Natural Awakenings Boston Donates to Calmer Choice
Jun 30, 2015 06:36PM
On May 31, Natural Awakenings hosted Boston’s first Mind-Body Experiential Event & Expo at Arlington High School, which included a screening of the documentary film The Connection, a panel discussion, more than 30 workshops and an exhibitor hall where attendees learned about and sampled a variety of hands-on, mind-body modalities and other healthy living products and services. A portion of the event’s proceeds was donated to Calmer Choice, a local nonprofit organization that brings mindfulness education into Massachusetts schools.
Boston Natural Awakenings Publisher Maisie Raftery created the event to connect some of Greater Boston’s mind-body experts with local community members. “Boston is full of healthcare experts, including leaders in the mind-body field, so we wanted to create a venue for them to share their knowledge and help educate people on the importance of developing a mind-body connection to improve one’s health and well-being,” she says.
More than 400 people took part in the event, which was so well-received, that Raftery has begun to plan for a similar event in the fall for individuals that missed it or for repeat attendees that want to take part in different workshops. “I was pleased with the turnout and participation, and as with all first-time events, we’ve learned a lot about how to make the next one even better,” she says, adding, “I was blown away by the stream of requests from attendees as they were departing asking when we would be doing it again.”
For more information on the event, visit NaturalAwakeningsBoston.com/Mind-Body-Experiential-Event. Stay tuned for details about the upcoming event this fall. Mind-body practitioners and healthy living vendors interested in participating can call 617-906-0232.