Next Karma Clinic: Spring of 2018
Kari’s thoughts on the why behind Karma Clinic:
“As an acupuncturist, I still practice what many would consider fringe medicine. I am not only a practitioner of the art, I am a constant educator of its ability. In Los Angeles, friends would encourage me to create a “persona,” a sales presence to promote my practice. The only problem was – I did not pursue ancient medicine for fame, airbrushing, or persona. I pursued the practice of acupuncture to help people. After years of practice, my primary motivation is still helping others. So in an effort to guide Chinese Medicine off the fringe and into the heart of all communities, I want to use this practice to support others in a multitude of ways. What better way to support extraordinary organizations creating opportunities for all members of our community (young and not so young, the physically active and the mentally active, the social justice warriors and the peaceful protectors), by encouraging all of Oakland to explore the possibility of optimum health. A celebration of feeling good in mind, body and soul, Karma Clinic is The Bay supporting The Bay, and its community members supporting each other. “
What is Karma Clinic?
Health is more than healing from illness or getting out of pain. Health is also about creating community and connection where you live.
How Karma Clinic works: Take a class or have a personal session during Karma Clinic; 100% of your payment that day goes to our partner.
Can’t make it the day of Karma Clinic? Schedule a regular Energy Matter treatment during Karma Clinic week, knowing that a percentage of the proceeds will be donated. Or donate to our partner directly!
Karma Clinic is the brainchild of our staff acupuncturist, Kari Napoli.
Past Karma Clinic Recipients
Our next Karma Clinic will be held on Sun, April 30 and will benefit
“Planting Justice is a grassroots organization with a mission to democratize access to affordable, nutritious food by empowering urban residents with the skills, resources & knowledge they need to maximize food production, expand job opportunities, and ensure environmental sustainability in the Bay Area.“
Energy Matters offered our 2nd Karma Clinic on Saturday November 13, 2016 which benefited the original Black Lives Matter.
“Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.“
2011 Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company production of Free: Voices from the Curbside
Energy Matters offered our first Karma Clinic on Saturday November 14, 2015 which benefited Destiny Arts, an amazing Oakland organization. Read more about their mission:
“Our mission is to eliminate isolation, prejudice, and violence in the lives of young people. Our programs encapsulate martial arts and dance performance art. We work with incarcerated youth and queer youth in addition to our communities at risk youth.
We define violence broadly, as physical act, but also as the forceful result of uncontrolled feeling. As such, Destiny Arts Center believes that a comprehensive violence prevention program must address the complex causes of violence. Our philosophy of non-violence, therefore, combines arts programming with a clearly articulated philosophy and methodology of peaceful conflict resolution to assist youth in avoiding or diffusing potentially violent situations, build a more holistic sense of self, increase empathy for others, and augment youths’ capacity for productive self expression. It is this focus on engendering peace in the hearts and minds of our students that makes Destiny Arts Center effective and unique.
With your help, we can continue moving for peace.”