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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Film & Video, Food, Health, Health Care, Nutrition, Public Health

Mission: Heal One World was formed to help connect people in need of preventative healthcare, non-traditional/complementary modalities, natural non-invasive treatments and guidance learning self help techniques that are generally not covered by insurance, and offer access to this help on a sliding scale, free or donation basis.

Target demographics: low-income community members at large- special youth programs.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 5000 people

Geographic areas served: Los Angeles, CA & Fresno, CA

Programs: Yoga, clinic, Tai Chi, meditation, Reiki

Community Stories

113 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Rene R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Heal One World is an amazing place that has provided me with the opportunity to practice yoga, zumba, tai chi, and pilates. Based in a community where these forms of exercise aren't readily available, I must applaud Skye Kelly for providing us with donation-based access. Everyone in the community is grateful Heal One World exists. The space where we meet is absolutely perfect and every single teacher provides quality, top-notch instruction.

Shellsbells

Donor

Rating: 5

Taken many classes and attended the film festival- so impressed with everything this organization does. Excited to continue to see about online classes.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for the Awareness Film Festival last year. I was so impressed by the films that were shown and getting to experience the filmmakers being in attendance is great. I have also helped at one of their yoga classes when it was in Santa Monica, very cool.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heal One World, Awareness Film Festival and Skye are amazing!! They do really amazing work bringing community together over issues that truly matter. Skye is a really understanding and empathic human being which makes working with her a joy and for a very open and fun work environment. She’s one of the best managers I’ve ever encountered on a job because she is open to talk to if any issues arise and will gently work with you to make sure the problems are solved and makes you feel better for talking to her. This was one of my favorite work experiences in my life because all the people on our team became friends and still have weekly zoom chats and the work the film festival does is so amazing ✨

Kelly LA

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love this organization- had only positive classes and experiences over the last 3 years and now also having virtual has been a lifesaver! Very glad there is this resource and I have recommended to many friends in need.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome experience during the Awareness Film Festival, also took some classes and the teachers were great and kind! Hope to volunteer again in the future!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing experience with their classes. Such a welcoming envirornment and place. Trying the online classes now as well. Really grateful for this organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My time working with Heal One World on the Awareness Film Festival was amazing! Such a fun festival for such a great cause. Loved every second of working with the amazing design team.
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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer teacher with Heal One World for two years now- it is an amazing organization and I have really felt like I have a difference in the lives of people in the community. It is very well run and organized and I am proud to continue to teach classes remotely during COVID-19!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Have had a very positive experience with classes and meeting new people interested in getting their health back with exercise and self care. This is so very needed!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great online classes- so grateful they went online during pandemic- amazing teachers and caring volunteers. Thank you!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

So glad to have worked with the Awareness festival team and being able to meet the filmmakers of outstanding features, documentaries and short films. Eye opening films and also very informative. The event was virtual but did not feel like one because of it being completely live. Loved the closer to real-life version of table and seat arrangements and the village map to interact with guests. The fest also had a live red carpet and parties!
Great experience!

Kat Racaza N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This wonderful studio has helped me grow as a person. It is a safe, nurturing, and supportive. I am so thankful for my experience here both as a teacher and as a student. To be providing this wonderful gift and skill to those who need it for FREE is proof that this comes from the heart. Thank you HOW for all that you do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Improving balance, clarity , strength & life style from within are just a few of the gifts received from Heal One World! Thanks to. Ms. Skye Kelly and her compassionate team of professionals , I am evolving through the ancient practice of Yoga & Healthy Living!

John'

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A wonderful local studio focusing on serving the community with a wide range of free yoga, reiki, and meditation classes.

Aanchal K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an excellent non-profit. It has great teachers who give their heart and soul into teaching. And is truly beneficial to all who want to join the yoga community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is a great nonprofit. They are very caring. It was fun volunteering for Heal One World. Skye Kelly is great leader.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a lot of fun volunteering for Awareness Film Festival and met lot of good people. I watched a lot of great documentaries. The event honoring Lisa Vanderpump and James Maslow was thoughtful and fun. The vegan dinner was delicious. The panels were insightful and intimate. I really enjoyed women filmmakers panel. They talked a wide range of topics from mindfulness being taught in schools, health benefits of yoga, and personal experiences as filmmakers.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Have been helped so much by the classes offered here at how. Great caring and well trained teachers/volunteers.
Very grateful they are here in my neighborhood.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heal One World has wonderful leadership and teachers! The space has a very healing energy.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been teaching at Heal One World for over a year and it has been the most rewarding experience. The studio Is beautiful and treated with care and all of the students are so grateful and invested in their wellbeing and the community at large. I am very happy to be associated with Heal One World.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love my classes at heal one world. The yoga, meditation and reiki classes have literally changed my perspective, attitude and life! Thankful for this free resource in LA.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heal One World is a place that welcomes everyone. The teachers are inviting and holds space for new and seasoned yogis. There are daily classes that include yoga, reiki, and meditation.
It's a place where people can comfortable step foot into their first yoga or reiki class.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for a few months and I am so happy to be a part of this organization. It is the most rewarding class I get to teach. Wonderful participants and awesome leadership.

