Virtual Wellness Fair

Start time January 31, 2021 08:00
Finished Time January 31, 2021 12:00
Address Virtual, register on Eventbrite
Virtual Wellness Fair
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On Saturday January 31st Encinitas4Equality is hosting a Virtual Wellness Fair. Tune in from 8am to noon PST for speakers, healers, and instructors.

8:00 – 8:15am: Pranayama & Intuitive Reading with Hillary & Chandler

8:20 – 8:40am: Yoga flow

8:50 – 9:20am: Mental Wellness Talk with Uche

9:30 – 10:00am: Sound Healing with Lauren

10:05 – 10:35am: Exploration of centering self-connection as healing self-care with Euni

10:40 – 11:10am: Bootcamp Workout

11:10 – 11:40am: Wellness with Latonya Powell

Closing & Intentions with Hillary

Move into Black History Month with Intention

Why wellness? You may be asking yourself, “what does wellness have to do with racial equality and equity?,” so let us try to explain. For many of us White activists and White people in general, wellness (especially in Encinitas) is a part of our daily lives:

  • We have access to a hundred different yoga classes a day and can afford teacher training when it calls to us.
  • We can walk into any classroom, anywhere and see people who look like us.
  • We know the benefits of mindfulness, breathwork, mantra and can turn to this in times of stress.
  • We talk regularly about “our therapists” and have largely removed the stigma about seeking mental health care.
  • Our companies provide healthcare insurance, and we are taken seriously by doctors when we share discomfort and ailments.

This is the largely the truth for White America and wellness, and while there are those who’s economic status may lessen access, there is still representation in all areas of wellness. Now take everything I said above and understand for communities of color and wellness, all the above is the opposite. Access is difficult. Representation almost non-exist. Knowledge of the benefits and the time to utilize them, lacking. The stigma for seeking mental health assistance is very negative & Black patients are far less likely to be believed by doctors about their pains and conditions. This is why wellness is a pillar of our community group, when the communities that most need wellness & care can’t access it, we hope to lead on changing this. Join us for a virtual wellness fair led by Black instructors and speakers and centered primarily around “why wellness & equality”.

Link above to tickets – all donation based.

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