Tandem Speaks!

Friday, March 3 - 7:00 PM

On Friday, March 3, Tandem Friends welcomes the authors of Let Your Light Shine to TANDEM Speaks! for an evening of learning, growing and connecting. Ali Smith and Atman Smith are the co-founders of the Holistic Life Foundation, a non-profit organization that brings yoga and mindfulness to schools. Their pioneering work brings trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness to underserved youth and influences education curriculum worldwide. Their recent book Let Your Light Shine is the story of personal transformation as the authors show how yoga and meditation transformed not only their own lives but thousands of historically underserved kids in Baltimore. Dr. Paul Harris, founder of Integrity Matters, LLC and former professor of Education at the University of Virginia and The Pennsylvania State University, will lead a conversation with these remarkable men about their journey in mindfulness and their work to share these practices in schools and beyond. 

You can find an interview with Ali and Atman and their co-author Andrés González on the Ten Percent Happier Podcast and a recent appearance on Good Morning America.  Other media interviews can be found here.  



Friday, March 3, 2023 - 7:00-8:15 p.m.



The Dickinson Fine and Performing Arts Center at Piedmont Virginia Community College

Charlottesville, VA.



To reach out to the Tandem Friends family and beyond and use our Speaker Series model to discuss and develop values that help foster community, form community partnerships with businesses and organizations and raise funds to support the school’s financial aid program.


TICKETS available at https://tandemfs.ejoinme.org/TandemSpeaks23tickets

$35 - Advance General Admission until March 2 

$40 - General Admission

$10 - Students

$20 - Educators (special rate)

$125 - Benefactors (includes invitation to a pre-event reception)

Corporate Sponsorships available now - please contact ?lcoyner@tandemfs.org? for details.

Tickets available online at? tandemfs.ejoinme.org/TandemSpeaks23tickets


All funds raised by TANDEM Speaks! will support financial aid at Tandem Friends School. Nearly 40 percent of Tandem students receive some form of financial aid. Tandem provides more than $1 million in aid each year which supports a student body that represents our community, regardless of their family’s ability to pay.


V. Earl Dickinson Building, PVCC
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Event Type
Lecture / Workshop


Tandem Friends School

Date / Time

Friday, March 3, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM


Lauren Coyber
(434) 296-1303
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