YOGA ON THE BEACH
To kick off our #iheart2walk campaign, Cassandra Ashley organized our "Yoga on the Beach" function. Mrs. D generously donated her time to exercise us on a beautiful Sunday morning. Twenty people gathered in Palisades Park including many Pacific Heart Institute physicians and staff. A special thanks to the Providence Saint John's Foundation for their support.
CAREGIVER WELLNESS WALK
In cooperation with the St. John's Health Center Foundation, we hosted our Caregiver Wellness Walk on April 21st, 2017. The event was designed to educate participants on how to burn calories and relieve stress during a lunch break. Thank you to everyone who came out! Check out the pictures by clicking on the gallery on the left.
Hospital Week and Nurses Week
Take the time this month to promote heart disease awareness. We thank Denise Jones and the outstanding nursing staff at UCLA Hospital for hosting a heart healthy and colorful lunch.
HEART DISEASE AWARENESS
We raise a glass in celebration of heart disease awareness for our #iheart2walk June function. Thanks to Jennifer Fleming and the nurses in our Los Angeles community, we learned about heart disease awareness and some of the benefits of wine. It was a beautiful afternoon to try wonderful wine, gather with friends and learn how we can prevent the leading cause of death.
Our very own, Michele Padilla, climbed Mount Shasta in the name of heart awareness! She and her family hiked past waterfalls, reached mountain tops and took some deep breaths, all to keep their hearts healthy and their minds clear. We celebrate Michele and her family and hope you have enjoyed a much needed vacation over the summer.
On July 29th, Tatiana Shatalova took some of her friends on a bike ride from Providence St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica to the beach. In an effort to get everyone more heart healthy for the summer, they checked their heart rates with bike riding and then worked on mindfulness with yoga poses. Congratulations to Tatiana's team of athletes!
Thanks to Dr. Manali Shendrikar and Moore Dance Studio, we got our hearts pumping and our toes tapping. Dr. Shendrikar worked us to a cardiodance routine and we sweated to some our favorite tunes. It was a great way to feel our hearts and know that we were going good for our bodies, too!
At the end, we filmed the first footage for our flash mob dance to Pat Benatar's Heartbreaker. If you want to be a part of our flash mob, just video yourself dancing to the same song and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOGA & MEDITATION
We would like to thank Irene Bristol for her Star Studded Yoga and Meditation Event. Along with St. John's and the Foundations elite members, Helaine Wolf led the group through a therapeutic hour of deep breathing and stretching. What did we learn after an hour? That we NEED this every day. Heart health is all about the full body experience. Thank you to Irene, Helanie and the whole crew for making it happen!
We got spoiled by Kim Rosenberg and the Groove 3 instructors. For our October #iheart2walk function, we boogied down in the hospital cafeteria. Suzanne Peterson, Lael Elkind and many staff members from our cardiac floor danced our hearts out. We cannot thank this team enough for caring for our hearts while introducing us to all the fun that Groove 3 has to offer. We will definitely do this again....