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Restorative Occupations Week
General Resources

The following general and ongoing restorative resources will continue beyond the end of our Restorative Occupations Week. You are encouraged to make use of any and all that are of interest to you. Use the tags to show only those resources of a particular type.

All | Arts / Crafts Books Careers Cooking / Food COVID-19 Dance / Fitness Diversity, Access & Equity Education Films / TV Finances Games Journaling Lectures Meditation Mindfulness / Focus Museums / Art Music Outdoors / Nature Podcasts Poetry Self-Care Sleep Social / Community Storytelling Yoga

305 Fitness Dance / Fitness
Online / live streaming cardio dance classes.
Cost: Varies
305fitness.com/athome-schedule

Afro Flow Yoga Yoga
Cost: $25 donation / class
afroflowyoga.com/events/categories/classes/online-classes-classes

All Trails Outdoors / Nature
Recommendations and reviews of hiking trails across Southern California.
Cost: Free
alltrails.com/explore/us/california/los-angeles

Anti-Racism Activities Diversity, Access & Equity
Take some time to actively engage in anti-racism activities, from listening (to TED Talks, movies, podcasts), to reading (books, articles), to supporting (volunteering, creating conversation, cultural appreciation, buying from), and making actionable changes (signing petitions, donating).
Cost: Varies
ted.com/talks?topics%5B%5D=race
antiracismdaily.com
auntiesbooks.com/antiracist-resources

Backyard Games
Online games + live video chat.
Cost: Free
backyard.co

Bandsintown Music
Live stream concerts.
Cost: Varies
bandsintown.com/c/los-angeles-ca

BEtime Meditation
Meditation.
Cost: $7+ / class
betimepractice.com/pages/betime-at-home

The Broad Museum Museums / Art Education Lectures
Online art programming: Watch performances, talks, conversations, family art workshops and education about art online. The Broad also has its own YouTube channel.
Cost: Free
thebroad.org/fromhome

Brooklyn Craft Company (NY) Arts / Crafts
Virtual craft workshops. (Supplies not included.)
Cost: Varies
brooklyncraftcompany.com/collections/all-workshops

The California African American Museum Museums / Art Education
Online art programming: Talks, workshops, screenings, concerts.
Cost: Free
caamuseum.org/programs/all-upcoming-events

Calm.com Mindfulness / Focus Journaling
Mindfulness resources (journals, workbooks, calendars). Resources for Black Lives Matter are also available.
Cost: Free
calm.com/blog/mindfulness-resources

Carnegie Hall Music
Virtual streaming concerts.
Cost: Free
carnegiehall.org/Explore/Watch-and-Listen/Live-with-Carnegie-Hall

CorePower Yoga Yoga
Online yoga classes.
Cost: Free
corepoweryogaondemand.com/keep-up-your-practice

Cozymeal Cooking / Food
Online (live) cooking classes (vegan options).
Cost: $29+
cozymeal.com/online-cooking-classes

Craft Jam (NY) Arts / Crafts
Virtual craft workshops. (Supplies are available at an additional cost.)
Cost: Varies
craftjam.co

Cuiline Cooking / Food
Online (live) cooking class + box of ingredients delivered.
Cost: $95 – $185
cuiline.com/calendar-classes

Damask Love Blog Arts / Crafts
DIY Projects from Amber Kemp-Gerstel.
Cost: Free
damasklove.com/blog

Dance Church Dance / Fitness
Livestreaming dance classes in an inclusive, online communal space.
Cost: Donation based
go.dancechurch.com

Day One App Journaling
Journaling app.
Cost: Free and subscription versions
dayoneapp.com

Diane Bondy Yoga Yoga
Online accessible yoga classes. Diane also has her own YouTube channel.
Cost: Free / varies
diannebondyyoga.com/online-classes

Do Yoga With Me Yoga
Online yoga classes.
Cost: $10 / month (2 months free)
doyogawithme.com

EVERYBODY (LA) Yoga Dance / Fitness
Online / live streaming classes.
Cost: $8 / class
everybodylosangeles.com/classschedule

