Livity Rising

Livity Rising is a healing arts, community service organization committed to making Holistic Wellness equitable, accessible and affordable for all.

Livity is the life force that exists within and flows through all living things. Livity is a Rastafari concept meaning “lifestyle” or way of life. In the context of Livity Rising, it’s being open, connected, and creative with your life; the quest to live with reverent ingenuity and reciprocal blessings. A positive livity signifies living in harmony with Self, Community and Nature in ways that support the health and wellbeing of the Earth and all life.

The impact of Reggae music and Rastafari have been an integral part of the lives of many of our team members. The sweet rhythms and powerful lyrics of Reggae music have uplifted, soothed and deeply inspired us. Reggae, which has deep roots in Rastafari spiritual beliefs and practices, spreads the message of “One Love,” unity and the need for human kind to dismantle oppressive systems across the globe. “The message is in the music.” Ras Timote Peterson (LR Advisory Board member)

Free Upcoming Events

Community Healing Day

Join us Sunday, 9/27 1-5pm, at Inner Light in Soquel for a day of Community Healing. This FREE community event will be held outdoors ONLY and will feature socially distanced movement classes & healing circles, holistic wellness modalities by practitioners following COVID protocols, grief and prayer circles, live music, tea service and more.

Five Element Meditation with Marianne Benforado L.Ac.

This will be a guided meditation that will help people to ground and refill their energy reservoir. It is based on the five elements that exist within each of us and in nature. The intention is to provide the time and space to allow us all to take a pause from the hustle and bustle of life, take a few deep breaths and quiet down and find our center. No experience necessary.

TRE Workshop with Maria Alfaro

TRE® is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. The exercises safely activate a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance.

Feel Good Pilates: A Free Online Class with Summer Doty

This will be a safe, fun, functional movement class based in the Pilates Method.
Summer’s teaching style is nurturing, encouraging and empowers her clients to learn their way into better fitness, health, and an overall better life experience. She loves Pilates for its whole-body approach and focus on mindful movement with deep breathing.

Self-Massage, Acupressure & Qi Gong for Stress Relief

Sunday, 9/6, 10-11am via Livity Rising Facebook Livestream, Philips lead us through nourishing self-care exercises including Qi Gong, acupressure for lung health and stress relief, and self-massage to release tension from the body. Check out Phillip's class to learn a routine you can practice for yourself anytime to foster your health and vitality in challenging times!

CZU Fire Support

Check out our comprehensive offering of FREE wellness resources.

Our Response
to Systemic Racism:

Dear Community,

Our Livity Rising family feels deep grief over the many Black (and Brown) lives lost due to racial injustice. We stand in solidarity with the groundswell of action against racism and believe it is our duty to demand and work for systemic change to end the epidemic of racism and blatant inequality.

We strive to be part of the solution. We pledge to seek, learn, listen, and to rise up against systems of racism and injustice wherever we can. We must root out the deep unconscious racial bias and white supremacy that permeates our culture. We will support policies that help to eliminate racial inequality, speak up for and continue to be of service to those persecuted based on the color of their skin.

We acknowledge there is a lot of work to be done. We are inspired by the voices of change, and we join them in the hope of seeing racism totally eradicated. This time of crucial uprising deepens our commitment to our mission of making Holistic Wellness Services equitable and accessible to all members of the communities we serve. 

COVID-19 Response:

Dear Community,

In recognition of our shared vulnerability and need for collective safety, Livity Rising has postponed our in-person Free Community Healing Clinics and Backstage Wellness Services. However, while we’re all Sheltered In Place, we are here for you. Our team is working and available by phone, email, and video. Additionally we have created a comprehensive Holistic Wellness Resources section on this site which includes Self-Care support videos a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Wellness booklet (en Espanol), and many other resources. We’ll share more as we continue to develop our action plan. Check our website and socials for specific details.

Carrying out our mission to foster well-being, healing, and connection remains crucial as we strive to support and uplift one another through this uncharted territory. In these uncertain times, together we’re better. 

Be well, friends,

Livity Rising

Self-Care Videos

For more self-care videos, please visit our YouTube channel.

Feeling Stressed?

Relax and find relief with our Holistic Wellness Resources.

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Community Organization

Livity Rising is a Healing Arts Community Service organization. We offer Holistic Wellness Services; both virtually and in-person, Backstage Wellness Services, Community Healing Clinics, and Activism opportunities.

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Recent Events

Can’t Stop the Music, an online festival by California Roots, happened Memorial Day weekend, offering 3 days of Music, Holistic Wellness, Art & Community. Livity Rising provided Wellness Sessions in the form of Self-Care tutorials.

Backstage Wellness Services

Free Community Healing Clinics

 Pay It Forward! Monetary gifts and donations are greatly appreciated and support our free and low-cost work in the community.