“Wellness” is a trillion dollar business that primarily focuses on the individual pursuit of living a healthy, peaceful life. Often, it is seen as a luxury afforded to those who have the money, access, and time for it. Wellness justice seeks to break down this elitism, to remind us that health and healing is a birthright for everyone. It centers collective action to reduce suffering instead of individualistic pursuits of self-care. In this workshop, we’ll look at the intersection of social justice and wellness by exploring themes of interconnectedness, critical awareness, and community care. Our time together will be spent in group discussion, meditation, and inner reflection.
Resilience Trainer & Yoga Instructor
Chia-Ti has over 17 years of experience teaching yoga, mindfulness and resilience building skills in New York City.
For the past decade, Chia-Ti has worked with the Lineage Project, teaching youth and direct service providers in detention, alternative to incarceration sites, and suspension high schools. She leads international retreats and provides mindfulness consulting through her business onelovewellness and is on faculty with the Garrison Institute Contemplative-Based Resiliency Project.
Chia-Ti runs an annual yoga and arts program in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and established an educational fund program that supports Haitian children to attend school. Her passion is to integrate mindfulness and character strengths, in order to build individual and community resiliency.