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The first step to wellness and health is to take a responsible, active part in the process. Everyday Spirituality is here to help you with research-based practices to reverse the effects of stress, provide exercise, nurture and support your spirit. So take that step...Embrace Your Power and Be Well!

Betty Mendez, Everyday Spirituality
Certified Reiki Master Practitioner/Instructor
 Certified Laughter Yoga Leader
HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming Facilitator 
Ph: 661.319.0994
Email: everydayspirit@att.net

Everyday Spirituality was founded to inspire wellness in the community. Our belief that a healthy spirit is essential to a healthy body led to the careful selection of wellness programs which provide a complementary strategy for maintaining or reestablishing the gift of health and vitality. These wellness programs include LAUGHTER YOGA, HealthRHYTHMS GROUP EMPOWERMENT DRUMMING. REIKI, MEDITATION, and BREATH WORK.

Everyday care of the mind, body and spirit provides the foundation for wellness of the physical as well as mental, emotional, and spiritual body.

Our wellness programs help:

      Provide exercise

Relieve stress and Improve the immune system

Provide exercise

Inspire creativity and self-espression

Nurture and support

Create community

Enhance spirituality

There is an ancient saying, “When the mind is at ease, there can be no disease”. Our truest aspiration at Everyday Spirituality is to assist you to Embrace Your Power and Be Well

Thanks for visiting and I look forward to introducing you to LAUGHTER YOGA, HealthRHYTHMS GROUP EMPOWERMENT DRUMMING. REIKI, MEDITATION, and BREATH WORK!

Betty Mendez

Trained HealthRHYTHMS Group Drumming Facilitator

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader
Certified Reiki Master/Teacher

Ph 661.319.0994


Kern Healing Connections is a Meetup Group organized by Betty Mendez 

to provide a platform that connects local holistic service providers and business owners and the community. We provide awareness, education and information of the Healing Arts.

Kern Healing Connections now sponsors a monthly VETERAN’S RESTORATION & SELF-CARE PROGRAM! This is a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) clinic staffed by professional therapists who lovingly donate their services at no cost to the veteran and spouse.

The Department of Defense believes Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) programs can benefit service members and veterans as "these treatments can help to alleviate symptoms such as stress, depression, anxiety, back and neck pain, and other symptoms associated with battlefield experience. They are designed to help treat, rehabilitate, and recover wounded warriors and their families to optimum health and peak physical and mental capabilities and performance. The programs can serve as complementary therapies in a full holistic recovery regimen."

We are currently seeking a new location in which to hold the monthly clinic. We estimate services to resume in March 2014. Veterans may register at Bakersfield Veterans Center, 1110 Golden State Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, Ph 661-323-8387. Services By Appointment Only for: Reiki, Body Massage, Cranio Sacral Massage, Reflexology, Ortho-Bionomy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Guided Imagery, Art Therapy. 


Kern Healing Connections meets the 3rd Friday of every month from 6-8p. For more information join the Kern Healing Connections Meetup.com group at  http://www.meetup.com/Kern-Healing-Connections/ or contact Betty Mendez




Benefits of

Reduce Stress / Calm Anxiety

Promote Strong Health and Prevent Illness

Lower Blood Pressure / Slow Respiration & Heart Rate

Speed Recovery Post Surgery

Ease Side Effects of Chemotherapy or Medicines

Assist a Dying Person in Transition

Help Insomnia

Relieve Pain 

Boost Mental Clarity

Enhance Sense of Peace, Comfort and Well-Being in Terminally Ill



 Ho-Ho!  Ha-Ha-Ha!
 Bring LAUGHTER YOGA CLUB to your club, church, work, or organization! 

Laughter Yoga Clubs were started by Indian physician, Dr. Madan Kataria in 1995 with just five people. Today, the Laughter Movement is widely accepted and has become a global phenomenon with over 6000 clubs in 60 countries. Realizing the tremendous power of laughter and its efficacy as the best prescription for wellness, Laughter Clubs have brought smiles and laughter in the lives of many people suffering from physical and mental and emotional upsets. 

Laughter Yoga combines laughter with yogic breathing exercises. It's the perfect way to laugh and get exercise at the same time.  It begins with simulated laughter and yoga breathing techniques and ends with profound effects on our mental and physical state of being.  

With regular sessions the mental and physical state improves, healing accelerates and many small health problems disappear. Fequency of colds & flu’s reduce. You feel happy, healthy and well. No other fitness training regime or style of yoga has these benefits.

