January’s meetup started 2022 with newly ignited energy thanks to this month’s speaker, Owl Rare. As a way to kick off the New Year at The Mixed Space (TMS), the meetup highlighted the importance of having yoga in your daily practice. Through discussion and a virtual body and soul workshop, we left the meetup with a prioritization for wellness, multidimensional presence, and ownership of our true selves. We discussed what it means to renew ourselves in the New Year by letting go of what no longer serves us and how peaceful forms of activism can decolonize our healing.
This month’s meetup kindly matched donations received for our speaker’s mission of choice, The Trevor Project. They are the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for the LGBTQIA+ community and provide many other services and resources online for those who are questioning. TMS aligns with their mission in wanting to create a sense of connectedness amongst different communities.
TMS founder Lili Stiefel (currently logged in from Ghana!) and our awesome emcee Ariel Bastida warmly welcomed and introduced this month’s speaker to an audience who zoomed-in from across the globe. As always, our hosts established our community guidelines so that everyone knew our best practices for engaging in dialogue that is safe, inclusive and welcoming in the space.