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Classes & Trainings

Through education, we begin to see the individualnot the illness.

 

Explore: Our Roots of Identity, Privilege and Racism 

Facilitated by Tierra Barber and Shannon Taylor⁣⁣⁣

Four Week Series

We will be exploring the roots of identity, privilege and racism. This series will challenge us to reflect and evaluate our views, attitudes, and actions toward marginalized communities. We will explore structures of systemic racism, racial injustice and white supremacy. ⁣⁣⁣

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This class consists of:

  • Four 1.5 hours sessions

  • Four 20-30 minute yoga/grounding videos to help us "pause" and check in with our body, heart and intentions. This is a bonus we are providing and completely optional. This is hard work and we wanted to provide tools for grounding and centering that could be used before or after each class.

Throughout this series, we will:

  • Look at experiences that have shaped our mentality.

  • Investigate hidden biases and how they affect the way we interact with others.

  • Engage in respectful and constructive dialogue on building a more inclusive community

  • Create actionable steps towards being an effective co-liberator in everyday life.

Using the yamas/niyamas (fundamental yoga principles) as a foundation, we will learn the true meaning of living yoga off the mat; opening our mind and heart to all beings, and showing up in the world — a higher version of ourselves!⁣⁣⁣

 

⁣⁣⁣This class will be taught by Shannon Taylor and Tierra Barber — two kind, wise and wonderful human beings, as well as fabulous yoga and urban zen instructors. They have created a brave and safe space for honest, hard conversations and self-reflection.⁣⁣⁣

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Trainings

Kaleidoscope Youth Center Trainings

Three Options:

The Gender Unicorn: Demystifying the LGBTQIA+ Acronym

Join Wellbeing Connection and Kaleidoscope Youth Center for an interactive virtual training exploring the complexity and depth of gender, including gender identity, gender expression, and sex assigned at birth; along with sexuality and the LGBTQIA+ acronym. Participants will learn about using personal gender pronouns correctly (and the importance of doing so), as well as words to avoid.

This training is open to anyone and everyone ready and willing to learn more to support LGBTQIA+ friends, family, and neighbors.

Creating Affirming Environments for LGBTQIA+ Youth in Schools & the Community

Join WBC and Kaleidoscope Youth Center for an interactive, virtual training exploring the ways in which schools and community members can cultivate affirmation and belonging in their classrooms and other spaces.

 

We’ll talk about language, policy, and visible allyship, and create a list of action steps for moving forward in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ youth.

This training is open to anyone, but especially: 

  • school staff

  • educators

  • coaches

  • mentors

  • library professionals

  • education administrators

  • youth group leaders

  • religious organizations

Creating Affirming Environments for LGBTQIA+ Youth in Healthcare & Behavioral Health Settings

Join Wellbeing Connection and Kaleidoscope Youth Center for an interactive virtual training exploring the ways healthcare providers and behavioral health professionals can cultivate affirmation and belonging in their offices, agencies, waiting rooms, and other spaces.

 

We’ll talk about language, policy, and visible allyship, and create a list of action steps for moving forward in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ youth.

This training is open to anyone, but especially behavioral health and other healthcare professionals working with LGBTQIA+ clients. CEUs are available for Social Workers. 

  • social workers

  • counselors

  • therapists

  • healthcare professionals

If you are interested in learning more about these trainings, or would like us to host one for your company or organization, please reach out using the button below.