Darryl & Robin

Robin Schlenger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Supervisor, and Antiracist Consultant and Organizer with over 10 years of supervisory experience. She received her Master's Degree in Social Work and SIFI certification from NYU and has been studying and using Psychodrama and Drama therapy for over 5 years. Her experience includes providing clinical supervision with an anti-racist and anti-oppressive lens for social workers, creative arts therapists, and licensed mental health counselors.

Darryl Aiken-Afam is a martial artist and a practitioner of the Taoist healing and meditation arts, Meridian Cleansing Qigong, Zen Shiatsu and Taoist psychology. Darryl created his own system of Chi energy based yoga called Meridian Touch back in 2000, derived from Chinese Tao-In exercises and blended with Zen Shiatsu, Athletic Training, and Martial Arts philosophy. Darryl is also very active in the world of social justice. His “Contact & Conversation” events, designed to help everyday people to converse deeply and successfully about race, uses mindfulness meditation, yoga, human touch, and social psychology to bridge the gulf of pain and emotion associated with discussing race.

Past Olios with Darryl & Robin

Seeing the Subconscious: Mindfulness and the Road to Healing Racism

What can ancient Taoist and Buddhist mindfulness practices and western Social Psychology teach us about the process of undoing racism in our subconscious? This is a chance to tap into the deep and unconscious patterns of thought around race that have been embedded in our society and begin the process of having real and authentic conversations about race with people from different racial groups.

Venue: None

Teacher: Darryl & Robin

Oct. 27, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

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