Healing Network, Inc. is a 50 to improving the accessibility healing arts, while working to stern medicine for a new sta
Who We Are The Alternative Healing Network, Inc. is a 501(C)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to improving the accessibility and increasing the use of alternative healing arts, while working to “integrate” these practices with Western medicine for a new standard in health care. When the wildfires struck San Diego and 10,000 people were evacuated to Qualcomm Stadium, we were there coordinating a team of volunteer acupuncture, massage, and other integrative health practitioners. Later, we expanded our efforts to the Gillespie Field staging area and the Ramona evacuation facility offering free alternative medical care to firefighters, evacuees, and emergency support staff alike. In all, we were responsible for over 1,000 free treatments in two weeks. We have always been dedicated to this community and continue to work for the betterment of San Diego’s healthcare. Since 2004, we have produced the educational and free, San Diego Healing Arts Festival to promote integrative healing arts and healthy lifestyle choices to the public. By combining these healthy practices with music, (one of the greatest healing arts in the World) we have made what may once have been foreign concepts, into easily accessible additions to daily life.
Demographics* 70% Caucasian 10% African-American 10% Hispanic 8% Asian 2% Other * estimated
History of the Festival: The San Diego Healing Arts Festival (SD HAF) began in 2004 as a student council event for the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Former talent agent and acupuncture student, Ryan Altman, had a vision of bringing together music with healing arts in a way that made both accessible to the public. Some would come for the healing aspect and be turned on to the music and others would come for the music and be exposed to healthier lifestyle choices. The first SD HAF hosted approximately 2,500 participants and 28 exhibitors on the War Memorial Lawn along the Northern edge of Balboa Park. In 2006, the 2nd SD HAF, (now an annual event) moved South to the lawn at Park Blvd. & President’s Way. We welcomed nearly 5,500 participants and over 40 exhibitors. The 2007 San Diego Healing Arts Festival was our largest event to date, bringing over 60 exhibitors and over 12,000 participants in a single day! We have successfully doubled our attendance each year and expect to grow exponentially in the years to come. Don’t miss this year’s amazing event. We look forward to seeing you all out in Balboa Park this May!
Integrative Community Health Program: In 2007, we began a series of “integrative health nights” for the underserved communities of City Heights and Southeastern San Diego. There, we offer free massage, acupuncture, energy healing, classes in yoga, qi gong, and nutrition as well as Western medical exams and consultations. These operate bi-weekly out of pre-existing community centers and host between 60-100 participants each month. Within six months we will also host the first Market Creek Healing Arts Festival, in the heart of Southeast San Diego. Here we’ll have a 500 cap. amphitheater, a 50’ x 80’ workshop/massage area, and space for exhibits and sponsor demos. This event will take the concepts from the Balboa Park festival and bring them directly to those who otherwise may never be exposed to them.
Sponsor opportunities are also available for these events!
Attractions that offer unique sponsor opportunities Main Stage:
Many local and regional touring artists, as well as holistic and health-conscious speakers have graced our stage. With your support, we expect to bring in a National Headliner for the 2008 SD HAF Past performers and Speakers include: Dr. David Simon (Chopra Center Co-Founder), Elijah Emmanuel & the Revelations, Steve Poltz, B-Side Players, Al Howard & the K23 Orchestra, Anya Marina, Wise Monkey, Delta Nove, Truckee Brothers, Gregory Page, Anna Troy and more
Free classes, workshops and presentations on a variety of healthy practices including yoga, pilates, Qi Gong, Meditation, Middle Eastern Dance and more.
Active presentations in Tai Chi, Capoeira, Dance, Kung Fu, etc.
Zen relaxation area with statues, a fountain, benches, etc.
Kids’ Fun Zone:
Arts & Crafts, Games, activities for the whole family
Past Sponsors of the Healing Arts Festival: Chopra Center, Circa A.D. Home, Cox Communications, Creating Wellness Centers, Divine Foods (Prana/ Boomi Bar), Hawthorne Cat, Henry’s Farmers Market, JamBase.com, Jetblue Airways, Job Giant, Lara Bar, The Light Connection, Naked Juice, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Rancho La Puerta Spa, San Diego CityBeat, San Diego Reader, San Diego Natural Guide, Vision Magazine, Yogi Tea, Z90.3 FM.
2008 Healing Arts Festival Sponsorship Benefits Levels Sponsorship Benefits
Top billing banner placement on Main Stage and entryways (3 Total)
Sponsor name and logo on festival map to indicate booth or sponsored attraction
Includes exclusive sponsorship of chosen attraction area (See Page 3 for list)
X - (Any)
X - (Except Main Stage)
Sponsor name and logo in television advertising
Sponsor logo on all posters, fliers, and internet marketing
Sponsor logo on festival T-shirts
Sponsor logo in print media sources (Inc. SD Reader, SD CityBeat, Job Giant, Light Connection, Vision Magazine, etc.)
Logo & Web link on our website
Premium 10’ x 10’ booth space at key festival location
Main Stage & Both Entrances
Main Stage OR Entrances
Recurring sponsor acknowledgement on Main stage (Various times)
Sponsor logo included in Sponsor acknowledgement banner at festival
Ryan Altman Event Coordinator [email protected]