“The goal of Jiyo is to impact a billion people’s lives by enabling them to experience a joyful energetic body, a loving compassionate heart, and a restful but alert mind and lightness of being.” – Deepak Chopra M.D.
Last month the Lake Nona Town Center hosted the launch of the wellbeing app Jiyo Lake Nona, a collaboration between the original Jiyo and Lake Nona to offer our community a digital platform providing useful content and encouraging reminders to make it easier for us to engage, learn, and interact with information, videos, articles, and each other to help us become our best selves. Tents were set up throughout the courtyard where residents were able to engage in activities based upon the five pillars of wellbeing: personal growth, exercise, nutrition, sleep and relationships.
To kick off the event, adults and children gathered to listen to rap artist Baba Brinkman. He dropped verses that encouraged listeners to be in tune with oneself. Afterward, folks partook in a guided meditation with a well-known yogi, Eddie Stern. The app’s creator, Dr. Deepak Chopra, also made an appearance to promote his mission of connecting our community together and to guide everyone in becoming their best selves physically and emotionally. Food trucks were also present along with local vendors.
Ciaran Lyons, who is a new Lake Nona resident who lives in Laureate Park, said he loved the event. He said, “It’s all about integrating health and wellness into your life. I’m super lazy and I like things that come to me and having an app in my pocket is super useful for me.”
There were also attendees from other parts of Orlando. Odaly Tineo, an Avalon Park resident, said she was excited about the event and had heard about it on Facebook. She listened to some of Dr. Chopra’s meditation and was no stranger to his teachings. “I visited each pillar. The meditation one was amazing,” said Tineo.
You can read more about the Jiyo Wellbeing Event, including a full interview with Deepak Chopra, in the September issue of Nonahood News.