David Leon E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered my time and PR/Marketing skills with Heal One World for over four years. The reason is simple, Skye Kelly, leader of this troop has a heart of gold and an incredible life story which empowers everybody who comes on board to help. I feel inspired and humbled and my time feels completely worth spent with this organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have received awesome healing treatments at this non profit, it is amazing and done on sliding scale. I have had chronic back and neck issues and this has been a real god-send for me. I also want to try the classes offered, like Meditation and Tai Chi. Very happy that this program exists. Can only say positive things!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Such a beautiful organization. I am a volunteer Teacher at Heal One World, and it's my favorite class to teach each week. They do such an amazing job offering classes and resources to those in need. The students in class really show a deep love for the practice and for the services that Heal One World provides. It's a deep honor to volunteer here and to be a part of the work Heal One World is doing.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great experience while I was volunteering and I feel so motivated by the students I taught. I moved away so I could no longer volunteer as actively as I once had, but it was a beautiful, touching experience and the students were very grateful and their lives were very enriched by this studio being there! I applaud all of the volunteers and look forward to volunteering more.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HEAL ONE WORLD is a great organization to be apart of. The members are very polite and professional. I enjoyed interning with Heal One World for the Awareness Film Festival in 2018. Customer service is a great portion of the internship and having an amazing team, allowed for a great experience. S/O to Skye for being an amazing, bright, motivated and open minded leader for the organization. Thank you very much.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing classes, I have loved the Reiki classes as well as the yoga and meditation. I go as much as I can and knowing my ability to pay is not a factor is such and amazing feeling. I feel like I have a support system and always feel welcomed. I hope I can support financially when I am back on my feet to make sure other people will have access to this amazing place. Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so happy I found Heal One World, I have taken part in classes and special workshops and it is such a valuable resource in our community. Thank you so much for all the time and care you give.

Daniel Chan L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My time at Heal One World taught me a lot of intangible skills that I needed. These skills can go from interacting with clients to coordinating events. I enjoyed the friendliness and was moved by the passion a lot of the members of the organization had for serving the community. Although it wasn't a paid internship, Heal One World gave me an experience far more valuable than money.

1 Marcus L.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It’s a very welcoming and inclusive company to join and participate to an organization that offers voluntarily experience for those who are considering joining non-profit organizations

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heal One World organization is a great non-profit for bringing awareness to different, social and health issues. They are also great with their volunteers, they make them feel like family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am proud to have volunteer with this great nonprofit organization. It gave me an opportunity to assist with the screening of so many films that bring awareness to the world such as humanity traffic, humanitarian work, animals abuse, environmental and political crises that occur not just in our neighborhood but around world.


Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heal One World begins with healing the Mind, Body and Soul of people in need, one person at a time - and through it's fundraising arm, The Awareness Film Festival, extends healing from the individual to whole communitie around the globe. Working with this organization and it's visionary founder, Skye Kelly, has been an eye opening enriching experience, transforming strangers from all over the world into neighbors, friends and family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I has an awesome experience with Heal One World during their film festival and volunteering for it. The festival was amazing with great films and people. The mission to bring awareness to todays issues is inspiring as is the goal to keep their studios running.
I had a great experience with Skye and the other volunteers. I look forward to helping again next year!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wow, Heal One World really cares about the community. The fact that everyone is a volunteer is incredible. The whole 5 years I have been coming here have been amazing. I do not know how Skye is able to do all that she does, and all of the volunteers she facilitates are equally committed and caring! Viva Heal One World!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been a great pleasure volunteering at Heal One World. Not only this experience of serving with a good cause, I felt everyone at HOW is mutually compassionate and understanding of each other and the community surrounding Los Angeles County. HOW is aware of the community health issues and have diligently addressing them by providing workshops and group activities. I would encourage anyone to take a second out of his/her time to know what HOW does for the community and benefit from their programs.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heal One World is a great organization. I am so honored to be a part of what they are offering to the community. The beautiful people that show up week after week to the Reiki circles are so excited and grateful for every program HOW offers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heal One World is great. I'm a bootcamp teacher here and my experiences with the students have been great. Such a positive and nurturing atmosphere.

