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Saturday, June 16 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Strengthening Self Empowerment

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We are stars/spirit/sacred energy inhabiting a human body. Working out helps many of us empower our bodies and minds, building muscular and mental strength and flexibility, to align our movement efforts with the design of our muscles and bones. But many of us struggle with the oppressive norms of the "fitness industry." In this meet up we`ll share stories and strategies for showing up to your strength training without compromise. For folks who have a dedicated routine or those interested in starting one.


Mariana Castañeda-Lopez

Mariana Castañeda-Lopez is dancer, educator, and a born & bred Detroiter. Her passion for bridging the physical and mental realms of life naturally led her to Pilates. As an undergrad at Goucher College in Baltimore, Mariana studied studied philosophy and dance, with concentrations... Read More →

Deesha Narichania

Deesha Narichania (they/them) is passionate about queer and trans people of color experiencing safety, connection, and freedom in their physical bodies as well as in their communities. They are currently serving as the Program Coordinator of Mount Sinai's Transgender Healing and Resilience... Read More →

Saturday June 16, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
STATE HALL: Room 116