sylvie minot outreach work



Sylvie Minot has led movement classes for staff and/or patients in a variety of healthcare settings including staff at UCSF Langley Porter and UCSF Palliative Care; diabetes patients at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital; the elderly and patients in addiction recovery at VA Palo Alto Health Care System; caregiver support groups; and for the general public through California Pacific Medical Center/Institute for Health & Healing.

Since Sylvie founded Syzygy Dance Project in 2010, the organization has brought dance to nearly 5,000 people in underserved communities.

Outreach Classes in Bay Area Facilities

  • California Pacific Medical Center’s Acute Care for the Elderly Unit
  • Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin – For women inmates
  • Options Recovery Services – For women in recovery
  • Recovery In Da House – A collaborative Facebook virtual dance event to connect those in recovery
  • San Francisco Campus for Jewish Senior Living – For assisted living patients
  • San Francisco County Jail – For women inmates and transgender inmates
  • VA Palo Alto Health Care System – For veterans in 30-day addiction recovery, veterans with dementia/Alzheimer’s unit, veterans with limited mobility, and veterans in the psychiatry unit. Women with PTSD and veterans in 90-day addiction recovery
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital – For diabetes patients

Trainings/Classes for Healthcare Professionals or Caregivers

  • American Heart Association/Better U Program
  • Arts in Corrections Conference/Santa Clara University – For healthcare professionals
  • California Institute of Integral Studies – For somatic psychology interns
  • Center for Addiction Recovery Education and Success, New Jersey – For staff and patients
  • Dominican University of California – For occupational therapy students
  • Family Caregiver Alliance/National Center on Caregiving – For caregivers
  • Family Caregiver Support Program, Fremont – For caregivers
  • John F. Kennedy University – For somatic psychology interns
  • Martinez Health Center – For expressive arts therapy interns
  • San Francisco Dept. of Public Health/Gender Health – For staff
  • San Jose State University – For occupational therapy students
  • Syzygy Dance Project Outreach Facilitator Training – For healthcare professionals in Marin and Australia
  • UCSF Langley Porter – For psychiatry residents
  • UCSF Palliative Care – For staff, 2016
  • VA Palo Alto Health Care System/Polytrauma Integrative Medicine Initiative Program – For staff and patients

Public Classes/Workshops

  • 1440 Multiversity/5-day Retreats
  • 5Rhythms Journey Beyond/Weekly Class in person and virtual
  • California Institute of Integral Studies/Public Programs
  • California Pacific Medical Center/Institute for Health & Healing
  • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church/Wellness Program
  • Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
  • Sausalito Senior Village

To learn more about Sylvie Minot’s outreach work visit the Syzygy Dance Project website here.