where she spent the last 2 years mobilizing wellbeing practitioners toward collective action for social change as national Organizing Director.

    Refusing to believe that working for social change is inevitably exhausting, Kate took up a yoga practice and soon trained as a trauma-informed Hatha yoga teacher with YamaYoga, Off the Mat Into the World, and Oppression in the Soma. She integrates somatic tools into her organizing to work from the heart, serves on the faculty of Liberation School, uplifts interdependence and social justice in her yoga classes at Third Root Community Health Center, and runs a community house called the Hoop House in Brooklyn, NY. Learn more & collaborate at www.katewerning.com

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 12:15 PM · $5.00 USD
    omTown Center in Milwaukee, WI

    A Meditation Space

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    LED BY ELISE KRAUSE

     

    Enter a space to take refuge from your busy day and practice with a supportive community. This space is held for anyone, from any level of experience - you may use this time to sustain your current meditation practice, gain tools to start your own practice as a beginner, or commit to returning to a meditation practice that may need refreshing. Do you have difficulty settling into a quiet moment in the middle of your day? No worries - the first 30 minutes of each Mindful May Wednesday is a guided meditation and you will be supported by instructors with a wealth of experience and the presence of your omTown community. Find a moment of peace at A Meditation Space!

    All session fees are on a sliding scale. Please contribute what you can afford $5, $10 or $15 either in advance online or at the session.

    A Meditation Space is offered at the following times through the month of June:

    Wednesdays 12:15 - 1:30 pm 

    important note: Please arrive either 5-10 minutes before start time - or - after the first half hour. The first 30 minutes are guided, followed by open, unguided meditation. Stay for any length of time within the open segment and leave when is right for you, up until session close.

  • Thursday, July 06, 2017 at 06:00 PM · $10.00 USD
    omTown Center

    Love Your Gut

    Easy Actions to Help Your Gut Thrive

    Presented by Mari J Hahn, author of Gut Guide 101

    as part of omTown Yogis Empowerment Series

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    Our collective health is in jeopardy: the foods we eat are making us sick.  Find out why the solution to the problem lies in the digestive tract.

    Learn what you are doing that sabotages your digestive system every day.

    Learn how to listen to your “Inner Doctor”, understand your symptoms and tame your cravings.

    Learn how making small changes over time – a cup of green tea, a morning smoothie - will help you feel better than you have felt in a long time.

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    About Mari J. Hahn

    Mari Hahn has been working in the health and wellness field for over 20 years as a massage therapist and workshop instructor. She wrote Gut Guide 101 to provide a moderate approach to healing the gut by adding in gut-friendly foods and supplements. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from Valparaiso University and is both a Board Certified Massage Therapist and a Certified Health Coach. Her background in natural health and holistic nutrition has helped her look at the body as an amazing, miraculous organism, capable of bringing itself into balance. She believes that a poorly functioning digestive system is the root cause of many health issues.

    A “health foodie”, a home cook and a lover of recipes, weekends will often find her in the kitchen for several hours with a pot of soup simmering on the stove, prepping veggies for the week and watching a fruit crisp in the oven.

    Visit www.aliveandwellcoaching.com to learn more.

  • Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 02:00 PM · $30.00 USD
    omTown Center

    Abundance & Flow: Manifest your true prosperity

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    PART OF OMTOWN YOGIS EMPOWERMENT SERIES: MONEY AS ENERGY WORKSHOPS LED BY DR. KEE CHAN

    Do you feel stuck in your life and work?

    Are you trying to build a business and don't know how?

    Is there shame, guilt, or blame associated with how you are using your money? 

    Expanding abundance and flow in your life stems from a synergy of energy, prana (life source) and awareness. Learn to identify blockages in your energetic system and how resistance to change may be creating more unwanted consequences and negative situations in your life. Through meditation tools and understanding the energy of money in life, you can uplift the negative veil blocking positive abundance and flow in your life. 

    Attend all 4 Money as Energy workshops and receive a complimentary one-hour private consult on the money topic of your choice. 

    Instructor: Dr. Kee Chan teaches public health, leadership, and financial management at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC). She has a PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health from Yale University and two Master Degrees in Biology from the University of California, San Diego and in Finance and Management from Harvard University.  She is a certified STOTT Pilates and Barre instructor and the author of the book, “The Wellness Plan." She founded the online wellness community, ZenOmix Institute. Visit the site at http://www.zenomixinstitute.com/.  Contact her at drkeechan@gmail.com.

     

  • Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 06:00 PM · $30.00 USD
    omTown Center

    Abundance & Flow: Manifest your true prosperity

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    PART OF OMTOWN CENTER'S EMPOWERMENT SERIES: MONEY AS ENERGY WORKSHOPS LED BY DR. KEE CHAN

    Do you feel stuck in your life and work?

    Are you trying to build a business and don't know how?

    Is there shame, guilt, or blame associated with how you are using your money? 

    Expanding abundance and flow in your life stems from a synergy of energy, prana (life source) and awareness. Learn to identify blockages in your energetic system and how resistance to change may be creating more unwanted consequences and negative situations in your life. Through meditation tools and understanding the energy of money in life, you can uplift the negative veil blocking positive abundance and flow in your life. REGISTER BELOW.

    Attend all 4 Money as Energy workshops and receive a complimentary one-hour private consult on the money topic of your choice. Each workshop is offered twice. The entire series is listed below. Each workshop must be registered for individually.

    Money and Me: Identify Your Money Personality

    Wed June 14, 6-8pm

    Saturday June 14, 2-4pm

    Money and Us:  Understand how money impacts relationships

    Thurs, June 22, 6-8pm

    Sat, June 25, 2-4pm

    Abundance and Flow: Learn to manifest your true prosperity

    Sun, July 23, 2-4pm

    Tues, July 25, 6-8pm

    Money Management: Use money tools to balance work and life.  

    September dates to be announced

     

    Instructor: Dr. Kee Chan teaches public health, leadership, and financial management at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC). She has a PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health from Yale University and two Master Degrees in Biology from the University of California, San Diego and in Finance and Management from Harvard University.  She is a certified STOTT Pilates and Barre instructor and the author of the book, “The Wellness Plan." She founded the online wellness community, ZenOmix Institute. Visit the site at http://www.zenomixinstitute.com/.  Contact her at drkeechan@gmail.com.

     


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