Wed, May 13|
Kilusan Wellness: Supporting Resilience with Acupressure, Medical Qigong, and Mindfulness
Presented by Karen Villanueva, DAIM, LAc, RN
Time & Location
May 13, 2020, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
About This Event
In this day and age, being able to cultivate resilience, especially during times of duress, is an important skill to hone with regards to taking good care of our health. Many of us have felt overwhelmed, worried, and anxious with regards to our current public health situation. Join Dr. Villanueva to learn simple, yet effective practices, grounded in acupressure, medical qigong, and mindfulness, that can support your well-being, mental health, and resiliency.
About Karen Villanueva
Karen Villanueva is the daughter of Samuel (from Baguio) and Adelina (from Binalbagan), and eldest sister to siblings, Katherine and Samantha. She was born in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, and immigrated to the United States as an infant. She currently resides on Chochenyo Ohlone land, in Oakland, CA with her wife, Lily May.
Karen is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, a Licensed Acupuncturist, and a Registered Nurse. As a healer and healthcare practitioner, for the past 20 years (and counting!), she has kept an abiding commitment to working with folks of color, underserved people, and those that have been historically marginalized to decolonize, promote wellness, and improve health. She works part-time as a pediatric acutherapist at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. She also works part-time at her alma mater, Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College as a Project Manager. Karen is a current Fellow and Social Impact Scholar at the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine and is the President of Kilusan Wellness, a burgeoning non-profit organization focused on supporting healing through decolonization and promoting wholeness rooted in traditional healing practices.
If you have the capacity to give an offering, you may select this ticket option. Offerings will support the time and labor of our guest speakers/facilitators, as well as CfBS's ongoing work toward strengthening our communities.
Pay What You Can - Read Info
If you have a financial hardship in this time, please select the Pay What You Can option. You will be sent a link to a donation page in the confirmation email after registering. Our registration fees support the time and labor of our wonderful presenters. We encourage attendees to make an offering to contribute toward a monetary offering for presenters if they are able. However, if you are unable to give the suggested $20 offering, no one will be turned away.