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CBD 2019: Playful Mindfulness: Improv as a joyful journey to confidence, calm and connection

With Lisa Rowland and Ted DesMaisons

Many know that mindfulness—paying attention to the present moment with curiosity and kindness—can reduce reactivity and create a steady sense of calm. Few would guess that improvisation, an art form known more for its energy and playfulness, does the same. Using safe, engaging interactive exercises from both worlds, Ted and Lisa will help you “play attention” in ways that develop resilient courage and genuine connection.

CBD 2019: Body Mapping Workshop with Cari Costanzo, PhD

Body Mapping is a creative tool that combines self-reflection with artistic expression to develop a visual ‘map’ of one’s life story. In this workshop, a partner will trace an outline of your body onto a life-size canvas or paper. Guided by a meditation designed to honor your past, present, and future, you will use paint, photos, words, collage and other materials to represent visually the central embodied experiences of your life.

CBD 2019: OM Under the Dome, Yoga in Memorial Church with Rebecca Snowball

Rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit as we perform sacred gestures in the special space of Memorial Church. The space and light this architecture offers to visitors is awe-inspiring and memorable.

PLEASE NOTE: Please bring your yoga mat.

This event will be led by yoga instructor Rebecca Snowball.

Registration opens here September 10, 2019 at 9:00am. 

Free and open to everyone. 

CBD 2019: Integration: Contemplative practice in academics and the workplace with Yingzhao Liu

How can we integrate deep contemplative practice within our fast-paced work and academic lives? In this talk and experiential workshop, Ying will share her journey of practice and of creating an inclusive culture in the workplace. Topics will include how the self, teams and organizations change from the inside out. She will illuminate her experince of how on the surface of life there is a lot of complexity, yet at depth, things are very simple. She will share ways to  practice and live from that deep source, integrate moment to moment, and facilitate integration for others. 

Backstage Capital founder and managing partner Arlan Hamilton @ ETL

Arlan Hamilton is a remarkable entrepreneur who built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a venture capital firm dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT. Started in 2015, Backstage has now invested nearly $5M into 100 startups led by underestimated founders and has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, Inc., Entrepreneur, and Quartz.

Second Sunday Family Day

Cantor Events:

Drop-in StudioExperiment with art materials and new techniques by participating in the hands-on art-making experience. All visitors, regardless of age, ability, or familiarity with the creative process, are encouraged to attend.

Art Packs: Check out an Art Pack that includes themed activities for visitors of all ages and supplies for sketching while visiting the galleries.

Accomable founder and accessibility advocate Srin Madipalli @ ETL

After travelling the world for six months in 2011, Srin Madipalli quit his job as a lawyer and joined the MBA program at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School. A power wheelchair user living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Madipalli was particularly attracted to tech and startups, and quickly focused in on the power of technology to transform the lives of people with disabilities. While earning his MBA he taught himself to code, and soon co-founded Accomable, a web app that grew to list accessible accomodations in 60 countries around the world. 

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