Local receives scholarship to bring healing practices to the islands

  • Sat Oct 28th, 2017 7:00am
  • Life

Contributed photo/www.moveintomindfulness.com The scholarship was awarded to Prima, based on her long history of community leadership and volunteerism.

Islander Stephanie Prima has received a scholarship to attend a two-year teacher certification training program with the Institute of Qigong and Integrative Medicine.

The Institute of Qigong and Integrative Medicine, located in Bothell, Washington, provides education, wellness services, and training for the development of Qi-Mind-Body-Soul integration that will empower individuals in self-healing and fulfillment of their inherent potential.

“I have been amazed at the rapid results I’ve experienced in practicing Yi Ren Qigong at the institute, and I’m excited to bring this powerful self-care and healing practice to the islands,” said Prima.

The merit scholarship was based on Prima’s long history of community leadership and volunteerism. She is a Leadership San Juan Island alumnus and has served as the TedX San Juan Island volunteer and event coordinator since its inception. Prima founded the Great Island Clean-up, organized the You Can Fix It Fair, created and organized a public awareness education event on sex trafficking in Friday Harbor, and has volunteered in Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor, Friends of the San Juans, Friday Harbor Thrift, Chamber of Commerce, San Juan Community Theatre, and many other organizations.

Prima also teaches meditative movement for seniors and those with limited mobility through Island Rec. She can be reached at 360-317-1448 or Outreach@MoveIntoMindfulness.com.