On Sunday, July 30th, the United Palace collaborated with MindBodySoul Yoga for the first ever “Heights Feel Good Fest” held at the United Palace and in the plaza next to our building on 175th. What an amazing opportunity to engage with the community, and to create awareness about health, spirit and wellness. We had approximately 500 community members celebrate the festival.
Vendors from all around the neighborhood provided services, classes and tabled in the plaza. Vendors included: Heights Meditation, Awakened Alignment Acupuncture, Jai Wellness NYC, Vibra Wellness, Flowermoon Yoga, Hudson Pilates, The Dance Project of Washington Heights, Culinary Nutrition Cuisine, Washington Heights Corner Project, Buunni Coffee, Studio in the Heights, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, Woke Foods, Care Center New York Inc., Association of Dominican Architects NY, Yogi Tea, The Chia Co, GoMacro Bars, GT's Kombucha, Chimes Gourmet, Bob's Red Mill, and Hippeas.
Our own Program Director Keith Fasciani, performed Capoeira Roda with Capoeira Angola Quintal.
The United Palace also provided opportunities to engage the soul and enlighten the mind through tours of the United Palace, a labyrinth walk on stage, a sound healing circle and a musical Sunday service with Anwar Robinson, Artistic Music Director of the United Palace House of Inspiration and American Idol finalist, with a live band. We also had a special performance by our musical intern, Jesus Ramos, singing "Sabor A Mi" composed by Alvaro Carrillo. Rev. Heather Shea, United Palace CEO, led a teaching on “Spreading Your Sparkle” that ended with a meditation. Heather reminded us to engage in a purpose and to develop a direction and life goal around your truth. All things that reawaken the mind, body and soul, making you feel good. You can watch the entire service here.
“Today and every day bring out your sparkle, because when you shine, the world around you shines.” - Rev. Heather Shea
Our partners at MindBodySoul Yoga are a community based yoga studio serving as a spiritual home for healing, personal growth, and integration. The studio offers a spacious yoga room, treatment room, lending library, in-studio boutique and community area. Practice within a community dedicated to peace and conscious living and transform your life to one of happiness and joy!
See more photos from the Heights Feel Good Fest here.