Filtering by: Wellness

[NY] The Cosmos x Quilt Learnshop: Navigating Difficult Conversations
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

[NY] The Cosmos x Quilt Learnshop: Navigating Difficult Conversations

Learning how to express ourselves and talk about our feelings in an authentic way is key to nurturing our closest relationships and getting what we want. But when it comes to our friends, family, significant others, coworkers, bosses, or even strangers - it can feel terrifying to say what's on our minds!

Join Cassandra Lam, CEO and Cofounder of The Cosmos, for a hands-on workshop on Navigating Difficult Conversations that will help you develop the muscle to speak your truth in a supportive and intimate space. You'll walk away with more confidence to transform difficult conversations to empowering conversations as well as an arsenal of helpful exercises in your back pocket!

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[NY] The Cosmos NY Retreat
Oct
5
to Oct 7

[NY] The Cosmos NY Retreat

Join The Cosmos in upstate New York for a transformative 3-Day Weekend Retreat that fosters what past attendees have called "Effortless Sisterhood" You'll learn how to overcome blockers, embrace your multidimensional identity through self-love, and live on your own terms as an Asian woman. Together, we'll explore personal and professional growth without any compromises while supporting one another on our individual healing journeys. That's our definition of wellness!

RSVP below to be the first to hear when tickets go on sale! This will be our last retreat of 2018 and for the foreseeable future as we set our sights on bigger projects.

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[NY] Everyday Beauty: Floral Arrangements with Little Joy
Aug
25
3:00 PM15:00

[NY] Everyday Beauty: Floral Arrangements with Little Joy

Creators: Nia Starr & Melina Smith of Little Joy, Inga Chen of Tea with Inga

Have you ever walked out of Trader Joe’s or your local bodega with bunches of fresh flowers, wondering how to turn them into a arrangement worthy of your coffee table? Well, we’ve tried (and failed) so we’re teaming up with floral and design collaboration Little Joy to show us the ropes! Nia and Melina will teach us how to create beautiful AND affordable floral arrangements. We’ll also be serving up tea-infused cocktails and other surprises courtesy of Tea with Inga. This workshop will take place on a private rooftop overlooking Gramercy Park - we can't wait to welcome you under the golden hour sunset lighting for optimal IG stories.

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[SF]  (Re)Defining Self-Love and Self-Care
Jun
10
10:30 AM10:30

[SF] (Re)Defining Self-Love and Self-Care

  • 176 Banks Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Creators: Haylee Thikeo, Storyteller & Coach and Lauren Ito, Community Craftswoman @IDEO

What does it look like to love yourself in a world that stresses both our physical and emotional beings? How do we equip ourselves with tools to break free from the chains of unworthiness and shame to embrace the power of our individual identities? This workshop will share the frameworks available to start your journey in redefining self-love. We will then build upon these frameworks in a guided writing workshop to map a foundation of goals and intentions to support your vision. Pause, step away from your everyday routines, and join us in creating your self-love roadmap. Come prepared to learn, let go of expectations, and write—all in a safe space with community.

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[NY] Unpacking Anxiety
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

[NY] Unpacking Anxiety

Creators: Sooah Kwak, Co-founder of Quiet Girl Collective, and Cassandra Lam, Co-founder of The Cosmos

Quiet Girl Collective and The Cosmos are joining forces to talk about anxiety - the ways in which it shows up for us and how to manage when feeling overwhelmed.  We’ll discuss why we get anxious in the ways that we do and explore how this relates to our identities as women of color:

  • Identifying toxic messaging and sources in our lives: family, friends, work, media, society

  • How anxiety and stress manifests in our lives

  • Acknowledging what's in our control vs. not in our control

  • Managing negative self-talk to practice self-affirmation

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[SF] Sexual Harassment 101
May
22
6:30 PM18:30

[SF] Sexual Harassment 101

  • 176 Banks Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Creators: Tammy Cho and Grace Choi, Founders of BetterBrave 

BetterBrave is the first place employees can safely turn to when they experience or witness any form of sexual harassment, discrimination, or retaliation in the workplace. Their online platform empowers individuals to speak up by educating them about their workplace rights and take action by equipping them with the right tools and resources. Since launching last year, BetterBrave has helped thousands of individuals across the nation and is recognized as a trusted resource by movements like Time’s Up and outlets including ABCMashableGlamourNYTimes, and more.

Sexual harassment does not discriminate across races, industries, and genders. Join us for a conversation with experts in dealing with sexual harassment - you'll learn how to identify sexual harassment and ways to take action on one of the most significant issues affecting society. This will be an interactive and empowering evening in a safe, supportive space. Allies of the cause are welcome. 

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[NY] Yoga for People of Color
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

[NY] Yoga for People of Color

Creators: Brittany Anderson, Yoga Instructor, and Cassandra Lam, Co-Founder of The Cosmos

Mindfulness practices contribute to healthier lifestyles, but all too often, those of us that need and deserve access to these tools are left out of the conversation. Time, money, and lack of diversity in the wellness world often prevent people of color from comfortably accessing resources, knowledge, and tools for wellness.

