MissionHiruko is a wellness school that cultivates vitality through services that perpetuate long-term, sustainable health practices for children, youth, adults, and seniors. Guided by the vision that health nurtures creativity and positive transformation, the center develops commitment to proactive and holistic self-care, while cultivating a community of healthy and connected people.
Core PurposeTo help people find and maintain a whole and complete state of wellbeing.
Integrity: Commitment to maintaining complete wholeness of body, mind, and spirit with ourselves and with others
Innovation: Conceiving of and doing the impossible
Action: We must be the change we wish to see in the world
Connection: Having the courage to give life to our dreams and to those of others
History & Vision
In 2003, driven by our passion to transform children’s lives, we started a research and discovery project to find out what parents, children, educators, and health care providers would like to see more of in our communities. We asked people to dream big and dare to be bold, to think of ideal and non-existent services that would add value to their lives. We found that:
Parents worry about the increasing levels of stress from school and competitive sports, and want their children to learn how to handle pressure from expectations and from peers. They hope their children would be confident, healthy, connected, compassionate, happy, and unstoppable. Parents are looking for transformative activities and experiences for their children that will generate these results.
Educators and health care providers hope that coping skills, which enable children to manage stress and pressure situations, become an essential and required component of the educational experience, next to basic health and wellness principles. Overall, they want to see places in our communities where all kids can learn how to be and stay well, where they feel supported, encouraged, and where they can be “successful”.
Hiruko was created in response to these requests and it is a:
Schoolwhere people - youth and adults - can discover, explore, and master wellbeing
Journeyof inspiration, power, and self-fulfillment
Vibrant, connected, resourceful
Catalystand advocate for wellness and wellbeing
Our vision is to lead a powerful social movement that supports wellbeing for humanity. We invite you to join us.