Movement has the power to promote physical and mental health, creativity, and longevity. The ODC Health initiative is a logical outgrowth of our passion for movement, commitment to community wellness and our wish to share our years of collective experience in developing and maintaining physical resilience. These ODC Health programs focus on supporting an informed, robust, and responsive physical lifestyle as they foster inclusivity and diversity through movement.
ODC Health Workshops
YOGA FOR HEALING WORKSHOP SERIES
Tuesdays February 7th - March 14th, 2023
7:00 - 8:30pm
Studio LP, 3153 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
In this 6-week series, students will explore how their body can move most effectively for processing feelings— both physical and emotional. Trauma is stored in the body, and one of many ways to approach healing from trauma is through movement (in conjunction with other traditional methods, like talk therapy). Through trauma-informed yoga practice, students are encouraged to focus on sensations in relation to emotions. A primary focus of the class is moving comfortably while contemplating the connection between mind and body. Classes will be specifically tailored to suit the needs of each person participating, and a safe space will be provided to share anything that surfaces while moving. Time will be reserved for journaling and expressing oneself in various ways aside from yoga, too. Throughout the course, students will be fully supported by facilitator Grace Shaver— a certified trauma-informed yoga instructor and holistic dance educator.
This workshop is appropriate for persons 18+. Masks are required for this workshop. Please bring your own yoga mat.
About the Team
Rachel Recinos Abair is the ODC Health Initiatives Program Director. She is a lifelong dancer and brings over 20 years of experience in the health, wellness, & fitness industry to the position. She has worked in a variety of markets including health clubs, corporate wellness, campus recreation, and community programs and developed health and fitness, youth, seniors, sports, and volunteer programs and offerings. She earned her M.S. in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Exercise, Nutrition, and Eating Behavior from George Washington University. She holds multiple fitness certifications including ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiologist.
Dr. Celina De Borja is a Pediatric Sports Medicine Physician who works at UCSF Medical Center. She has special interest in dance and performing arts medicine, injury prevention and bone health. She has worked with the Boston ballet school, Boston conservatory, and Berklee college of music during her medical training. She is an active in volunteer with UCSF RunSafe and PlaySafe, providing medical coverage at various sporting events in the Bay area. She also serves as the volunteer medical director of the ODC Healthy Dancers' Clinic, which aims to improve the well-being and health of the dance community through education, musculoskeletal screening and integration of health services.
Kirsten Olshan is a wellbeing change maker and coach. Her focus is on the psychology of human performance. Her passions are organizational, and Personal wellness. Kirsten's passion is to help find strengths, joy to help motivate individuals to make behavior changes more sustainable for better Life/Work integration. After battling two Chronic illnesses, Kirsten faced challenges of adapting to a new way of life as a recreational and competitive athlete. Kirsten resilience led her to research and focus on how participation in sports and physical activity impacted individuals overall wellbeing, both physically and mentally. She earned her Master’s in Exercise Science, Health Promotion with a focus in Sports Physiology and Nutrition from PennWest. Kirsten has worked with athletes, professional athletes, coaches, executives, business professionals, clinicians and high-profile performing artists. She has been a Keynote speaker at Stanford University and led mindfulness events as part of team Exos for Google. She has led workshops on health and wellbeing Globally. She is a health educator, research cancer advocate, certified health and wellness coach and nutritionist. She facilitates short courses for 2U/ Stanford Health Education on Stress Management and Employee Wellbeing and Healthcare leadership.
Arina Hunter holds a strong passion for movement, wellness, dance, and helping others live and enjoy their best life. She received her BFA in Dance from the University of Montana and expanded her knowledge base in personal training, pre and post natal fitness, corrective exercise, mindset coaching, and nutrition. You can find Arina dancing, choreographing, hiking, enjoying nature, video editing, and snuggling with her pup Noodle. She believes in the magic of movement to energize, connect, help reduce pain and stress, prevent injury, and increase overall health, happiness, and sustainability.