Sat, Apr 29|
Community Ambassador Program
This is a 7-month learning series designed to bring together like-hearted people from the community -- parents, educators, youth-serving professionals, youth, yoga teachers, activists, and more. Our intent is to guide people to self-heal so we can be part of our collective healing.
Time & Location
Apr 29, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Chicago, 1819-21 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, USA
About the event
Woke Community Ambassador Program (CAP), is a 7-month journey that meets once a month & an invitation for parents, educators, youth-serving professionals, youth, yoga teachers, activists, and more -- to dive deeper and support each other in our own healing process so that we can show up for others in a more grounded, present, and aware place. This is an opportunity for all of us – whether we relate or work with youth or not – to embody a sense of care and belonging for each other, and heal together in community. You don’t have to do this alone. We heal together.
This is NOT:
- A yoga teacher training or a meditation training
- Group therapy
This is an opportunity to:
- Deepen trust in yourself, each other, and our community
- Build and develop practical skills for your own life and for handling difficult situations or challenges
- Activate personal growth and community healing
Open to: Community. Interest form is open to parents, caregivers, educators, youth-serving professionals, youth, yoga teachers, activists, and everyone in between.
In-person: April 29, July 22, and October 28 @ 9am-12pm
Virtual: May 27, June 24, August 26, Sept 23 @ 9am-12:30pm
Because our intent is to develop a community, we highly recommend and encourage you to attend each session live. Not all components of the program will be recorded to keep a container of trust and privacy.
Time commitment: 3-5 hours of instruction time per month. The rest is up to you & your small group facilitator to help everyone stay connected in between months.
Modules 1 & 2: Understand why inner work is needed for our outer work. Why some trauma work doesn't stick and the importance of moving toward healing-centered modalities.
Modules 3 & 4: Your suffering is my/our suffering and vice versa. Working with our own grief. Why working with our fear is the way through. How our own grief and fears can be our superpower.
Modules 5 & 6: Bringing it all together. Coming back to our intention, and having clear, action steps on how we can take this work outside of our own life.
Module 7: We rest. How do we keep our cup overflowing?
About your Facilitator:
Fernie is a healing-centered professional with trainings and certifications in yoga therapy, mindfulness, and meditation. She blends a unique array of modalities in her teachings rooted in her own lived experiences - from gentle movements, meditation practices, sound, writing, and healing circles, to name a few. She has over 10 years of direct service youth work, serving through after-school care and mentorships, and has worked in places such as homeless shelters, recovery homes, and juvenile detention centers. Fernie guides people intuitively and believes in the power of play and curiosity. Her approach is gentle and reflective but also accountable. She has facilitated retreats, trainings, and mindfulness programs, all of which are designed for individuals to use their own healing process in order to be part of the collective healing. Fernie serves as Program and Impact Lead for Woke Chicago. Her heart’s work is in making sure youth of color receives access to wellness care. She is especially interested in helping people with their anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief. For more info, visit fernie.yoga
How to Apply:
Please complete an interest form. There is a $25 suggested registration fee if you are able to give. All proceeds go directly toward youth programming. Please request for a scholarship if you are in need. For other questions and curiosities, please read our FAQs here.