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Natural Awakenings San Diego

Healthier You, Healthier Community

Creating a healing society sounds like a big goal; however, a team of health instructors, coaches and advocates working together as Body & Brain Foundation San Diego are doing their best to make it happen.

          This local chapter of the national Body & Brain Foundation wellness organization offers free or low-cost community classes in Asian-style restorative yoga, a blend of tai chi and qigong called DahnMuDo, and a variety of self-healing acupressure techniques, as well as workshops and wellness event presentations to promote mindfulness and healthy longevity. They also provide on-site “Wellness At Work” contracted instruction services for businesses, government and private organizations.

          Body & Brain Foundation is a U.S. 501(c)3 non-profit organization established to make instruction in holistic mind/body/spirit practices and health principles available where people might not have access to commercial Body & Brain Yoga, Tai Chi and Wellness centers. The local non-profit chapter’s instruction is grounded in traditional Asian integrative health principles, updated with the addition of modern brain plasticity theory, intestinal health and other research findings of Body & Brain’s nationwide medical partners.

          Volunteer instructors undergo continual training in order to offer their best to their communities.  Local Body & Brain Foundation San Diego instructors can often be found at Women’s Clubs, in city parks, at military and veterans’ events, at senior centers and at non-profit community locations such as the Alta Vista Botanical Garden. “Our instructors love sharing healthy living and making their communities stronger,” says local chapter team leader, Susan Henry.

Learn more about Body & Brain Foundation at or contact the San Diego chapter at [email protected]. Find regular classes at the Women’s Club of Oceanside, 1606 Missouri St., Oceanside.