Heal One World: Inner-City Preventative Healthcare

by Heal One World
Tai Chi at Pico Clean Up
Tai Chi at Pico Clean Up

Heal One World had a great summer.  The Pico Blvd clean up walk was a great success with over sixty participants and featured a photo scavenger hunt and Tai Chi in the park. There was delicious Korean bibimbap served to over one hundred at Queen Anne park in conjunction with Bibimbap Backpackers.

There was also the Moksha yoga festival where executive director Skye Kelly gave a talk on self care and Heal One World connected with numerous participants.  Moksha is Los Angeles' only yoga festival and held downtown.

Starting off the fall, how presented the 6th annual Awareness Film Festival at the amazing LA Live in downtown Los Angeles. The highly successful festival showcased over 150 films from 37 countries, with over 100 filmmakers attending from as far away as Sweden, Dubai and Australia. The film's all illuminated issues that are pressing in today's world ranging from heath, political, environmental and the spirit. There were several awards given out, four parties and was a successful fundraiser for Heal One World.

Heal One World started a walk club as well as personal training assessments. Adding cardiovascular classes to round out our offerings we also are offering a weekly boot camp class taught by Mike, a certified personal trainer.

How is proud to be working in conjunction with Kaiser Permanente to bring Fit Right
In program to HOW offering a 6 month program of wellness incorporating nutrition, cardio, stress reduction and self care.  Serving over 50 participants each session above the thousands served each year with free classses.

HOW participated in two health fairs in October offering wellness demos In yoga as a part of Let's Move fair and the Paramount Baptist Church Health fair.

Lastly HOW will be presenting a health fair in 2016 to start off the new year, and furthering the commitment to helping the homeless population as our Executive Director is chair of the Human Services and Environmental Committee with the local neighborhood council, and we will be serving the homeless with holiday meals.

Pico Clean Up in action
Pico Clean Up in action
Serving free bibimbap
Serving free bibimbap
Event
Event
Audience at Awareness Film Festival
Audience at Awareness Film Festival
Audience at Awareness Film Festival
Audience at Awareness Film Festival
Fit Right In Yoga
Fit Right In Yoga

Aloha!

 

Here are the newest updates from Pico Blvd in Los Angeles, we are excited for our summer programs!

Pico Health Walk:

On June 27th we will partner with Heal The Bay, KYCC and OPNC for our Pico Health Walk. Through the participation of volunteers we will clean up the area around us and bring awareness to healthy living as well as the historical and cultural features of the neighborhood. The event will start with a free yoga class at 8:00 am in our studio followed by a photo scavenger hunt and cleanup walk through the neighborhood and ending with free Tai Chi classes in the park.

Moksha Festival:

On July 11th-12th we will be joining the 4th annual Moksha Festival. The festival offers 40 classes teaching yoga, healthy lifestyle choices, nutrition, etc. There will be over 2,000 guests and 75 vendors providing services and products to help promote a healthy lifestyle. There will also be a healing camp, which will utilize many different healing techniques such as energy healing and massage therapy and more. There will also be many forms of entertainment including 9 bands leading sacred music concerts as well as spiritual art exhibits and movie screenings. The Moksha Festival provides endless information on how to create healthy lifestyle habits and wellness.

 Fit Right In:

As our Spring Fit Right In Program ends we will be starting our free summer program on June 28th. All ages are welcome to attend these classes, where participants will learn how to live a healthier lifestyle through knowledge of creating better eating habits and brining awareness of alternative medicine, new exercises, affordable food, and mental health.

 

De-charge workshop:

People experience stress all the time and without the proper means of de-charging stress and negative energy, we have decreased protection against disease, injuries, life's dramas, addiction, anxiety/depression, and the buildup and burnout. We have noticed the need for people to know how to de-charge their own stress and this is why we are starting a new workshop on June 13th teaching techniques for decreasing stress and strain on the body brought from India. This hands-on workshop teaches people how stress is acquired, how to identify the symptoms of stress, and how to decrease and de-charge stress wherever you are using elements of nature. This short workshop is designed to help people quickly and easily restore a sense of stability and balance in their lives through this short workshop.

 Monthly Screenings:

Starting on June 28th, we will be showing monthly screenings of films entered for the Awareness Festival in September. 

 Ayurvedic Consults with Aina:

Ayurveda is a traditional Hindu system of medicine, based on the idea of balance in bodily systems. It uses diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing to help heal and restore health to the human body. According to Ayurveda, each of us has a unique mix of three mind and body principles, which creates our specific mental and physical characteristics. These three principles are called doshas. The three doshas are known as: Vata (Space and Air), Pitta (Fire and Water) and Kapha (Earth and Water). Based on a series of questions pertaining to personality, habits and physical characteristics, Aina will be able to determine her clients’ unique makeup, thus altering their diet and lifestyles to help them become happier and healthier human beings.

 New yoga class Saturdays at 10am w/ Christina:

We are excited to welcome Christina to our team of dedicated teachers who volunteer their time each week. She will be teaching a Beginner/Intermediate level class ever Saturday at 10am.