[Idea] Financial Wellness Podcasts Finances Podcasts
Listen to some podcasts on personal finance to learn tips and tricks to help with investments, taxes, debt and more.
Cost: Free
affordanything.com/podcast
biggerpockets.com/moneyshow
suzeorman.com/podcast
podcast.farnoosh.tv
marketplace.org/shows/this-is-uncomfortable-reema-khrais
sidehustlepro.co
npr.org/podcasts/510289/planet-money
brownambitionpodcast.com
moneyfortherestofus.com/episodes
barbaraginty.com/blog

Five Minute Journal App Journaling
Journaling app with space for gratitude, reflection and affirmation.
Cost: $4.99
intelligentchange.com/pages/five-minute-journal-app

The Getty Museum Museums / Art
Online art programming: Read art books online for free, watch art history and art making videos, listen to podcasts.
Cost: Free
blogs.getty.edu/iris/explore-getty-art-resources-closed-coronavirus

Girls’ Night In: At-Home Gaming Games
Online board games resource for game night to do virtually with friends.
Cost: Free

Gratefulness.org Journaling
Daily journaling prompts.
Cost: Free
gratefulness.org/practice/daily-questions

Greater Good Berkeley Podcasts
“Science Based Insights for a Meaningful Life” (podcasts, videos, articles).
Cost: Free
greatergood.berkeley.edu

Heal Haus (NYC) Yoga Meditation
Online / live streaming yoga and meditation classes. (NB: All classes are listed in EST.)
Cost: $10 / class
healhaus.com/daily-classes

Healing in Community Education Lectures
A series of interviews and talks about collective grief and liberation hosted by Michelle Johnson. Michelle also has a TEDx talk about how yoga can be used for social action and creating a more just world.
Cost: Free
youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEezdsXf_j1OgEE8DCUZ0xSo98CHppBsn

[Idea] Help with Financial Management Finances
Use financial management applications (or a financial planner) to help with budgeting and tracking finances!
Cost: Varies
mint.intuit.com
pocketguard.com
goodbudget.com
apps.apple.com/us/app/ynab-you-need-a-budget/id1010865877
amazon.com/Clever-Fox-Budget-Planner-Notebook/dp/B07HNW71VL

[Idea] Home Movie Nights Films / TV
Virtual co-streaming of online media platforms to have movie nights from home. Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all have support for co-streaming with friends.
Cost: Free

Host a Spa Day Self-Care
Host a spa day from the comfort of your own home! Light a candle, infuse some water with cucumbers, put on a cozy robe, use some skincare, take a bath, and relax!
Cost: Varies
popsugar.com/fitness/Self-Care-Spa-Day-Ideas-44291204
etsy.com/listing/866267773

[Idea] How to Make Decorative Storage Boxes Arts / Crafts Finances
Craft a receipt box or taxes folder to make financial to-do’s more fun!
Cost: Cost of supplies
pinterest.com/pin/255579347581103140

iNaturalist Outdoors / Nature
Explore the outdoors and share plants and animals you see with others. The app helps with identifying what you see.
Cost: Free
inaturalist.org

Influence Film Club Films / TV
Start your own documentary film club. Find playlists of documentary films listed based on theme + film club resources.
Cost: Free / varies
influencefilmclub.com/playlist

InsightLA Mindfulness / Focus Meditation
Online live meditation classes, workshops and community groups.
Cost: Varies / donation-based
insightla.org/location/online

InsightTimer Yoga Meditation Sleep
Free meditations, live yoga online, sleep talks, sleep music.
Cost: Free
insighttimer.com

Jessamyn Stanley Yoga Yoga
Body positive advocate and yoga teacher. Videos available include Yoga for self-love (8 minutes) and Yoga for beginners (30 minutes).
Cost: Free / varies
jessamynstanley.com/classes-and-events

Jocelyn Perez-Blanco’s workshop: Making a Home for Houseplants Outdoors / Nature
Live, online event on how to care for your house plants.
Cost: Free
eventbrite.com/e/societyx-making-a-home-for-houseplants-tickets-112402727584

