CZU Fire Support 

It’s fire season here on the West Coast. In Santa Cruz 86509 acres have burned, 925 residences were destroyed, 90 residences were damaged, 171 commercial structures were destroyed and 1000 residents are still evacuated. We are holding our beautiful state and all it’s inhabitants in our hearts and prayers.

We have a robust crew of skilled Holistic Wellness Practitioners that have come together to offer those from our beloved community who have been directily affected, a variety of free support services:

Covid-Safe In Person Sessions, Clinics and Events 

 Virtual 1-on-1 Sessions, Classes, and Workshops

Self-Care Tutorials, Tools and Videos for Stress Relief, Nervous System Regulation, Lung and Immune System Health, and more!

Self-Care Tutorials for Nervous System Regulation, Lung Health and Stress-Relief

Free Community Wellness Events

Taking Care

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.

On Sunday, October 4th, Marianne led us through 3 short and simple guided meditations that support folks to ground and refill their energy reservoir. Each of the meditation techniques are meant to serve as tools that can be used daily, or whenever you need to come back to your center and to a state of tranquility. No experience necessary.

Feel Good Pilates with Summer Doty

This was a 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.

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. 

 Pay It Forward!

Monetary gifts and donations are greatly appreciated and support the plethora of free  wellness services we provide to those in need.