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MELA Lounge

Dear Community: Positive Cre(Asians)- Working Out Your Mental Health

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Dear Community: Positive Cre(Asians)- Working Out Your Mental Health
Dear Community: Positive Cre(Asians)- Working Out Your Mental Health

Time & Location

Apr 21, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

MELA Lounge , 150 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

About the event

Positive Cre(Asians)

Sunday, 04/21/2024, 3PM-5PM

Location: MELA Lounge, 150 Post St. San Francisco 94108

Tickets: $5

Description of Event:

Join us for a dynamic and inclusive event celebrating the fusion of physical wellbeing and how it ties into your mental health. The first part of the program will be interactive, where each fitness specialist will be facilitating a short demonstration of their "art"/ training style. We welcome everyone to participate! The second portion of the program will be a panel and Q&A moderated by nonprofit Dear Community and joined by our trainers and Kaiser Permanente mental health expert.

About the Panel of Creatives:

Nat Viranond Nat is a Southern California native that moved to the Bay Area to pursue his passion in fitness. He found fitness as his outlet when he was incarserated and has transformed that into his career. Nat is a movement specialist with extensive experience training a diverse group of clientele including high level athletes, weekend warriors and the inexperienced beginners. He specializes in making his clients move better so that they feel better in their everyday lives. His qualifications include (KI) Kinstretch Instructor, (FRCMS) Functional Range Conditioning Movement Specialist, (FRA) Functional Range Assessment.

Claire Lee Claire is a South Korea native and now Bay Area resident. In 2014, her mother's breast cancer diagnosis led her to value exercise for health over appearance and thus she began her fitness calling. Claire is a fierce advocate for women's weight lifting and has expanded her expertise to pilates, earning a certification to teach reformer pilates to busy professionals. Recently, Claire has blended her fitness passion with her skills in software engineering and digital marketing to help fitness studios enhance their digital presence, offering solutions for client management and payment systems. Her journey is a testament to how personal challenges can inspire professional innovation.

Hudson Liao Hudson is a San Francisco native and the founder of nonprofit, Asian Are Strong. He teaches free self defense to vulnerable members of the Asian American community and is passionate about forging strong relationships with API elders and youth. He is a KEEN board member, a nonprofit that Empowers Youth with Disabilities Through Inclusive Recreation & Fitness Programs. From high school football and wrestling to combat sports and firefighting in college- Hudson has always been active. He is a Stop Asian Hate activist, martial arts student and the community's big brother.

Keani Flores Keani is a San Francisco native and certified sports nutritionist and personal trainer. She helps heal people through individualized programming that corrects imbalances and relieves tension in order to restore the body. Keani believes everyone has the capability to heal themselves and that no person should live in pain or feel restricted in their own body. She encourages everyone to take care of both their mind and body as they are both vital in the healing process.

About the Panel Mental Health Expert:

Our Sponsor, Kaiser Permanente has been providing high-quality health care and coverage for more than 75 years. By connecting care with coverage, we pioneered a new model for health care, where things are designed to work together — and help our members thrive. Our care model enables our teams to think and work as one, coordinating your care seamlessly, so you don’t have to — and delivering better care when it matters most.

Dr. Bradley Siu, Psy.D. (Kaiser Permanente) is a licensed clinical psychologist of 20 years and has brought compassionate healing to individuals and families of nearly all generations and backgrounds. With his wide range of experience as a clinical supervisor, training director, and consultant, he has worked and supported countless complex needs.

With formal training in Nutrition, Trauma, EMDR, Executive Coaching, DBT, Neurofeedback, and Biofeedback, Dr. Siu’s integrated and holistic approach allow him to capture the dynamic complexities of how our intergenerational biology intersect with experiences that influence our development and behavior.

About the Venue:

Urban Land Development opened MELA Lounge, Sanskrit for “gathering place,” in the heart of Union Square at 150 Post. MELA, the newly renovated 7,000-square-foot penthouse suite, leads the evolution of the modern office lounge with a state-of-the-art conference room and private offices, blending art, music, design-focused architecture, and high-style amenities with personal concierge services.

🔥Dear Community is a grassroots movement that started during the pandemic to create a safe space and support local businesses during the lockdowns. Our mission is to uplift Asian pride and inspire new leaders through community building and activism.🔥

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