About

The South LA Wellness Tour is a FREE 7-day community initiative created by South LA Wellness - a collective of local wellness practitioners - in partnership with adidas + Wanderlust, with the purpose of sharing mindfulness practices in the South Los Angeles area.

Throughout the week, we will bring together community members, wellness practitioners + local Community Partners to share in heart-centered dialogue + practice all for the purpose of encouraging self-care + promoting collective community healing.

Our intention is to TRULY be an inclusive + affirming space for all ages, abilities + body types to come together to deepen our connection to each other + ourselves.

Everyone is welcome! We want to see you even if you are new to yoga, have never sat in meditation a day in your life, if you're an elder reconnecting with yourself, if you have a larger body and still not sure if any of these practices are for you. Your blackness will be loved here, your age is celebrated, your sexual identity + gender expression(s) are respected + your abilities are important to us.

Please keep in mind, some workshops have a limited capacity. Priority will be given to registered attendees first.


About our team

Alli Simon (She/Her)  Alli is a 5th generation South LA Native and a 300RYT certified yoga and meditation facilitator. She works as the Operations and Wellness Manager for  Social Venture Partners - LA , committing her energy to the field of philanthropy where she works with nonprofits dedicated to systems change, workplace wellness, and racial + healing justice. Alli has been practicing meditation for over 15 years. Her journey began as a way to heal from her own losses and trauma. What began as just a personal journey and practice, led to her sharing with friends and family and eventually throughout communities. She is devoted to increasing access to self-care practices for people of color, LGBTQ+ and Black identified folx. She believes that tools, like meditation and yoga, can help foster a more compassionate, resilient and heart-centered community.  Alli currently facilitates classes regularly at  Everybody Gym ,  APLA Health  and  The Underground Museum . She recently completed a  three-part meditation series  for the adidas + Wanderlust Spring 2019 “Connected” campaign. Find out more at  AlliSimon.com

Alli Simon (She/Her)

Alli is a 5th generation South LA Native and a 300RYT certified yoga and meditation facilitator. She works as the Operations and Wellness Manager for Social Venture Partners - LA, committing her energy to the field of philanthropy where she works with nonprofits dedicated to systems change, workplace wellness, and racial + healing justice. Alli has been practicing meditation for over 15 years. Her journey began as a way to heal from her own losses and trauma. What began as just a personal journey and practice, led to her sharing with friends and family and eventually throughout communities. She is devoted to increasing access to self-care practices for people of color, LGBTQ+ and Black identified folx. She believes that tools, like meditation and yoga, can help foster a more compassionate, resilient and heart-centered community.

Alli currently facilitates classes regularly at Everybody Gym, APLA Health and The Underground Museum. She recently completed a three-part meditation series for the adidas + Wanderlust Spring 2019 “Connected” campaign. Find out more at AlliSimon.com

Lauren Ross (She/Her)  Natural Mystic Mama, Yogi, Gossian & Space Artivist, with roots from the Bay Area, Lauren “Anu” Wolley Ross is a Community Holistic Artivist and certified Hatha, RYT200 ( Green Tree Yoga & Meditation , South LA) and Kemetic Yoga instructor KYT200 (Yoga Skills, Jamaica). Residing in South Los Angeles with a background in community services and rehabilitation, she specializes in Kemetic, Soul Flow and Restorative yoga. In addition to teaching yoga and cultivating wellness spaces, Lauren is the co-founder of Black Yogi Day, an annual yoga & lifestyle celebration and conference, emphasizing and honoring the african roots in yoga and healing modalities in Los Angeles; partner to the Historic Leimert Park,  Baba's Vegan Cafe , and online creator of  Village Visions LA . She is very passionate about creating access to holistic healing modalities in her community that strengthen our mind, body and soul.

Lauren Ross (She/Her)

Natural Mystic Mama, Yogi, Gossian & Space Artivist, with roots from the Bay Area, Lauren “Anu” Wolley Ross is a Community Holistic Artivist and certified Hatha, RYT200 (Green Tree Yoga & Meditation, South LA) and Kemetic Yoga instructor KYT200 (Yoga Skills, Jamaica). Residing in South Los Angeles with a background in community services and rehabilitation, she specializes in Kemetic, Soul Flow and Restorative yoga. In addition to teaching yoga and cultivating wellness spaces, Lauren is the co-founder of Black Yogi Day, an annual yoga & lifestyle celebration and conference, emphasizing and honoring the african roots in yoga and healing modalities in Los Angeles; partner to the Historic Leimert Park, Baba's Vegan Cafe, and online creator of Village Visions LA. She is very passionate about creating access to holistic healing modalities in her community that strengthen our mind, body and soul.

London Jones (She/Her)  London Jones is a nonprofit consultant, mental health advocate, and healing justice facilitator from Los Angeles, California. For over a decade, London has worked on a wide range of issues including mass incarceration, LGBTQ rights, poverty, and mental health. She combines a range of experience to ensure the collective and continued liberation of marginalized people of all experiences. She has contributed her skills to organizations like  The LGBTQ Center Long Beach ,  Antioch University ,  Awaken Arts , and  Good+ Foundation . London serves as a board member for  ProjectQ  and  Colors LGBTQ Youth Counseling Center  - two organizations advancing wellness for LGBTQ people in LA. She is a graduate of Antioch University and is a Masters in Nonprofit Management candidate.

London Jones (She/Her)

London Jones is a nonprofit consultant, mental health advocate, and healing justice facilitator from Los Angeles, California. For over a decade, London has worked on a wide range of issues including mass incarceration, LGBTQ rights, poverty, and mental health. She combines a range of experience to ensure the collective and continued liberation of marginalized people of all experiences. She has contributed her skills to organizations like The LGBTQ Center Long Beach, Antioch University, Awaken Arts, and Good+ Foundation. London serves as a board member for ProjectQ and Colors LGBTQ Youth Counseling Center - two organizations advancing wellness for LGBTQ people in LA. She is a graduate of Antioch University and is a Masters in Nonprofit Management candidate.

 

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