Jun 28, 2017

Summer Ramp Up

Heal One World, Fresno
Heal One World, Fresno

Heal One World Fresno made a great start on April 15 with their grand opening and our Executive Director, Skye, was featured in the local news!

Since the opening of the Fresno location, classes in Tai Chi, Yoga and Meditation have begun. The classes leave our students feeling calm and reconnected to themselves. Our latest events at Woodward Park Library and the neighborhood Trader Joe’s have been very successful in introducing the community to new forms of healing and healthier lifestyle choices.  

Giving back to the community is a big part of the The Zen Den and providing free classes to veterans is one of the many ways we reach that goal. We offer free classes to all military and the Veterans Administration brings veterans by weekly to enjoy classes, where they are provided a safe space to release some of their mental stresses and engage their minds through various teachings of Tai Chi, such as Sun Style, Kung Fu, Qigong and Bagua.

Our project manager, Miinkay hosted a volunteers social for our volunteers to get to know each other and hopes to build a network of healers for Heal One World.

We welcomed six interns for this summer who are helping us with outreach, marketing, fundraising, grantwriting, event planning, and the Awareness Festival. Our team has met and connected with over 50 different local business to learn about our community and search for more volunteer support. The interns have been busy creating new and up to date flyers and schedules and manage our social media outlets supporting our classes and events.

At the beginning of June, we welcomed a new fitness class called Tension Release Exercises (TRE) which is being taught by Rocio Gonzalez. The class uses therapeutic exercises to help you remove stress and tension caused by previous traumas. We are excited to have her on board!

On July 9th, we will be working with PATH to host a nutritional demo at the farmers market in Venice.

On July 15th we will be hosting a pre-natal free yoga event with yoga classes and free nutritional and birth advice from a trained and experienced doula, Kimberly Neer.

On July 30th, we are partnering with a local farmer's market to bring a health fair to the community. Our goal is to teach healthy living habits through free fitness classes and making healthier food choices and to introduce people to alternative healing modalities like craniosacral therapy and reiki.

Miinkay and Daniela with Taebo Instructor Ben
Miinkay and Daniela with Taebo Instructor Ben
Heal One World, Los Angeles
Heal One World, Los Angeles

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Mar 29, 2017

Springing into Wellness at Heal One World

Tai Chi in Fresno
Tai Chi in Fresno

Heal One World is excited to announce new programsat the Healthy Living Center in Los Angeles and the opening of our first affiliate space in Fresno, California. The Zen Den Studio will open on April 15th in Central Fresno. Offering Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation and self defense.  In Fresno we also have our Veterans program, teaching tai chi and meditation three times a week at the VA (Veteran's Administration), and Tai Chi and the local library.  We are very enthusiastic to serve Fresno and the Central Valley. Veterans report reduction in headaches and stress, more coordinated movement and having steadier moods.

In Los Angeles we have begun working with PATH, twice weekly yoga classes at their transitional housing complex in Mar Vista.  We still hold yoga classes at the Venice Family Clinic. We have added a new meditation class as well as Tae Bo on Saturdays.  Our new project manager MiinKay is offering cranio-sacral therapy at our studio by donation, it is a very powerful hands-on healing modality.

We had our annual Zen Den at the Sundance Film Festival as well, offering holistic healing treatments as well as yoga, tai chi and meditation. 

Our 7th annual Awareness Film Festival was a large success, showcasing over 200 films in 11 days at LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles.  Filmmakers attended from around the globe and Heal One World was represented before each screening. We hosted panels on mental illness, PTSD and featured the Save A Warrior foundation for veterans.  We also honored four animal activists at our dinner event. We also offered free screenings to the community. We are excited to announce our 8th annual awareness and fund-raising event will take place October 5-15th at the Regal Cinemas in Downtown Los Angeles.

Four honorees at the Awareness Film Festival
Four honorees at the Awareness Film Festival
Save A Warrior Veterans at AFF '16
Save A Warrior Veterans at AFF '16
Zen Den 2017
Zen Den 2017
Sep 26, 2016

Awareness is Rising to Heal One Wolrd

Yoga Class
Yoga Class

Although the summer is grinding to an end, Heal One World is still working full steam ahead! In June, we held our 2nd annual Celebrate Our Neighborhood Eco & Wellness Fair at Club Union with a wonderful turnout and  demonstrations in Tae Bo, Tabata, Yoga and Meditation.

Starting in September, HOW is introducing three free new donation based classes to its schedule: a Simple Tai Chi class of Wednesdays and Saturdays, with leaders from our training, and a beginner Tae Bo class on Saturdays as well as a Spanish yoga class catering to primary spanish speakers on Sunday. 

We are excited to announce a new partnership with PATH West Los Angeles where we will begin offering classes to those in transitional housing.  We wil offer both Tai Chi and Yoga. 

This October from the 6th through the 16th, we will be hosting our 7th Annual Awareness Film Festival at LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles! With an attendance of over 5,000 attendees last year and featuring a whopping 200 films from all corners of the earth as well as Q &A panels and conscious art & music, we’re hopping to see our attendance double this year. You of course, are invited. For more information, please visit www.awarenessfestival.org.

Also, in exciting news we have opened our 2nd branch, in the Central Valley! Fresno is now having Tai Chi and Yoga classes in partnership with HOW and the Fresno Library. Our focus is on providing non-invasive therapies, such as yoga and meditation to underserved populations. Since that time, we have expanded to serve the Central Valley by providing our non-invasive therapies to seniors, veterans, and the disabled.

Health Fair
Health Fair
Awareness Film Festival 2016
Awareness Film Festival 2016
New Tae Bo Class
New Tae Bo Class
Tai Chi Class
Tai Chi Class
Tae Bo at Health fair
Tae Bo at Health fair
 
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