Who knew teaching your child to deep breathe could be this fun? Join us for a mid-morning special reading of mindful children’s storybooks with a few of LA’s most beloved entertainers and activists. Show your child how to calm their busy bodies and minds while picking up a few tips to use yourself.
Select readings include:
Sitting Still Like a Frog
Good Morning Yoga
A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles
Moody Cow Meditates
If we had known the truth about being an adult when we were kids we probably wouldn’t have wished so hard for it to happen, amma right? College exams seem to be every. Single. Week. The rules of dating have changed– and you’re still not sure what that even means. Everyone on your social media feed seems to be living a life of luxury with their perfect lovers and perfect bodies on exotic beaches, and you can barely figure out how to schedule a dentist appointment.. *deep exhale* It gets better. It really does. In the meantime, join us for a mental wellness crash course on surviving those first few years of adulting.
Special guests include: Kiara Williams, Whitney Bell, Jazmine Williams
Spoken Word Performance by Kiyah Gentle
Since the beginning of time civilizations have relied on art and expression to heal and enrich the lives of their communities.Today, the call for medicinal creativity is more urgent and valuable than ever as we examine antidotes for mental illness stigma and the dissolvement of the Prison Pipeline system. Join this powerful conversation of artists from all walks of life that are bravely nurturing the mental health of themselves and communities through the arts.
Special Guests: Shamell Bell, Fabian Debora, Madame Gandhi, Jackson Browne and Amir Whitaker
Spoken word Performance by Benet Benton
Need a place to put all of your self-affirmations & gratitude lists? Learn how to create a simple fold book made of special paper and let it be become your little labyrinth of self love!
Bring a friend to play with watercolor and experiment with the beauty of a medium that is so integral to our wellbeing.
Join us for a yoga and meditation session that urges you with every breath you take, to let go of trauma, shame, anger, and all of the blockages that hold you back. No experience necessary. Yoga mats provided.
Lead by: Green Tree Yoga
Mindy Alper has suffered through electro shock therapy, multiple commitments to mental institutions and a 10-year period without speech. Her only consistent means of communicating has been to channel her hyper self-awareness into drawings and sculpture of powerful psychological clarity.
Through an examination of her work, interviews, reenactments, the building of an eight and a half foot papier-mache bust of her beloved psychiatrist, we learn how she has emerged from a life of darkness and isolation to a life that includes love, trust and laughter.
The 405 Freeway is the north/south highway that connects Los Angeles to its northern suburbs. It is statistically the busiest highway in the world and is loathed by every commuter. The title of the film is a quote from Mindy and expresses the views of someone who sees life differently than the rest of us.
“Heaven Is a Traffic Jam On The 405 is the title of a short documentary about Alper directed by Frank Stiefel. The film recently earned a nomination for Best Short from the IDA Awards, and won audience and jury awards at both the Full Frame Film Festival and the Austin Film Festival. It opens with Alper contentedly biding time in bumper-to-bumper congestion.
Special Guest: Frank Stiefel, Filmmaker & Mindy Alper, Artist
Join us for a dance workshop by the Jabbawockeez.