Workshop (Chicago): Exploring Our Shadow w/ Yoga, Mindfulness & Expressive Arts
"Everyone carries a Shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individuals conscious life, the blacker & denser it is. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious."
- Carl Jung
Join us to explore a face of your shadow,
a hidden part of you that longs to be seen,
with intentional reflection and gentle community,
harnessing the practices of yoga, mindfulness
and expressive arts.
Wednesday, June 27th, 6pm - 8:30pm
Bodhi Spiritual Center
1356 W Augusta, Chicago
This workshop includes:
- A safe place to show up, reflect and be held by others in community
- Gentle and guided yoga, meditation and movement
- Supplies for visual art expression
- Space and guidance for visualization and deep reflection
- light refreshments
Bring if you can:
- a yoga mat
- your journal
Open to self-identified women, all accessibility and experience levels are welcome
$40 | on sale until June 27th @ Noon
*please get your ticket(s) on time
This is one of a two-workshop series to explore our shadow and to explore our light, we invite and encourage you to attend both in balance.
“We can hardly bear to look. The shadow may carry the best of the life we have not lived.
Go into the basement, the attic, the refuse bin.
Find gold there. Find an animal who has not been fed or watered. It is you!!
This neglected, exiled animal, hungry for attention, is a part of your self.”
- Bessel A. van der Kolk
Through BGIO, Lauren creates and cultivates meaningful experiences and content for a hugely marginalized community. From the BGIO podcast—which has reached more than half a million listeners—to holistic self-care retreats, Lauren considers her work an act of compassion, belonging, and ultimately a space she once needed and didn’t see.
Lauren is a two-time 200-hour yoga certified teacher, with yoga trainings from Corepower Yoga as well as from Get Loved Up with internationally renowned yoga teacher Koya Webb. She has toured the nation sharing her self-care and yoga for women of color workshops reaching thousands of women since 2014 with her good vibes and inclusivity.
Her work is rooted in self-actualization and interconnection. She creates to realize, heal and grow parts of self and others, and to remember our intrinsic divine connectedness with one another, the planet and a universal Force beyond any ideology.
With a recently completed Master's in counseling psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, she’s bringing arts and self-reflective workshops to young people in high schools for behavioral health treatment, and creating more community spaces for exploratory and creative healing.