Register for It’s Time To Choose Love: A 6-Week Course on Meditation and Somatics for QTBIPOCs


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Are you a queer or trans BIPOC? Have you been struggling with how to balance self-love with care for others in these intense and polarizing political times? Are you looking for a gentle space to develop meditative self-care skills? Join author and community worker Kai Cheng Thom and the Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies in this six-week meditation program on compassion and self-love. This free course will guide participants through a range of trauma-informed body-based and meditation strategies exploring the choice to love oneself and others at the same time. Experienced meditators and beginners welcome.

DISCLAIMER: This course does not comprise mental health treatment, nor is it meant to replace such treatment. Kai Cheng Thom is not currently a registered mental health professional. Participants who may be struggling with mental health diagnoses or challenges are advised to consult an appropriate health professional before joining.

Registration is first-come first-served; 5 spots are reserved for community members who are not UofT students. University of Toronto students, please register using your utoronto emails and select the appropriate registration option.

Registration on Eventbrite only, limited space.

Note: This is not a course for credit.

Course Dates:
Tuesdays 5:00-6:30pm
October: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
November: 3rd, 17th

Bio: Kai Cheng Thom is a trans writer, performer, community worker, lasagna lover, and wicked witch, as well as a Fellow at the Bonham Centre. Her written work has explored the topics of violence, trauma, compassion, and community responses to conflict, among others. A somatic educator, Kai Cheng has spent many years studying various health and wellness modalities. She is currently completing the 100-hour meditation teacher program at Hoame meditation studio, and has recently started a 300-hour meditation teacher training at Yoga & Meditation Centre Calgary.

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