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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Monthly Forum Ties Holistic Practice, Community Outreach: Participation is free, and donations are welcome.

Wholistic Peace Forum

Create QuanYin Institute (CQY), a new, local grassroots nonprofit organization founded to explore the intersect of holistic practices, yoga, nature and social activism, will hold its second Wholistic Peace Forum on July 21, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in Hartsdale.

“It will be an interactive and collaborative experience as we identify and discuss best practices for the holistic community to get more involved with overarching community issues here in Westchester,” says Cristina Ortiz, founder, president and CEO of CQY. “Some themes we are currently exploring in our outreach work are education, healthcare, de-incarceration, women's rights, resilience and compassion.”

The forum launched in June and will be a monthly gathering. Participation is free, and donations are welcome, Ortiz says.

“You are invited to come together, to learn and grow as a holistic community at this monthly gathering,” she says. “If you are interested but won't make it on the 21st, please let us know by sending an email to [email protected], and we will be happy to keep you in the loop for future meetings. If you can’t make it but think a colleague or friend is aligned, please spread the word.”

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