Health and Wellness
One might ask "why health and wellness at a cultural center?" Data has shown that as a person looses their culture their health declines. Ashé believes that Culture is the Other Vitamin C. We have community collaborations with the national and local Place Matters team, Samueli Institute, and the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation and the New Orleans Musicians Clinic to name a few. The Ashé health and wellness programs are coordinated by Jamilah Y.Peters-Muhammad RN BSN FCN also know as Mama Jamilah. Jamilah is a community health advocate with over 40 years of experience in faith and community health and is a dancer/percussionist.
Featured programs are:
Mondays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Dance offerings change every 6-8 weeks, and include African, Salsa, Haitian, Tap, Line Dance, Contemporary, Cuban, Chicago-Style Stepping, Secondline, Zumba and more. So join the "sistahs" and exercise and dance your way to wellness. The program is directed by Jamilah Peters-Muhammad, a registered nurse and professional dancer. Offerings include dance, educational films and information, nutrition, and info on all aspects of health and wellness. A nutritious meal is served after each class. For more information, call (504) 569-9070, or just show up in exercise gear or comfortable clothing ready to move. No dance experience needed. Donations are appreciated.
Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
FOCUS FOR 2017: The inclusion of expectant fathers and men with infants aged zero to 3 months old
Men of all ages are invited to join the lively discussions and to give input and support based on their life experiences. This meeting affords the opportunity for goal-setting and reflections. Come and bring a few friends. Peter Nakhid leads the
discussions. For more information, call (504) 569-9070.
Long before the resources and opportunities were present, Michelle Gibson Ashé's Dance Artist-in-Residence, was inspired by the belief in the importance of igniting the elders' vitality through movement. From this belief arose two performace works: Voices Not Forgotten and Voicese Not Forgotten: Firsts. Both of these works derive from the notion that it is critical to preserve the viatlity of human beings in their later years; movement is an essntial ingredient to preserving this vitality, especially for those who might have limited mobility.
This work is with Central City EOC Senior Citizens center and led by Karel Sloane-Boekbinder
Every third Thursday of the month.
Join us for our monthly Workplace Wellness Luncheon every 3rd thursday of the month, where you'll get nourishment for your mind and body. Each month we present information geared toward helping you to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Topics cover your personal and financial health, green products, and more. You'll get tips from professionals who actually make time to answer your burning questions. Tell us what you want to learn or hear about on the seminar's evaluation form, and we'll certainly try to make it happen. Please call us at (504) 569-9070 and let us know you're coming.