La Maida Institute
“Listen to your inner teacher” is a common refrain among yoga and meditation instructors. In this busy, fragmented world, how do you tune in to that internal frequency? Where do you identify, strengthen and practice the tools that empower you to be your own best teacher?
La Maida Institute, contained in a historic, retreat-like center in the middle of the bustling NoHo Arts District, is providing a forward-thinking platform for answering these important questions.
It is many things wrapped up in one beautiful box – an integrative mental health clinic offering a collaborative, team-based approach; a yoga and meditation studio for supporting daily practice; and a community gathering space for workshops, intensives and retreats.
About La Maida Institute
From a broader perspective, La Maida is an example of what the future of “healthcare” looks like. In contrast to systems that place a bandage on symptoms, trauma, and pain, La Maida offers a preventive, resilience-based, communal model where the emphasis is on restoring wholeness and balance.
“We become our own creators of health when we awaken the innate wisdom that dwells inside each of us and our communities,” says La Maida’s founder and integrative psychiatrist, Omid Naim, MD.
Skilled therapists, yoga instructors and workshop facilitators are the norm at La Maida. A diverse, yet integrated array of programs can be found – from a state-of-the-art neurofeedback lab, to an Ayurvedic practitioner for diet & lifestyle counseling, to monthly programming like New Moon soundbaths, and workshops for health professionals, families, teens, new parents and women.
People can participate at La Maida on multiple levels. You can drop in for a yoga or meditation class, join as a member for unlimited classes and special perks, or receive a fully personalized assessment and multi-modal treatment plan.
Don’t miss La Maida’s Grand Opening Open House on October 22 from 2-5pm where you can take tours, meet the staff, teachers and clinicians, and learn more about this transformative space.