Note: This event is being presented by The Lynhall as part of The Nourish Series and is intended for members of the restaurant industry. While the event is currently sold out, please feel free to join the waitlist and you will be notified if a ticket becomes available. Thank you for your interest!

Join Lora Matz, Drake Powe, and Suzanne Koepplinger for a half-day seminar focused on Addressing Human Sustainability in the Restaurant Industry followed by a light lunch and access to healers from People’s Movement Center who will provide massage and acupuncture to all participants. Guests will learn and discuss health and wellbeing strategies designed specifically for members of the restaurant industry and are culturally meaningful.

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8:30 – 9:15: Guest Arrival, Networking, Nosh
9:15 – 9:30: Welcome
9:30 – 10:30: Lora Matz, Moving Through Trauma: Toward a More Resilient Life
10:30 – 10:45: Refreshment Break
10:45 – 11:45: Drake Powe, Avoiding Existential Fatigue and Reigniting the Spirit of Joy
11:45 – 12:15: Light Lunch, Compliments of US Foods
12:00 – 1:30: Healing room access with Massage and Acupuncture provided by People’s Movement Center

This event is made possible through the generous support of Catalyst Initiative, The Long Table Fund, The Lynhall, MSP/St. Paul Magazine, and US Foods.

About Lora Matz, MS., LICSW:

Lora integrates over forty years of experience as a psychotherapist and educator with adults and children of all ages. She specialized much of her life with individual and community wide trauma as well as end of life care with children and adults. She currently works in a unique position in MN as Prairie Care’s Clinical Education Specialist. She provides training, leadership development and mentoring to staff at PC and conducts workshops and trainings’ throughout MN. She is considered a national leader in the field of Integrative Medicine. She has advanced education in spiritual psychology and Jungian theory and practice.

Her work integrates the wisdom traditions, scientific knowledge and her own personal experiences. As a gifted story teller, she is frequently remembered for her transformative stories, which help to shift consciousness in her listeners. In addition to being a, lecturer and facilitator. Lora is a sought after as a speaker on a local as well as national level.

About Drake Powe:

Drake is a life meditation teacher, life coach, stress reduction consultant and Yoga instructor. Stress reduction reduces our connection to our intuition and our natural wisdom, but by using a blend of ancient and modern tools and simple practices, Drake teaches his clients to ground themselves in their deeper power and subtler awareness, allowing clarity, resilience, and kindness to flower. In this way clients access inner resources that ground and center them, even as the world changes.

Drake’s work was created out of a need to ground and heal himself and a desire to help our shared community. We all have an instinct leading us toward fulfillment. It is a rhythm of living unique to us. This informs his approach and creates a unique conduit to Yoga and meditation practice.

About Suzanne Koepplinger:

Suzanne Koepplinger is the director of the Catalyst Initiative at the Minneapolis Foundation. Catalyst’s purpose is to honor and foster culturally authentic self-care practices to advance health and well-being. Initiated by the George Family Foundation in 2014, Catalyst joined the Minneapolis Foundation in January 2018 to bring innovative community based work to scale. Previously she served for ten years as the executive director of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, where she led the first research, community response, and program implementation in the country to address sex trafficking of American Indian women and girls. In that capacity, she has twice testified before Congress and is a certified trainer for the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) and the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTTC). Suzanne holds a Master’s degree in the Art of Leadership from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, and is one of 15 national leaders chosen for the NoVo Foundation’s first Move to End Violence cohort. She has extensive international experience as a trainer and public speaker. Current community service includes board membership with ArtSpace, and Frank Theatre.