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
Move into Balance Series With Karin Hoffman 4 Tuesdays in February Feb 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd 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 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.
HeArt Alchemy: A 4-part Series of Healing through Art Making With Lori Grasberger 4 Wednesdays Feb: 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd 4:30pm – 6:30pm (PST) Via Zoom
Healing our deepest inner landscapes requires us to tap into the unknown, a place that lives beyond words and language. In this light, making art isn’t just for a select few, it’s for everyone. Research shows that regularly tapping into your creative faculties can lead to a stronger sense of wellbeing and wholeness. Art therapist Bruce Moon shares, “Art-making is soul-making.” For the month of February, join visionary artist Lori Grasberger for a creative healing journey that weaves story and symbols through playing with color, line and texture.
This 4-part series is designed for both the beginner and the advanced artist with a focus on the process of making and being, rather than a finished product. Beginners will learn basic art techniques and tools, while the practiced artist will have a chance to let go and find new ways to engage with her art practice. Each class will introduce a healing theme through archetypes, and provide instruction of an art technique to work with that theme. Simple breath work and guided visualizations will be incorporated to tap into the unconscious and move the practice into deeper crevices of the soul. While the work can be deep and transformational, the art practice will balance this nicely with a light, playful approach to color, line and texture. Each participant can decide how deep and how playful she would like to engage based on her own needs. While each class builds on the prior one, it is not necessary to attend them all to receive the benefits of the practice. A materials list will be sent upon registration.
Lori Grasberger is a visionary artist and Jungian scholar with a home studio nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California. She believes that making and experiencing art – as individuals and a collective – is a basic human need. Imagination is the vessel through which we engage and create meaning out of the moments in our lives. Thereby, engaging with art is a way to exercise and strengthen this natural tool of the psyche. Lori incorporates this wisdom into her personal art as well as for others through workshops and retreats, in person and online. She holds a master’s degree in Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and is a certified facilitator in the Art of Allowing painting process. Her art and services can be found online at Art Classes | Mythic Mama | Auburn You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram @mythicmama.
Hope Moves You Series With Jennifer Sposato 4 Thursdays Feb: 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th 11:00am – 12:00pm (PST) Via Zoom
Join us for a low-impact exercise class that meets you where you are abilty-wise. This class is a mix of strength, pilates and qigong.
Jennifer Sposato has been teaching group fitness and personal trainer for 12 years. She holds multiple certifications in nutrition, medical fitness, corrective exercise, TRX and cycle. She is a 2-year breast cancer survivor. This experience prompted her to get her cancer exercise specialist, breast cancer recovery specialist, menopause nutrition and exercise specialist certifications. She is also a qigong practitioner and a certified reiki master who loves incorporating essential oils into her practices.
First Fridays Chat n Connect Friday, February 4th 4:00pm – 5:00pm (PST) via Zoom
Are you looking for connection to other women who have or have had cancer? We’re here! Every First Friday of the month from 4:00-5:00pm, you are invited to “drop in” to a Zoom meeting where you can chat with your fellow Living Beauties and create community online. There is no set program, nor is this a support group, just the opportunity for loving connection with women who “get you.”
Please note: if you have registered for January’s event, you need not register again. You will receive a link to join on the day of. If you’re not sure, go ahead and register.
Monthly Create to Heal Writing Class With Patricia Varga Of Women with Wings Saturday, February 5th 10:00am – 11:30am (PST) Via Zoom
Please join us for a creativity class that uses all forms of art including music, creative writing and meditation to explore your journey with cancer. Benefits of the creative process include relief from stress and a safe place to share and learn from others faced with similar challenges.
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