Introductory Session with Next Step Fitness

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Introductory Session with Next Step Fitness

Artists for Trauma is pleased to announce that we are the new Healing through Art program for Next Step Fitness based in Lawndale, CA.

Next Step Fitness was founded by Janne Kouri and his wife, Susan, after an accident left him paralyzed, and rehabilitation facilities were limited and unavailable on the West Coast.  Next Step is now a nationally recognized non-profit organization which provides affordable community fitness, health and wellness facilities for individuals with motor impairments, and we are so honored to be joining with them to provide a healing through art program.

We introduced Artists for Trauma at Next Step’s Movie Night in May, where we screened a trailer of the incredible documentary, The Dhamma Brothers, which demonstrates the positive impact of meditation with maximum security prisoners, followed by a mini-session of meditation, led by our Volunteer Artist Etan Boritzer.

The mini-session was so successful that we will soon be starting monthly meditation sessions with Next Step Fitness.  Follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook to find out more as it’s announced.