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SANKOFA360

Sankofa 360 is a series of events promoting wrap-around care, mind, body and spirit. Held this fall, join Sankofa Health in partnership with Sankofa Yoga for two ground breaking four-part series on mental health and a three-day wellness summit honoring and exploring all things radical about emotional, physical and mental well-being, and more!

Soul Flow: Thanksgiving Edition

Led by Tamisha J. Ponder

November 23

SOLD OUT!

Setting Boundaries: 4-Part Series

Led by Dr. LaShaunna Lipscomb

October 19 - November 9, 2023

SOLD OUT!

Lounge Fridays: Nutrition

Led by Deborah Stephenson

October 27

SOLD OUT!

Half-Day Sit: VIRTUAL

Led by Shawn J. Moore

October 29

SOLD OUT!

Life Transitions: 4-Part Series

Led by Billie Shabazz

November 1 - November 22, 2023

SOLD OUT!

Sankofa 360 Summit: Honoring the Season That You're In

November 16-18, 2023

SOLD OUT!

SOUL FLOW: Thanksgiving Edition | Nov. 23, 2023

10:00 am- 11:15 am

Gather together in cOMmunity on Thanksgiving morning for a special Soul Flow class at 10:00 am!

 

We'll stretch, flow, and be serenaded by soundbath to send you into your holiday filled with gratitude while flowing to songs that feed the soul.

Investment: $20 General | $FREE Members

Click here to register!

Sankofa 360 Summit
"Honoring The Season That You're In"
Nov. 16 - 18, 2023

Join us in-studio for Sankofa 360, our first three-day wellness summit honoring the season that you're in. Featuring guest speakers, circle facilitators, healers, and wellness sessions, this summit will embody practices to support and re-imagine emotional well-being. Discuss transitions and pathways towards empowerment, and explore simple practices you can start applying to increase optimal mental, physical and emotional well-being.

Thursday, November 16, 2023

"Honoring the Season That You're In"

Led by Dr. Tamisha J. Ponder

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"For everything there is a season ..." Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

How are you sitting in this season? We all experience transitions throughout various stages of life — big and small, planned, and unplanned. This can involve career changes, marriage and partnership, parenthood, divorce, retirement, new family dynamics, or even major milestones. It's important to know when it's time to slow down, time to go forth and when it's time to exist. 

 

Join Sankofa's owner/founder, Dr. Ponder with the opening summit dharma talk on seasons, and a ceremonial breathwork practice to emphasize silence, celebration and empowerment. The experience will close with an opening celebration in the lounge to welcome all summit attendees! 

Friday, November 17, 2023

"Embracing the In-Between: The Power of Sound Healing as a Liminal Space"

Led by Shawn J. Moore

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

 

Mystery, possibility, uncertainty, and power- all words that can be used to describe change. How can we harness these qualities? This experience  will explore the idea of stillness practice as a vehicle to explore the liminal space, expanding on the buddhist concept of the bardo—the gap arising between any two states—and the potential that rests there. We naturally search for groundedness, and our practice can help us show up in moments of inner and outer change, when life pulls the ground from under our feet. 

 

The experience will close with a sound bath practice that emphasizes deep relaxation, and silence for empowered rest and self-inquiry. 

Saturday, November 18, 2023

"Exploring Radical Well-Being"

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Enjoy a day of exploration catered to your well-being, as we present a host of panelists and breakout sessions to challenge your body, celebrate your spirit, and cultivate your mind. 

Attendees will join in on the panel discussion exploring the concept of radical well-being, join a yoga class or support group, and enjoy lunch on us! The experience will close with creating a group manifesto to honor the weekend's festivities. 

 

Sankofa is a community for rest, healing and empowerment-- where transformation happens, one mat at a time. It is a place where you can return to your inner self and reclaim your inner strength. In creating such a space, community is affirmed, cultural connections are fostered, and yogis live a conscious life on & off the mat.

