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2020 Meet the Author Schedule

Mindfulness, Indigenous Prophecy and Toltec Medicine in the time of COVID
with Author, Spiritual Teacher, and Healer Brenda Salgado
Thursday, 16 July
7pm CDT (time zone converter)

As we face the unknown during this pandemic, how might mindfulness practices and Toltec teachings help us to understand this particular moment we are in as humanity? Join Brenda Salgado, spiritual teacher and healer, for guided practices for overwhelm and grief, and cultivating presence in a time of ungroundedness. Brenda will also share about indigenous teachings about this time as a portal for deep personal and collective transformation, and the importance of inviting in a new story and ancient questions about what it means to be human.

Brenda Salgado is the author of Real World Mindfulness for Beginners: Navigate Daily Life One Practice at a Time. She is the founder of Nepantla Consulting, where she offers public speaking, workshops, trainings, ceremony and healing sessions to individuals, foundations, corporations and community organizations. Brenda is currently in the process of establishing the Nepantla Center for Healing and Renewal. In the past, Brenda has served as the Director of the East Bay Meditation Center, as Senior Fellow at Movement Strategy Center, and Associate Director at Wisdom and Money, and has served on the boards of Lion’s Roar Foundation, Kids for the Bay, and Unity San Leandro.

She has over 20 years of experience in leadership development, nonprofit management, spiritual teaching, movement building, women’s health, and environmental and social justice. Trained by Purepecha, Xochimilco, Toltec and other indigenous elders in traditional medicine, Brenda draws on the healing powers of the natural world to guide her work as a spiritual leader. She is committed to co-creating a society filled with wholeness and beauty.

Past Authors

Lauren Hubele – Restoring Your Immunity (avail ONLY via Lauren’s website – very limited in quantity)

Whether you are 3 or 93, your immune system needs loving care. Restoring your Immunity is a practical and personal guide for people who are ready to take responsibility for their health and well-being. In her third book, Lauren Hubele describes her own path from chronic illness to vitality. Along the way, she teaches readers that with the right tools, we all have the power to heal.

Restoring your Immunity is an open invitation to all who are ready to take responsibility for their health and well-being. Rediscover what you already know about true health and well-being. Connect with your own clarity, courage creativity, commitment to begin what it will take to restore your physical and emotional immunity.

Lauren Hubele is a family health coach, educator, and author from San Marcos, Texas, and Foix, France. She has developed a successful framework for naturally resolving chronic and acute conditions that combines Gemmotherapy extracts, Homeopathy, and a Plant-Based Diet. Lauren inspires and individuals to become their own healer and shares her work through online courses, live seminars, retreats, and books. She is the author of the Gemmotherapy For Everyone series which currently has three volumes: Building Immunity In Babies & Young Children, An Introduction To Acute Care, and her newly released Restoring your Immunity.

She is the mother of three vibrant grown children who were raised on plant-based diets and natural medicine and all live in the Austin area. When in San Marcos Lauren can be spotted on her daily swims up the San Marcos River and on the nearest mountain trail when in Foix. She fuels herself on vegan meals she passionately prepares and will share with anyone she can!

26 March, 7pm CT
Annie Mahon – Things I Did When I Was Hangry: Navigating a Peaceful Relationship with Food

After years of struggling with eating disorders and anxiety around food and eating, Annie Mahon figured that having a path, any path, would be helpful. When she read The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh, she found a path that not only changed her (and her family’s) relationship with food, but also transformed nearly every aspect of her life.

Annie Mahon is an inspired creator of spiritual spaces, an author and an ordained Buddhist mindfulness teacher. She is the founder of the Circle Yoga Cooperative in Washington, D.C., the Opening Heart Mindfulness Community, DC Community Yoga, and DC Yoga Week. Annie has been writing and teaching about mindfulness, parenting, stress and yoga since 2004. Her blog, and social media are popular with mindfulness and yoga practitioners. Annie’s book, Things I Did When I was Hangry: Navigating a Peaceful Relationship with Food (Parallax Press, 2015), documents Annie’s search for sanity in her eating disordered family life, and reveals how mindfulness helped her go beyond the search for perfection and learn to love the moment as it is.

Annie holds many certifications in yoga, Focusing and massage therapy and dabbles in Nonviolent Communication (NVC), and has as a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Religious Studies from Howard University School of Divinity. When not visiting her children, teaching, traveling with her husband, drinking Jasmine tea, writing or walking her dogs, she practices yoga and mindfulness with her community in DC.

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Past Author Visits

Lisa Feder – “A Year of Wellness
Christina Sell – “A Deeper Yoga
Douglas Smith – “The Infinite Artist
Gary Gach – “Pause, Breathe, Smile: Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation Isn’t Enough
Nancy Colier – “The Power of Off: The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World
Bestselling Author Susan Piver – “The Four Noble Truths of Love
Author Pax Tandon – “Mindfulness Matters” and shared her inspiring short “Mindfulness Matters” film.

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