trauma-informed Community Movement & Meditation

with Akeesha Simmons, Angela Braxton-Johnson, Ayanna Drakos, Bethany Batsell, Madeline Harmon & Theresia Munywoki


Check-in + trauma-informed conversation from 5:30-6pm. Movement + meditation from 6-7pm.

Woodlawn MIC
1425 NE Dekum
PDX 97211

By donation, no one turned away for lack of funds



Join us at Woodlawn MIC for weekly movement & meditation classes led by experienced, trauma-informed teachers. We’ll move, relax, and breathe together with gentle and enlivening practices that are appropriate for all levels of experience and ability. Classes will include opportunities for conversation and connection with community, simple breathing and meditation practices that can help release and shift energy and emotions, and physical movement and exercises that are accessible, and easily adapted for your body’s needs.

These classes are open to all levels of experience, and options will be given for all body types and ages. Our aim is to support healing and integration for those whose lives have been affected by trauma of all kinds. We prioritize developing healthy boundaries, a clear sense of choice, and cultivating tools that help you to listen to, and trust, your own intuition and body. We teach non-religious meditation techniques for self-soothing and nervous system regulation. At the beginning of each classes there will be opportunity for conversation and sharing. At the end of each class, our teachers will be available for feedback and listening so that we can learn to better support you in your healing process.


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About Don’t Shoot PDX

Our organizational work and activism, including direct community education workshops, support the outreach of our continued advocacy as first respondents, and has helped community members contribute through direct engagement and legislative value. There are a vast amount of policy-based assets influenced and being harnessed in our strategic building of relationships and networks used toward the shift in culture and systemic discrimination. Known for our bystander intervention work and community advocacy, its with great pride that in 2018 we moved our organization into a space in a gentrified North Portland neighborhood. The Woodlawn MIC is located at 1425 NE Dekum, and as a home to Don’t Shoot Portland, it houses our programming and community related events.