 Partnership with KYCC low income housing to start yoga classes in summer:

In addition to adding Christina to our team, we are currently in the process of setting up yoga classes for the youth program at KYCC (Koreatown Youth and Community Center). They are located in our neighborhood, and we are excited to provide the kids at KYCC a healthy outlet for their minds and bodies.

 LAMP Yoga classes:

LAMP works to end homelessness of the most vulnerable individuals, primarily adults with mental illnesses here in Los Angeles. We will be working with them, by offering free yoga to the homeless.

LABJ Healthcare Leadership Finalist for Community Outreach Program:

“Throughout the year, the Los Angeles Business Journal hosts a series of high profile events that bring together decision makers and business owners from all industries. These programs are designed to recognize businesses and individuals who positively impact the LA business community.” In 2015 we at Heal One World, were selected as a finalist to receive a reward for Community Outreach. 

Moksha Festival
Moksha Festival
Celebrate the N                                  `
Celebrate the N `

Celebrate Our Neighborhood

A lot of exciting things are happening with Heal One World. We had an amazing Health Fair “Celebrate Our Neighborhood” that took place on November 8th, 2014. It was great to work with Midtown Shopping Center and the Olympic Park Neighborhood Council. Volunteers and community members were able to enjoy music, free yoga, tai chi and zumba demonstrations as well as receive free information from over 20 vendors. Community members left with a clear understanding of what’s happening in their community, knowledge about available resources in the area and how they can be more involved.



LAMP Diva Day and Self Care Presentation

Skye Kelly, Executive Director gave a well received presentation on Self Care and helped the  LAMP community celebrate their Diva Day. LAMP ends homelessness of Los Angeles most vulnerable individuals, primarily adults with mental illnesses, through a continuum of services and housing, enabling them to reach their highest level of self sufficiency and community integration. Heal One World has been invited back on the February 23rd, 2015 to give another talk and demonstration on Self Care. Everyone was excited to learn and participate in the yoga and tai chi demonstrations. We’re also working with LAMP on other health and wellness events.

Zen Den @ Park City

The Sundance Festival was held a few weeks ago and we organized another successful Zen Den Class where celebrities and filmmakers were treated to holistic treatments also yoga as well and tai chi classes.


Online Yoga class with Skype and Microsoft

Yulady Saluti, a yoga instructor, mother of six and cancer survivor whose mission is to share the amazing healing powers  of yoga with everyone that suffers from chronic illnesses hosted an online yoga class partnering with Skype, Microsoft and Heal One World. Heal One World shares the same vision and purpose as Yulady, so this was a great opportunity for us to work together and spread the love and knowledge about yoga.  Please visit the link to pictures and information on homepage. http://skypemoments.com/socialgood

Fit Right In Program

We are currently working on our Fit Right in program which brings community members of all ages together to learn about health issues. The goal of the Fit Right In program is for participants to have an increased understanding of how their eating and lifestyle habits affect their health in the short-term and long-term; increased understanding of how their families can support each other to change their habits; increased awareness of the availability of healthy and affordable food in their community; increased cooking knowledge; increased knowledge how mental health can affect your physical health; increased knowledge of alternative medicine and exercise options; increased knowledge of how that they can live healthy and fulfilled lives. Participants development will be monitored as they track daily nutrition and physical activity with journals and undergo weekly performance reviews with the dietician and fitness instructor. Participants will do yoga, tai chi and interact with one another through discussions and other classes. They will learn about the importance healthy eating, exercise and self care. The project will be launched within the coming months. Please be on the look out for more details.

 

Health Fair

Heal One World, a Let's Move! Partner Resource will participate with many other health-oriented groups/advocates in this Free Community Health Fair on February 22nd 1pm to 4pm at 243 W. 85th St Los Angeles, CA 90003.  Heavenly Visions presents a day of wellness and education.  Please check out this event and spread the word.


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Celebrate The Neighborhood
Celebrate The Neighborhood
Zen Den 2015
Zen Den 2015
Skype Moments
Skype Moments
Health Fair
Health Fair

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Presentation at USC on Self Care
Presentation at USC on Self Care

Falling into Wellness at Heal One World! What a last couple of months!

