Mindful Mondays for Wellbeing w/ Susan Lopez
May
20
7:00 PM19:00

Mindful Mondays for Wellbeing w/ Susan Lopez

Mindful Mondays for Wellbeing w/ Susan Lopez
Monday, May 20th, 7-9pm.
(every 3rd Monday of the month)

at Self Help Graphics & Art:
1300 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033

$15 presale / $20 at door.

Introduction to Mindfulness and Grounding in the Body:
This session will focus on reviewing the history of Mindfulness from different cultures and traditions as well as growing support for some of its benefits. We will then engage in different practices for connecting to our body, bringing more awareness to how we relate to it, and how we can use our connection to our body to access presence and find ease.



TIX HERE:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mindful-mondays-for-wellbeing-with-susan-lopez-tickets-59193450203



More Info:
Mindfulness is a quality of attention and receptivity to our present moment experience. With the break neck speed of modern day life, it's so easy for so many of us to be caught up racing from one thing to the next, carrying ever growing to-do lists, dealing with stress, and living in complete disconnection from our bodies, It's no wonder we feel crazy and it's no wonder we are expert "do-ers". What we often have more trouble with is learning to just "be", and while it may seem counterintuitive, it's precisely this learning to "be" with life that can help us to "do" more skillfully and in a ways that is more connected to ourselves.



Topics and Practices Include:

-Understanding the fight or flight response in your body and how to regulate it

-Learning how traumatic triggers are stored in the body and how to work with them intentionally

-The importance of understanding and taking care of your nervous system as part of your physical and mental health.

-Understanding the relationship between your emotions and your body and how to work with emotions in the body skillfully.

-Exploring how we carry both inter-generational trauma and resilience in our genes

-Deconstructing some of the stories or narratives we are carrying about our bodies and what it means to intentionally re-author stories about our bodies.

-Exploring mindful movement.

-How to listen better to our bodies and tap into body-based wisdom

-Self-compassion practices for honoring and connecting to our bodies

-Recommendations and resources for work moving forward in releasing trauma from the body and understanding the social context in which trauma occurs





Consistent mindfulness practice has been linked to many benefits including:

-Greater calm and ease

-Reduced stress and anxiety

-Increased focus and concentration

-Boosted Immunity

-Greater presence and connection to self





ABOUT SUSAN LOPEZ:
Susan Lopez is a psychotherapist, attorney, and mindfulness teacher. She is interested in the intersections of social justice advocacy, spirituality, and healing. She has practiced secular mindfulness and Vipassana (Buddhist insight meditation) for six years, spending as long as 30 days on silent retreats, and she is certified to teach Mindfulness through the UCLA Semel Neuroscience Mindfulness Awareness Research Center. When she's not meditating her passions include, art, herbalism, and nature. For more information you can visit her website at www.susanlopezwellness.com.



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Maestras Circle with Jacqui Garza
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Maestras Circle with Jacqui Garza

Maestra Circle with Jacqui Garza

Thursday, May 30tg, 2019  (7-9pm)

This platica will be led by a two spirit Chicana elder who will share her teachings and wisdom about wellness, prayer and spirituality as two-spirit people.

at Casa Coatlicue

1501 Loma Verde Street, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Donations welcome.

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Tres Hermanas: Cocinando con las Abuelas-Part 3: Squash
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Tres Hermanas: Cocinando con las Abuelas-Part 3: Squash

Tres Hermanas: Cocinando con las Abuelas-Part 3: Calabacitas/ Squash

Reconnecting with our Ancestors through Corn: a cooking demo and platica, taking it back to the basics with Michelle Cardenas.

Thursday May 16th, 2019
7pm-9pm

$13.00

at Casa Coatlicue
1501 Loma Verde Street,
Monterey Park, CA 91754


GET TICKETS HERE:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tres-hermanas-cocinando-con-las-abuelas-part-3-calabacitassquash-tickets-57851884544


ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
MICHELLE CARDENAS - Xicana, born and raised in East LA. Bachelors degree in Chicano Studies with a minor in Women's Studies from the University of California, Riverside. Currently Michelle works at Planned Parenthood, Los Angeles.

"As a single mother, I developed the love for cooking. Not having access to healthy affordable food as young single parent, I became inspired to craft healthy meals through affordable means"


Join us this Thursday 5/16, 7pm for an Interactive and delicious experience with Squash.

