Wellness- We are One, We are Whole, We are Well!

Hosted by founders Danielle Fairbairn-Bland and Keanna Hinds, Children’s Kwanzaa Village successfully held its fifth annual celebration in observance of Kwanzaa in our community on Wednesday December 29, 2021.

The aim of this event is to educate and entertain children about Kwanzaa, connect parents with resources, and honor our elders and ancestors in an inclusive and welcoming environment.

The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa displayed at Children’s Kwanzaa Village 5th Annual Virtual Celebration

At this year’s virtual event, we gathered together to talk about different ways we incorporate wellness into our daily lives, and learn new ways of maintaining wellness for our selves and within our community.

Over the course of the evening, everyone participated in interactive exercises that incorporated breathing exercises, movement, storytelling, some smoothie prep, and lots of thoughtful discussion about self-care, mindfulness, the importance of hand washing, and powerful affirmations .

At the end of the evening, some of our little ones reaped the rewards of their spirited participation with gifts they earned from CKV supporters.

Because this year’s event was virtual, we were able to have our participants pre-record their presentations, which we’re happy to share with you so you can enjoy on-demand. Enjoy!

Children’s Kwanzaa Village 2021- Event Playlist

Certified Yoga Instructor Jessica McJunkin Flatts leads us through a series of short breathing exercises to help us calm, center, and focus our minds, bodies, and spirits.

Watch: 3 minutes

It’s story time! Dynesha and Avi inspire us with the sixth principle of Kwanzaa, Kuumba, by reading “I Am Enough” by Grace Byers with us.

Watch: 4 minutes

Let’s dance! Dr. Tamica Potts with Spektrum Dance Division & Nye Gyame bless us with an African Dance routine.

Watch: 4 minutes

Chef Kamal Rose and Savannah show us how to make Savannah’s favorite fruit smoothie using nutritious, delicious, healthy ingredients and heaping doses of cuteness!

Watch: 4 minutes

Energy Healer and Spiritual Guide Michaela Brathwaite teaches us about our seven main chakras – what they are, how we use them, and how to keep them balanced.

Watch: 5 minutes

Amy and Tana of Reclaim Our Legacy & Empower (ROLE) Creations LLC share a powerful, Kujichagulia inspired parable on Self-Determination.

Watch: 3 minutes

Dr. Kamaria Blackett-Munir takes us through a movement medley! These physical exercises inspired by the seven principles of Kwanzaa help us think about ways to use our minds and bodies to make our selves and our communities better.

Watch: 5 minutes

Share our event playlist with your friends!

Children’s Kwanzaa Village 2021 was a success! Thank you to all our supporters. Watch now.

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