After a morning meditation, after an inspired meal created by our chef, after individual, group, family, art, movement or yoga therapy… it’s probably time to go on a field trip.
Last week Iris residents walked in Lake Balboa Park, participated in equestrian therapy in Malibu and toured the world famous Getty Villa.
Part of the 2,000 acre Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area, the 80-acre Lake Balboa Park features flowering cherry trees, boat rentals, covered picnic pavilions, a children’s play area — and lots of ducks.
Iris residents also enjoy the natural wonders of nearby Malibu whether it’s Charmlee Wilderness Park, Equestrian Park or Legacy Park, which is the only location in California where four natural coastal habitats — coastal prairies, coastal bluffs, native woodlands, and riparian — are linked and accessible. Below are photos of an outing for equestrian therapy.
It’s not all about the outdoors, though. Iris residents also toured the Getty Villa, a museum dedicated to the study of ancient Greece, Rome and Etruria. Located in Pacific Palisades, the museum has 44,000 antiquities and is surrounded by Roman-style gardens. There’s also the Family Forum where children of all ages can handle and cast shadows onto a screen with polystyrene props from Greek and Roman culture.
When in Los Angeles, do as the Angelenos do — do everything!
Dr. Elena Kapustina found her true calling and completed her PsyD in Clinical Psychology after earning her MBA and spending years working as the CFO for major corporations. She founded Iris Healing to holistically work with dual diagnosis patients in order to create a more sustainable recovery. From managing 1,000 employees to creating a top of the line treatment center, Dr. Kapustina harnesses her passion to create positive experiences for others.