Who Am I Here to Be?
"Myself, My Vulnerability, Everything the World Told Me
I Couldn't Be,
I am here to Be Un-apologetically Me."
As a Here to Be partner, The Red Shoes is creating a series of programs that will address inequities in wellness. Our schedule of New Horizons programs will be introduced shortly, as we rebuild our programming after our COVID 19 closure. We are excited to bring healing and wellness to a more diverse population. and we are grateful for this opportunity to focus on access and removing barriers to healthy living.
Along with lululemon, The Red Shoes believes everyone has the right to be well. Here to Be is lululemon's social impact program. Together with partners, their goal is to disrupt inequity in wellbeing through movement, mindfulness, and advocacy.
"Everyone has the right to be well. We recognize that trauma takes a heavy toll and know that movement and mindfulness practices have the power to support mental, physical, and social wellbeing. Yet, systemic inequities create barriers to access. Here to Be exists to help ensure movement and mindfulness practices are available to those who need it, and advocates for systemic change so that everyone can be well."
The New Horizons program at The Red Shoes is sponsored in partnership with lululemon.
Release, Restore & Rest Experience
July 31 10:00am-12pm
August 14 10:00-11:30am
August 28 10:00-11:30am
September 11 10:00-11:30am
Ready to begin or strengthen your yoga practice in an inclusive environment? Join this 2-hour experience, where we will begin with an accessible deep-stretch practice to help release tension and build our mind-body-spirit connections. We will transition to fully-supported restorative poses to restore our inner peace. We will end our poses with yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) as we acknowledge our inner unity and bliss.
Our practice will conclude with journaling and an open discussion about our Release, Restore & Rest Experience, strengthening our personal yoga practice, and BIPOC inclusivity within the yoga and wellness community.
Beginners are encouraged to attend. Props will be provided to help make poses accessible to all and to allow you to really sink deeply into relaxation and rest. Feel free to bring your own props and a journal with you.
Facilitated by Danielle Pennywell, e-RYT200, with over 4 years of teaching experience and almost 20 years of yoga practice. She received her 200-hour training at Louisiana Yoga School and is currently working toward her 500-hour yoga teacher certification through ULU. She has a true passion and love for teaching yoga. Danielle is a lifelong sibling, a newlywed, the mom of two amazing sons, a devoted daughter, and a friend to many. In addition to serving her students and community, she enjoys spending time with her husband, sons, family, and friends. Hanging in nature is another favorite pastime for her.
Suggested Minimum Donation $5
At The Red Shoes Only
5:00 -6:30 pm
Are you ready to bring more balance, self-care and empowerment into your life? Welcome to Yoga For Your Health, a fun, interactive 6-class series where you get to explore topics relating to holistic wellness through discussion, creative activities and yoga! Relax, rejuvenate and gain insights to a healthier way of being.
All yoga experience levels welcome. Mats available or bring your own. Don’t forget your journal and mask.
The following is a schedule of what will be covered over the 6-week series:
October 24: Affirmative Awareness - Join us as we work on positive self-speak through guided journal prompts and open discussion. This class ends with a 45-minute gentle yoga session.
October 31: Basic Boundaries - Come discover the power of setting boundaries. How does this translate into your everyday life? Includes small canvas painting and discussion. We will practice yoga while your painting dries.
November 7: Creating Calm - In this class, you will learn ways to self-sooth and create calm in most any environment. This class includes a vision boarding activity, followed by a gentle yoga session with extra long savasana.
November 14: Divine Delegation - Ask someone else to make dinner and come relax as we discuss ways to let some things go! You don’t have to do it all by yourself. Guest speaker, followed by gentle yoga.
December 5: Embrace Excellence! - Do you know how wonderful you are? No, really! Do you? In this class we will discuss “imposter syndrome” and how we can work toward being more confident! This session ends with an empowering (all-level) yoga session and sound bath.
December 12: Finally Free - What’s holding you back from being your best self? How can we work toward becoming the person we envision ourselves to be? Let’s discuss! This class includes a group project, followed by gentle stretching and extra long Savasana.
Facilitated by Nicole "Nikky" Scott, 200hr Registered Yoga Instructor with a certification in Trauma Informed Yoga. Nikky is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Nursing from Southern University A&M College, School of Nursing. As a community advocate, she is well known for her generous heart and glowing smile. She wholeheartedly believes that it only takes one person to make a difference. Nikki is the Founder of Yoga Noir Project, which creates space for people of color to explore yoga on their path to wellness.
Suggested Minimum Donation:
$5/each class OR $25 for series of 6
At The Red Shoes Only
10:00 -4:30 pm
Join thomas therapeutics' first
Black Women’s Wellness Retreat and Panel! Enjoy Restorative Yoga followed by a Peaceful Tea Ceremony and Meditative Lunch. After lunch, join in with an empowering Panel Discussion.
- Chef Traci Vincent, TVA Consulting LLC: Wellness Chef/Community Health Advocate
- Mary E Davis, MPA, Caterpillar: Trauma Recognition/ Crisis Intervention Specialist
- Frankie Robertson, MPA, The Amandla Group: Maternal Health Advocate & Doula
- Nicole Scott, MSN, RN, CCM, Assistant Professor at Fran U, 200h RYT: Self-Care & Self-Preservation
- Jandel Crutchfield, PhD, LCSW, Asst Professor at UT, Arlington: Equity in Education
- Tyra Banks, MPA, Author of The Purpose-Filled Woman, Certified Business Instructor: Financial Literacy
- Marlela Dugas, MBA, Author of Judah: The Busy Woman's Prayer Journal: Self-Care & Journaling
- Portia Henderson, LCSW, Progress with Portia: Black Family & Education Advocate
Limited enrollment: 15 participants
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$15 / Scholarships Available