Rashid Hughes

rashid hughes mindfulness facilitator


Graduated EMI Level One 300-hr Training 2017
Graduated EMI Level Two 500-hr Training 2018
Location Washington, DC


Rashid was born in Richmond Virginia, into a family that cherished community and culture. From a very young age, he wished that there would be less violence in the world and that people would be more loving to one another. In 2010, Rashid graduated from the Howard University Department of Music and the Howard University School of Divinity in 2014.

Rashid is the co-founder and managing director of the Institute of African-American Mindfulness, a non-profit organization in Washington DC, dedicated to providing mindfulness and other healing practices to the African-American community and other communities of color. Currently, Rashid co-leads two Teen Mindfulness Groups with the Insight Meditation Center of Washington DC, and he also teaches weekly Mindfulness classes at several transitional housing units with So Others Might Eat, a non-profit organization in Washington DC. Restorative Justice is another process that Rashid facilitates in DC Public Schools as an alternative approach to handling conflicts, addressing misbehavior, holding discussions, and repairing harm in communities. Rashid is devoted to helping all people rediscover well-being and fulfillment through learning how to live more compassionately towards themselves and their world. Website: www.iaam-dc.org & www.rashidhughes.com.