Experience Talks 2/4: Dr. Azita Nahai and Wendy Butts

Tune in to Experience Talks, our weekly “Radio Magazine for the Experienced Listener,” on Sundays at 5:30 PM PT on KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles, 98.7 FM Santa Barbara, 99.5 China Lake, 93.7 N. San Diego, streaming live online, and now syndicated on up to 100 Pacifica Network stations! Experience Talks is produced by the non-profit EngAGE, Inc.


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SUNDAY 2/4 @ 5:30 PM PT

Dr. Azita Nahai is a Kundalini Yogi, scholar, speaker and therapist. She is the founder of Trauma to Dharma™. Her professional and doctoral research over the past fifteen years has uncovered and supported the use of Kundalini yoga and meditation as a valuable therapeutic modality in trauma recovery, and a life tool set for personal growth and transformation. Through an integration of human development, neuropsychology, spirituality, and the science of yoga and meditation, Dr. Nahai specializes in a practical and holistic approach to navigating through life’s crises and disruptions.

Dr. Nahai received her academic and research training from Fielding Graduate University, integrating the sciences of human development, neuropsychology, and post traumatic growth with the practices of yoga, meditation, and spiritual development. She received specialty training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga for the treatment of clients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, addictions, depression, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Nahai is also a KRI certified teacher trained under Dr. Guru Singh Khalsa in the science of Humanology and Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. She holds specialized certifications in Yoga for Youth, Pre Natal Yoga, and Domestic Violence Counseling. ~ Website:  azitanahai.com

Dr. Nahai will lead 3 workshops at the Sat Nam Fest in Joshua Tree, CA held April 11 -15:

A 16-year veteran of the LA Conservation Corps, Wendy A. Butts has been leading the organization as CEO since July 2014.  Wendy’s interest in the environment and its impact on communities started in 1994 when she worked as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador. She planned community recycling projects, created an environmental club and educated middle school students in conservation-related studies in a rural coastal town. She began her career at the LA Conservation Corps in 1998 working directly with Corpsmembers, and training them in natural and urban environmental studies. She has served as Development Director and Program Development Director, procuring private and government funding for the Corps which led to a 15% growth in the annual budget in four years. Most recently, Wendy served as the Corps’ Contract Compliance Officer developing new systems for monitoring program quality and compliance with contracts. She developed best practices and trained corps across the nation in those same practices.

In 2010, Wendy took a position as Corporate Compliance Officer at QueensCare/QueensCare Family Clinics, and returned to LA Conservation Corps in 2013. Under Wendy’s leadership, the LA Conservation Corps has streamlined financial management and other administrative processes. Also, she developed a Career Pathways program that was implemented earlier this year. The Career Pathways program provides Corpsmembers with industry-recognized credentials in environmental and construction fields that will lead to post-secondary education or living wage jobs. ~ Website:  lacorps.org ~ Facebook:  lacorps


Feb 24th at 3:00 + 7:00 plus Feb 25th at 3:00
The Pico-Union Project
1153 Valencia St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

This very dramatic story is inspired by the actual nine-year struggle starting in 1968 against the eviction of 150 elders at the last Single Room Occupancy Hotel in San Francisco’s vanishing Manilatown. It combines cadenced dialogue with songs.

Details of this FREE event and ticketing info can be found here.

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