I launched Roots-n-Riddims, the West Indian workout, in a beauty salon in 2009 as an intervention to address communities who were affected by obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes, all chronic diseases that affect many Caribbean families, including my own. Roots-n-Riddims made history as the first Caribbean and African cardiovascular workout approved by the National Association of Sports Medicine and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.
Now anyone, anywhere can take the course, get certified, and bring it to their community or church basement, or gym. It is essentially, a small business wrapped inside a workout. My goal is to see it in every major city with a large Caribbean and African population in order to build healthier Caribbean communities.
Curly girl advocates, Health Educators, School Nurses, Social Workers, Clinicians, and Parents of curly girls:
Teach your curly girls their history, beauty, magic, and wonder of their hair and why it’s important to care for it. Empower them to practice hair care management while being physically active at the same time. #healthoverhair
Curls on the Move is a culturally curated after-school club curriculum and health education class curriculum that teaches self-care, hair-care, and healthy habits especially designed for brown and black girls. COTM provides girls with the tools they need to practice self-love, self-care, and physical activity.
Our 4-hour self-guided, self-study online instructor training worth 5-CEU’s launches Monday, February 18th, 2019!
Register, take the course at your own pace, and receive live support from our trained instructors and in our private instructor group. When completed, receive a Curls on the Move certificate as a certified Curls on the Move Instructor and start your own after-school club or use it as a health unit in your school or homeschool health education class.
Lose weight, drop a dress size, and detox your body in 28-days!
I create tools for busy professionals and students to move from point A to point B physically, mentally, personally, and professionally. Join me in our Purge it with Patti Facebook group to learn more about the Purge and to join our February Challenge.
Once you register, you will get the link to our webinar on Thursday, January 31st, 2019 at 8PM. If you’re unable to attend, still register, you will be emailed the replay.
I created the Purge it with Patti 28-day Body Reset for three reasons.
1. To empower busy working professionals, students and parents on the run, all like me, to make quick, easy, detoxifying food choices regarding their health and the health of their family
2. To provide my clients, friends, and family members with the necessary tools to begin to address many preventable chronic conditions brought on by years of unhealthy eating such as obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes
3. To demonstrate how easy it is to make simple, small, daily food choices which can add up to big changes over time towards healthier living
Expect to Learn
How to lose weight, drop a dress size, and detox your bodies with quick and easy recipes from the Purge!
Join our team in Orange, New Jersey for Move Ya Mind, an opportunity for mature teen girls to relax, restore, and rejuvenate their bodies, minds, and souls. The workshop is free but requires registration.
Register for Prep for the Purge to learn everything you need to know to Purge it with Patti in January, 2019. Our Purge it with Patti Clean Eating Challenge starts January 2nd.
Join the hundreds of others who have used my book, Purge it with Patti to:
Drop a dress size
Lower the blood pressure and cholesterol numbers, all in 28-days
Purge it with Patti is designed for busy professionals and students who want to make big changes in their eating habits, but lack big amounts of time. Now it’s your turn. See you in the online workshop Thursday, December 20th at 8PM. RSVP below.
Our monthly Self-Care Sunday series is back in NJ!
Join us Sunday evening December 2, 2018 6:30-8PM.
December is all about family, festivities, and for many of us, our faith. But, it’s also easy to get lost in the jingle bells, gift shopping, and endless meals to prepare. Get the tools you need to Destress in December.
Join us for a 90-minute workshop where you will:
Identify, develop and cultivate ways to create tools to support your behaviors, feelings, and emotions this holiday season
Move, meditate, and mend areas of stress in your life
Rest, relax, and restore your mind, body, and soul
What to bring:
Wear comfy clothes
We have mats, but if you like, you can bring your own.
Space is limited (RSVP early)
Mindfulness and Stress Reduction workshop for teen girls
Local friends in the Orange, New Jersey area: The Orange School District presents their 9th Teen Summit with health and life workshops for your teens. I will be facilitating my mindfulness and stress reduction workshop for adolescent teen girls, “Move Ya Mind”. Register by clicking on the link. Share widely!
Lincoln Avenue School
216 Lincoln Avenue
Orange, New Jersey
Sign up to join our Purge it challenge in October! Join any day in October.
Purge it with Patti 28-Body Reset is my way of getting my community, colleagues, and students as healthy as they can be.
We’ve got less than 90 days left until the end of the year. Who will you be? What are your goals? Let’s make them happen!
Sign up for our 28-Day Body Reset and learn more. Questions, book a 15-min transformation call.
Join us for an hour and 15-minutes of rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation curated especially for women of color.
What you will experience:
Healing Circle of Women
All sizes, abilities, and levels. Bring a journal and optional yoga mat - We have mats.
Arrive 10 minutes before to set up your mat. Space is limited. RSVP is required.
Join us for 6 fun-filled days of hair workshops, health, nutrition, movement, meditation, mentoring, and leadership skills for young girls of color. Our mission is to empower, educate, and inspire young girls to move their minds, bodies, and souls.
Taught by educators, health and wellness instructors, local role-models, and mentors, the Curls on the Move mini-camp is designed to produce confident, healthy, strong girls who are empowered to be the very best they can be!
SOLD OUT - Get on our waiting list!
Attention educators and school health providers on the brink of burning out:
Learn the tools you need to reverse clinician and educator burnout and enhance well-being in this workshop. To ensure individualized attention, space is limited to just 8 spaces. Taught by school health, wellness, and fitness expert and CEO of Move it Nation, Inc., Dr. Patti O'Brien-Richardson.
Join Larnie Richardson, III, (aka my husband) and I Memorial Day weekend in Montreal, Canada for their weekend of Faith and Families.
Saturday, May 26th, 2 PM: Workshop for college students and single professionals. McGill University, 410 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Canada
Sunday, May 27th, 10AM: Faith and Families 9820 rue Meilleur #200, Montreal, Quebec H3L 3J4
Join me as I share my work on the sociocultural influences of hair on the physical inactivity of black women and girls: "Hair as a Determinant of Health"
The goal of this symposium is to convene scholars, activists, students, professionals and community members to highlight the current state of research on Black girls' and women's health and highlight action-based approaches to holistically addressing their health. #ReclaimingBGWH
DATES: May 17-19, 2018
ADDRESS: West Village Commons, 424 Emerson Drive, Towson, MD 21204
Join us as we move, meditate and rejuvenate our bodies and minds in Curls on the Move, a class curated especially for women of color. Our class is followed by a sister circle on hair and self-care and is taught to adolescent girls in schools. Your $20.00 contribution supports our Curls on the Move after-school club in schools.
Stay tuned for our instructor certification in Curls on the Move so you can take this class to your school, community, or church family! To learn more, visit: curlsonthemove.com
Join Patti for Curls on the Move - Self-Care for the Sisters, a yoga, movement, and meditation event designed for women of color to relax, restore, and rejuvenate.
No yoga experience required
Bring a journal, a pen, and your own personal mat if you like. We have mats.
Date: Sunday, April 8th
Venue: Baker Street Yoga, 97A Baker Street, Maplewood Village, New Jersey
Fee: $20 (a portion of the proceeds supports Curls On the Move hair and health initiatives for urban adolescent girls in Newark and Orange, New Jersey)
You are invited to a Purge it with Patti Call.
When: Feb 26, 2018 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting by clicking HERE
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.