We started with being a part of the Yoga festival in Joshua Tree, Bhakti Festival. There we engaged thousands and offered cranial-sacral treatments as well as spoke about the Awareness Film Festival. We are still working on opening our wellness center there with a date of February 2015.
We were present at the Los Angeles Green Festival sharing health and wellness tips.
The Awareness Film Festival was a resounding success and we showed over 100 films with attendance over two thousand attendees! It was 10 days of films, music and art.  Winners included: The Starfish Throwers, The Kingdom Within, Love Bomb and many others. We were the Los Angeles festival premiere for the documentary film Pump featuring alternative fuel options.  Our gala honored Jim Carrey and his Better U Foundation as well as David Lynch and the David Lynch Foundation.  We are excited to have had John Raatz the founder of GATE (Global Alliance of Transformational Entertainment) in attendance as he spoke to work he along with Jim Carrey and David Lynch are doing to bring conscious media to the forefront.
We also brought on board and amazing Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner Lois Leonhardi. She is giving a free talk on how to be more balanced in your diet and lifestyle from ancient wisdom and practices proven over centuries.  She will be offering sliding scale personal one on one sessions from now on at Heal One World!
We also did kids yoga at the event Something In The Canyon in Malibu! 
Glady we were able to do demonstrations of Tai Chi and Yoga at the Paramount Health Fair and we offered magazines and information on wellness matters.
I was lucky to present a very well received presentation on Self-Care at the USC Caregivers 15th annual symposium.  We have had many offers to present from this and also treat more patients and give more demonstrations around the area.
We are honored to be chosen as a 2014 Top Rated Non-Profit by Great Non-Profits and looking forward to our own health fair along with the Midtown Shopping Center and Olympic Park Neighborhood Council. There will be over 33 vendors relating to health and wellness.  We are doing bilingual demo's of Yoga, Tai Chi, Tabata, Zumba and live music, chair massages and more. We are so excited to invigorate the neighborhood and spread awareness of all that is offered in our area.
Looking forward we will be at the Sundance Festival again this year and we are offering more Tai Chi and Sound Healing classes as well as a Tai Chi Leader training and expanded work with LAMP with wellness and awareness events.
Health Fair
Health Fair
Teaching Yoga at Fair
Teaching Yoga at Fair
Healing at Awareness Festival
Healing at Awareness Festival
Demo in Paramount
Demo in Paramount
Health Fair Flyer
Health Fair Flyer

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Yoga at Lynwood Elementary School
Yoga at Lynwood Elementary School

As summer comes to a close and fall rolls in, Heal One World is busy bringing back and introducing exciting new programs for all of you to enjoy. Latin music and aerobic exercise: Zumba is back in session with Eva, for an hour of great musical fitness- folks are loving it! Meditation is offered by Laura Sharkey, new guided classes once a week. Yummy Yin aromatherapy with De Jur is back and now available for her yoga groupies!  Our clients bring their yoga mats, water, and spirits. This Fall, we will be conducting bilingual yoga classes at First Care in Huntington Park twice a week. We are also excited to announce that The Bresee Foundation will present youth yoga again this season. HOW is proud to introduce Kundalini Yoga with instructor Francesca Aster every Wednesday. Starting this Fall, we will again offer Tai-Chi lessons at Front Porch, Vista and Pilgrim Towers.  Senior yoga at St. Barnabas center in Pico-Union. We are also adding sound and music therapy to our open community schedule.

We recently hosted Yoga, Tai Chi, Nutrition to rave success!, a workshop at the Jordan Downs Housing Project's Community Center. The Motivated mothers club loved the classes and have asked for regular classes which we also hope to begin in the Fall. In addition, we are looking forward to working with Para Los Ninos, an educational institute dedicated to closing the achievement gap among the impoverished youth of Los Angeles.  We were happy to take part in the Lynnwood Middle School Health Fair. A Health Fair at University High School and at PACE in South Central Los Angeles.  And will be presenting at the Venice Family Clinic  (our partner) Health Fair on August 25th.

Our latest project here at HOW is now in full swing. The Veterans Project will result in total renovation of a piece of property in Joshua Tree which we hope to convert into a retreat center for those who cannot normally afford a retreat healing experience. These retreats will include yoga, tai-chi, meditation, healing foods and juices, and other healing modalities. Progress is being made quickly and we hope to unveil in late Fall.

Executive Director Skye Kelly has been elected as a Community Organization representative in the Olympic Park Neighborhood Council, where she created an Ad-hoc Wellness Committee which she will chair.  She is also collaborating to create a Health Fair in the community this November. Heal One World was honored as a nominee at the Los Angeles Business Journal's Non-Profit and Corporate Citizen Awards in June.

Lastly, it’s movie watching galore here at the healthy living center as HOW happily announces the line-up for the Fifth Annual Awareness Film Festival. Since its start in 2010, the Festival’s intent has been to promote awareness of today’s issues through the art of film. In addition, it has been the largest annual funding source for Heal One World. This years films target a variety of pressing topics such as international conflicts, gay rights, corrupt governing, environmental issue, alternative treatment to chronic diseases, racial issues, animal rights, and mental illness. Some of the feature films, shorts and documentaries we are pleased to showcase include The Starfish Throwers, Love Bomb, Pumped, One Love, The Kingdom Within, Furthest from the Wild and the Red Passage.  We hope to see you all at Awareness Fest and please feel free join our upcoming programs.

Yummy Yin w/ De Jur
Yummy Yin w/ De Jur
View @ Joshua Tree Retreat
View @ Joshua Tree Retreat
Retreat Under Construction
Retreat Under Construction

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Organization Information

Heal One World

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.healoneworld.org
Project Leader:
Skye Kelly
Executive Director
Los Angeles, CA United States