An Embodiment Workshop – Nevada City, CA

A movement workshop for ALL GENDERS designed to awaken body-based relational empowerment.

Together we’ll tap into our roots, feel the heat, get down to the basics, invite our ancestral wisdom, and unleash what lives in the deep.

Register Here

Get Down: Primal Passion. Interpersonal Power.

Saturday April 29, 2017 @ 12PM & Sunday April 30th @1PM

Seaman’s Lodge Nevada City, CA

Primal Passion

WOMEN’S EMBODIMENT COMMUNITY RETREAT: A RE-MEMBERING

Calling all seekers of liberation.

“Womyn it is time”~ ❤

 Register Here

The 2017 HoneyRoot Summer Initiation Retreat takes place at beautiful Shady Creek Retreat Center, which is a gorgeous space where earth, water, trees and sky surround us as we spend our days selecting from a wide array of movement, dance and voice workshops, healing ceremonies, sacred rituals, performances, and yes, even time for rest! It’s a chance to deeply resource and nourish yourself, meet other women and come together as sisters in the ways that are most natural to the feminine soul.

honey rootThis weekend is open to women of all ages, and there are specific offerings for maidens and elders as well as childcare should you wish to bring your young one along and ensure that s/he gets to have just as much fun as you! All these details and more are elaborated at http://www.honeyroot.org and you can easily Register Here

Community Learning Series Oakland CA

Calling all community members, students, faculty and staff for a free community learning series hosted by Samuel Merritt University.

The RICHER Model Presented by Uzo Nwankpa MSN,RN

RN to BSN Community Health Clinical Instructor.

Lunch provided for the first 15  

When: 12pm-1pm Wed Feb 8th 2017

Where: Samuel Merritt University -The Health Education Center  400 Hawthorne Avenue HEC 311. Oakland, CA

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Radical Movement for Self Care

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Come join us at the Hatch Community Event where Uzo will be facilitating a

Radical Movement for Self Care Workshop

Come and share with community members ways to move your body to achieve more energy, relive stress and activate loving connection with yourself and others. We all have the ability to activate our greatest power which lies internally.

When : Wednesday, December 21, 2016  6pm -7pm

Where:  555 19th St suite 131 Oakland CA

Hatch provides doula trainings and support to low-income young parents between the ages of 18 and 24, creating a community for and by young parents.

For more information visit Hatch

Tope Ojeme chats with Uzo on Radio Nigeria- Nigerian Pride

Tune in to Radio Nigeria to listen to Uzo Nwankpa on the Nigeria pride program with Tope Ojeme.

Air time: May 2nd Tuesday 2:30pm Nigeria Time

(3:30 AM EST|6:30 AM PST| 7:30 AM MT)

Stream Live

Nigerian Pride-Radio Nigeria 

“A spotlight on Nigerians in the Diaspora who are living exemplary lives, thereby serving as worthy ambassadors of the Country” Radio Nigeria

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Pic: Uzo Nwankpa posing with The Uzo Method Project team in Enugu Nigeria

The Uzo Method Project in Nigeria

I (Uzo) have been in Africa for the past few months traveling through cities and countries  surveying the region for possible social and economic development opportunities. While in Enugu visiting my parents, every morning, I jog around the infamous Okpara Square in Independence Layout.

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To my pleasant surprise, there is a large number of people who come out to exercise. The park is closed to the public however, the people have been resilient through police raids, arrests, tear gas pollution and other attempts to remove them from public property. The motivated locals set up as early as 6am daily on side walks to conduct their fitness business.

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Rad Jogging club that uses live instruments as a “pod piper” to draw people in to jog with them 

They even use gravel filled recycled water bottles for weights and prayer mats for floor work. I approached Emeka, one of the fitness coaches and asked if he would be willing to share his group with me. I explained that I have numerous years of group fitness experience and would love to volunteer my time supporting motivated people in my hometown. He agreed to test it out. It has been 6 weeks now and the participants are enjoying themselves.

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Fitness Coach Emeka

One participant stated “I was attracted to this group because I have not yet seen a female coach around here”. This was exciting for me to see and observe her feedback. She was right. There were many independent groups (mostly women participants) led by men who they call sports coach but no female instructor in sight.

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The amazing team ” Rockstars” that allowed me to crash their training session 

We meet daily at 6:30am for an hour using AFAA standards. The format that I use is as follows

  • Warm up and stretch
  • Low impact, low intensity exercises
  • Low impact, high intensity exercises
  • High impact, high intensity exercises
  • High Impact, low intensity exercises
  • Low impact, low intensity exercises
  • Weight training and Floor Work
  • Cool down and stretch

The participants are also connected via the app “Whatsaap” to remind their friends to attend or to update the team on their progress.

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This positive experience with Enugutians has inspired me to move forward with my dream of expanding the Uzo Method Project into Africa.

I have been thinking about this for a while and I have decided to move forward with this burning desire.

The Uzo Method Project Nigeria 

Vision 

To promote wellness and prevent illness from a human ecology perspective. 

Mission

To create the opportunity for education using the appropriate knowledge and skills necessary to stay healthy in the mind, body and spirit.

This project in the Nigerian region will focus on wellbeing using fitness, nutrition, the arts, indigenous practices and economic sustainability practices. We need to work at wellbeing at the individual, family, community and societal level. It takes the individual to spark the change needed but the environment has to be conducive and supportive to thrive.

If you are interested in becoming a part of this process, please contact Uzo at nwankpa@gmail.com for more details.

 

Post War Trauma- A time to heal

Osisioma Foundation Reunion

Post War Trauma- A time to heal     

The voice of an Igbo woman in the Diaspora

Speech presented by 

Guest Speaker – Uzo Nwankpa, MSN-PH, BSN, RN

The Osisioma Foundation is dedicated to the Economic, Social and Political Agenda that TOUCH LIVES.

Wednesday Mar 23rd 2016

@ Standard Plaza, Opposite Crunches

Onitsha- Enugu Express Way

Awka, Anambra State

Nigeria, West Africa

 

Love & Lan{d}guage- A fundraiser evening of community art, music and poetry 

 

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When:Saturday Jan 16th 6:30pm- 8:30pm Where: Bellamys Gallery495 Portobello Rd, Macandrew Bay, Dunedin New Zealand

Donation: $5.00

You are invited to attend the arts exhibition, poetry and music fundraiser at the Bellamys Gallery in Macandrew Bay.

Eventfinder link here

Come gain some insight on the behind the scenes of Dunedins very own 2015 recipient of the Caroline Plummer community dance fellowship. Sharing her paintings, music and poetry that captures her journey from Africa, to the Americas landing in Dunedin. This event includes various collaborations including Singer song writer Kira Hundelby, Bongo Lion, King Leo’s very own Stevie Rice, Wyeth Chalmers and more. The funds raised for the art sales will support Uzo’s journey to continue to research the effects of community music and dance on wellbeing.

Come prepared to make art and engage in co creation by the community.

For more information please contact Uzo at nwankpa@gmail.com