Krishna Kaur: Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Yoga Meditation
Live / online classes.
Cost: Free
krishnakaur.org/classes

Lake Coloring Book App Arts / Crafts
Coloring pages from indie illustrators for iPhone and iPad.
Cost: Free
lakecoloring.com

League of Kitchens Cooking / Food
Online cooking classes. “Women from around the world who teach you their family recipes.”
Cost: $60 / device
leagueofkitchens.com

Little Free Library Books
Start your own book club + social action group.
Cost: Free / varies
littlefreelibrary.org

Live Kick (LA) Yoga Meditation
Online / live streaming yoga and mediation.
Cost: $15 / class
livekick.com

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Music
Live events online and videos to watch.
Cost: Free
laco.org/event-group/upcoming

Maker’s Mess (LA) Arts / Crafts
Virtual craft workshops and craft kits/tutorials.
Cost: Varies
makersmess.com

Meet Up Books
Various book clubs.
Cost: Free
meetup.com/topics/bookclub

Mindful.org Mindfulness / Focus Meditation
Quick 3 minute body scan meditation.
Cost: Free
mindful.org/a-3-minute-body-scan-meditation-to-cultivate-mindfulness

MOSAICEYE Arts / Crafts
Cultivating Abundance Mentality: An affirmational coloring book and free classes online.
Cost: Varies
mosaiceyeunfolding.com

Moth Story Slam Storytelling
Listen to other people’s stories and/or share your own (virtual live events).
Cost: $10 / varies
themoth.org
lacma.org/event/moth-virtual-storyslam-nostalgia-yoshitomo-nara

NPR Arts / Crafts
Read / listen to an article about starting an art making habit.
Cost: Free
npr.org/2019/12/30/792439555/making-art-is-good-for-your-health-heres-how-to-start-a-habit

NPR Music
Tiny Desk Concerts. Other music playlists are available, including Music Special Programming from KCRW.
Cost: Free
npr.org/series/tiny-desk-concerts

NPR Music
Isle of Calm: Stream 6 hours of soothing music.
Cost: Free
npr.org/2020/03/13/815457669

NPR’s Book Concierge Books
Use filters to search for / receive suggestions on a new book to read.
Cost: Free
apps.npr.org/best-books

The On Being Project Mindfulness / Focus Poetry Podcasts
Poetry films, interviews, mindfulness tips, podcast. The Project also has its own YouTube channel.
Cost: Free
onbeing.org

One Down Dog (LA) Yoga Meditation
Online / live streaming yoga / meditation / workshops.
Cost: Unlimited intro week $29
onedowndog.com/offerings/workshops

Outdoor Gardens in Los Angeles Outdoors / Nature
Have some safe, social distanced time outdoors.
Cost: Pay
huntington.org
descansogardens.org
arboretum.org

Outfest Now Diversity, Access & Equity Films / TV
“The mission driven LGBTQIA+ Streaming Platform.”
Cost: $5.99 / month
outfest.org/outfestnow

Paper & Stitch Arts / Crafts
DIY ideas/crafts. Categories include DIY and eco-friendly projects.
Cost: Free
papernstitchblog.com

People’s Yoga Yoga
Women-owned yoga studio with a mission to make wellness accessible, inclusive and sustainable for all.
Cost: $15 / live class
peoplesyoga.org/streaming

Planta Outdoors / Nature
App to help you take care of your houseplants.
Cost: Free
getplanta.com

Poetry Foundation Poetry
Read, listen, learn. (Check out the audio poem of the day as a quick way to listen to / read more poetry.)
Cost: Free
poetryfoundation.org/podcasts

Scattergories Games
Online version of the board game.
Cost: Free
swellgarfo.com/scattergories

Shine Meditation Self-Care
A meditation app created by two women who seek to make mental and emotional health care more accessible and inclusive.
Cost: Free trial
theshineapp.com

Skill Share Arts / Crafts
Online creative learning community.
Cost: Free trial
skillshare.com

