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WORKING FOR AN EQUITABLE WORLD

We believe that creating change, sometimes is most effective from the inside out. Our culture is steeped in work and we spend most of our time and lives at the office, and we want to help you create a compassionate and equitable workplace.

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A study by The Gallup Center on Black Voices reports that 24% of Black and Hispanic Americans report discrimination in the workplace. Note, these are just the REPORTED cases of discrimination. (Source)

If you want to be an anti-racist company, you have to shift the culture across your organization — not just the conversation happening in the conference room. It's no longer acceptable to simply check the DEI box.

Let GaneshSpace guide your teams with resources, skill development, and space to explore how mindfulness and identity play roles in creating systemic change — in the workplace and in their lives.

 

Do you stutter when a job applicant asks you, “what is your organization doing to create equity in the workplace?”

This is a question every company should be able to answer in 2021, but in a world of performative allyship, it’s not uncommon to question if your efforts are enough.

Especially when HR is already overburdened with navigating how to best employ people in a complex and (still) changing context and doesn’t have the capacity or comprehensive skill set to tackle DEI efforts.

You can sense the collective grief and fatigue on your team — morale is hard to come by, your team is burnt out before they start their day simply from trying to survive for the last 2 years, and WFH norms have created disconnects you haven’t been able to bounce back from yet.

Creating an inclusive culture — especially one that embraces intersectionality so that *every* employee in your organization feels affirmed — is more than XXX.

You want to not only retain employees from a wide range of identities, but actually create an environment, upheld by every person in your organization, not just HR and the CSuite, where each individual feels respected.

DISCOVER WORKSPACES

 

Let us lead your team through our signature program, WorkSpaces, where we’ll help your team dismantle the oppressive systems inside of us and around us.

This intimate 6-month program is designed for employees’ personal healing and our collective liberation. Your team will learn and let go of harmful internalized belief systems that don’t serve them, your organization — or any of us.

Designed to immerse every employee in personal discovery, self-exploration, and awareness-generating conversations on identity, our goal is to support personal transformation and collective growth.

THE ROOT OF HARMFUL NARRATIVES

SEXUALITY

You’ll be guided through an exercise to socially locate yourself, identify your proximity to power, and privilege. Together we’ll discover the root of harmful narratives so you can begin disrupting and dismantling these narratives and systems.

We’ll help you explore ways that people identify with their sexuality, and offer you the opportunity to learn terminology, begin to understand the differences between gender identity and sexuality, so you can discover how systems of oppression affect people based on their sexuality.

RACE

BODY

Together, we’ll explore how the construct of race impacts individuals and communities. From the segregation, colorism, proximity to whiteness, to CRT and education, you’ll understand how deeply rooted the history of race in the US is so you can uncover your own internal biases.

You’ll learn how ableism, fatphobia, and diet culture create harmful narratives and experiences, and how certain bodies are excluded, exploited, sexualized, so you can acknowledge that judgment and bypassing are experienced when we identify and create one ideal body, body type, and body experience.

GENDER

LIBERATION FOR ALL!

You’ll learn that gender is a construct, become familiar with the terminology related to gender, and begin to uncover how the gender binary, binaries, and language can feel limiting and oppressive, creates inequities, and leads to violence, so you can empathize with gender and non-gender conforming experiences.

We’ll share and reflect on your experience and takeaways, so you can be affirmed in all the ways oppressive systems take you away from your true essence and pure alignment. We’ll leave you with a guided meditation and/or movement practice so you can engage in the way that best supports you, so you can continue reclaiming your authentic self.

 

Your Employees Will Learn:

 

  • How systems of oppression have affected your life and the lives of others and be affirmed in the ways these systems have made you feel and impacted your life..
  • How constructs of race, gender, sexuality, and body have negatively affected you, and discover how intersectionality impacts your lived experience and the experiences of others..
  • How and where you have the power to create change, and understand the role that healing, rest and self-care play in taking action..
  • How to take personal action towards dismantling oppressive systems, and receive action steps to uplift others and deepen your allyship..
  • How to continue to show up as you are, and begin to embody who you want to be..
  • Continue to show up as you are, and begin to embody who you want to be.

