The Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY’s first CIDNY Wellness Fair will on Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at our Manhattan office. The event is free, but registration is required. Register here: https://www.cidny.org/cidny-wellness-2023/.
Below you can find out more about some of the participants and vendors that will be at the event.
Courtney Edwards is a former psychotherapist turned behavioral health coach. As a Board Certified Coach and owner of Alchemy Coaching, she blends her background in mental health and counseling with life coaching. She is also a certified meditation teacher, group facilitator, adjunct instructor at the State University of New York, at New Paltz, and the host of a podcast, Pragmatic Alchemy podcast. She can be reached at https://linktr.ee/alchemybhc or contacted through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her podcast can be found at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pragmaticalchemy.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
The Andrew Heiskell Library provides FREE accessible programs and reading material for any community members who are blind, low vision or who have a physical disability or reading disability that makes it hard to read standard print. Heiskell Library offers materials by mail, download, or app; in a wide range of formats, including braille, talking books and talking book players, and audio magazines, for users of all ages and in many languages. Also join the Andrew Heiskell Library for accessible programming and events, individual coaching in assistive technology, group tactile crafts workshops, banned books club, braille study groups, the Dimensions Lab for tactile creation, and more! Fine out more at https://www.nypl.org/locations/heiskell.
Commission for the Blind
The New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) assists New York State residents of all ages who are legally blind or deafblind to live independent and productive lives by providing vocational counseling, advocacy, rehabilitation training and employment services. For more information, visit https://ocfs.ny.gov/programs/nyscb/.
Originally from Belarus, Lana teaches yoga in New York City. She is a certified teacher with Yoga Alliance (RYT-500, Therapeutic Emphasis) and has studied the body for years. Lana has trained over 1,000 hours in yoga, acrobatics, dance, flexibility, and anatomy. Lana enjoys when her students balance in their breath, physicality, and motion. She emphasizes relaxation in both her group classes and private lessons. Beyond this, Lana developed her own alignment yoga mat KILIMOK, a product which allows ease, safety, and comfort in asana. You can find more information about Lana and her schedule at: https://www.lanamovement.com.
Maria Campanella earned her black belt in Kenpo under Sensei Enzo Aliotta of United Studios Progressive Martial Arts in Miller Place. She has furthered her martial arts training in Tai Chi, Filipino Martial Arts, and Pankration with Professor Spencer Gee. She incorporates fitness workouts with the five elements of Tai Chi and the 108 Yang style form to rejuvenate and empower your bones and muscles, sharpen your reflexes, fine-tune your memory, and improve your balance. She has 12 years’ experience working with children, adults, seniors, and individuals with Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s through class instruction and one-on-one training with martial art fitness, Tai Chi, kickboxing, toning, and dance. She can be booked directly at email@example.com or 516-617-1575.
Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS)
The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, Inc., is an organization founded and led by people with developmental disabilities for people with developmental disabilities. SANYS’ goal is to help self-advocates build the skill and courage needed to speak up for themselves and others. SANYS believes that empowered self-advocates can help create inclusive communities and a person-centered and person-directed system of supports. SANYS embodies an unshakeable belief in the power of the human voice to make a better world for oneself and others. For more information, visit https://sanys.org.
Song Of Sparrows
Asha Surti, MS OTR/L: Asha Surti is an Occupational Therapist and a ninth generation Reiki Master Practitioner/Teacher serving the greater NYC area. Her services consist of a holistic based approach incorporating the mind, body, and spirit to assess and guide how one can feel more balanced energetically. Asha’s services address a wide range of conditions and can be applied across all age groups from pediatrics to older adults. Her current passion is teaching Reiki to younger generations to empower them to feel grounded in today’s fast-moving society and live authentically. Asha can be found at www.reikitraveler.com or on social media at @reikitraveler.
Anna Lesniak, MA OT/L: Anna’s love for Tarot and Astrology goes back to early childhood when she would immerse herself in her mother’s and father’s esoteric books. She practices evolutionary, humanistic, and predictive astrology which helps her clients understand their connection to the greater Universe, to their life purpose, and how to make the most of their time and relationships with those around them. Anna approaches Tarot readings via both a practical lens, guiding clients to make informed decisions around career, love, health, and family but also through a deep appreciation of spirituality. Anna’s education and professional background as a teacher and therapist drives her core belief in fostering nurturing experiences with her clients; providing compassion and support for continued healing together. Anna can be booked directly at www.songofsparrows.com or 718-644-6652.