Wellbeing

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

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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 sciences since…

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Yoga

Customized Yoga classes can be designed for groups or individuals. Themes might include positive emotions (e.g., gratitude), yamas or niyamas (e.g., santosha, contentment); traumatic stress, mood dysregulation, or addiction; prenatal; back care; or workplace yoga. Chair-based and classes adapted for kids are also available. For teacher trainings, continuing education programs include: Creating Safe Spaces: Trauma, Emotion…

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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, meditation, and wellbeing. Jo has been blessed to teach mind/body/spirit approaches to wellbeing with practitioners in Arizona, California, Thailand, the UAE,…

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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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