Livity Rising is a healing arts, community service organization committed to making Holistic Wellness Services accessible, equitable, and inclusive.
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 Community Wellness Events
On Sunday, 9/26, we partnered with the Black Health Matters Initiative & the Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center to bring a variety of health and wellness services to the community. We offered free Chiropractic Care, Community-Style Acupuncture, Cupping, Acupressure, Chair Massage, Reiki and more. There was also free produce provided by Second Harvest Food Bank, live music and other health and wellness services. 1060 River St Suite #110, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Free Community Healing Clinic
On Saturday, July 17, 11am-2pm in Boulder Creek, we offered integrative health services by our newly formed Community Alliance for Resilience and Equity (CARE Mobile Wellness Clinics), a collaboration of three organizations including Integrative Healers Action Network, Acupuncturists Without Borders and Livity Rising!
This free event provided trauma support and healing TLC for folks impacted by the CZU Lightning Complex Fire last year.
Stay tuned for more mobile wellness clinics that will be offered by CARE throughout the summer!
Guided Meditation & Video Premiere with Sarah Cruse
In honor of the Winter Solstice Sarah Cruse lead a Guided Meditation via our FB live stream. Additionally, she generously made a free hour long Nervous System Support and Trauma Clearing Meditation Video which is on our YouTube channel. Core Repatterning Meditation | Supporting our Nervous System and Releasing Trauma: Core Repatterning is a guided meditation with somatic depth that is intended to liberate the nervous system from patterns of trauma.
Nuts and Bolts of Functional Movement with Cody Jussel
On Sunday, 11/29, Cody covered the nuts and bolts of movements that are fundamental to the human experience. We all hinge, squat, kneel, rotate, and ambulate every day all day. In this workshop you will learn about some guidelines that will make these movements work for everybody and every ability. No previous movement experience necessary.
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!
5 Element Meditation with Marianne Benforado L.Ac.
Feel Good Pilates with Summer Doty
Meditation, Movement, Mindfulness with Nadine Lollino
On Sunday, 11/22, we had a gentle, playful movement class presents tools to unwind any dysfunctional posture patterns resulting from our daily emotional and mental stresses. We utilized breathing and meditation exercises, mindfulness, and a friendliness toward ourselves. Everyone is welcome regardless of yoga or somatic background. A yoga mat or blanket is recommended and comfortable clothing.
CZU Fire Support
Check out our comprehensive offering of FREE wellness resources.
to Systemic Racism:
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.
We are here and we care! Our team is available by phone, email, and video. Some in-person services are also available. Our pracititioners strictly adhere to Covid-safe protocols. Additionally we are hosting a series of free Community Wellness Workshops & Classes and we have created comprehensive virtual Holistic Wellness Resources which include Self-Care support videos a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Wellness booklet (en Espanol), and many other self-care tools.
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,
Relax and find relief with our Holistic Wellness Resources.
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.