 

You will gain an understanding of:

 

  • The global impacts of racism, your own internal biases around race, and reflection on when and how you might benefit from the construct of race.
  • The history of fluidity through gender expression, different gender and non-gender conforming experiences, and name where you hold proximity and power as it relates to gender.
  • What sexual orientation is and is not and the negative impacts one’s sexuality and truth can have on their life, and uncover your biases around sexuality.
  • Where you have biases around the body, and You’ll also learn what is perceived to be an ideal body and how that ideal body is perceived based on race, gender, sexuality, and ability.
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FOR THE ORGANIZATION: 

This means no more cringe-worthy messages in your team slack channel. Fewer personnel complaints for HR to handle. Genuine and change-making answers to the question, “how is your organization prioritizing a diverse and inclusive team?” It also means increased productivity across your teams because employees have mindfulness tools for focus, resilience, and empathy. Greater employee retention because individuals feel safe at work. And the ability to attract top talent that is now factoring social justice initiatives into their employment choices.

FOR HR: 

This means no more cringe-worthy messages in your team slack channel. Fewer personnel complaints for HR to handle. Genuine and change-making answers to the question, “how is your organization prioritizing a diverse and inclusive team?” It also means increased productivity across your teams because employees have mindfulness tools for focus, resilience, and empathy. Greater employee retention because individuals feel safe at work. And the ability to attract top talent that is now factoring social justice initiatives into their employment choices.

FOR THE EMPLOYEE: 

This means no more cringe-worthy messages in your team slack channel. Fewer personnel complaints for HR to handle. Genuine and change-making answers to the question, “how is your organization prioritizing a diverse and inclusive team?” It also means increased productivity across your teams because employees have mindfulness tools for focus, resilience, and empathy. Greater employee retention because individuals feel safe at work. And the ability to attract top talent that is now factoring social justice initiatives into their employment choices.

YOUR TEAM MIGHT:

 

  • Feel helpless, angry, frustrated, overwhelmed or maybe even guilty — and that could be affecting their work and how they work with their colleagues.
  • Want to be a part of the change, but don’t know quite where to start — preventing your organization from becoming an anti-racist company
  • Not know how to show up in the world with more resilience and compassion — leaving them feeling increasingly burnt out.
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GaneshSpace helps people who feel overwhelmed by the injustices in the world. We’re the first, and only, organization and community platform that uses mindfulness to explore the intersection of identity and social justice. We’re dedicated to creating an equitable world where personal action leads to collective liberation through mindfulness education.

People want to see lasting, systemic change for marginalized communities and othered individuals, but often don’t know where to start, are paralyzed by overwhelm or exhaustion, and don’t have a safe space to explore their personal role in collective reform. We seek personal and collective change, but often don’t have access to resources, education, or safe and supportive spaces.

Founded by a team of mindfulness teachers who felt displaced and disempowered within the wellness industry — and the world — we saw the need to create spaces where people could explore their sense of belonging and wholeness within themselves and the world. Born in India, raised in NYC, and now breathing online, our spaces are dedicated to tackling the hard stuff — internalized racism, bias-based trauma, and all the sticky and complicated emotions that get in the way of connection and joy.

Through mindfulness education and resources, we raise awareness and provide education for creating personal and collective change — whether you identify with a marginalized community, want to be an active ally, and everything in between. We provide a safe space for important conversations, amplify the voices and identities of leaders from all backgrounds, and offer a wide range of mindfulness modalities to serve your individual — and our collective — healing. We offer accessible mindfulness practices and tools, host self-reflective and safe conversations, and support a community that is causing social change.

Our platform supports the intersectionality of identity and social justice, that educates and provides mindfulness resources and tools for personal and collective change. By recognizing that every person experiences marginalization and privilege differently, we offer a diverse range of classes and support spaces to help navigate issues of race, gender, body and sexuality.

OUR FOUNDING TEAM

 

GaneshSpace's team members come from many backgrounds — Black, API, Latinx, white, straight, queer, fat, skinny, she, he, they. It's with this diverse insight that we have developed a wide range of mindfulness programs that explore the intersections within ourselves and the world.

Our teachers' intentions are simple: to make the practice as accessible and inclusive as possible, so we can all work towards collective liberation. From race to gender to sexuality to our bodies, we share the practice through this intersectional lens with the deep belief that by healing ourselves, we can heal the world around us.

Kim Thai

FOUNDER

Kim Thai (she/her) is an Emmy-award-winning producer; writer, social justice advocate and mindfulness teacher. She founded GaneshSpace because she was seeking a community where she could be her most authentic self in her healing journey. As a queer Asian woman and a proud kid of Vietnamese refugees, she shares Buddhist teachings to help people find the freedom and power that lives within themselves. She has personally experienced how our breath can change the way we see and show up in the world and believes deeply that equity is possible and can be achieved if we start reflecting and taking action now.