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Essential Oils: Frequency and Intention w/ Olivia Biera
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

Essential Oils: Frequency and Intention w/ Olivia Biera

Essential Oils: Frequency and Intention
Saturday, May 11th, 2019 at 2-5pm

at Self Help Graphics & Art
1300 E. 1st Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90033


$30 includes 1 make~n~take item & E.O. infused treat

TIX HERE:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/essential-oils-frequency-and-intention-by-olivia-perez-biera-tickets-57245948172


Essential Oils: Frequency and Intention

In this hands-on interactive workshop, participants will learn the power of frequency and vibration in healing. In relationship to high-quality essential oils, they will discover the value of sourcing organic chemical components that interact with the cells of the body and extended energy. Discovering critical steps to healing patterns of ancestral trauma and daily stress. After internal reflection and creating a relationship with the plant oil allies, participants will create a unique EO blend to support their intention and prayer.



ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
Olivia Perez Biera, Master Instructor, Healer and Facilitator in the healing arts. She specializes in connecting the spiritual and material realms through guided soul retrieval, emotional and ancestral trauma release and holds extensive knowledge in healing with oils and aromatic medicine. Her experience spans over 23 years, working with all walks of life. In her spare time, she enjoys spiritual and social dancing, hiking and spending time with her family.

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Cultivating and Braiding the Beauty and Stories of our Grandmothers
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Cultivating and Braiding the Beauty and Stories of our Grandmothers

Cultivating and Braiding the Beauty and Stories of our Grandmothers.

Weaving our legacies: a platica and skillshare of braiding rituals as story weaving.

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

10:00am-12:00pm

Donations welcome.


at Self Help Graphics & Art

1300 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033


ABOUT THE FACILITATORS:

MICHELLE CARDENAS - Xicana, born and raised in East LA. Bachelors degree in Chicano Studies with a minor in Women's Studies from the University of California, Riverside. Currently Michelle works at Planned Parenthood, Los Angeles.

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Hair Baths con Las Mujeres w/ Amanda Jade of Keep Your Crown Right
Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Hair Baths con Las Mujeres w/ Amanda Jade of Keep Your Crown Right

Hair Baths con Las Mujeres with Amanda Jade of Keep Your Crown Right

Sunday, April 14th, 2019 at 12pm

at Self Help Graphics & Art
1300 E. 1st Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90033

$20 presale before April 1st, 2019
$25 after or day of

TIX HERE:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hair-baths-con-las-mujeres-with-amanda-jade-of-keep-your-crown-right-tickets-57243352408


MORE INFO:
Hair Baths for the physical, emotional & energetic body.
In this workshop Amanda will be sharing insight on the energetic and cultural significance of crown(hair). Amanda will also share about hair structure and how we can connect with plant medicine to help support this sacred space.


ABOUT Amanda Jade of Keep Your Crown Right
Ceremonial Hairstylist & founder of Keep Your Crown Right, Amanda Jade has been a licensed cosmetologist for going on ten years, the past three years in which Amanda has dedicated to holding space for folks within the community, merging together healing modalities such as the power of touch & plant medicine alongside her love of hair and its energetic & spiritual properties.


www.MujeresdeMaiz.com

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Swap ‘till You Drop: In the Tradition of Self-Sustainability Let’s Stop the Shopping & Start the Swapping
Mar
30
3:00 PM15:00

Swap ‘till You Drop: In the Tradition of Self-Sustainability Let’s Stop the Shopping & Start the Swapping

Swap ‘till You Drop: In the Tradition of Self-Sustainability Let’s Stop the Shopping & Start the Swapping.

Saturday, March 30th, 3pm-5pm. Free.

at Self Help Graphics & Art: 1300 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033.

As we enter the spring and begin to tidy up our homes, join us in a swap! This can include clothes, accessories, books, etc. It will be an afternoon of sharing, swapping and chisme.  

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Tres Hermanas: Cocinando con las Abuelas-Part 1 Maíz/Corn
Mar
28
to Mar 29

Tres Hermanas: Cocinando con las Abuelas-Part 1 Maíz/Corn

Tres Hermanas: Cocinando con las Abuelas-Part 1 Maíz/Corn Three Sisters: Cooking with our Grandmothers.

Thursday, March 28th, 7pm-9pm. $13.

at Casa Coatlicue: 1501 Loma Verde Street, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Reconnecting with our ancestors through Maíz: a cooking demo and platica, taking it back to the basics.

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tres-hermanas-cocinando-con-las-abuelas-part-1-maizcorn-tickets-56683479814  



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Altar Broom Making w/ Betania
Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

Altar Broom Making w/ Betania

Altar Broom Making w/ Betania

Friday, March 22nd, 6:30pm-10pm, $40-50.

at Casa Coatlicue: 1501 Loma Verde Street, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Learn the basics of Broom Craft, make a turkey wing broom to take home and use in our own daily cleansing rituals.  

