January 26, 2022
Family life can be busy, stressful and chaotic—and it’s often the area of our lives where we need mindfulness the most. Even if you’re strapped for time, there are simple, fun practices that you can use to bring greater calm and balance to your whole family.
Join Tricycle’s upcoming virtual workshop, Mindfulness For Families, to discover simple, fun techniques that you can use with your kids—in the moment—to release stress and difficult emotions while promoting relaxation and resilience. In this hour-long Zoom event, Ali and Atman Smith and Andres Gonzalez of the Holistic Life Foundation (teachers of Tricycle’s new online course, Mindfulness for Kids and Parents) join beloved meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg to share tips and techniques for seamlessly incorporating mindfulness into family life.
Join us for this donation-based virtual workshop on January 26, 1-2 p.m. EST.
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Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Ali Smith has almost 20 years’ experience teaching yoga, mindfulness, and meditation internationally to a broad demographic spectrum that includes schools, retreat centers, wellness centers, mental crisis facilities, detention centers, drug treatment centers, the corporate setting, as well as private one-on-one sessions. He co-founded the Holistic Life Foundation in 2001. During his tenure as Executive Director, his leadership helped guide HLF to grow an organization that employed over 50 people, and served communities worldwide. He is a published author, written several curriculums, and is a pioneer in the fields of yoga and mindfulness in education, as well as trauma informed yoga and mindfulness, developing best practices that are used around the world.
Atman Smith is one of the Co-founders of the Holistic Life Foundation. Since 2001, he has been teaching yoga and mindfulness to a diverse population including underserved and high-risk youth in Baltimore City Public Schools, drug treatment centers, wellness centers, and colleges. A native of Baltimore, Atman attended the University of Maryland, College Park where he was a letter award winner for the University’s men’s basketball team. He graduated with a B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice. His work with the Holistic Life Foundation has been featured on Making a Difference on the NBC Nightly News, CNN, and CBS, as well as O the Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, Upworthy, Mindful Magazine, Yoga Journal, Shambala Sun, and many other publications.
Andres Gonzalez is one of the Co-Founders of the Holistic Life Foundation. For nineteen years, Andres has taught yoga to diverse populations throughout the world, including Baltimore City Public School students, drug treatment centers, mental crisis facilities, homeless shelters, wellness centers, colleges, private schools and other various venues throughout the nation. He has partnered with John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health and the Penn State’s Prevention Research Center on a Stress and Relaxation Study and is a published author in the Journal of Children’s Services. His work with the Holistic Life Foundation has been featured on Making a Difference on the NBC Nightly News, CNN, and CBS, as well as O the Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, Upworthy, Mindful Magazine, Yoga Journal, Shambala Sun, and many other publications. He is a certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, maintains a B.S. in Marketing from University of Maryland, College Park and an MBA from the University of Maryland, University College.
Sharon Salzberg is a meditation teacher and bestselling author who has been teaching Buddhism in the West since 1974. She is co-founder with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. Her popular books on Buddhism include Lovingkindness; Real Happiness; Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection; and, most recently, Real Change: Mindfulness To Heal Ourselves and the World.