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History

Founded in 2014, Backspace is a new project joining the Omni Oakland Collective of Collectives.

About

Backspace Wellness Collective (BWC) is a group of practitioners that seek to make self-care culture and an array of healing arts accessible to more and more people in Oakland, CA. Specifically, we want to encourage organizations and individuals committed to making our city a more just, livable place to care for themselves and go about their work in a sustainable way. Part of the larger OMNI Collective—BWC offers on-site herbal consultations, Tui Na massage, Body Talk, skin-care services and more. In addition, we host monthly donation-based clinics, DIY workshops and events that provide a space for dialogue and promote community health and practice.

Where We Are

We currently are roaming the space until the upstairs available. More soon.

Vision and Mission

Vision:
The Backspace Wellness is a practitioner driven network providing an array of accessible, responsive, safe care, while elevating neighbors, diverse communities and Oakland activists. Guided by an ethics of decolonization and of difference, we want to encourage organizations and individuals committed to making our city a more just, livable place to care for themselves and go about their work in a sustainable way. We believe that abundance of resources is often linked to good health and that abundance is possible through proper relations, and so are mindful of the nuance of each relationship, gearing our exchanges towards this mutual benefit of persons, land, community/s. The Backspace Collective is also committed to facilitating a deepened, educated community of learners and teachers of the healing arts, and to explore in conversation what a healthy person, community and bioregion might look like, how they are intertwined.

Mission:
Backspace Wellness Collective, a part of the larger OMNI collective, is a practitioner driven wellness collective that encompasses a wide range of healing modalities to provide opportunities for healing , wellness, and growth in the community. We offer: - Wellness center services via private practice. - Monthly donation-based clinics that allow healing services to be available to a diversity of populations. - Monthly events, talks, panels, and classes in our space to engage the Oakland community on an educational and participatory level.

Join Us

Are you a wellness practitioner interested in joining the Backspace Collective? Please fill out this form. Thank you!

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