Address: Oakland, CA 94610 United States
- Personal Healing Sessions
- Daylong Meditation Workshops
- Healing through Plant-Based Medicine and Buddhist Wisdom
- Speaker, Facilitator, and Visionary Leader (please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Preferred way to contact: Email
Cost: Varies depending on services offered. Please contact email@example.com with a proposal to get a quote. Personal Healing Sessions are sliding scale $150 - $200
CREATOR/ SPRING WASHAM
* Teacher * Healer * Author * Visionary Leader *
Spring Washam is a well-known meditation teacher, author and visionary leader based in Oakland, California. She is the author of A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage, and Wisdom in Any Moment. Spring is considered a pioneer in bringing mindfulness-based healing practices to diverse communities. She is one of the founders and core teachers at the East Bay Meditation Center, located in downtown Oakland, CA. She is also the co-founder of a new organization called Communities Rizing, which is dedicated to providing yoga and meditation teacher training programs for communities of color. She received extensive training by Jack Kornfield, is a member of the teacher’s council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in northern California, and has practiced and studied Buddhist philosophy in both the Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism for the last 20 years. In addition to being a teacher, she is also a shamanic practitioner and has studied indigenous healing practices for over a decade. She is the founder of Lotus Vine Journeys, an organization that blends indigenous healing practices with Buddhist wisdom. Her writing and teachings have appeared in many online journals and publications such as Lions Roar, Tricycle, and Belief.net. She has been a guest on many popular podcasts and radio shows. She currently travels and teaches meditation retreats, workshops and classes worldwide.
Spring offers healing through 1:1 work, meditation daylongs and retreats, speaking events and workshops, writing and teaching.
WHO/WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
I am deeply inspired by folks who are committed to their healing. People who are willing to stand strong and answer their deepest calling, no matter what the consequences.
WHAT DOES WELL-BEING MEAN TO YOU?
Wellbeing can mean different things for different people. One thing that is good for everyone is loving-kindness! Sending loving energy to oneself and others is one way that I get grounded in my day to day life, and a practice that I recommend to everyone.
WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF UNDER THE BAOBAB DIRECTORY?
I want to be a part of this directory to connect with other beautiful brown and black folks and offer my services to a population I love.