WHC Intro for People of Color — March 24-25

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WHC Intro for People of Color
Baltimore, MD — March 24-25, 2018

Co-facilitated by Mahlía Joyce




Healing Ourselves, Healing Our Communities, Healing Our Nation

Right now is a time when we need to be at our most clear and most strong, so that we can reach out to each other and create connections that will serve everyone’s health and the health of our planet. This has been a time of great pain for many people of color. We aim, specifically, to offer this workshop to this specific group at no cost in an effort to heal wounds, repair damage, and assist our communities in moving forward together in health.

Whole Heart Connection is a set of tools for mutual empowerment, and for holding non-violent core alignment in conflictual situations. The body-based nature of these practices makes them ideal for becoming conscious of, and clearing, unconscious embodied racism and sexism, including internalized racism and sexism. These are tools for fostering equality even in the midst of social power imbalance.

Our goal is the well-being of entire communities, and so we are committed to fostering personal health every step of the way. There is no division between being an activist and taking care of ourselves.


“This class is like continuing education in decolonizing ourselves. It’s like a jailbreak—taking down the walls we’ve built to defend ourselves, but which have come to stand between ourselves and our full potential.”

– Rachelle Rosario


About Thea

Thea Elijah is a white-skinned Jewish convert to Islam, and the developer of WHC. She treasures the growth that happens when we are working together for everyone’s health and justice.

About Mahlía

Mahlía Joyce is a Black woman with over 20 years of experience in education, social justice work and community engagement. She is dedicated to and passionate about cultivating healing among individuals and communities experiencing historic and ongoing oppression.

Want to know more about Whole Heart Connection?
Click here to visit our WHC Free Resources section!



Workshop Dates

Saturday and Sunday
March 24-25, 2018
9am – 5pm


There is no tuition for this workshop!
We are accepting donations only.


The Heart Nest
4 Rolling Crossroads #3
Catonsville, MD 21228


Students of this workshop qualify for 14 NCCAOM-approved CEUs.
(10 Core Knowledge, 4 Ethics)


WHC Economic Redress

Hey white people! Would you like to join in the blessings of this work? Click the button below to support the WHC Economic Redress Fund, or if you’d like to sign up for the Whole Heart Whiteness mailing list.


Additional Offerings for WHC Students

WHC Workbook

Many people enjoy getting a Workbook in advance, so as to be more familiar with the practices during the workshop. Or, you can wait, and get a copy at the workshop.

Phone Consult with Thea

Thea Elijah offers phone consults for people who seek very direct, very personalized insight into how to use WHC to live from their deepest health.


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  • Whole Heart Connection Workbook

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  • Phone Consult with Thea

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  • 30 Days of WHC Email Series

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