In light of recent events, The Foundation for Living Beauty has decided to move our current programs online whenever possible. The health of our Living Beauties is number one and our mission to educate, uplift and empower women with cancer continues on as we make this transition. Please check your emails for updates on upcoming workshops and seminars. If you are new to the organization, please feel free to sign up to become a Living Beauty in order to stay up to date with upcoming events, resources and other news and information.
Upcoming Program Events
Blooming Mindfulness Series With Ann D’Angelo Of Be Mindful, Breathe 4 Wednesdays in April: April 7, 14, 21 & 28 4:00pm – 5:30pm (PST) via Zoom
Wednesday, April 21st: Session 3 – Lovingkindness The practice of lovingkindness is a gift or an offering that we give to ourselves first, then we practice giving to those we love, acquaintances, people that bother or irritate us, and all beings. When we practice offering this gift, we become more accepting of ourselves just as we are in this moment, and this allows us to let go of judgements of others. To live with curiosity, kindness and ease in this ever-changing landscape. This practice is a reminder that all beings want to live with ease.
Ann D’Angelo, M.A. is a Mindfulness Educator in the Los Angeles area. In her private practice she works with children, adults, and families. Ann brings a wealth of experience about Mindfulness from her many teachers, her clients, and her daily practice. Ann holds a California Teaching Credential and received her Master’s in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College. Ann’s training as a Mindfulness Educator includes courses from MARC at UCLA, MBSR Professional Training with Jon Kabat Zinn and Saki Santorelli, Mindsight: Exploration Series with Dan Siegel, Mindful Schools Curriculum Training, Susan Kaiser Greenland: Inner Kids Program, MSC Core Skills Training with Kristin Neff & Christopher Germer and MBSR-T with Gina Biegel. Ann is also a 200hr. Registered Yoga Teacher, receiving her training from Yoga House. Ann lives in Altadena with her fun-loving husband and two beautiful daughters who remind her to live in the present moment daily. For more information about Ann, please visit: www.bemindfulbreathe.com
Qi Gong for Self-Care Series with Gayla 5 Thursdays in April 1:00pm – 2:30pm (PST) April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Via Zoom
Qi Gong (pronounced “chee-gong”) is an ancient, low impact, mind-body practice which integrates meditation with movement. “Qi” means “one’s life force or energy.” “Gong” means “cultivation.” This practice is appropriate for people of all ages and levels of wellbeing. This particular form can be done standing or sitting as well as adjusted to one’s own personal fitness. Qi Gong has been shown to produce positive effects on one’s physical, psychosocial and total quality of life! Qi Gong is a selfcare practice that one can add to their healing toolkit to use as often as needed.
This class of Qi Gong has 3 parts:
The Warm Up exercises which are called “The Foundation Practice” consisting of gentle movements and tapping on the body. All the moves are self-care movements considered anti-arthritic, including several healthful movements for healthy hands, beautiful faces, and anti-dementia moves.
The second part is a selection of movements from the “Eight Treasures Qi Gong” which change each week and activate the internal and external flow of Qi energy throughout the body, increasing energy, well-being, flexibility, and homeostasis. These specific movements strengthen the Deep Immune System!
The third part of class is a powerful meditation done sitting on a chair or stool, designed to detoxify and balance the five-organ system. This powerful meditation also addresses and clears blockages caused by emotions.
Gayla has been a student and teacher of this form of Qi Gong for nine years. This form of Qi Gong and Meditation for Cancer Support was uniquely designed for cancer patients and survivors by Dr. Mao Shing Ni, doctor of Chinese medicine, Master Instructor of Qi Healing and Tai Chi, and co-founder of Yo San University in LA and the Tao of Wellness in Santa Monica. Gayla has been a teacher and facilitator in the area of healing arts since 1984. In addition to teaching Qi Gong, she is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, Integrative Counselor of Alternative Therapies, Reiki therapist, NLP practitioner, trained in Mind Based Stress Reduction meditation, and author ofLeaving With Love: Eternal Messages from the Heart.
The bonds you create at retreats and events can continue all year long! Or if you are new to our sisterhood, this is a great opportunity for you to meet other women who “get you” like no one else can. We hope you can join us at one of our weekly casual gatherings.
Every Friday from 4 pm-5 pm we will be hosting an open chatroom on zoom for Living Beauties to chat and connect. Please feel free to “drop-in” at any time during the hour. There is no set program, just a chance to hear from and talk to your fellow Living Beauties and create community online!
For information on how to join the group and you are a registered Living Beauty, please look out for our monthly emails. If you are not yet registered but would like to join, please email [email protected]
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