Nathan Friend, Dad's Recess Facilitator
Nathan (he/him) is a father of three and movement practitioner. Since becoming a father, Nathan has moved his work to center his family, as a full-time parent, home steward, and movement practitioner. Nathan has dedicated his practices to
In addition to his role as dad, Nathan works as a Development Manager for the local early childhood education television show, Look, Listen, and Learn, and has previously worked for Community Fitness and KEXP. Born and raised in Seattle, Nathan loves building and celebrating community through place-based work.
Nathan's facilitation style is warm, silly, and empathetic. His work as a Dad's Recess Facilitator centers connection building and breaking down barriers upheld by patriarchy and toxic masculinity. Nathan recognizes and attunes deeply to his identities as a cis-hetero, white, upper class man and is in direct and constant accountability practices to organize alongside liberation work.
Sohroosh Hashemi, Mindful & Embodied Fatherhood Facilitator
Sohroosh (he/him) is a father of three who is whole heartedly committed to parenting from his center and embodying non-violence as a father and community member. His work as a stay-at-home parent has created openings for him to be in a rigorous and tender practice of healing from patriarchal models of fatherhood and breaking intergenerational cycles of disembodiment.
Sohroosh's facilitation style is gentle and curious. His parenting is informed by the following frameworks: Hand-in-Hand Parenting, Decolonized Non-Violent Communication, and Zen Buddhism.
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