The Healing Earth Foundation

The non-profit arm of holistic natural spa and wellness brand Healing Earth, the Healing Earth Foundation aims to nurture and develop conscious, healthy earth children of all ages through opportunities that allow for connecting with the self, the environment, and all beings.
The Foundation's work is based on five broad pillars of social and environmental wellbeing, namely: self-development and metaphysical awareness; mindfulness and movement; pampering and self-care; wellness education; and environmental awareness and activism.   The Healing Earth team explores these through a variety of modalities, including Yoga4Kids' classes, Heal Your Life' personal development workshops, Emotional Freedom Technique sessions, art therapy, meditation and breathwork, pamper sessions, art therapy, environmental education and activism projects (including beach clean-ups, nature hikes, alien vegetation removal, tree and vegetable planting sessions, humane education and more), and training aspiring wellness therapists from underprivileged backgrounds.   The Healing Earth Foundation aims to benefit child and youth care centres, shelters for abused women and children, prison rehabilitation centres, and educational facilities for underprivileged women. Regular weekly workshop beneficiaries currently include Vision Child & Youth Care Centre in Lansdowne, Holy Cross Child & Youth Care Centre in Parow, IHATA Shelter for Abused Women & Children in Heideveld, and Young in Prison in Salt River.   'While there are many wonderful organisations serving the basic needs of our youth, the importance of their psycho-spiritual development and the finer nuances of their physical wellbeing should not be underestimated,' says Foundation Manager Lara Potgieter. 'We were fortunate enough to witness a beautiful blossoming of the teens' self-confidence through the personal development programme, and watching the kids get in touch with their little bodies and big souls as they move through the yoga poses is equally exciting.'   A former Miss Earth South Africa Finalist and magazine editor, Potgieter has dedicated her passion for holistic health and sustainability to the running of the Healing Earth Foundation. She is a certified Heal Your Life' teacher, and is currently completing her Yoga4Kids' teacher training, as well as her Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner Certification through the Energy Healers Association of South Africa.   Potgieter's dreams of running a foundation were made true by Healing Earth Founder and Managing Director Elisabeth Brandt, who shares her passion for wellness education and has been offering assistance to various non-profit organisations throughout her 30-year career in the spa and wellness industry.   'My brand has always advocated a conscious, nurturing approach to wellness (and life in general), based on love for the self, all other beings, and the earth we live on. The Healing Earth Foundation was thus a natural progression on our journey.'   For more information on the Healing Earth Foundation and how you can become involved, visit www.healingearth.co.za/healing-earth-foundation/    

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