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EPMA Summer Picnic + Wellness Boost
June 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us at the Summer Picnic + Wellness Boost for an afternoon of yoga, healthy food, and discussions about merging wellness into our everyday lives.
Lawrence Flicker will start the afternoon with a calm group exercise. Following the yoga session, we will fill up our stomachs with some yummy, healthy food from Wholeheart Provisions while our guest speakers lead a casual conversation on incorporating wellness into our everyday lives. Steve Burke, Sustainability Manager at Consigli Construction, will be discussing the integration of health and wellness into sustainable construction practices. Michelle Moon will also be joining us to speak about her experience with how city biking keeps her active and focused.
Below is the agenda for the event, hope to see you there!
6:00-6:45pm: Yoga with Lawrence Flicker (Please bring your own Yoga mat!)
6:45-7:00pm: Cool Down & Food
7:00-7:15pm: Speaker: Steven Burke, Health & Wellness in Construction
7:15-7:30pm: Speaker: Michelle Moon, City Biking
7:30-8:00pm: Discussion & Networking
Thank you to City Compost for volunteering to compost at this event!
Learn more about our Yoga instructor and Speakers:
I came to yoga during college as part of training to play baseball and stayed with it because of the mental and physical benefits I experience from regular practice. Working for Oracle, I find my days and weeks to be long and carry the stresses of a high-pressure, fast-moving corporate environment. Outside of work, I like to keep busy with an active social life and involvement in several professional groups. Yoga is a great release, a grounding exercise, and a way to nurture my own wellness in spite of my somewhat hectic schedule. To me, wellness is a balance across several dimensions and having the self-awareness to recognize when to take care of and address each one.
Steven is a Sustainability Manager at Consigli Construction Co., Inc., an 800+ person construction firm based in Massachusetts. His position involves management of company sustainability processes and sustainable construction projects at Consigli. He has a Master of Science in Sustainability Management from Columbia University, and has delivered many presentations on how to integrate health and wellness into the design and construction of the built environment.
Michelle Moon is an urban a planner and designer who has worked with numerous non-profits and with local and state government in the Boston area. Her work centers around using the physical landscape to address environmental and health issues, primarily through creating and improving open space, placemaking, green infrastructure, and bike infrastructure. Michelle has worked as an independent consultant for the Fairmount Greenway, Neighborways Design, Patronicity, and the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, as well as worked as horticulturist, graphic design, researcher, and teacher.
Thank you to our event sponsor, Xquisite Landscaping, Inc.! Learn more about Xquisite.