For being so important, this Mission, Vision & Values statement needs its own blog!
I’ve realized that when I founded my practice, I wanted to drive my work from a platform of equity and the idea that “the personal is political.” The MVV below is fluid and ever adaptive.
Mission, Vision & Values of Shoji Arts
Mission: To support whole body health for 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, collaborations with local 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, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Multiracial, 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.