Zena B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heal One World is a great place to volunteer. I love the location, the participants are friendly, and other volunteers are supportive.

Jocelyn Y.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Heal One World is truly a special space. I have been a volunteer yoga teacher here for almost two years now, and you can tell that the community HOW serves is grateful to have access to wellness programs that would otherwise be too expensive or exclusive. It is located in a part of Los Angeles that is highly diverse, and it provides a place for people to move their bodies and minds, and also to be educated about their health and well-being. With their new management in place, they will be much more organized, and I'm excited for HOW's future.

Bradford P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heal One World has helped my mind, body and soul reconnect and find meaningful purpose.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heal One World really is committed to helping others.

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing non profit! So thankful to have found it on global giving! I look forward to their reports and updates.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a participant of their yoga classes and they have been life changing. Having a place like heal one world in our neighborhood is surprising but very needed and welcomed. The teachers are so wonderful and inclusive. I was a complete beginner and now I feel comfortable and like a real yogi. Teachers Camilla, Adam and Leticia I have all taken and their classes have been great and supportive for all the students. I highly recommend Heal One World to donors, volunteers and participants.

Miinkay Y.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HOW is a great organization that works to bring wellness and awareness to the surrounding community. I think people should be exposed to all modalities of healing and HOW does exactly that! Keep up the great work!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an intern for Heal One World ("HOW") the past summer, I have found this non-profit to be a wonderful organization that seeks to help and provide for those most in need. Through my work, not only have I uncovered that HOW works to provide the local underserved community with alternative treatments not usually covered by insurance and also provides an online database to help connect low-cost clinics with folks in need, but also that HOW raises awareness for a variety of issues each year through hosting the Awareness Film Festival- providing a platform for all aspiring filmmakers who wish to raise awareness about and/or provide support for issues relating to Ecological, Political, Health/Well Being and Spiritual topics

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am volunteer and love the positive impact the org has on the community. We are able to reach a diverse group of people that wouldnt otherwise he exposed or be anle to afford the classes. It is very well organized and amazing how all are volunteers and yet runs so smoothly. So glad I am able to help and be a part of somethimg so positive and impactful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was so impressed by their class offerings, the teachers are talented and caring and made me feel welcomed. I tried Tai Chi, Meditation and many Yoga classes. I also attended their film festival and it was filled with many awesome films. I am very thankful for this community resource!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a wonderful experience with the organization and recommend it to everyone looking for an internship or to volunteer.

1 Katie126

Client Served

Rating: 5

Heal One World is a true community resource and provides excellent healing and yoga. I've had a wonderful session with Skye and also love that they do the Awareness Film Festival which illuminates important issues that humanity faces today.

1 Adam70

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heal One World is a truly great charity. Anybody who has a desire to better themselves, and become healthier and happier can find activities that fit their interests and needs, regardless of their level of income. All members of the community are welcome to take advantage of the great programs offered at H.O.W. There is no minimum donation and nobody is turned away due to inability to pay.

While doctors do care about preventative and complimentary medicine, it is not a priority for them because they have their hands full with more pressing issues. Communities depend on places like HOW to provide and guide patients through preventative measures they can take to improve their physical health and mental well being.

I am honored to be a part of an organization that has a positive effect on so many people's Lives.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Heal One World aims their focus on making sure they succeed at their goals and that is keeping people on a healthy path, and providing the public the world of cinematic entertainment from independent filmmakers. As long as I have been with them, they have been growing with supporters.

Good work H.O.W.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have attended the film festival and from that learned of heal one world. I have now linked heal one world to offer yoga classes at our shelter and they also work with the Venice family clinic, senior centers and youth. I am very impressed by their offerings and
ethics. I look forward to our future collaborations.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am glad I have had the opportunity to volunteer for an organization deeply involved with the surrounding community. The yoga/fitness classes are all donation based and provide access to all groups of people. If you live near check out the diverse set of programs and events that Heal One World offers.

Shanna G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heal One World is such a special place. It provides a spiritual outlet, through its classes, to those who might not otherwise be able to have access.
The space is beautiful and you can feel the love the moment you walk through the door.
Amazing organization :)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love teaching classes at how. It is a joy to be of service at a place so inclusive and driven by pure goodness and not greed. My students are appreciate and dedicated, it is my favorite class to teach of many. You can really see the progress of yhe students and it feels like family. Namaste

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best place for yoga forever! The teachers and volunnteers are very dedicated, and the place is neat and wonderful.
Feels like home.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I serve on the board and I am always amazed at the things we are able to accomplish as a all volunteer led and run organiztion. The amazing teacher volunteers are so wonderful and the great student volunteers who help put together the festival and health fair. It can't go unsaid the fearless Skye Kelly leads the way with unwavering fortitude! I love being a part of this organization from being a patient to being on the board!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was so impressed by the classes I had at the studio on Pico and also at the Venice family clinic. Great teachers, very patient. The instruction was easy to follow and I was given a lot of individual attention. They also have a great film festival in the Fall!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heal One World & it's many highly-qualified volunteer professionals in self-healing modalities has always responded o my requests for assistance! They always far exceed expectations in a variety of ways.

