At the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST), empowerment is at the core of our mission, vision, services and programs. 

We know firsthand what empowerment does in our community, for the individual and the community as a whole.

We take better control of our health and well-being, along with having a better understanding of what works best for us in order to thrive. 

Empowered people tend to reach out and help others to be empowered, too. This creates empowered communities and the ability to thrive together. 

Empowered communities are also vital in creating positive and lasting change. 

Empowerment is good for us all. It is also good for the Earth. Empowered people, empowered planet. 

On Friday, April 22, 2022, it is Earth Day

Earth Day 2022 is extra special, as BEST Etopia in Second Life turns 15! Not only will BEST Etopia have a special Earth Day event, this year will be an Earth Week series of events. 

Through BEST’s Second Life platform, there will be activities, information, education, celebration, and much more to create empowered people for an empowered (and healthier) planet. 

All BEST Second Life events are free and all are welcome to participate! 

If you are new to Second Life or new to BEST in Second Life, learn more here.

For step-by-step instructions to join us in Second Life, click here

Ready, set, go! 

Here’s what happening this week in BEST Etopia! 

**** Tuesday, 19 April ****

11am SLT – WBH Wisdom Circle
It’s an intergenerational Wisdom Circle! this month as we discuss how our attitudes and perceptions
help create what we call reality. How does this “reality fantasy” affect our individual and communal
well-being — more specifically in the context of Earth Day?

10:30pm SLT – Qi Gong with Samatha Skydancer
Early morning or late night? Whatever time this exercise class is for you. Samatha Skydancer shows
you how to perform Qi Gong movements for improved health using SL and RL instruction.
(Etopia Dance Studio)

**** Wednesday, 20 April ****

12pm SLT – Tai Chi @ Etopia’s Serenity Park
Tai Chi is a centuries-old. low-impact, slow-motion exercise that has many health, mind, and spiritual
benefits. This is not a class. This is a time for us to find our quiet space; that part of us untouched by
cell phones, social media, and whatever else distracts, entertains, and interrupts our well-being.

10:30pm SLT – Qi Gong with Samatha Skydancer
Early morning or late night? Whatever time this exercise class is for you. Samatha Skydancer shows
you how to perform Qi Gong movements for improved health using SL and RL instruction.
(Etopia Dance Studio)

**** Thursday, 21 April ****

10am SLT – The Power & Value Of Cooperatives For Strong Communities
Cooperatives are important economic drivers for strong communities. What are they? Why are they
important? Join Namaara MacMoragh for an engaging and informative presentation about the value of
cooperatives.

6pm SLT – Firekeepers @ WBH
The Firekeepers at Inspiration Island highlights the struggles for social justice from all eras of human
history, though song, poetry, images and collective experience. With Thuja Hynes.

7pm SLT – 15th Birthday Celebration – DJ Dani
Come as merfolk, sea creatures, nymphs, or animals, or come as you are. The fun will be the same as
DJ Dani spins tunes to celebrate with.

10:30pm SLT – Qi Gong with Samatha Skydancer
Early morning or late night? Whatever time this exercise class is for you. Samatha Skydancer shows
you how to perform Qi Gong movements for improved health using SL and RL instruction.

**** Earth Day 2022, Friday, 22 April ****

9am SLT – Nam brings NPC to Etopia
A tour of the Water Reclamation process at Etopia to learn about Living Machines, Mangrove Forests,
and a peek at the Etopia Science Lab. We’ll start at Nonprofit Commons and work our way to Etopia.

10:30am SLT – Earth Care And Self Care
Join Namaara MacMoragh as she shares why Earth Care is a vital part of our own Self Care. From
mycelial networks to electromagnetic grounding you’ll learn about our connection to the Earth and why
killing our planet is killing us.

12pm SLT – DJ Tori @ Etopia Farmers Market
What better way to celebrate all the bounty of our local communities by dancing and sharing stories at
the Etopia Farmers Market? Join DJ Tori for 90 minutes of music that will get you movin’ and groovin’.
Bring a friend (or two).

2pm SLT – Investing In Our Planet
Namaara MacMoragh hosts an open discussion on the 2022 global Earth Day theme.

10:30pm SLT – Qi Gong with Samatha Skydancer
Early morning or late night? Whatever time this exercise class is for you. Samatha Skydancer shows
you how to perform Qi Gong movements for improved health using SL and RL instruction.

**** Saturday, 23 April ****

9am SLT – Ari & Nam Duet Together
Join Ari & Nam as they share the best in piano and guitar duets. Relax, network, shop the Farmers
Market.

12pm SLT – Coldshot Players
Coldshot Players are back with another round of Earth Day themed one-acts to share with us. From
fun to introspective you’re bound to enjoy this event.

12pm SLT – Center Ground Shop Local Fashion Show
music by DJ Love Is Love and DJ Island Fanticy Crystal Forgotten Places Runway –

3pm SLT – Dance Music of the 1950’s & Fireworks
DJ Hans plays a mix of familiar classics from the 50s along with more obscure songs, making for a fun
and exciting atmosphere. Join our friends at Whole Brain Health for dancing and fun on Curei’s
Floating Gallery.

10:30pm SLT – Qi Gong with Samatha Skydancer
Early morning or late night? Whatever time this exercise class is for you. Samatha Skydancer shows
you how to perform Qi Gong movements for improved health using SL and RL instruction.

**** Sunday, 24 April ****

9am SLT – Happy Hour @ the Etopia Piano Bar
Whether you’re in Berlin and calling it quits for the day, in New York enjoying an afternoon break, or
sipping your first cup of coffee in Honolulu, this networking opportunity gives us the chance to meet
one another, discuss sustainability topics, and real world applications of our second life adventures.
Upstairs from Tsidel’s Cafe.

12pm SLT – Etopia QuizKnow
If you love game shows you’ll go crazy for our Etopia QuizKnow Game. It’s modeled after the classic
Jeopardy game. Namaara may not be Alex Trebec, but she’s bound to make it fun for all. Join us for
friendly competition and prizes at this month’s game. Interested in being a contestant? IM Namaara
MacMoragh.

5:30pm SLT to 10:15pm SLT – Party With A Purpose!
Put on your dancing shoes and join us as our brothers and sisters from Center Ground rock the
Pavilion tonight!

LOVE IS LOVE (1500 L$)
5:30-7PM
Host Ladez of MGD
Neo Soul

LYRICAL LYNN (2700 L$)
7-9PM
Host Rayven Storm
Eclectic Soul Pop Jazz and more

HUGH CORRIEA (1350 L$)
9-10:15PM
Host Island Fanticy
Love &RnB

Not able to make our events? There’s lots to enjoy on your own around BEST Etopia and with our partners.  Stop by BEST Etopia for more information, self-guided tours, and lots to explore.

Here’s to your empowerment, community empowerment and an empowered planet! 🌍💚

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