Panelists: Marcus Ponder, Dana A. Smith, Shawn J. Moore, Dr. LaShaunna Lipscomb and Billie Shabazz; Moderator: Dr. Tamisha J. Ponder

 

Summit Investment: 

$75 Early-Bird until October 31st

$100 beginning November 1st

Total cost includes entrance for all three days and lunch on the final day.  Can't attend all three days? No problem! Each summit day is a powerful experience. Join us when you can! No individual daily passes will be sold.

LOUNGE FRIDAYS: WHAT'S THE TEA WITH NUTRITION? | Oct. 27, 2023

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us in the lounge, as we sit down with certified holistic nutrition professional and certified health and wellness coach, Deborah Stephenson, to discuss the importance of improving the overall quality of your life, nutrition counseling, ways to eat clean, and how to do it cost effectively. Wellness shots and juices will be available for sale at the event!

 

Investment: Included in Membership/Class Pass or $20 Drop-In

VIRTUAL HALF-DAY SIT | Oct. 29, 2023

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us virtually for our first half-day meditation sit. Led by Buddhist Dharma practitioner and stillness architect, Shawn J. Moore and CEO/founder of Sankofa Yoga, Dr. Tamisha J. Ponder, this three-hour practice brings different stillness and ceremonial practices together to explore self-forgiveness through The Four Immeasureables -- the cultivation of loving-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity.

 

Worried about sitting for three-hours? Don't fret! There will be breaks and different breakout rooms to explore. You got this! 

Investment: $30 General | Members $25

SETTING BOUNDARIES | Thursdays, Oct. 19 - Nov. 9

SOLD-OUT!

Join the Doing Too Much Group for "Setting Boundaries" on Thursdays (10/19, 10/26, 11/2 & 11/9) at 6:30 pm in-person

 

Part of what makes setting boundaries hard is knowing what they should be in the first place. In this series titled, Setting Boundaries, you will gain insights into how boundaries help define your personal space, needs, and limits. Each part of the series will delve into the specific aspects of setting and maintaining boundaries, providing practical advice, real-life examples, and actionable steps to implement in your life. The series aims to empower individuals to navigate their relationships and environments with confidence and create a healthier balance between personal needs and interactions with others. This four part series is led by Dr. LaShaunna Lipscomb. To learn more about Dr. Lipscomb, click here

Part 1: Understanding the Importance of Boundaries

Part 2: Recognizing Your Boundaries and Needs for Self-Care and Well-Being

Part 3: Communicating and Enforcing Boundaries with Confidence

Part 4: Nurturing Healthy Boundaries Long-Term

LIFE TRANSITIONS | Wednesdays, Nov. 1 - Nov. 22

SOLD-OUT!

 

Join the Bend, Not Break Group for "Life Transitions" on Wednesdays (11/1, 11/8, 11/15 & 11/22) at 6:30 pm in-person

At Sankofa we have a saying, “life be lifin" -- it’s an assertion of life’s ever-changing moments and the daily measures taken to navigate and cope. Life transitions are significant changes or events in an individual's life that can have a profound impact on their overall well-being, identity, and future. We all experience transitions throughout various stages of life — big and small, planned, and unplanned. Transitions can involve career changes, marriage and partnership, parenthood, divorce, retirement, new family dynamics, or even major milestones. Each life transition comes with its unique set of challenges and opportunities and at times leads to stress and anxiety. Throughout the series, we will explore various types of life transitions, coping strategies, and techniques, identifying areas for personal growth, and goal setting. Life transitions are an inevitable part of our journey, and understanding how to navigate them can lead to personal development and a more fulfilling life. This series is led by Billie Shabazz, LCSW-C. To learn more about Billie Shabazz, click here

Part 1: Understanding Your Transition Season

Part 2: Coping with your Transition & Support System

Part 3: Developing a Routine & Setting Small Goals

Part 4: Checking Your Self- Talk & Practicing Self-Compassion

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