I work as a coordinator of Let's Move! West LA, a local project of First Lady Michelle Obama's National effort to '...eliminate childhood obesity within the current generation...'. We are structured collaborative consortium of local health & wellness organizations & activists seeking to provide access to a broad range of health & wellness direct services to family groups in community-based settings.

In this regard Heal One World leads the over 20 organizational member/supporters that are aligned with my Let's Move! west LA projects.

My primary role as coordinator is responding to frequent requests by a neighborhood school, parks directors, teacher training facilitator to supply qualified resource leaders for participation in upcoming events.

Heal One World responds consistently to events with neighborhood councils; churches; schools; child care programs or school Health Fairs more than any other participating Let's Move! WLA member organization.

I am eternally in gratitude for this loyalty shown Mrs. Obama's Let's Move! effort for improved health outcomes here in Los Angeles. Additionally I marvel at the professionalism displayed by their volunteers when assigned to projects that may not have clearly defined roles.

The Heal One World methodology (since 2009), is hallmarked by it's capacity to be flexibly adaptable in it's delivery of services. In low-limited income areas that possess the greatest need for their menu of 'self-help healing' modalities heal One World again is a leader in Los Angeles.

I'm not certain how Let's Move! West LA could function at current levels without a skilled, experienced organization such as Heal One World to work with on such a regular basis.

Thank You, Henry E Hall, Volunteer/Event Coordinator, Let's Move! West LA

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was up late about 3am feeling very depressed. Someone had told me about this site, but I never took the time to visit. Scrolling through my bookmarks Voila!!! I started reading, watching videos, listening to Music. Then I realized it's 6a.m. I was laughing Dancing and having a very good time, Gee where did my depression go? I decided to visit HOW, met Skye Kelly and the rest is history. Thank you How and Skye for bringing a Senior back to Life!
Love You Dearly!
StrongBee

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love this place! Awesome teachers and great classes. I love taking part in community events too, like a clean up we did on Pico Blvd. I have tried the meditation and yoga classes and hope to try tai chi too. It really does seem like a place where everyone is welcomed as a friend and I was very comfortable even though I had never tried either before. Thank you Heal One World

Marisa6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heal One World is a great place to learn about new ways of relaxation and holistic health. While volunteering, I learned quite a bit and tried various types of meditation. I also observed the great enthusiasm during yoga and zumba classes. Everyone who came to class was always very friendly and seemed to have created a community. The founder is very passionate in her work and shows interest in doing more and creating a retreat center. Although I was not aware of and did not practice any of the techniques taught here, I was still welcomed and managed to learn a lot. It is a great non-profit and more people should be aware of its great contribution to the community.

freeBIRD88

Donor

Rating: 5

H.O.W!
How do we live a long healthy life? Having H.O.W. (Heal One World) has changed my own life for the better and forever and I've only been participating for a year and a half or so here. Heal One World, means heal my own world to me, along with accepting everyone else has just this world. So I want to get through this world feeling I tried to be as healthy which makes me happy as possible and if this was the major focus of more of the majority it would change this world. Healthy is a broad term I use to encompass the body along with the soul and mind. Healing yourself is easy b/c HOW nurtures and makes it a lifestyle.
Taking the yoga classes regularly is something I have never been able to do before HOW. I had taken them here and there as electives in high school and college making me love yoga. I lack discipline, yoga teaches discipline. Coming to practice gives you energy not takes, so I hope after some time of staying dedicated to classes that HOW has always offered on a schedule that is always there for me, I will be able to keep my own schedule better, live simpler, take less risk and love.
The instructors donate their time to lead the classes, so I really feel good about giving to HOW. The instructors are also there to spread awareness and share their healing tools. When I arrive it's always welcomed and I feel I am with friends, opportunity to be with other people striving to be better, teachers and students, HOW fits my needs by connecting kindred spirits. I love the feeling in a class at HOW when I think of the crazy world of LA outside around us and how they don't know right here there is a small group of people that don't care about that right now, we are in our own bodies, our own worlds and relaxing while millions are stressing. Good energy attracting good energy.
I thank the friend often that was a yoga instructor in my path that told me I could come to another class she leads at HOW, Heal One World is a gem I couldn't believe I came across.