Skylight Books (LA) Books
Various book clubs.
Cost: Free
skylightbooks.com/bookgroups

Songkick Music
Live streaming concerts.
Cost: Free
songkick.com/live-stream-concerts

[Idea] Spotify Music
Create a Spotify playlist that is relaxing, uplifting, energizing, restorative, etc. Make it collaborative with friends!
Cost: Free or $4.99 / month premium for students
spotify.com/us
support.spotify.com/us/article/create-playlists-with-your-friends

Stay Home Take Care COVID-19
A stay home guide on how to take care of emotional, social, mental health.
Cost: Free
stayhometakecare.com

Still Life Studio Arts / Crafts
Ceramics studio (DTLA/Santa Monica/Online). A “Clay at Home” video class + materials kit is available for $45, and they have their own YouTube channel.
Cost: Varies
still-life-studio.com

The Sweat Spot Dance / Fitness
Online live streaming dance and fitness classes.
Cost: Free
thesweatspotla.com/project/live-streaming-classes

TED Talks Lectures Education
There are playlists based on specific topics. (Example: 16 talks on how to sustain meaningful relationships near and far.)
Cost: Free
ted.com/playlists

Urban Light Audio Soundtrack Music
Organized by LACMA and Mark “Frosty” McNeill of @dublab. Additional LACMA Exhibition soundtracks are also available.
Cost: Free
unframed.lacma.org/2020/10/30/urban-light-audio-soundtrack

USC Career Center Careers
Have your resume/cover letter reviewed or get quick questions answered by chatting with a USC Career Center Career Advisor on the Brazen virtual event platform. Virtual drop-in hours are 12:00pm to 3:00pm, Monday to Friday, and are 10–15 minutes long. Drop-ins are available on a first-come, first-served basis. (Students only.)
Cost: Free
bit.ly/virtual-drop-ins

USC Chan DAE Racial Justice Resources Diversity, Access & Equity
Access resources on racial justice and anti-racism on the USC Chan Division DAE website.
Cost: Varies
chan.usc.edu/about-us/dae/resources/racial-justice

USC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Week Diversity, Access & Equity
Participate in USC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion week sessions and activities to “explore how race discrimination, in a variety of forms, profoundly shapes our experiences as members of the USC community, our understanding of America as a nation, and our obligations as citizens of the world.”
Cost: Free
deiweek.usc.edu

USC Student Advocacy Diversity, Access & Equity
Participate in and explore student advocacy groups and resources on campus.
Cost: Free
diversity.usc.edu/student-advocacy-groups-and-resources

USC Study Cafe: Pomodoro Study Cafe Education Mindfulness / Focus
For students to help hone focus and concentration in order to complete important goals.  Connect with your fellow Trojans through our Virtual Study Sessions, 8:00pm – 11:00pm PST, Monday–Thursday.
Cost: Free
libguides.usc.edu/uscstudycafe

Virus Anxiety COVID-19
Resources for anxiety and mental health during COVID-19.
Cost: Free
virusanxiety.com
virusanxiety.com/take-a-break

Visions and Voices Lectures Education
A lecture given by Kate Gilmore on human rights during a global pandemic that can be associated to occupational injustice.
Cost: Free
visionsandvoices.usc.edu/eventdetails/?event_id=33732239255670

Wild-Hand (PA) Arts / Crafts
Virtual craft workshops. (Most include supplies and ship worldwide.)
Cost: Varies
wild-hand.com/collections/workshops

[Idea] Wine and Paint Nights from Home Arts / Crafts
Watch online videos from YouTube or find a livestream to join. Grab a brush, some paint, some wine, and have fun!
Cost: Free / cost of supplies / pay
youtube.com/watch?v=knylc1i5BW8
yaymaker.com

Yoga Green Book Yoga
“We provide an affirming space and tools empowering you to be healthy, happy, and fulfilled.”
Cost: Free trial
yogagreenbook.com

Yoga with Adriene Yoga Meditation
Yoga and meditation for all levels. Adriene also has her own YouTube channel.
Cost: Free
yogawithadriene.com/calendar