PAMELA D. KOONS, Executive Director, At The WELLness Network, Inc. (ATW)
It has been said that the “mind” is the pinnacle of God’s creation. If that is in fact true, how do we change hopelessness and reduce stress and its related illnesses? How do we create an environment which cultivates health and happiness through mindfulness?
I am Pamela Koons, Executive Director of At The WELLness Network, Inc. (ATW) a Gainesville, Florida-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, with a focus on health and wellness for families in our deserving communities.
I am also a Certified Bikram Yoga Instructor and a Certified Core Coach – Yoga Fundamentals Yoga2Life Coach and the host of At The WELLnessRadioTV, a weekly FB and YouTube program, taking you On The Road To WELLness with thought provoking stories and interviews.
I am a God fearing woman who loves the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of yoga as well as examining how my eating habits contribute to how I look and feel.
I have been practicing Bikram Yoga for 11 years and Yoga2Life coaching for three years. While attending Bikram Yoga classes in studios across the country, I have noticed that the demographic of the participants is always the same, very few, if any people of color, and no spaces conducive to families practicing together. The reasons why may vary, from never considering yoga as a form of exercise and its benefits, to not having the financial resources for yoga classes.
One of our goals is to take this ancient discipline of yoga available to people by offering free classes to families in public housing communities and other facilities in our deserving communities. In addition to taking yoga to the people, we plan to build a yoga studio with donation only yoga classes every Friday. We encourage yogis from a cross-section of our community to increase their circulation and quiet their minds by practicing yoga.
We are encouraging everyone to start training for the inaugural Juneteenth Health Freedom 5KRun/Walk to be held on June 16, 2018.
My three oldest brothers are dead. All three of my brothers served in the United States Army. War on the battlefield didn’t take their lives. My three brothers are dead because of food related illnesses. We have got to stop “Committing Suicide with Our Plates” (my book to be released soon). We are eating ourselves to death. Let’s eat to live, not live to eat.
I spent the first 25 years of my career as a broadcast journalist. At The WELLnessRadioTV gives me the opportunity to combine my passion for health and wellness with the skills acquired as a Radio/TV Talk Show Host, Anchor and Reporter. Our goal is to enlighten viewers and listeners by bringing to them stories and advice from global leaders in health, wellness and holistic living. We will help save lives and bring back a quality of life by teaching the freedom of forgiveness, so we can live a whole, powerful, strong, loving and harmonious life.
Thank you for allowing ATW to be a part of this journey with you.
We look forward to hearing and sharing your story and seeing you in a yoga class and on the walking trail.
Thanks for watching and listening.
As We Move Forward,
Pamela D. Koons
At The WELLness Network, Inc.