Our 3-hour Yoga for People of Color workshop strives to gather people of color in a supportive space that promotes empowerment, healing, and connection to our selves and our community while inspiring important dialogue.

The workshop will include a 1-hour slow flow yoga class, activities, and thoughtfully facilitated discussion (with lots of time for questions!) on topics such as:

  • What is mindfulness, yoga, and self-care? How can these practices help me in my everyday life?

  • Yoga is for every body and everybody: addressing common misconceptions and stereotypes about yoga

  • Benefits of a yoga practice: managing stress, calming the nervous system, mental health, physical health and mobility

  • Overcoming guilt related to self-care, self-love, and self-preservation

  • How to start an affordable yoga and self-love practice

Sliding scale pricing: $30-45. Limited spots available. No one turned away for lack of funds - email hello@jointhecosmos.com for information.

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[SF] Mental Health & Wellness Dinner
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

[SF] Mental Health & Wellness Dinner

Women are 70% more likely than men to experience depression in their lifetime. And it's estimated 50% of Americans who suffer from Major Depressive Disorder don't seek treatment. We can overcome mental health stigma by changing the way we talk about it, and that starts with creating supportive spaces to share stories. 

Join us for a potluck-style community gathering where we'll talk about mental health, wellness, and how we can overcome stigma as a community!

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[NY] Finding Confidence with Nisha Garigarn
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

[NY] Finding Confidence with Nisha Garigarn

Creators: Nisha Garigarn, Co-founder of Croissant & Cassandra Lam, Co-Founder of The Cosmos 

Growing up Asian American likely means we’ve had to upset, disappoint, or disagree with family members at one point or another. When our sets of values clash, how do we navigate our relationships with loved ones and manage different sets of cultural expectations? How can we develop confidence to show up fully in our work and lives? Join us for an evening of conversation and new friendships as we explore this topic at our community gathering.

Community Gatherings strive to bring Asian women together to authentically connect, support, and learn from one another in intimate spaces. This is a donation-based offering.

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[NY] Practical Magic: Tea & Other Rituals for Self-Care
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

[NY] Practical Magic: Tea & Other Rituals for Self-Care

Feeling exhausted after yet another long week? Me too, sister. Join us Friday evening for an intimate Gongfu Tea Ceremony led by our very own Inga Chen. We'll discuss the power of rituals for managing stress and slowing down, with a focus on sustainable, practical, and low-cost practices that can be implemented every day. Then we'll put our brainstorm into action by creating our own personal Self-Care Menus to take home, all while experiencing a beautiful tea ceremony!

Your ticket includes 4 tea tastings, a Self-Care Menu to take home, and a special goodie bag.

 

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[SF] Practical Magic: Rituals for Self-Care (Tea Tasting + Watercoloring)
Apr
8
2:00 PM14:00

[SF] Practical Magic: Rituals for Self-Care (Tea Tasting + Watercoloring)

  • 88 Guy Place San Francisco, CA, 94105 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us in San Francisco for a special tea ceremony curated by Yang Hong, a tea aficionado who will teach us how to pair tea with wellness. She'll walk us through the art and benefits of slowing down to make tea daily, and share tips for building time for wellness into our busy schedules. This will be an intimate, relaxing, and cozy experience designed to give you a moment to connect with yourself in the present and flex your inner creativity. 

Along with a holistic and high-grade tea flight through a gong fu cha pouring of 4 unique teas, you'll each get to create your own custom tea blend to take home in a glass bottle, guided by the history, health, and flavor components that best suit your needs. You'll also get a chance to play with soothing watercolors and learn some tips and tricks while making your own card, bookmark, or creative design to take home (all materials provided at the event). This will be a time to treat ourselves and come away wielding some practical magic with tea, art, and aromatherapy.

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[NY] Practical Magic: Tea & Other Rituals for Self-Care
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

[NY] Practical Magic: Tea & Other Rituals for Self-Care

Feeling exhausted after yet another long week? Me too, sister. Join us Friday evening for an intimate Gongfu Tea Ceremony led by our very own Inga Chen. We'll discuss the power of rituals for managing stress and slowing down, with a focus on sustainable, practical, and low-cost practices that can be implemented every day. Then we'll put our brainstorm into action by creating our own personal Self-Care Menus to take home, all while experiencing a beautiful tea ceremony!

Your ticket includes 4 tea tastings, a Self-Care Menu to take home, and a special goodie bag.

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[SF] We Thrive: Breakfast Series No. 1
Feb
25
11:00 AM11:00

[SF] We Thrive: Breakfast Series No. 1

  • 176 Banks Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What does it look like for Asian women to flourish and thrive? Come for brunch at our warm and cozy home in Bernal Heights and explore this question with us. We'll be serving up a tasty menu with nods to Californian, Korean, and Japanese cuisine. All food and beverages are included with your ticket.

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