You are invited to gather with us for our monthly Meditation + Breath Work Circles to support your mind, heart, body & spirit.

Come together in queer community to be guided in mindfulness-meditation, breath work and movement practices.

Our meditation circles are held online via Zoom.

We gather on the first Saturday of each month @ 9:30am PST / 12:30pm EST for 1-hour.

2024 Session Dates:

  • January 6th
  • February 3rd
  • March 2nd
  • April 4th
  • May 6th
  • June 1st
  • July 6th
  • August 3rd
  • September 7th
  • October 5th
  • November 2nd
  • December 7th

 

 

Register here for free access to the Zoom room.

 


 

Each month TanyaMarck & Nick will create a custom practice for our group. Our themes may follow the seasons of the year, the phases of the moon and stars, or a particular spiritual practice or chant. Below is more information about some of the practices you may experience.

Mindfulness & guided meditation:
Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.

Breathwork:
Breathwork is the mindful connection to your body + systems along with your inhale and exhale, a concept descended from the ancient practice Pranyayama, a Sanskrit word which has been translated as ‘extension of the life force’ or ‘breath control.’ Breathwork is the exploration of inhaling and exhaling techniques. Breathwork is a tool for regulating, releasing, receiving, resetting, and grounding your energy in your body + systems.
(from TanyaMarck.com)

 

 

“I really appreciate the freedom to engage in my own way. This [virtual] format of [being] together, but in our own spaces, really works for me.”
~ circle attendee

 

 

General Flow of Our Circles

– Arriving + Soft-Opening
– Community Guidelines + Agreements
– Consent for Recording*
– Grounding
– Facilitated Practice
– Landing + Integration + Sharing
– Gratitude + Announcements
– Soft-Closing + Goodbyes

Honoring Bandwidth

We encourage attendees to honor their bandwidth and privacy in a way that feels good to you:

– muting your microphone
– turning off your camera
– turning your attention away from screens

 

 

 

*As a community, we strive to make our circles accessible for all. For those who cannot attend live, we want to make recordings available for practice at a later time via recordings.

Recording starts during the practice portion and has only TanyaMarck + Nick’s voice/image. Recording will stop before the group share.

If anyone still does not consent to recording during the practice portion, participants are invited to send TanyaMarck or Nick a private message in chat to opt out of consent.

 


 

 

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Facilitators:

TanyaMarck Oviedo (they/them) is an embodied somatic practitioner, witch, and medicine person who identifies as a queer, non-binary, native indigenous being of color, and person in recovery. Their practice and home are based out of Tongva land (Long Beach, CA).
Learn more about TanyaMarck here.

 

Nick Venegoni, MA (he>they) is a holistic psychotherapist, coach and hypnotherapist based on Ohlone land (San Francisco, CA). He has studied and practiced a variety of meditation traditions and mindfulness practices for over fifteen years. He has a passion for earth-based and LGBTQ+ spiritualities, and transformational healing.

 

*Read more here about about why pronouns + land acknowledgment are important. 

 


 

Support Us

We are open to receiving an exchange of energy via donations and have created an opportunity for you to do so below. Your contribution will assist us in the funding and production of our “The Queer Spirit” podcast and our two monthly community circles. If you’re called to contribute, here are the links.