Community | 2018-06-21
Healthy Living Days across the United States!

Body & Brain Centers Hosts Healthy Living Community Events Nationwide Based on a new book by Ilchi Lee

Have you heard all the news about health and longevity?  It seems like every day there's a new article about how we're going to live longer.  Some reports make it sound like a blessing, others make it sound like a bummer.  What issues need to be addressed as we look forward to longer lives?  Perhaps one of the most important is the issue of self-sufficiency.
Rather than depending on access to advanced medical techniques and the latest dietary research, aging well is primarily the result of simple choices.  When we choose the things that we know make us healthy, like eating less and doing moderate exercise, nine times out of ten we're already doing what experts recommend.  

To help people make these simple changes, Body & Brain centers across the United States have been hosting Healthy Living Day events.  These “Healthy Living” events support the national health campaign of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Earth Citizens Organization (ECO). Called SEED for Health, the campaign aims to help people “take back our natural right to health, get connected in the spirit of care, and share wisdom, tips, and resources to get naturally healthier together,” according to its official website,

SEED refers to four things every individual needs to manage in order to live a healthy life: Stress, Exercise, Emotions, and Diet. ECO believes that small, simple actions are enough to plant the seeds of health. They suggest reducing stress, exercising more, changing emotions from negative to positive, and eating a balanced and modest diet.

Body & Brain Yoga addresses these aspects of health with simple mind-body exercises that originate from traditional Korean energy practices. Presenters at Healthy Living events will demonstrate how Body & Brain practices help to manage SEED.

Some of these practices are explained in the newest book by Body & Brain Yoga founder and New York Times bestselling author Ilchi Lee. "I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years: The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation" (Best Life Media 2017) contains practical information and a hopeful philosophy for living a long life filled with health and satisfaction. Body & Brain Centers are utilizing this book as the foundation for the Healing Living events and will give out copies with paid ticket sales.

In the book, Lee shares about doing high-intensity exercises for one minute every hour and changing the gait of one’s walk to improve posture and circulation. Lee also emphasizes the importance of having a life purpose that motivates lifestyle changes in order to live up to 120 years—the current scientific approximation for human longevity.

Ilchi Lee’s "I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years" has been endorsed by members of the health community such as Dr. Christiane Northrup, bestselling author of "Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom," Dr. Emeran Mayer, author of "The Mind-Gut Connection," and Dr. Reed Tuckson, author of "The Doctor in the Mirror."

“Ilchi lays out how the development of self-reliance, meaning, compassion, connectedness to nature, physical fitness, and healthy diet are all essential ingredients to a healthy, fulfilling life way beyond the 80 or so years that most people have accepted as their biological age limit,” wrote Dr. Emeran Mayer about the book.

Body & Brain Yoga Healthy Living events have already begun. Most events will take place in the final two weeks of June 2018. A list of events can be found at


About Body & Brain Yoga and Tai Chi

Body & Brain Yoga and Tai Chi teaches unique yoga, tai chi, breathwork and meditation exercises originally developed by Ilchi Lee. The practice draws upon traditional exercise and natural health practices from Lee's homeland of South Korea. Currently, there are around 100 Body & Brain locations in the United States.  Learn more at


About Earth Citizens Organization (ECO)

ECO is a nonprofit organization that works to promote mindful living, natural health, and world sustainability. ECO aims to provide individuals with the tools and resources to live an eco-friendly lifestyle while also empowering them to be community leaders.   Learn more at


About Ilchi Lee

Ilchi Lee is an educator, visionary, and New York Times bestselling author with over forty published books. He developed the body-mind-spirit practices utilized in Body & Brain yoga and Brain Education programs and founded Body & Brain Yoga and Tai Chi centers, the IBREA Foundation, and Brain Power Wellness in the United States. He also initiated the Earth Citizen Movement and the nonprofit Earth Citizens Organization (ECO) to support individuals in caring for their own health and in being stewards of the earth, beyond all borders and social systems.  Learn more at

Here's the schedule of Healthy Living Day events:
2018 Healthy Living Day Events:


Scottsdale, June 9, 2018, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Coronado High School 



Glendale, June 2, 2018, 2 pm – 4 pm, Downtown Central Library 

Huntington Beach, June 10, 2018, 1 pm – 4 pm, Golden West College

North Ridge, May 16, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Mid-Valley Regional Library 

Oceanside, June 14, 2018, 9 am – 12 pm, Oceanside Community Room at City Hall Plaza 

San Jose, June 23, 2018, 10 am – 1 pm, Napredak Hall


Denver, June 16, 2018, 2 pm – 5 pm, Unity Spiritual Center Denver 



Coral Gables, May 20, 2018, 4 pm – 7 pm, Coral Gables Body & Brain Yoga and Tai Chi Center 

Coral Gables, June 10, 2018, 4 pm – 7 pm, Coral Gables Body & Brain Yoga and Tai Chi Center



Buckhead, June 9, 2018, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Cobb County Library 



Honolulu, June 23, 2018, 9:00 am – 11:30 am, Hirata Hall at McKinley High School



Libertyville, June 16, 2018

Mt. Prospect, June 23, 2018, 1 pm – 4 pm, Mt. Prospect Library



Arlington, June 2, 2018, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Arlington Body & Brain Yoga and Tai Chi Center

Cambridge, June 30, 2018, 2 pm – 4 pm, Cambridge Body & Brain Yoga and Tai Chi Center



Gaithersburg, June 24, 2018


New Jersey

Demarest, June 23, 2018, 10 am – 3:30 pm, Demarest Northern Valley Regional High School 

Ridgewood, June 24, 2018, 3:00 pm, The Woman's Club of Ridgewood 


New Mexico

Albuquerque, June 23, 2018, 1 pm – 4 pm, Family Life Center


Las Vegas, June 23, 2018, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Spring Valley High School 


New York

Bronx, June 23 & 24, 2018, 11 am – 3 pm, Bronx Body & Brain Yoga & Tai Chi Center

Hempstead, June 23, 2018, 2 pm – 4 pm, Hofstra University 

Manhattan, June 23, 2018

Orangeburg, June 2, 2018, 11 am – 2 pm, Dominican College Hennessy Center 

Valhalla, June 9, 2018, 1 pm – 4 pm, Westchester Community College 



Beaverton, November 1, 2018



Westpark, June 16, 2018, Westpark Body & Brain Yoga and Tai Chi Center 



Alexandria, July 1, 2018



Seattle, July 21, 2018, 10 am – 4 pm

Author: David Driscoll
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