The WOMB attempts to empower community members to reach optimum levels of wellness in every area of their lives. We define wellness as a multi-dimensional and holistic process of achieving full potential (at both an individual and community level). To the extent that individuals and communities face systemic barriers to their realization of that potential, community wellness becomes a social justice issue. We take up this fight by offering programming that engages a diverse urban population in each of the five dimensions of wellness:
- Physical: exercise, nutrition, freedom from disease
- Mental: stress management, learning, freedom from depression and anxiety
- Social: connection to family and community, awareness of socioeconomic issues, civic engagement, economic self-sufficiency, freedom from oppression
- Spiritual: meaning, purpose, values, inspiration, creativity, mastery, freedom from dogma
- Environmental: connection to nature and neighborhood, awareness of environmental issues and impact of environment on self and community, freedom from toxic elements
Through our holistic health and wellness programming, we welcome community members of all backgrounds to gain knowledge about healthful nutrition practices, food production, and physical activity in a culturally sensitive atmosphere. We combine active living principles with an appreciation of the wisdom and traditions of diverse cultures around the world.