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18th of November 2019

Fitness and Self-care Enhance Addiction Recovery

For many recovering from addiction, fitness has become a vital aspect of their recovery. There has been a lot written about the benefits of exercise for those trying to abstain from drugs and alcohol. Exercising can be a great motivational force that brings structure and discipline into lives that were previously trapped in the unpredictable […]

1st of July 2019

Liberation Yoga for All

Kai Shanti is a new addition to Liberation Institute and will teaching the Tuesday evening yoga class through July and August. She began her journey with yoga in 2009, when a friend invited her to a drop in class in Berkeley, CA. It didn’t take long for her to realize that yoga would become an integral […]

30th of May 2019

18th of March 2019

How to Manage Stress During Turbulent Times

by Jaymie Meyer, NBC-HWC “After every stressful situation, we become a little older,” said Hans Selye, the father of modern stress theory “Stressing out” is what happens when we don’t handle stress in a healthy way. Stress and aging are closely related and the more stress you have, the faster your body will age. So, […]

3rd of December 2018

Self-Care Advice for Seniors and Caregivers

Photo by Huyen Nguyen on Unsplash   As the Baby Boomer generation ages, the senior population will only increase with each passing year. Advances in medicine allow us to live longer, but many seniors find they cannot care for themselves like they could when they were younger. In fact, many people find they need the […]

9th of July 2018

The Science of Feeling Safe: Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Therory

23rd of December 2016

Light in Dark Days

Winter, the solstice, and the holidays can be a cozy time of connection and celebration, but for many of us this period is sad and challenging. Here at Libi our doors and hearts are open to those who need it. If you know someone in need, please have them contact us. You can also help […]

19th of November 2016

Were All Connected

Everyday around dusk, outside our main offices in SF, a flock of little black birds gathers on the wires to chirp, gloriously celebrating the day. This always reminds me of the symphony of transformation that happens with the work we do at Libi – people helping people in community. Here’s a video for a reminder […]

13th of October 2016

Meditation linked to lower stress among prison inmates

Prisoners who practice transcendental meditation twice a day may experience less stress and fewer mental health issues than fellow inmates who don’t meditate, a small US study suggests. Previous research has linked this type of meditation involving mantras and mindfulness to reduced stress in a variety of populations at risk for mental health problems, including […]

29th of April 2016

5 Ways Yoga Benefits Your Mental Health

Here’s some great reasons to join us on Tuesday evenings for Liberation Yoga! “Yoga is a psychology — the whole practice helps us work with the nature of the mind, the nature of being a human, how emotions live in our bodies, how they affect our behavior and our minds,” says Turner, who reveals that […]