Wellness workshops raise funds for Ukraine

Three local practitioners are among a dozen nationwide who will participate in online wellness workshops March 26-27 to raise funds for the people of Ukraine.

“Like many people I have been heartbroken watching what is unfolding in Ukraine,” said Pamela Malo, a registered dietitian on Bainbridge Island. “When a colleague and I were planning an online event together, we decided to turn it into a fundraiser.”

Classes address the physical and mental health of attendees, including: yoga, meditation, poetry, griefwork and song, connection games, an evening sound bath and more.Donations range from $5 to $100 and 100% of the money will be donated to World Central Kitchen.

Locals leading workshops include:

•Malo, MHS, RD, an expert at understanding the dynamic relationship people have with food. She is a master’s level registered dietitian, coach and certified yoga Kripalu instructor. For over a decade Malo has worked collecting dietary data on the world’s largest public health study where she interviewed over 7,000 Americans about what they eat. She leads workshops across the country about mind-body nourishment and is the creator of Yoga & Peaceful Eating and Pajama Yoga. She believes a positive and loving relationship with food is possible for everyone.

•Chris Wurden, also of Bainbridge, is an accomplished breathwork facilitator, mindfulness coach and musician. Trained in techniques of Buteyko, Oxygen Advantage, The Wim Hof Method, as well as Gong Yoga Nidra, Wurden will create space for you to access the deepest and most powerful parts of yourself.

•Ashley Hagen of Poulsbo is a yoga teacher, YTT lead trainer, studio owner, online course creator, entrepreneur and media communications expert. Her daily free yoga and meditation classes emphasize self-compassion and being true to yourself.

For details on the event go to worldwidewellbeingcollective.podia.com/