Flourishing Workshops & Series

Accessible, engaging, and fun, these workshops are designed to meet each group where they are and bring them to a deeper understanding of how to thrive – with meaning, positive emotions, success, and fulfilling relationships. Participants will learn research-based approaches to integrative well-being that incorporate theories and practices from contemplative, somatic, and positive psychologies, as well as from traditional…

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Mindfulness and Meditation

A consistent mindfulness or meditation practice brings distinct and profound benefits – and modern empirical research provides ample evidence of its broad applications in mental and physical health. Benefits to mindfulness or meditation practices recently confirmed include (but are not limited to): decreasing stress; strengthening the immune system; increasing grey matter in the insula, hippocampus, and prefrontal cortex; improving…

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Yoga

As the substrata of the system of Yoga can be dated back 5000 years or more – and its branches have expanded from roots in India to shores across the planet – it is a dazzlingly complex multi-layered ever-evolving phenomenon. Jo offers accessible yoga classes across a variety of specialty needs, including prenatal, back care, kids,…

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Jo’s Bio

Born on the island of ʻOahu in the state of Hawaiʻi, Jo is currently a graduate student of psychology at Columbia University, a research assistant at the READ Lab, and a teacher of yoga, mindfulness, and meditation. Jo has been blessed to teach mind/body/spirit approaches to well-being with practitioners in Arizona, California, Thailand, the UAE, Hawaiʻi,…

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Links

Karma Yoga initiative: Project Surya Brilliance on the web: Mind-Body / Integrative Medicine The UCSF Osher Center Columbia’s Spirituality Mind Body Center Johns Hopkins Center for Mind Body Research Britton Lab Mass General Mind Body Medicine National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine Yale School of Medicine Therapeutic Neuroscience Clinic…

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Community Service

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. ~ Lao Tzu Civic engagement is the glue that binds a democracy together, while prosocial behavior, including altruism, has been scientifically proven to increase meaning, belonging, and happiness in people’s lives. Altruism is an evolutionary necessity to human existence, and a central…

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