WHO WE BE

At the intersection of arts, healing, and justice- One Village Healing [OVH] emerged in New Haven in April of 2019 within a beautiful healing center in downtown New Haven. After the Covid-19 pandemic hit OVH shifted its daily offerings online and began to serve the world!  

 

Based in wellness and the healing arts OVH is dedicated to creating spaces, gatherings, and programming, rooted in the values of the healing justice movement to collectively heal from the impact of systems of oppression so we can all live wildly liberated, interconnected, inspired, and healthy lives.

 

What we offer:

  • Healing, learning, and convening opportunities based in holistic wellness practices including but not limited to- reiki, meditation, mindfulness, counseling, ancestral healing, herbal medicine, creative arts, sound healing, intuitive healing, yoga,  divinity reading, psychedelic wellness & literacy, somatics, theater arts, life coaching, liberation education, and affinity healing groups. 

  • Free and pay what you can options for service, staff trained in anti-oppression, accessible spaces for people with disabilities, and a cultivated healing space that is nourishing and regenerative.

We give thanks, praise, gratitude, and respect to this community and to all of our teachers and guides, and to the visionaries who have long held this work. We recognize and appreciate the foundational work of Niyonu Spann via Beyond Diversity 101 and CEIO, as well as the Graustein Family Office via the New Haven Community Leadership Program and Story Week as core training experiences that have benefited our personal transformation and have greatly informed the shaping of this project. We shout out Harriet's Apothecary,  Heal Haus, Minka, and Third Root Health Center as models of inspiration. 

We are honored to add a branch to this tree of healing transformation and bow in full awareness of the ones who came before us and are yet to come.

FUNDERS & SPONSORS
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WILLIAM CASPAR
GRAUSTEIN
MEMORIAL FUND
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Westville
Village
Renaissance
Alliance
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Yale Community for New Haven Fund
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... and much appreciated private and community member donations!

OUR VALUES

We operate from a place that is rooted in the values of the Healing Justice Movement. Created in the early 2000’s by Cara Page and the Kindred Healing Justice Collective, “healing justice identifies how we can holistically respond to and intervene on generational trauma and violence, and to bring collective practices that can impact and transform the consequences of oppression on our bodies, hearts and minds.”




We lead from a place of spirit, joy, justice, and resilience.

 

We recognize, listen to, include, and center the specific needs of -Black, Indigenous, and People of Color [BIPOC], gender nonconforming people, the LGBTQIA+ community, refugees, women, and immigrants healing from systemic oppression and systemic trauma.



We welcome all people and are committed to healing all forms of oppression




We lead from a place of spirit, joy, justice, and resilience.

 

We recognize, listen to, include, and center the specific needs of -Black, Indigenous, and People of Color [BIPOC], gender nonconforming people, the LGBTQIA+ community, refugees, women, and immigrants healing from systemic oppression and systemic trauma.



We welcome all people and are committed to healing all forms of oppression

We recognize the role of individual and generational trauma and its impact on collective process.

 

 

We support each other in showing up fully in our truth, healing, pain, and transformation.

 

 

We partner with local and state social justice movements.

 

 

 

We recognize the role of individual and generational trauma and its impact on collective process

 

 

 

We support each other in showing up fully in our truth, healing, pain, and transformation.

 

 

We welcome all people and are committed to We partner with local and state social justice movements. all forms of oppression

FOUNDING PRACTITIONERS

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HANIFA NAYO

Principal Organizer & Co-Founding Practitioner

Hanifa Nayo Washington is an award winning cultural activist, storyteller, singer songwriter, social entrepreneur, and a certified Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Master Practitioner who graduated from Beloit College in 2001 with a B.A. in Communications & Russian & Soviet Studies.

 

Hanifa is a former Arts Fellow of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund. As a cultural activist Hanifa views her creativity as a radical tool for liberation, healing, and community building.​ In 2017, Hanifa recored her third album Mantras For the Revolution. In 2018 Hanifa was awarded a Phenomenal Woman in the Arts Award by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven. 

In 2020, Hanifa co-founded Fireside Project continuing her legacy- bringing healing justice and systems change practices into the heart of the great American psychedelic renaissance.   . 

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THEMA HAIDA

Co-Founding Practitioner

Thema is a certified Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Master Teacher, a 200hr Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Instructor, and a certified Advanced Metaphysical Healing Practitioner.

While holding a space of non-judgement and care, Thema combines Reiki with intuitive energy assessments to facilitate and guide people on their healing journey to wholeness. Her practice as a energy healer and yoga instructor has focused on supporting community activists, artists, healers, and people of color- the people that hold and bring life to communities that are most affected by racism, systematic oppression and inequality.


Her passion is working with organizations that support these groups specifically, and she contributes by providing a place for stress relief, healing and spiritual guidance.