Darryl Aiken-Afam & Robin Schlenger

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. He is the CEO of the Afam Consulting Group and has taught this unique and effortless form of healing yoga to collegiate, professional and Olympic athletes, and has had notable clients likes Ahimir “Questlove” Thompson, Curtis Granderson of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Craig Robinson (older brother to Michelle Obama).

Robin Schlenger received her Masters in Social Work from New York University and has also studied Psychodrama, Drama Therapy, Playback Theater and restorative conversations which she uses in her work.

Robin is on the leadership team of European Dissent (ED) which is an Affinity Group of The People's Institute of Survival and Beyond. ED is a group of people of European Descent who "dissent" from the ideology of white supremacy and organize together with other whites and people of color to undo racism. She has extensive experience in facilitating difficult dialogues and conversations about difference with a focus on growth, healing, and repairing. has many years of clinical and supervisory experience working in the nonprofit and public sectors. As a consultant, Robin specializes in facilitating presentations and trainings that are rooted in restorative and anti-racist principles, which includes, difficult dialogues, supervision across differences and creating respectful and appreciative workplaces. She speaks extensively on white privilege from an individual and organizational perspective and what it means to partner with people of color in antiracist work.

Past Olios with Darryl Aiken-Afam & Robin Schlenger

Seeing the Subconscious: Mindfulness, Psychology, and the Road to Healing Racism

Venue: None

Teacher: Darryl Aiken-Afam & Robin Schlenger

July 5, 2020, 7 p.m.

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