LGBTQ South Florida

Unity Coalition to present Elevate workshops Sunday at Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Elevate, to be presented Feb. 22 at Miami Beach Botanical Garden by Unity Coalition.
Elevate, to be presented Feb. 22 at Miami Beach Botanical Garden by Unity Coalition.

Unity Coalition, South Florida’s Hispanic LGBT-rights group, will present Elevate, “a day of lifting your mind, body, spirit and social well-being,” on Sunday, Feb. 22, at Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

Here are details from Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida:

BE A PART OF UC|CU’s ELEVATE.

A day of Lifting your mind, body, spirit & social well-being.

BEING A BETTER PERSON - through what we eat, how we take care of ourselves, how we treat ourselves and how we treat others. Many of us find some, most or all of these topics difficult to follow in our daily lives. Add the pressures of family, peers, ageing, economy & surroundings, and it often becomes overwhelming.

Join Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida, the first & only organization for the Latino|Hispanic|LGBTQ Community since 2002, for a DAY OF BEING NICER.

SUNDAY, Feb 22, 2015 | 9am-6pm

Miami Beach Botanical Garden

TICKETS: $30 in advance. www.unitycoalition.org

Attendees may choose from a variety of 1 and 2 hour workshops and activities throughout the day, including:

GUEST SPEAKER: JOHN J. McNEILL | Father John McNeill was expelled from the Jesuit order for being openly gay, was a prisoner of war during WWII, co-founder of SAGE & with partner for 49 years. Sharing excerpts of Taking a Chance on God (a documentary about his life).

WELCOME breakfast & healthy lunch, courtesy of WHOLE FOODS

- YOGA & MEDITATION in the Garden with JOSEPH ARMSTRONG

- HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR | Agencies, organizations & vendors will have tables in main room to promote their services.

- NUTRITION & YOU, sponsored by CARE Resource, with nutritionist RIGOBERTO NG

- CHOOSE YOUR LIFE CHOICES - QUANTUMLY with & GUS BRIAND

- QIGONG in the GARDEN with TONY SALVETTI

- TOOLS FOR BEING HAPPIER & LESS TOXIC with life coach THEA SOMMER

- PAINTING in the Garden with DAVID SEXTON

- PERSONAL GROWTH THROUGH POETRY with CARIDAD MORO

- SOCIALIZING & DATING 101 with DAVID KESSLER, LCSW

- TRANS UNDERSTANDING & SUPPORT with ARYAH LESTER & ARIANNA LINT

- ANNIE APPLESEED PROJECT | Healthy ways to reduce Cancer risk, reduce recurrences, toxicities of conventional therapies & to introduce alternative treatments

- SPIRITUALITY, FAITH & being LGBT with HAROLD SLOAN-MARRERO (Miami Beach Community Church), Rabbi TOM HEYN (Temple Israel) LAZARUS MILES (olorisha) ordained Lukumi priest, and other faith leaders discuss what different faiths say, and don't say, about homosexuality.

- URBAN HABITAT | Learning and caring for native plants with HOWARD TONKIN

- CREATING COCKTAILS from the Garden with HIRO

- ELEVATE Tea Dance with DJ MIIK - ‘8os music - easy listening, socializing)

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