Let’s Rise! AAPI Wellness in Wooldridge Square

**In case of rain join us in the Holt Gallery of the Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe Street**

Please join the Austin History Center in Wooldridge Square Park for a morning of Asian American mindfulness and conversation in celebration of Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! Come and share in the gentle practices of yoga, tai chi, and meditation by experienced AAPI Austin instructors. A short moderated discussion will follow, allowing attendees to learn more about the historical foundations and evolution of each practice. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a towel or mat if you have one. No experience is necessary and practitioners of all levels are welcome!

About the Instructors:

Vince Cobalis

Vince Cobalis has over 40 years of martial arts experience and is in charge of the Ip Sun Tai Chi program in the United States. Cobalis was awarded the rank of 7th Dan from Grandmaster Wonik Yi, founder of the Tukong Moosul martial arts system. He teaches at various locations, with regular classes Mondays and Thursdays at Casa de Luz and twice a month at the Asian American Resource Center. He also retired after 29 years from the City of Austin Health & Human Services Department in 2012.

 

Mamata Misra

Mamata Misra teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs and other mindfulness workshops in Austin. She was trained and qualified by the Center For Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She has lived in Austin since 1974. For MBSR class information see mamatamisra.weebly.com.

 

Steffi Lee

Steffi Lee moved to Austin in 2017 from the Midwest and received her 200-hour certification in Power Yoga in 2018. She teaches at Stretch Yoga and is passionate about making yoga accessible to all. Founded by Kaysha Patel, Stretch Yoga is a studio located in East Austin that provides yoga that is accessible, uplifting and transformational for all, regardless of experience. Outside of yoga, Steffi covers Texas-related news for a dozen television stations across the state.

 

About Asian American Community Archives Program at the Austin History Center

The Austin History Center’s Asian American Community Archivist Program actively collects archival materials from AAPI communities in Austin and Travis County through outreach efforts and programming. Our Asian American Archivist, Ayshea Khan, gives presentations, conducts research and oral history interviews, coordinates programs and events, and provides reference service to the public. To learn more visit austinhistorycenter.org or email ayshea.khan@austintexas.gov