August IS African Heritage Month and this August, 2020, we are changing our focus.
PositivEnergyWorks connects health with culture and this month let's look at your health from that perspective....Let's change our legacy by changing our old conditioned responses, biases, and heightened fears that tense us, bringing our stress up and our health down.
Let's look at what changes, we can make, even, if just a little. Clearly, our health is our responsibility. You may live in a food desert, but you can make the simple choice of not buying empty-nutrient, sugary sweet, pastry daily, right?
So, here at PositivEnergyWorks, I am changing our focus so that we can better help us all work on our conditioned responses.
For many years, I.ve focused on generalized breathing applications but, I.m. now re-focusing my efforts on what I know will maximize our health. I.ve been studying it, speaking on it, and writing about it....racism is at the root of the stress related dis-orders, affecting all of our health.
Join me in my new focus of offering solutions for stress management through breathology/breathwork applications for race-based trauma release with tools to un-pack un-conscious bias. We are also shifting away from coaching to group training and certifications. Last, due to Covid-19, all of our services/presentations are VIRTUAL now, until further notice.
In this month of August, as we honor our Ancestors, I truly affirm that this shift in my work, will be pleasing to their legacy. Join me on August 22, in my introduction to Breath Circles for Racial, Diversity and Gender Healing. let's allow the truth to set us all free - that racism is a sickness and that we must heal it to be free of our greatest "stressor".
Ayo Handy-Kendi is reknown as the Breath Sekou, which means in the Guinea language "a master teacher". She has worked with breath techniques for over 50 years and loves teaching "the power of the breath". She has created a system called Optimum Life Breathology (O.L.B.) which teaches 12 common breath techniques with 4 breath practices. As a Wholistic Practitioner she incorporates sound healing, laughter yoga, Reiki, healing touch, movement, behavior modification and stress management and oxygen concepts, such as water hydrotherapy, Aroma-therapy, nutrition, into her trainings.She is creating a "breath movement" to wake people up to their joy and positivenergy with the belief that when you breathe better, you live better. She is also known as Mama Ayo, when sharing cultural presentations or performing as a storyteller, actor, author or speaker. She is the founder of Black Love Day, Feb. 13, the Ritual of Reconciliation, founder/director, African American Holiday Association (AAHA) and founder/CEO, PositivEnergyWorks.