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Saeeda Hafiz ~ The Healing: One Woman's Journey from Poverty to Inner Riches

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.


Saeeda Hafiz speaks about her new book The Healing, and her journey from poverty to inner riches. Raised in an environment rife with poverty, addiction and domestic violence, Saeeda shares her authentic story of overcoming that legacy through food and yoga.

In The Healing, Hafiz gives a frank account of the anxiety and rewards of becoming "middle class" through a complete change of diet and adopting habits such as traveling and doing yoga. While her peers pursue one kind of African American dream by climbing the corporate ladder, Hafiz finds meaning in learning to cook macrobiotic food and practice meditation. By doing so, she recovers from chronic health conditions and heals from the family trauma she has inherited.

Saeeda Hafiz is a yoga teacher and wellness expert with certifications from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers and the Natural Gourmet Institute. As a holistic health educator at the San Francisco Unified School District, she focuses on sharing her knowledge of physical and mental wellness with diverse groups. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.