Established in April 2019, at the intersection of arts, liberation, and healing justice, One Village Healing  [OVH] is an emerging New Haven based wellness and resilience initiative dedicated to creating spaces, gatherings, and programming, rooted in the values of the healing justice movement. OVH has emerged to assist in creating healing community for everyone. We believe it is imperative to create brave spaces for all people to heal from the emotional, physical and spiritual impacts of systems of oppression so that we can all live wildly liberated, connected, inspired, and healthy lives.​ OVH is led by womxn of color who center inclusion, accessibility, mindfulness practices, preventative wellness practices, affinity healing, and joyfulness as core elements of this healing initiative. OVH centers the specific healing needs of those most impacted by systems of oppression. To better understand our core values check out Who We Be


Founding practitioners, Hanifa Nayo Washington and Thema Haida, offer reiki, intuitive energy work, sound/tonal healing, tarot and oracle card readings, yoga, authentic relating sessions, expressive arts healing sessions, as well as various small group workshops/classes. In addition to these offerings the growing network of OVH core and guest practitioners offer a wide variety of private sessions, workshops, classes, and series that are in alignment with the values of healing justice.  OVH offers wellness seekers- practitioners  trained in anti-oppression and pro-liberation practices; free and pay what you can access to healing services; affinity healing offerings; and welcoming accessible space for healing and connection.

One Village Healing's Opening Ceremony | April 2, 2019 / Video by Travis Carbonella

Dear Community, 


We are taking somewhat of a pause to recalibrate our fall offerings. You will notice that several of our offerings are no longer available and/or the timing has changed for several of our sessions.  We will be announcing our fall schedule by mid August. Please stay tuned for several new offerings!


In response to the COVID-19 crisis OVH began hosting virtual wellness sessions in April 2020. During this traumatic phase of uncertainty and unrest we have received support from hundreds of community members, as well as from a handful of organizational donors to ensure that OVH will continue to hold space for free and accessible virtual wellness spaces. We are forever thankful to all of you who have paid it forward in support of the ancestors we each are becoming!  Our collective hope is that the community will find support and practices here that increase emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing and resilience.  

We hope re-open in a new physical space in early 2021. Until then OVH will continue to hold virtual wellness space at least through March 2021. 

Our free offerings are made possible by community support, sponsorships, and grants. Please consider donating!


In Community, 
Hanifa & Thema
. . .
Co-Founding Practitioners
One Village Healing


Every Sunday | 11:00a - 12:00p
Community Yoga
Led by Shefau Dabre, this yoga is seriously chill and is beginner-friendly! Each class includes rhythmic yoga + guided meditation to help you connect with your inner self. Donations welcome. Free to attend. ALL WELCOME!
Every 2nd Sunday | 4:30 - 6:00p EST
Second Sundays
Join OVH co-founders, Thema Haida and Hanifa Nayo, every 2nd Sunday of each month, at the intersection of arts, healing, and justice for thoughtful dialogue, inspiring connection, and healing vibes. Lets lift each other up! All welcome. Free to attend. RVSP required for Zoom link.
Every Monday | 6:00 - 7:00p EST
Guided Meditation Mondays
Join us EVERY MONDAY for a guided meditation with local activist, painter, muralist and meditation instructor Kwadwo Adae! All welcome! Donations welcome. Free to attend. RVSP for Zoom link.
Every Tuesday | 7:00 - 8:30 pm EST
RISE is an experiential weekly mindfulness practice that focuses on energetically repairing from the fragmenting impact of systems of oppression. Systems of oppression affect all people. This session is for all racial identities. Freely offered with support from the Copper Beech Institute.
Every Wednesday | 7:30 - 8:30p
Activate: Reiki + Meditation
Don't miss Reiki Master Teacher, Thema Haida, for a guided meditation, movement and Reiki experience that will activate the chakras and connect you to your healing source within. All welcome! Donations welcome. Free to attend.
Every Thursday | 6:00 - 7:00p
Yoga For Black Womxn & Girls
Experience seriously chill yoga & meditation EVERY THURSDAY with Shefau Dabre. This class features meditation, and mindfulness. Here we learn beginner level yoga poses that are set to R&B and Hip Hop, & Trap music. This is an affinity healing space Black womxn and girls only. Offered freely.
Every Saturday | 10:00 - 11:30 am EST
Black Obsidian Men's Group Healing Session (Intentional Affinity Healing Space For Black Men)
Join Life Coach,Eric Rey, EVERY SATURDAY, as we come together to support growth and healing. We do this with standing practices of meditation & group discussions as well as special programs like guest speakers, and workshops. This an intentional affinity healing space for Black men. Free to attend.





Check out these amazing online private 1-on-1's and group offerings. 



Join CTCORE-Organize Now! and One Village Healing for Come Get This Healing! a free, monthly, Black exclusive healing series.

This first event is Sunday, October 18th, from 4:30-6:30pm. 
Led by One Village Healing - Upcoming Dates:

  • October 18th - Register here!

  • November 15th - Register here!

  • December 20th - Register here!


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