For being so important, this Mission, Vision & Values statement needs its own blog!
Mission, Vision & Values of Shoji Arts
Mission: To support whole body health, resilience, and peace within ourselves, our communities, and our world
Vision: To hold sacred space for the transformative bodywork therapies of shiatsu, Thai massage, and yoga
- I believe in antiracism, anticapitalism, feminism, social justice, cultural equity, partnering with women and women of color entrepreneurs and artists, and supporting small and local business. I commit to continual learning and furthering these endeavors in my business.
- I honor the identities and intersectionality of the LGBTQIA+ communities; as well as Indigenous, Black, Latinx, Asian, Middle Eastern, white and international communities; all religious communities; and all mental health communities. I respect all bodies of our unique physiques and abilities.
- I cherish the sacred service of ancient and indigenous health practices, rituals, ceremonies and healers in worldwide cultures. I grieve for ancestral loss of sacred healing arts through criminalization, marginalization, colonization, genocide and undermining. I am sensitive to implications for cultural appropriation and financial accessibility in healing arts establishments.
- I give thanks to all my teachers and dedicate the fruits of this practice to all beings.