Happy Creativity Thursday: Creativity Conversations, 4/30 DC Event & 5/15 Online Workshop


Happy Creativity Thursday!

April has been a month filled with creativity conversations. Yesterday, I hosted the DC Digital Sisterhood Network’s Breakfast Meet Up at Teaism, a woman-owned tea house (see photo above). Learn what happened at the meet up by clicking here to listen to the podcast I recorded with Valerie Trammel, founder of Trammel Communications. Valerie was the first person who arrived at the meet up. She won a Digital Sisterhood mug filled with Tazo Passion tea bags and chocolates. She also received a complimentary 20 minute creativity coaching session (which we had today). We had a great time chatting about creativity and overcoming challenges with Nia, founder of Karat Cakery, a DC Dessert Food Truck (makes the best carrot cake in the universe!!!!).


Two weeks ago, I hosted a creativity conversation during the Atlanta Digital Sisterhood Meet Up held at Proof and Provision, a bar and restaurant located in the Georgian Terrace Hotel. Click here to listen to the podcast I recorded with the  amazing women who attended the event.


The Mediterranean Spot
The Mediterranean Spot

If you are in DC on April 30, join me for the DC Digital Sisterhood Meet Up: Sip Tea & Coffee, Eat Dessert & Chat About Creativity from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Mediterranean Spot, 1501 U Street, NW, Washington, DC (located on the corner of 15th and U Streets, two blocks from the U Street/Cardozo Green/Yellow Line Metro). Click here to register for the event on Eventbrite.

Photo Credit: http://blog.ali-comunicazione.com/?cat=3
Photo Credit: http://blog.ali-comunicazione.com/?cat=3


Do you know what creativity looks like in your life? Do you need to open your creative heart? Do you know what your creative voice sounds like? Are you able to access it? What is it telling you? Are you ready to give birth to your creativity? Do you need support and tips on how to give birth to your creativity or navigate your creative process?

If you answered YES to one or more of these questions, join me on Thursday, May 15 for the “Giving Birth to Your Creativity” online workshop from 8:30 p.m. EST to 10:00 p.m. EST. The online 90 minute workshop will offer a small group of five participants the following:

  • Creative Self-Care Practices (breathing exercises, guided meditation, affirmation, and kind and gentle office yoga for your eyes, hands, mouth, and shoulders).
  • Ice Breaker Exercise and Sharing Circle.
  • Talk on “Giving Birth to Your Creativity with a Creativity Recipe.”
  • Journaling Exercises with Sharing Circle and Creativity Coaching Feedback.
  • Action Planning Steps and Tips for Giving Birth to Your Creativity.
  • Two creativity coaching email check-ins (one in June and one in July).
  • A special discount on creativity coaching sessions and packages.

That Which Awakes Me by Ananda Leeke

The workshop is based on exercises and information contained in my book, That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery (available on Amazon). It will be delivered via conference call. So all you need to participate is your telephone. Once you register and pay $26.26 ($23.95 workshop fee and $2.31 Eventbrite fee) for the workshop, I will  email you an agenda with handouts, the special discount on creativity coaching sessions, and the telephone number for the conference call. Click here to register for the workshop.



Get Ready for Ananda’s Monthly Yoga Class Fundraisers for OBAMA 2012 Campaign

Photo Credit: Leigh Mosley wwwleighmosley.com

Calling all DC, Maryland, and Virginia folks!

Join me and my Kind and Gentle Yoga Meet Up Group for Sunday morning yoga from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m on June 24, July 29, August 26, September 9, October 14, and November 4 in Malcolm X/Meridian Hill Park located at 16th Street and Florida Avenue, NW Streets in Washington, DC.  The U Street Metro on the Green Line is the closest subway stop. To stay updated on the class schedule, please click here to join the Meet Up Group (free to join). You can also find information about the classes on BarackObama.com’s event listiings.

The yoga class will take place by the reflecting pool (with ducks and flowers) and waterfall located near the Malcolm X/Meridian Hill Park entrance at 16th Street and Florida Avenue (at the bottom of the hill).

Photo Credit: BarackObama.com

The yoga class is offered free of charge with an invitation for class members to make a donation to President Barack H. Obama’s successful 2012 re-election campaign online through the donation button on BarackObama.com: https://contribute.barackobama.com/donation/index.html.  You can also make a donation offline by giving me your donation before or after the class. I will submit all yoga class donations online as a part of my OBAMA 2012 campaign fundraising efforts.


  • PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MAT. Mats are NOT provided.
  • Dress in comfortable clothes.
  • Try not to eat or drink 1 hour before the class.
  • If it rains, the group will not meet.
  • Email kiamshaleeke@yahoo.com if you have questions.
  • I will be wearing a pink OBAMA 2012 t-shirt at each class. See photo below.
Photo Credit: BarackObama.com

What are your June adventures? Learn about Ananda’s June adventures on Sisterhood the Blog Radio, Ignite DC #4, Blogging While Brown, and DC She Writes Meet Up.

Hi everyone,

What kind of June adventures do you have planned?  My June adventures are fun-filled.  Check them out below. Hope you can join me!

Ananda’s June Adventures

Sisterhood the Blog logo created by Ananda Leeke

1) Ananda is hosting the Women in Social Media series on Sisterhood the Blog Radio on June 10 at 8 pm EST (Pam Perry), June 15 at 8:30 pm EST (Katherine Lewis), and June 22 at 8 pm EST (Shonali Burke).

2) Come here Ananda’s June 16th talk on “Who’s living inside of me?” from 6pm to 10pm at Ignite DC, Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC.

3) Watch Ananda’s kg yoga life practices class on Mom TV on June 16 at 8:00 pm EST (the show will be pre-recorded in the morning).  Click on the link to watch the show: http://www.momtv.com/kgyogalife.html.

4) Register for the Blogging While Brown conference in DC (click here to register) and take Ananda’s yoga class for social media users on June 19 from 8:15 am to 8:30 am at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest, Washington, DC (located at Mt Vernon/Convention Center subway station).

5) Ananda is serving as the organizer for the DC She Writes Meet Up on June 29 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Teaism, 400 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC. Click on the link for more details: http://www.shewrites.com/events/washington-dc-sw-first.  She Writes – www.shewrites.com – is a social networking site for women writers.  It was established on June 29, 2009. The Meet Up will celebrate the first year anniversary.