The Foundation for Living Beauty’s programs are currently being held online only. The health of our Living Beauties is number one and our mission to educate, uplift and empower women with cancer continues virtually. 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
The Power of Gratitude Series With Patricia Varga Of Women with Wings 4 Wednesdays in September 2021 September 8, 15, 22, 29 4:00pm – 5:00pm (PST) Via Zoom
During this four-week workshop, through Creativity and the Creative Process, we will explore Gratitude, Grace and Compassion and how these states of being are connected to healing.
Gratitude, like the creative spirit, has the ability to change you. It gets you to tune iiin to what you love, to what inspires you, to shift your thoughts and perceptions, to befriend and embrace life, regardless of what you are going through. This befriending helps you to defuse the pain, the negative, the difficult. You begin to see things as they really are … and you also begin to see that you are stronger than you think.
Each week, we will become grounded in gratitude through simple meditation, creative writing, uplifting music and art. We will also explore how to develop a gratitude practice that is meaningful and relevant to your journey with cancer. Benefits include reduced anxiety and stress, greater resilience to trauma, and enhanced emotional well-being.
Downloads for this series include: Course material for each week
A month’s gratitude journal Affirmations with art for inspiration
A graduate of Stanford University (BA English and Creative Writing) and Harvard’s Publishing Program, Patricia Varga continued her pursuit of creative expression and visual communication at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.
With 25 years of corporate publishing experience, working with Hearst, Conde Nast, Tribune, Rodale, The Economist Group and Outside Magazine, Patricia specializes in content and new product development, sales and marketing. She founded The Women with Wings Foundation in 2009 to give back to charities and causes she believes in.
Her signature Create to Heal program is being offered in a variety of hospitals and cancer centers across the country and in over 800 domestic violence shelters worldwide, through A Window between Worlds (awbw.org.) To experience a Create to Heal class, please go to Google Play or iTunes app store for your free download of the Create to Heal mindfulness app. Just search Create to Heal and it will pop up for easy access. For more information on Create to Heal and other programs, please see: Womenwwings.org
Move into Balance Series With Karin Hoffman 4 Thursdays in September Sept 9, 16, 23, 30 4:00pm – 5:30pm (PST) Via Zoom
Creatively explore and encourage held stress patterns in the body and mind to “let go” through movement. Zone into your inner experiences as you move in and out of balance and imbalance, holding and releasing, effort and ease, discord and tranquility. This is body expression from our internal state. All levels welcome.
Karin Hoffman, C-IAYT, YTRX 500C, E-RYT 500 is a cancer survivor who emerged from her own struggle through yoga. Her personal understanding of health challenges allows her to teach from a place of compassion. She supports her students in a safe practice, to encourage self-confidence through the expression of movement
Karin is a certified Yoga Therapist C-IAYT. She teaches and has taught Yoga Therapy, Belly Dance and Movement Therapy to Oncology Patients at TCRF, Cedars Sinai, Brandman Breast Center, Center for Radiation, and Healing Odyssey programs. She served 6-years as Stress Management Specialist for UCLA’s Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease, and conducted Yoga Therapy workshops for UCLA’s Integrative Medical Collaborative. Karin is a staff instructor for Loyola Marymount’s Yoga Therapy Rx program, teaching Yoga for the Cardiovascular System.
Living Beauty Chat and Connect Every Friday 4:00pm – 5:00pm (PST) via Zoom
Every Friday from 4pm-5pm we will be continuing our 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!