Fall Back into Self-Care Workshop: Meditation, Movement & Medicine for the Season
Join us to learn season-specific techniques and tools for self-care: stress resilience, immunity boosting, health promotion, and methods to boost your creativity and mental sharpness.
Taught by Ib’nallah S. Kazi, spiritual director of Newark Center for Meditative Culture (NCMC).Kemetic Yoga Session with Jillian Majuta-Faulks is in the morning.Drum Circle to be led by Akua Ishangi is in afternoon.
(See their bios below.)CostAdults: Suggested Donation $30Kids: Free (Youths aged 8-17 can attend if the guardian can manage them.)
Venue has wheelchair and elevator access.
Registration Required (No Walk-ins!).
GENERAL SCHEDULE10:00am-3:00pmArrive at door between 9:30 and 9:45am.ABOUT LUNCHAll attendees are asked to participate in lunch as it is integral to the workshop (unless you are fasting).Menu will include vegan, lacto-ovo-vegetarian, and gluten free vegan food.(You can brown bag it if you have unique food allergies or specific food requirements.)VOLUNTEER?If you’d like to help before, during, or after the program please let us know when you register. Or, if a family member would prefer to volunteer rather than participate, that’s okay too!
IMPORTANT CONTACT INFOABSOLUTELY NO WALK-INS AND NO PHONE CALLS TO THE VENUE.Call NCMC at 862-227-3288 with inquiries or by email at aW5mbyB8IG5ld2Fya21lZGl0YXRpb24gISBvcmc=.
About the Teachers and Instructors
Ib’nallah S. Kazi (Kazi) is a Las Vegas-based spiritual wellness coach, medicine movement, and meditation teacher. He places an emphasis on wellness and personal development through his own program, presently known as The Spirit-Centered Life. Kazi has had a committed meditation practice for over 30 years and applies many disciplines. This includes Taoist, Sufi and Ancestral Meditation Medicine. Kazi has built a diverse education and training. His adolescent rites of passage began in 1974 when he became a Five Percenter, a splinter group from the Nation of Islam. Kazi has trained in and developed his internal martial medicine skills, teaching both Tai Chi Chuan and Yara Mba. He was the co-founder of the Harriet Tubman Hiking Society established in 1988 to immerse the African-American community back into nature. He integrated fitness training and massage becoming certified as a Health-Fitness Trainer and as a Massage Therapist that included Royal Thai Medical Massage. He also became a certified Intrinisic Coach. Kazi was until 2017 based in Newark NJ for 13 years where he remains on the Board of Directors of Newark Center for Meditative Culture, serving as the Spiritual Director and Lead Teacher.Akua N. Ishangi, Executive Director of Sankofa African Temple, Inc., is an educator, folklorist, performing artist, and entrepreneur. Since 1971 she has toured with the Ishangi Family Dancers as one of its’ primary dancers while also serving as the company’s administrator and business manager. The company has traveled extensively in Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America, and has received international acclaim for its artistry and professionalism. She believes that culture and tradition give us identity and direction, and as the Executive Director of Sankofa African Temple, Inc., she is one of the primary developers of the Memorial Hall and Ancestral Gardens at Ishangi Kunda, envisioned as a harbor for the safekeeping of our precious histories, guarding our cultural legacies and reaffirming our ancestral and present-day accomplishments. Mrs. Ishangi has curated three major African art exhibitions in the United States and lectures on contemporary African life and culture in schools, museums and cultural institutions.Jillian Faulks-Majuta was searching during a time of transition for more balance and peace in her life. She began to practice yoga consistently in November 2016. Given her professional experience with survivors of trauma, she couldn’t stop thinking about how this wellness practice could impact her clients’ lives. In July 2017, she received certification in the YogaSkills Method™ of Kemetic Yoga™. In February of 2018, Jillian added trauma informed yoga through Liberation Pr*son Yoga to her services. Her practice has made her more mindful in all aspects of life including parenting, finances and simply journeying through the daily ins and outs of life. Yoga has been more than a physical experience for her, Jillian have found more peace, balance and confidence that allows her to contribute to the unity, strength and well-being of her commUNITY.
Newark Center for Meditative Culture is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving a diverse urban meditation community. Your tax deductible donations make it possible for us to deliver life-changing programs to the Greater Newark community.
All of our programs are offered as donation-based no-fee or free to the participant. Instead, we invite all participants to make voluntary gifts to the level of their ability, sometimes with suggested donation amounts. NCMC disperses the donations equitably between teachers and venue providers. We base this system on the practice of dana or generosity, which is inherent to many spiritual traditions.
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