Benefits of Laughter Yoga

  • Blood & all major organs are fully oxygenated leaving us bursting with energy
  • Blood pressure drops, circulation improves and pulse rate drops
  • Depression is lifted, even chronic depression is often cured
  • High endorphin levels put us in a great mood and reduce any aches & pains
  • Immune, digestive & sexual systems that are switched off by stress are switched on 
  • Self confidence is boosted, communication skills and creativity are boosted
  • Our lymphatic system is massaged and our immune systems boosted
  • Stress levels reduce by 75% or more and we become more stress resistant

    In the corporate setting, Laughter Yoga is the perfect business solution to high stress levels in the workplace, and also improves the employee's ability to cope with stress.  This happy beginning or break of the day creates an improved work climate for the employee that carries through to their personal life. With Laughter Yoga in the workplace, communication, team spirit and social relationships improve.


  •  Meditation      

    Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. Originally meant to help deepen understanding of the sacred and mystical forces of life, these days meditation is commonly used for relaxation and stress reduction. Anyone can practice meditation. It's simple, inexpensive, and doesn't require any special equipment and you can practice meditation wherever you are — in the shower, on a walk, riding the bus, at the doctor's office or even in the middle of a difficult business meeting.

    Meditation, considered a type of mind-body complementary medicine, produces a deep state of relaxation and a tranquil mind. During meditation, you focus your attention and eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress. This process results in enhanced physical and emotional well-being.

    Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that benefits both your emotional well-being and your overall health.  And these benefits don't end when your meditation session ends.  Meditation can help carry you more calmly through your day and improve certain medical conditions.

    The emotional benefits of meditation include:

    • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
    • Building skills to manage your stress
    • Increased self-awareness
    • Focusing on the present
    • Reducing negative emotions

    Many healthy people use meditation as a way to relax the body and reduce stress but meditation also might be useful for medical conditions, especially ones that may be worsened by stress.  A growing body of scientific research is supporting the health benefits of meditation.

    Meditation may help such health conditions as:

    • Allergies
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Asthma
    • Binge eating
    • Cancer
    • Depression
    • Fatigue
    • Heart disease
    • High blood pressure
    • Pain
    • Sleep problems
    • Substance abuse


    In today's world, many of us have a tendency to be shallow breathers as we sit hunched over desks or behind the car wheel, barely breathing or even worse--holding our breath as we stress over looming deadlines and life in the fast lane.


    Shallow breathing causes fatigue, sleep disorders, anxiety, stomach upsets, heart bum, gas, muscle cramps, dizziness, visual problems, chest pain and heart palpitations. The lungs and rib cage, not exercised enough, lose their elasticity.  

     Breathing exercises are the most effective methods for saturating the blood with life-giving oxygen and returning elasticity to the lungs and rib cage. Breathwork increases breathing capacity all day, not just during the actual exercise period. 

    Benefits of Breathing Exercises

    • Relaxes muscles and reduces heart rate

    • Reduces anxiety

    • Improves quality of blood

    • Aids in elimination of toxins

    • Improves digestion

    • Improves nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerve centers and nerves)

    • Rejuvenates skin

    • Exercises abdominal organs

    • Creates healthy and powerful lungs

    • Assists in weight control

    • Normalizes brain function

    • Relaxes mind and body

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    HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming 
    Call 661-319-0994 for Information


    HealthRHYTHMS is a research-based protocol of group drumming with biological, psychological, and sociological benefits. Group drumming is EMPOWERMENT through:

    • Enjoyment
    • Music-making
    • Personal self-expression and inner healing
    • Opportunity to change and create your own part
    • Wow! Fun factor in sharing the unique rhythms of our hearts
    • Exercise which invigorates at every level
    • Rhythm. Our individual rhythm and our united rhythm
    • Mastery without challenging learning curves
    • Enlivening of our spirit, energizing us to exceed life's challenges
    • Nurturing and supporting one another as we create bonds
    • Transcendence to exceed perceived limits
  • HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming is used in...
    • Community building
    • Well Elderly groups
    • Individuals or groups facing the challenges of chronic illness
    • Teambuilding for corporations
    • Empowerment building for mens and womens groups
    • Spirit building for spiritual growth and personal growth groups
    • Synergizing and rhythm training for school/kids groups
    • Stress and anger relief for at-risk youth groups
    • Orientation for college campuses and on-going circles for multi-cultural awareness
    • Family bonding for family night drum circles