What We Do
Orixa Healing Arts Wellness and Spiritual Centre is a healing and wellness practice that provides education and creative Interdisciplinary tools to businesses, nonprofit organizations, faith institutions, and individuals.
Orixa creates safe and healthy spaces that promote healing through the expressive arts. Our proven techniques increase wellness indicators for persons experiencing various forms of chronic illness, traumatic experiences, stress management issues, and burnout. As a form of alternative medicine, healing is encouraged through the use of the expressive arts and movement.
At Orixa, healing is accessible to all.
Why We Exist
Healthy living is about understanding what one needs personally and what is good for attaining it. Our programs are scientifically-proven, community-based interventions consisting of a tailored combination of principles derived from complementary alternative medicine, dance, expressive arts, and the Stages of Change model.
What Makes Us Unique
There is no other program in the community which seeks to use dance movement in the way that the Orixa practice does.
Other practices simply teach dance styles,or use dance as a tool related to traditional forms of recreation. Orixa seeks to allow the participants to craft and design the intervention themselves inside of a safe and traumatic-informed framework that stimulates personal creativity.
An example, is the use of culture as a basis for movement. A participant can introduce and share movements from his/her culture to move through their own self paced healing process. These movements will impact this person in a way that has more meaning than movement they just"learn" from a teacher in a traditional dance class.
What The Practice Can Do
Because the mind, body, and soul are connected through dance our programs allow diverse communities such as persons living with and managing (chronic and acute) illnesses such as diabetes,HIV, heart disease, mental health, pain, persons who abuse substances, and members of the aging community to participate in movement arts (dance), meditation sessions, writing workshops and more in order to increase overall wellness, increase mobility, improve mental health, create support networks, and experience self healing through dance movement, dance improvisation, choreography, and performance.
Our programs are geared to motivate, increase self esteem, and where possible through collaborative agreements, provide referrals to community-based organizations for other accompanying social services and resources.
Schedule a courtesy consultation with Dr. Bowers to learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals.