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March 15, 2021

Fellowship Forum: Finding Your Breath/Weaving Your Purpose with Garrison Institute Fellow Jackie Ivy

What if everything that has ever happened to us in our lives has been on purpose?  The good, the bad, the painful, the embarrassing, the sad……all of it.  
Join Garrison Institute Fellow, Jackie Ivy for a workshop that addresses just this question, using breath as the entry point of an answer.  Using her own experiences as an entry point into the work, Jackie will share how breath work and mindfulness has served as a key ingredient in her journey towards integration, both professionally and personally.  
Jackie will lead the group through various breath work exercises as well as guide us in a process of beginning to weave together the various life “bits” of our life, even if some experiences don’t feel like they should fit…..  

The Garrison Institute Fellowship Forum is a series of conversations with extraordinary leaders with expertise and experience in awareness-based contemplative wisdom, the science of interconnection, generative action, and collective healing. Each conversation will be co-facilitated by the Garrison Institute Fellows and Fellowship Director Dr. Angel Acosta. 

This workshop will be conducted on Zoom from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET on Monday March 15. The zoom link will be emailed to participants within twenty-four hours of your registration. If you have any questions about this event, please contact us at events@garrisoninstitute.org

Your support matters. Our vision for a more just, compassionate world has never felt more urgent. While we cannot share physical space together, we remain committed to a shared practice of social and spiritual care. We are thankful for the support to create a virtual sanctuary during this time. If you feel called to support our work, we welcome your tax-deductible contribution towards our efforts. 

Jackie Ivy 
is a design consultant with an extensive career in academic and commercial experiential design. She has applied her design thinking to physical spaces, branding and marketing campaigns, as well as leadership, education and non-profit systems-thinking. Her work encourages design and innovative thinking around realities that have yet to be fully achieved, staying true to the integrity of each project as well as inventing possibilities that have never been imagined.  Jackie is currently developing collaborative projects through the anti-brand studio as well as serving as a Garrison Fellow.  Previously in her career, Jackie has worked for brands such as Nike, rag & bone, iHeart Media, Soho House, the Buccini/Pollin Group, Urban Outfitters, the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation as well as the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy.  She received her Master of Environmental Design from the School of Architecture at Yale University, where she graduated with academic honors. She received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from University of Virginia, and double majored in American Studies through the English Department. 

Dr. Angel Acosta, Director of the Garrison Institute Fellowship. For the last decade, Dr. Angel Acosta has worked to bridge the fields of leadership, social justice, and mindfulness. He holds a doctorate degree in curriculum and teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. Acosta has supported more than educational leaders and their students by facilitating leadership trainings, creating pathways to higher education, and designing dynamic learning experiences. His dissertation explored healing-centered education as a promising framework for educational leadership development. After participating in the Mind and Life Institute’s Academy for Contemplative Leadership, Acosta began consulting and developing learning experiences that weave leadership development with conversations about inequality and healing, to support educational leaders through contemplative and restorative practices. As a former trustee for the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, he participated as a speaker and discussant at the Asia Pacific Forum on Holistic Education in Kyoto, Japan. He continues to consult for organizations like the NYC Department of Education, UNICEF, Columbia University and others. Over the last couple of years, he has designed the Contemplating 400 Years of Inequality Experience–a contemplative journey to understand structural inequality. He’s a proud member of the 400 Years of Inequality Project, based at the New School.

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