HESTIA MENTAL HEALTH CLUB

Your one-stop shop for thriving (not just surviving) COVID-19!

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Welcome to Hestia’s

Mental Health Club!

Are you feeling anxious, bored, aimless, scattered, sluggish, restless, frustrated, and/or unproductive at home right now? 

You are definitely not alone.  We are all scrambling to put the pieces of our lives back together after COVID-19 and the new normal of sheltering in place. 

This time can be a real gift to focus on ourselves and our wellbeing without a gazillion external distractions that normally compete for our attention.  The challenge is how to tend to our emotional, mental, social and physical wellbeing when our favorite gyms, yoga studios, meditation circles, co-working spaces, coffee shops, and bars have all closed up shop overnight.

As Dr. Russell G. Buhr, a pulmonologist at U.C.L.A, mentioned in a recent New York Times article, “Trying to preserve some sense of normalcy is really important for people’s well-being.” He goes on to say, “Maintaining a routine, like getting up and getting dressed and doing what you usually do, can positively affect mental health.”

Hestia’s mental health club is designed to provide a healthy and fun balance of routine and connection in your life.  We offer online, real-time programming with an intentional focus on meaningful connection with others.  You will not suffer at home alone.  We will practice, gather, and grow together during these times of extreme uncertainty and social isolation.

We created this online club as a direct response to our immediate needs during COVID-19.  For the past 5 years, our retreat business has been centered around offering transformative and healing in-person community experiences, which are not accessible right now due to the health crisis. So we’ve brought our talented community of coaches, performance artists, healers, fitness experts, and personal growth facilitators together to create this online mental health club.  “Staying in” has never been this rewarding! 

Our goal for Monday’s soft launch is to get at least 50 participants. Ultimately, we’d like to run online activities daily and offer a monthly membership. With at least 300 members, we would cover Hestia’s monthly operating expenses (mortgage, utilities, etc.) and allow us to compensate our talented instructors over $100 per class, which in turn could help them thrive in these challenging times.

What will you gain?

 

  • A curated routine that includes research-based activities for your mental, emotional, physical, social and spiritual health.
  • A community of people who also seek meaningful connection.
  • Exposure to new ways of caring for yourself (intentional goal setting, sound healing, group reiki, strength training, dance, singing, healthy cooking and even comedy!).
  • Practical tools and exercises that you can do off-line and integrate into your regular life (even when sheltering in is no longer needed).
  • Curated recommendations of high-quality online events vetted by our team

 

What will the experience be like?

  • We host all our mental health club activities online via zoom.
  • We recommend joining one of the opening circles to get grounded for the day and then picking and choosing what you’d like to participate in.  You can hop on and off zoom during the day just like how you would attend a gym class.
  • Each class will include an interactive component to support social connection.  We believe online, pre-recorded videos are boring and further fuel our sense of loneliness and isolation.

How much is it and how do I pay?

  • We are offering the launch of our curated day pass for a suggested introductory sliding scale donation of $15-$45.
  • You can pay before or after!  Limited on funds?  Let us know in the application form and we can offer you a scholarship spot.

When’s the next one?  I can’t make this one.  (We will release other dates soon, so keep checking back!)

  • Friday, April 3, 2020
  • Saturday, April 4, 2020

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Schedule for Friday,

April 3, 2020

MORNING

8:30-9:00 am PST

Intention Setting and Morning Gratitude Circle @mount_shasta_retreat_center

  • Begin the workday with a grounding meditation
  • Connect with your intention/focus for the day and envision how you want to feel throughout the day to have the most energizing, life-giving experience while sheltering in. 
  • Share your intention and priorities with the group as part of our accountability circle and also practice asking for help/support for what you need.

9:00-9:30 am PST

Breath Meditation and Self-Reiki to Face Our Fears & Take Care of Ourselves with Marie @starnationreiki

  • Our guest healer, Marie Morohoshi will lead us in a breath practice to help quell any fears or anxieties that may be coming up during this time and instill a sense of calm to help us navigate the current pandemic waters. Once we are fully relaxed, she will teach us a few basic reiki paw placements that you can do yourself anytime, anywhere.

AFTERNOON

12:00-1:15 pm PST

75-min Lunchtime Yoga with Kate @breathworkkate

  • Take a break to tune back in with your breath and body. More grounding, more breathing, more feeling into your body with a light sweat through lots of flow.

EVENING

5:00-5:30 pm PST

Mindfully Close the Workweek with Belinda

  • Close the workday by looking back on your intentions and priorities and release what you no longer want to hold onto for a relaxing weekend ahead!  What’s 1 thing you want to celebrate from the week?  What’s 1 thing you want to consciously release?

6:00-6:45 pm PST

Cardio Strength with Peter @coop.kitchen

  • Get ready to burn those calories and release those endorphins! Circuit training is a form of body conditioning using high-intensity aerobics. The 45-minute session will go through a mix upper body, lower body, and ab exercises that will have you crying for mercy and begging for more! (Note: Appropriate for all fitness levels. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle.)

9:00 pm PST

Adult Dance Party with Ooo LaLa and Brown ShugaLita @thelalalitashow

  • Shake what your mama gave you and elevate your vibes in this adult dance party (18+)! Move to global grooves from far corners of the world with our wacky cosmic clowns Ooo LaLa & Brown ShugaLita.  Dress in an out/in fit that makes you feel damn good (pjs, costumes, and funky fits encouraged) and grab a refreshment.  It’s time to uplift our individual and collective spirits in harmony!
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Schedule for Saturday,

April 4, 2020

MORNING

9:00-10:00 am PST

Gratitude Practice Circle with Belinda & Melissa @gratitudeblooming

  • Begin the workweek with a grounding meditation and get a gratitude message from nature to fuel our inspiration. 
  • Connect with your intention/focus for the day and envision how you want to feel throughout the day to have the most energizing, life-giving experience while sheltering in. 
  • Share your intention with the group as part of our accountability circle and also practice asking for help/support for what you need.

AFTERNOON

2:00-4:00 pm PST

Monthly Maker’s Meetup with Erika

  • Virtual open studio to check in on your creative project, spend dedicated time working on what you’d like to move forward on for the next 1.5 hours, and reflect as a community to celebrate our creative process!

5:00-6:00 pm PST

Evening Yoga Flow with Raj @rajpractice

  • End the day with this vinyasa-inspired flow to help you tune back into your breath and body.  More grounding, more breathing, more feeling into your body with a light sweat through lots of flow.
  • You will need a yoga mat, towel, or just a cleared/clean(ish) spot of floor to move on. The practice will be accessible for all bodies and practice levels.  No props are necessary but a pillow, cushion, or blanket is always good.

EVENING

6:30-8:00 pm PST

Breaking Bread with kindred spirits @hestiagrove.com

  • Our spring community inquiry for April is: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEED IN YOUR LIFE? WHAT’S TAKING ROOT? 
  • Bring your food and join us for some meditative music, music and playful connection in smaller break out groups. We will experiment with a reciprocity ring to create a safe space to ask for help or give help.  We need community now more than ever!

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