Julius Hampton
Julius Hampton (he/him/his) grew up in Los Angeles, California, and was raised by a family of educators. He is a fourth-generation teacher in his family. After graduating from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, he moved to the Bay Area to pursue his teaching career and graduate studies. For over 10 years, Julius has worked with youth in a variety of settings including youth theaters, summer educational access programs, museums, outdoor spaces, and public and independent elementary school classrooms. He currently teaches 4th grade in Oakland, CA. In all of his work, Julius is passionate about advocating for racial and environmental justice issues, as well as seeking and creating opportunities to cultivate Black joy, healing, and liberation.
Dance Movement & Mindfulness
In-Person Session
In this session, self-care via movement and mindfulness will be explored. Dance from the Afro-Latinx and Afro-Caribbean diaspora (salsa, bachata, reggaeton, Hip Hop, and more) will be the vehicle to release by connecting to the rhythm, sweating it out, and noticing the power of movement and stillness. The dance portion of the session will be followed by an exercise that will encourage noticing without judgment through a guided body scan. There is a powerful connection between dance, mindfulness, and healing.

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