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Spiritual Healing Networks in Long Beach

Spiritual Healing Networks in Long Beach

Spiritual Healing Networks in Long Beach

Long Beach, California is a perfect example of the creativity and collaboration among people who embrace spiritual forms of healing, such as yoga and meditation. This video explores how this network operates:

A rich diversity of cultures intermingle in Long Beach, the coastal city at the southern most end of Los Angeles County. While less well known than popular neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Long Beach is home to the Port of Los Angeles, large immigrant populations and young creatives.

The environment has enabled the growth of a network of individuals interested in introducing alternative healing modalities such as yoga, acupuncture, ayurveda and mindfulness meditation to the local community. Located outside of both corporate studios and traditional religious spaces, these novel spaces offer a glimpse into how people strive to forge communities at the intersection of spirituality and therapeutic healing.

This video is part of CRCC’s “Reimagining Religion: Stories of Religious Creativity in L.A.” series, part of the Religious Competition and Creative Innovation project. The project was made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.

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