 

Linda Lopes

FOUNDING TEACHER

Linda Lopes is a yoga, meditation, and Reiki practitioner based in Brooklyn, New York serving youth and adults. She discovered her mat a decade ago through a mentor, who she always refers to as the catalyst for change in her life. While in search of happiness, joy, and love; she soon realized that what she and most of us long for can be found within. As a Founding Teacher at GaneshSpace, she actively creates and holds spaces for BIPOC to come together and heal. She strongly believes that it is in power of brave, authentic, trusting, and loving communities that we can create change in the world. .

Tisha Samuels

FOUNDING TEACHER

Tisha Samuels (she/her) is a Founding Teacher of GaneshSpace. She is a a yoga and ayurveda student and teacher in Pittsburgh, PA (originally Iroquios, Lenape and Shawnee land). She strives to create space for students to learn and use mindfulness tools to bring them back to their highest and truest selves and to discover how that affects and connects them with the world around them. Becoming a part of GaneshSpace was a necessity, not a decision. With so much hatred and misunderstanding built within the systems that we live, it is a priority to Tisha to be part of the movement towards collective change. It is true dharma to participate in an organization that is centered around mindful action.

Felipe Gonzalez

FOUNDING TEACHER

Felipe Gonzalez (he/him) is a certified 500 ERYT, Katonah Yoga® teacher, and Founding Teacher at GaneshSpace. Based in Santa Monica, California (Tongva land) he has spent the last six years learning, unlearning, and exploring the intersections of yoga, mindfulness, and social justice. His mission is to rewrite the narrative around wellness and healing. He believes that Yoga is a practice of activism. By allowing oneself to engage in practices and techniques of self awareness, self regulation, and self care, it awakens the desire to make the world a better place than you found it.

Kristina Lopez

COMMUNITY MANAGER

Kristina Lopez (she/they) is an artist, death doula, and meditation teacher. Her practice is informed by an intersectional lens dedicated to collective liberation. She intertwines Buddhist philosophy with contemporary theories of anti-racism, anti-capitalism, and sex positivity. She is a second generation Caribbean American born and raised on Lenape land in NYC. As the community manager of GaneshSpace, she believes that mindfulness and activism are both necessary in our search for freedom.

Kirby Cernosek

CONTRIBUTING TEACHER

Kirby Cernosek (she/they) creates, muses, storytellers and performs; but along the way she remembered her powers of intimacy, connection, honor, and authenticity. Kirby understands that the idea of liberation requires working from the root of things. Radicalizing all parts of ourselves, seeing ourselves and others as sacred, shifting perception of reality, mending trauma through ancestry and community, and ultimately remembering who you are. Her modalities are intuitive touch, body work, reiki, cuddle therapy, ritual, breath, acupuncture, yoga, and meditation.

Darryl Aiken-Afam

CONTRIBUTING TEACHER

Darryl Aiken-Afam (he/him), the creator of the Ambient Noise/Contact and Conversation racism reduction programs, is a practitioner of Taoist and Zen based meditation, yoga, and martial arts practices for over 25 years. He’s worked with collegiate, professional and Olympic athletes, as well as celebrities like Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. He holds an Associates degree in engineering, a Bachelors in general psychology and a Masters in Leadership Psychology, the latter two from Penn State University.

Jen SanMiguel

CONTRIBUTING TEACHER

Jen SanMiguel (she/her) is a 300+ hour certified yoga instructor. Through yoga, she learned to move and breathe into deeper parts of myself that I had either ignored or just didn’t even know were there. She found herself connecting to something real, something higher. Yoga didn’t change her into something else; it introduced her to her truest self — a natural state is joy. That’s what she tries to bring to her own teaching.

Analisa Adoracion

CONTRIBUTING TEACHER

Analisa Adoricion (they/them) is a Queer, second generation Filipinx Movememt & Relationship educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Their heart sings for sexual liberation, advocacy of healthy relationships and deconstructing patriarchal models and methods within stagnant ways of thinking and moving.

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Ready to create a forward thinking workplace for your staff? Contact us now.

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DONATE

At GaneshSpace, we teach you how to take your practice and turn it into actionable mindfulness. Your financial contribution is not just a donation. It supports our community. It supports your practice. And it supports the world around us. Please consider making a contribution.

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STAY CONNECTED

Make GaneshSpace yours. Be a part in shaping our community and how we bring actionable mindfulness into the world. Sign up for our bi-weekly newsletter that will keep bring you the tools and resources you need to create a better world for all of us — right into your inbox.

DONATE

At GaneshSpace, we teach you how to take your practice and turn it into actionable mindfulness. Your financial contribution is not just a donation. It supports our community. It supports your practice. And it supports the world around us. Please consider making a contribution.

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