Founded in 2016, the inspiration for a human flourishing center came following tragedy, as many beautiful creations do, and was developed from the meaning of Eudaimonia.
A group of friends were all on life’s journey when, in a short period of time, they all experienced profound loss and personal, extreme physical health issues.
Through these struggles came a dream of how one could live their most flourishing selves. They realized it was more than addressing just physical health, but body, mind, and spirit, with the support of a community.
So what does “Eudaimonia” mean? Aristotle coined the term eudaimonia, which is best translated to mean “human flourishing” or the innate potential of each individual to live a life of enduring happiness, penetrating wisdom, optimal well-being, and authentic love and compassion.
What does physical activity have to do with a ministry? Our mission is to empower you with the ability to focus intently upon a high purpose. This type of focus is difficult for a weak, frail, and mortal body. We can increase your ability to focus by improving your fitness, strength, and movement. The Eudaimonia interfaith community does not care if you are a Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Mormon, Shintoist, Taoist, or Jedi; all spiritual traditions should have two imperatives; love and service. Improving your health will improve your ability to love and serve others, better and far longer.
If you haven’t yet connected with your internal divine spark to flourish, identified your higher purpose, or you have no intention of fitness being anything more than mundane, we believe that your awareness and concentration will compel you to love and serve those surrounding you better and in turn your entire community to flourish.
That dream became a reality through Eudaimonia, and continues to grow, transform, and rippling out into the community and beyond.