National Integrative Wellness and Resource Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, formerly Your Sunshine founded in 2016, by Anastasia Martynova. Since early childhood, Anastasia was diagnosed with severe nervous system disorder, brain injury, vision impairment, poor coordination, balance; doctors said she should never participate in any physical activities due to danger of severe brain conditions. Despite of all diagnoses, she did yoga therapy from 3 years old, played tennis, performed dance on the stage, and become competitive athlete. When she was young and growing up with disabilities, she wanted to be treated the same as everyone else. She felt like people perceived her as a weak, helpless and misfortunate person. Because of this, she felt discouraged, downsized and sad but she always kept these feelings to herself. Her early childhood and teenage years left a big scar on her heart and truly changed her perception about life. Through all of this, life situations taught her to be strong and stand up for herself. Eventually she became tired of the sorrow and sadness; she decided to be a hero of her own life and not a victim. In her early teens, Anastasia began doing research and discovered that mind-body practices would potentially help her to improve physical, mental and emotional well-being. She discovered alternative healing therapies, mindfulness, yoga, and tai chi and she began practicing regularly. Also, she was very conscious of her diet and nutrition. After 5 years of extensive research, Anastasia got certified and started teaching yoga and offering alternative therapies to others. By incorporating mind-body practices, Anastasia improved her condition and live a healthier and happier life. Anastasia is a proof that nothing should stop someone from reaching their goals in life. She developed a motivation to look beyond limitations, while allowing for the growth of deep compassion and keen understanding toward all individuals. This personal health journey is what led Anastasia to establish National Integrative Wellness and Resource Center: to continue to explore mind-body practices through research, practice and teachings, and spread this information to others, so that all may enjoy health, happiness and optimal well-being. Together with a team of health experts and educators, they seek to create a model of the new paradigm for health care.

ABOUT

National Integrative Wellness and Resource Center is a 501c(3)nonprofit organization in the metropolitan area of the capital of Washington DC specializes in building a culture of wellness and health conscious communities that fortify body, mind and soul wellness toward promoting and sustaining life balance, quality and longevity of life. We believe that a multi-systemic and integrated approach is needed to provide holistic and high-quality therapeutic and wellness care. We are focused to combine knowledge with the action of both clinical and community stakeholders, to achieve social change, improve health outcomes and eliminate health disparities among the communities that we serve.

We offer an inclusive, judgment-free environment where goals heard and supported and we help clients to restore relaxation, activate self-healing body mechanism, physical as well as emotional and mental well-being. We proudly feature classes and workshops with some of the most talented and experienced experts in the field. Our classes are tailored for all clients, including beginners, individuals after injuries, seniors, individuals seeking emotional support, and individuals seeking to get back to healthier lifestyle and well-being. We care about every client and want them to feel part of our community.

Our Mission : Improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being of people seeking to turn their limitations into possibilities.

Our Vision: transform the live of people who are suffering and in pain through mind-body practices

 Our goals:

  • Create supportive, non-judgmental, and learning environment for all ages, cultures, and all walks of lives
  • Networking, collaboration, and exchange of knowledge to integrate breakthrough alternative therapies, new cutting age frontier innovations, and integrative medicine into the practice
  • Create a platform with all resources, research statistics, articles, podcasts, and videos addressing the questions of special needs community, illnesses, and diseases
  • Engage community leaders, business leaders, educational leaders, science leaders, high tech companies’ leaders, government leaders to collaborate, exchange of resources and knowledge to make positive impact in the world and future generation

Our Values: Dedication, Collaboration, and Inclusive Community

Classes that we offer at the center: Gentle Yoga, Deep Therapeutic Yoga, Restorative/Yin Yoga, Sound Relaxation with Crystal Singing Bowls, Pilates, Yoga Flow, Therapeutic Kematic Yoga, Breathwork, Meditation, Ayurvedic Yoga, Mindful Dance Flow, Tai Chi, Pilates

 Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) that we offer at the center:

  • Traditional alternative medicine:
    • Acupuncture
    • Ayurveda
    • Chinese or Oriental medicine
  • Body therapies:
    • Massage/Reflexology
    • Body movement therapies
    • Tai chi
    • Yoga Therapy
    • Progressive Relaxation
  • Dietary and herbal therapies:
    • Dietary supplements
    • Herbal medicine
    • Nutrition/diet
    • Weight Loss Therapy
  • External energy therapy:
    • Electromagnetic therapy
    • Reiki
    • Qigong
    • Therapeutic Healing Touch
  • Therapies incorporating Mind:
    • Meditation
    • Biofeedback
    • Hypnosis
    • Deep Breathing Therapy
  • Therapies incorporating Senses:
    • Aromatherapy
    • Art Therapy
    • Dance Therapy
    • Sound Therapy
    • Visualization and guided imagery
    • Color/Light Therapy

Who can benefit from those therapies?

  • Individuals with developmental and learning disabilities, including dyslexia, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome and other developmental and learning disabilities
  • Individuals exposed to high level of stress and depression
  • Veterans, Military Service Duty Personnel, Police Enforcement, Fire Department Personnel, Disaster Response Team, Nurses
  • Caregivers to individuals with disabilities and special needs
  • Individuals who experienced PSTD or any type of trauma
  • Individuals with neurological diseases, brain injuries, eye conditions
  • Individuals who are suffering from diabetes, overweight
  • Individuals after injuries and car accidents
  • Individuals who are suffering from insomnia
  • Individuals who are suffering from alcohol, drug, or tobacco addictions
  • Individuals with low immune system
  • Seniors