Wellbeing

Accessible, engaging, and fun, these workshops are designed on a bespoke basis with the context and culture of each unique group in mind. Participants will learn research-informed approaches to integrative wellbeing that incorporate theories and practices from cognitive behavioral, somatic, and positive psychologies, as well as from contemplative wisdom practices around the world. Previous offerings:…

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Mindfulness and Meditation

A consistent mindfulness or meditation practice can bring about distinct and profound physical, mental, and interpersonal benefits. While these techniques have been practiced in monasteries and communities around the world since at least 500 BCE, they have seen an exponential rise as topics of research and application in Western medicine, psychology, public health, and behavioral…

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Yoga

Customized Yoga classes can be designed for groups or individuals. Themes might include: posttraumatic thriving positive emotions (e.g., gratitude) mood dysregulation (e.g., anxiety, depression) addiction yamas or niyamas (e.g., santosha, contentment) prenatal back care workplace yoga chair-based classes adapted for kids Teacher Training Continuing education modules currently under development: Creating Safe Spaces: Trauma, Emotion Regulation, and…

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Jo’s Bio

Joanne ‘Okika Shigeko Qina’au, MA, E-YT  Born on the island of Oʻahu in the state of Hawaiʻi, Jo finds great joy and meaning in serving as a steward of wellbeing for her community. She offers trauma-informed classes and workshops in Yoga, meditation, mindfulness, compassion, and wellbeing informed by interdisciplinary studies in contemplative philosophy and practice,…

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Links

Karma Yoga initiative: Project Surya Brilliance on the web: Mind-Body / Integrative Medicine The UCSF Osher 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 Harvard Medical School Cognitive, Affective,…

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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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