Brooms are used around the world for daily and ritual cleansing of spaces. A broom is an important part of making a safe and sacred space.In this industrial modern world handcrafts of all kinds are being replaced by machine made goods. The broom is no exception. Handcrafted brooms are on the brink of extinction. In this four hour class you will learn the basics of Broom Craft. We will each make a turkey wing broom like in the picture to take home and use in our own daily cleansing rituals.

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/altar-broom-making-w-betania-tickets-56683389544



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Un, Dos, Tres, Zaz: Cooking Made Simple w/ Zaida Garcia.
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Un, Dos, Tres, Zaz: Cooking Made Simple w/ Zaida Garcia.

Thursday, March 14th, 7pm-8:30pm. $20.

at Casa Coatlicue: 1501 Loma Verde Street, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Come learn a few cooking hacks that will make your cooking easier, more fun and always delicious! Recipe variations will accommodate vegan and carnivore diets.



TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/un-dos-tres-zaz-cooking-made-simple-with-zaida-garcia-tickets-56683116728

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Exhibition - Weaving our Legacies Thru Prayer  
Mar
9
to Apr 5

Exhibition - Weaving our Legacies Thru Prayer  


Exhibition - Weaving our Legacies Thru Prayer  

Saturday, March 9th to Friday, April 5th

at Self Help Graphics regular hours and on special events.

The Art exhibition will feature womxn, femmes, GNC of color who use prayer ties to set intentions, send positivity and gratitude. This year's theme represents ties we make to one another and to our paths of healing and self-love. As womxn of the earth connected to our spiritual powers, we set prayers: through affirmations for self-respect and health, through healing friendships we foster, through mandos we make to ánimas and santos, through our dedication to family, and through the multiplicity of borders we cross and inhabit.



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XINGONA.X FEST:  Weaving our Legacies thru Prayer
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

XINGONA.X FEST: Weaving our Legacies thru Prayer

XINGONA.X FEST: Weaving our Legacies thru Prayer
Mujeres de Maiz's Live Art Show Festival & Exhibition Opening
Saturday, March 9th, 6-9pm. $10-100, All Ages.

Exhibition scheduled through March 2019 during SHG's regular hours and on special events.
An Interdisciplinary, Intercultural, Intergenerational Art Festival and Exhibition Opening Reception featuring womxn of color, femme, GNC & QT/WOC artivists.

Including Artivist performances by:
Banda Las Angelinas
Chicanas Cholas y Chisme
Indigital Productions in collaboration with Patricia Valencia
In Lak Ech
Kelly Caballero
Palomx
Weapons of Mass Creation

Poets:
Claudia Rodriguez
Faith Santilla
La Poeta Violeta
...and more!

Speakers:
Womxn from the LA teachers Strike
Edna Chavez

at Self Help Graphics & Art
1300 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
*Parking is limited & available on surrounding streets.
*Metro Gold Line - Aliso/Pico Stop

Art on flyer by Liliflor Art.

General admission, limited seating.
Tickets Available Here from $10-$100 sliding scale: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/xingonax-fest-mujeres-de-maiz-live-art-show-festival-tickets-56087994702?fbclid=IwAR3cYN3p7co5LReVWal9RLiVizXjq8xnsrXZEGUvr3Wo1xobW1zfWH5HTHg


MUJER MERCADO/MARKETPLACE featuring womxn & femme artisans.

To be considered as a vendor/artistan...please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/417kvSW2zzfSSuAg1


Never been to a Mujeres de Maiz event? Don't Miss it! Join the event that has inspired circles and events across the Southwest! Check out this video by Claudia Mercado: https://vimeo.com/34828355


CELEBRATING & HONORING:
-International Womxn's Day,
-Womxn's Herstory Month,
-22 Years of Mujeres de Maiz
-Mexica New Year
-the coming of Spring ...Spring Equinox
-the Opening Reception of our Month-long Art Exhibition


ACCESSIBILITY INFO:
All Ages, general admission w/ very limited seating.
Event is wheelchair accessible.
*Please inbox us for accommodation needs.
Event is not scent free as we use aromatic medicines/smudges.
Alcohol and Drug Free Event for the health of our communities.
Event intends to be a Brave and Safe Space.
Event is all ages/genders/sexualities, please honor the elders and children.


Interested in Volunteering?

Please fill out this form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe96Efx90QwZsYEEoqEXmvRgcuEUYzcLrKojuqiusrmYSdYqQ/viewform

www.MujeresDeMaiz.com

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