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Putting it Into Practice: Wellness Practitioners Summit

Jan 21, 2022
Putting it  Into Practice: Wellness Practitioners Summit

Putting it Into Practice: Wellness Practitioners Summit

Thursday, February 17, 7-8:30 p.m. | VIRTUAL

A panel of local practitioners and organizers will reflect on their work centering BIPOC wellness experiences. The event will include time to network with fellow practitioners, as well as the opportunity to see some practices in action through several short showcases throughout the event. Come prepared to engage in thoughtful conversation as both a listener and speaker - how can we work collaboratively to create impactful, accessible and sustainable wellness services/resources for all? This event is hosted by the Live Well @ Your Library team who held a series of wellness events throughout Summer 2021 and who will share the results of a Community Wellness Survey.

Events Schedule:

  • 7-7:10 p.m.: Welcome & Practitioner Showcase 1 (Example: meditation)
  • 7:10-7:55 p.m.: Panel Discussion & Q&A
  • 7:55-8 p.m.: Practitioner Showcase 2
  • 8-8:20 p.m.: Facilitated Conversation in Breakout Rooms and group share
  • 8:20-8:30 p.m.: Closing & Practitioner Showcase 3

Panelist Bios:

Putting it into Practice: Wellness Practitioners Summit Panelist Takeyla BentonTakeyla Benton: Takeyla Benton is a Diversity Equity and Inclusion Analyst by day and modern Mystic in every way, dedicated to healing from within. She's a mom, a writer and storyteller, intuitive tarot reader/medium, Reiki Practitioner, Guided Meditation Coach, Life Coach and she's still evolving. She's passionate about helping Black and Brown women find their purpose through the pain and rewrite their stories as they heal and use their own unique keys to transform their lives.

Robbie Dominquez:Putting it into Practice: Wellness Practitioners Summit Panelist Robbi Dominguez Robbi Dominguez is a personal trainer at Studio 11 Madison. ​ In addition to being a trainer, she is a self-esteem builder,  personal cheerleader, and encourager. She enjoys helping people reach their personal transformation goals with her personal motto: Decide, Commit, Succeed.

Brian “Rock” Hancock: Rock is a MovNat Level 2 certified trainer and a MovNat team instructor. He also carries a BS in Kinesiology and a health coaching certification through ACE. He believes in meeting people where they are and integrating ancestral practices to help rewild our modern lives.

Putting it into Practice: Wellness Practitioners Summit Panelist Armando HernandezArmando Hernandez: Dr. Hernandez is a Licensed Psychologist and Equity-Centered Leader who has 20 years of experience in the areas of mental health, education, and healthcare. As a trainer, consultant, and administrator, he specializes in the areas of culturally responsive practice, behavioral health consultation, and systems change. Dr. Hernandez is known as a dynamic and engaging speaker and trainer. He completed his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently works as the Chief Diversity Officer for Journey Mental Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

Putting it into Practice: Wellness Practitioners Summit Panelist Jazmine MendezJazmine Mendez: Jazmine Mendez has been a registered nurse for 5 years and a holistic health coach for 2 years. She’s a busy mom of 3 and wife. She graduated from Alverno College in 2016 and started working as a community nurse in Madison. She launched her own health coaching business in 2020 after improving her health and her family’s health with a plant based lifestyle. Jazmine has been helping busy women transform their health and reverse chronic health issues through her online trainings and programs. 

About Live Well @ Your Library:

Madison Public Library, in collaboration with Be Well Madison and Wisconsin Mujer, hosts a series of events centered on health and wellness titled Live Well @ Your Library.  "Live Well @ Your Library" is inspired by the work of Venus Washington, Jasmine Timmons, Araceli Esparza and Nikki Cook and their "Nourish You" Library Takeover Project, and seeks to empower those who have not always felt included in traditional wellness spaces, particularly BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) communities.

Can't participate but interested in future programming? Visit the Live Well @ Your Library webpage or sign up for our bi-monthly newsletter