Self Care in the New Year
- January 29 , 2021 / Friday 6:00PM
Join us in cultivating a healthy mind, body and spirit with our next REPresent STL event: Self Care in the New Year. From stress relief and mental health to nutrition, fitness and much more, our diverse group of experts will help us all support a healthy life in 2021.This facilitated webinar discussion, moderated by The Rep’s Director of Learning and Community Engagement, Adena Varner, will be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube.
No pre-registration is required.
Kelley Bauer is the founder and owner of Offbeat Yoga. She originally started yoga as an awkward teenager with zero-hand-eye-coordination. Over time, yoga gave her confidence to move through the world. Kelley has been teaching for over seven years. She has accumulated over 500 hours of yoga training and has a Master's Degree in Education. She's also a certified SomaVeda Thai Yoga practitioner. Kelley strives to make her classes unique by incorporating elements of dance, Pilates, and embodiment practices. She also focuses on core strength which has helped her personally cope with occasional pain from scoliosis. Kelley loves teaching everything from vinyasa to restorative. In her classes, she encourages you to become your own teacher.
Deanna D. Granger is the attending Medical Family Therapist in SLUCare’s Department of Family and Community Medicine. She is the founder of But First, YOU, LLC, a comprehensive wellness boutique that offers mental and physical health services. Her private practice provides mental health services to children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples coping with anxiety, depression, stress management, and relational concerns and physical fitness hip hop music Spin Classes. Deanna has a specialty and research focus on pregnant families and reducing the risk of maternal mortality and morbidity in the African American community. She has over 20 years of experience working as an educator, therapist, and fitness instructor. Deanna has an undergraduate degree in Special and Elementary Education, Masters in both Education Administration and Counseling and is currently a PhD Candidate in the Medical Family Therapy Program at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
Dr Gwin Stewart is a licensed psychologist, certified addictions counselor and meditation instructor. Each of these expertise and skill sets offer unique benefits enabling Gwin to guide others with precision and kindness. She works in the private practice of psychotherapy where she offers individual therapy, supervision, consultation and training. Gwin is also the founder and director of the St. Louis Wellness Center, located in Webster Groves. Now in its 14th year of existence, the StLWC is often described as “the best hidden gem for holistic wellness.” The St. Louis Wellness Center is a collaborative community of health-care and wellness providers, for the mind, body and spirit. Some 30 experts offer a myriad of services under one roof.
Christian Varner, affectionately known as Coach Bam, is the CEO and Founder of HHT Fitness. He is a certified personal trainer, sports performance coach, fitness model, motivational speaker, mentor and nutritionist. Christian is originally from Baltimore, MD. He attended the University of Maryland on a football scholarship and started all four years with the Maryland Terrapin Football Team. He was a true freshman, never being red shirted, and quickly became an emotional and physical leader for his team. He graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a BA in Communication in 2007. He had a brief visit to the NFL where he played for the New York Jets, and the AFL, where he played for the Tulsa Talons, and those experiences re-directed his focus and passion into using sports and fitness as tools that can make a difference in our community. He opened HHT Fitness in 2010 and has trained professional athletes, college students, models and other celebrities. In 2020 he launched Bam Juice, a natural, organic juicing company and has recently relocated to the St. Louis region to bring his health and wellness practices to this region. Christian is not just an athlete and businessman; he is also a family man. He is a devoted son, a loving husband and a compassionate father to his three children, Laila, Christian Jr. and Christopher.
Dr. Matifadza Hlatshwayo received her medical degree from Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and a Master’s in Public Health Degree from Case Western Reserve University. She completed her internal medicine residency at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. She went on to complete her Infectious Diseases fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM), also completing a one year dedicated non-ACGME HIV fellowship and a two year dedicated Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) fellowship. She is a Clinical Instructor at Washington University School Medicine and an Associate Program Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases fellowship program. She is also in the leadership of the Office of Inclusion and Diversity at the WUSM where she has written a policy dedicated to addressing patient bias against faculty, trainees and staff with an accompanying toolkit and curriculum for the residency program. Dr. Hlatshwayo holds a dual faculty position at the John Cochran VA Medical Center where she is the Lead HIV Clinician, Graduate Medical Education Coordinator and Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy supervisor. Her passion for community engagement, diversity and inclusion and patients living with HIV (PLWH), culminated in her becoming the co-chair for the Fast Track Cities initiative in St. Louis which in collaboration with the city and county health departments as well as all the major HIV community organizations in St. Louis, is dedicated to end the HIV epidemic by 2030. Dr. Hlatshwayo is now a national and international medical contributor on CoVID-19 with a particular focus on marginalized populations, and she was recently appointed to the City of St. Louis Board of Health.
Marian is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist with 10 years of experience. She primarily works with children and teens through issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, separation anxiety, trauma, abuse, High Sensitivity, and grief. Marian strongly believes that healing for children involves the entire family. She uses therapies such as play therapy, coping skills, art activities, and mindfulness exercises to help her clients work through their challenges. In her free time, Marian loves spending time with her husband and 4-year-old son, drinking good coffee, and spending time in nature.