Catalyst honors and fosters culturally authentic self-care practices to advance health and well-being. We serve communities most in need, including people experiencing current and/or historical trauma, toxic stress, inequities, or lack of access to opportunities. Since 2014, Catalyst has helped communities realize their capacity to support health and well-being using mind-body approaches that are culturally meaningful.

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The Art of Saving Humanity

The Art of Saving Humanity provides refugee-centered art programs that support emotional healing and livelihood opportunities, preserve cultural integrity, and bridge cross-cultural communication among refugees and the communities within which they resettle.

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Cohan Zarnock Photography

"Voice is given to those who no longer wish to be silent." - C. Zarnock

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Beatboxing Buddhist Monk

Yogetsu Akasaka is a Japanese Zen Buddhist monk who creates music for meditations. But not the kind most people are familiar with.

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