Looking back at 2 Years of Happy Munkey Love & Community
November is a very special time of the year for SannaOhana Yoga & Wellness. We celebrate our 3 year anniversary all month and our 2 year anniversary in collaboration with our great friends at Happy Munkey!
Why did Happy Munkey and SannaOhana decide to create together?
Coming from immigrant homes and communities where the majority of time the parents are working, there is little time to focus on self care. Understanding the medicinal value of the Cannabis plant along with its connecting energy led us to want to combine our message of community, culture and wellbeing.
The Happy Munkey and SannaOhana family both recognized a need to bring mindfulness to the homes of our urban communities, starting with our own families. Through Cannabis education, breathing, yoga, meditation and alternative self healing modalities such as cannabis use, we began to empower our people to take their wellbeing into their own hands.
Happy Munkey & SannaOhana saw the same problems - lack of education about the Endocannabinoid system and how to properly and safely medicate with THC/ CBD and other cannabinoids and terpenes.
Our underrepresented communities have been affected by generations of misinformation and negative stigma which in turn has led to them to stear away from cannabis as a medicine leading them to fall into a harmful cycle of unhealthy habits and prescribed pharmaceuticals and addictions which never fix the problem, only mask it and make it worse.
We created a one of a kind Happy Munkey Sunday Yoga experience that was a hit! Many people that would have never tried a yoga class got to tap into themselves at a deeper level using cannabis yoga as a gateway to their health. They also joined a cannabis friendly community of similar minded people that want to heal and connect. We created an experience to stimulate the Endocannabinoid system in different ways, not only consuming cannabis but through dancing, soulful house music, laughter, aromatherapy, massage therapy and healthy Infused desserts.
Nothing like that has ever been done before for our people. Instead, our communities were always encouraged to stay away from Cannabis because of not only fear of it's side effects, but also, because of the legal consequences of being caught with it.
Meanwhile scientists and researchers accross the world are showing us about this magnificent system in our bodies, the Endocannabinoid System, which is responsible for modulating the rest of our bodily systems in order to maintain balance. Proof that the Cannabis plant can have a profound influence in the homeostasis of our bodies.
Our Happy Munkey fam and SannaOhana saw the need to create a space where we would be able to take care of the communities where we came from and those that we will integrate ourselves into in the future. We believe in changing the stigma of the typical stoner and creating a more connected and intentional self healing being that does not only just heal themselves but also the people around them. We share a vision with Happy Munkey for everyone to be healthy and happy and to experience a truly positive cannabis culture.