Wellness Coalition

Our outdoor space has become a community center and partner for anyone willing to share accessible community resources. Many years ago community residents approached garden leaders about hosting free community yoga and meditation in the garden, as volunteers donating their time to care for community. Their desire to make an impact and volunteer with us provides an example of carrying out our mission to not only grow healthy food, but community leaders as well – Empowering through Nature. The pandemic highlighted the need and demand for greenspace and accessible resources for the community, allowing our space and work to thrive. After all, nature is healing.

To balance and make space for more program proposals, collaboration, and practitioners, we formed the El Paseo Wellness Coalition in partnership with the Community Healing Mercado. Contact our wellness coordinator, Cristina Puzio, to join the coalition or attend our monthly meeting in the garden every 4th Thursday at 6pm starting in June. See the Coalition’s new events and programming below. Visit our calendar to see all of the offerings.

Support our Wellness Coalition and accessible programming by donating. If you are interested in donating items like massage tables/mats and pillows please reach out to the wellness coordinator: cristinapuzio (At) gmail.com

Weekly Schedule

All ages
Suggested donation $5.00

Yoga with Edith
Mondays at 6:30 pm
Saturdays at 9am

Kids Yoga with Sandie
Monday’s at 6:30 pm
1st Saturdays of the month at 9am

Meditation and Sound Healing
W/ Papalotzin Collective
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Full Body Strength with Sandra Magana
Wednesdays at 7pm

Flamenco Fridays with Clinard Dance
July 1st through August 26th 
6 pm to 7 pm

We hope you’ll join us and help us co create community care and wellness. Let’s normalize being healthy outdoors and healing with our body, spirit and mind.

Rotating offerings on Tuesdays

Submit a proposal

Grief Circle Program

What does grief mean to you? How do you grieve? During these difficult times our community needs a gentle space to honor their grief. To sit with their heart and be with Mother Nature. To tune inwards and make time to honor what is vital and sacred with compassion and curiosity. With help from others. With holistic, spiritual, mental wellness and indigenized tools.

This summer at el Paseo community garden the wellness coalition will be leading two cohorts that will be part of a 6 week grief support group. Suggested donation $5.00

Cohort 2 Dates:  8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 9/1, 9/8. 9/15
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (OPEN and still taking people for this cohort)

Registration closes 7/22 for the second cohort.

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Reiki Y Sanación Community Clinics

In collaboration with our community partner Sanctuary Health, join us monthly to receive reiki treatments, acupuncture, massage, limpias and more! This event is to offer free community services to the public and for facilitators to practice/ learn. Everyone is welcome, especially those who are not able to access these services so easily. We believe in natures powerful healing ways and in the powerful healing ways of our holistic community work.

First Tuesday of the month
5 pm to 8 pm

We are seeking volunteers/practitioners in reiki, energy, herbalism, and body work to be a part of our community clinic. Are you interested in being a volunteer or donating a massage table? Send a message to Cristina puzio cristinapuzio8@gmail.com

Community Healing Mercado at El Paseo

Every 3rd Sunday* of the month. This market series will provide opportunities for practitioners and vendors to offer services at a sliding scale and will serve as a fundraiser for the coalition.

Sign up to be a vendor or to offer wellness programming

*The June Healing Mercado will be the 3rd Saturday in observance of Father’s Day.