A Moai (pronounced “Mo Eye”) is a group of people meeting for a common purpose and can include activities like walking, purpose discussions and potluck meals. The word “Moai” comes from Okinawa, Japan, where neighbors use Moais as support systems. Based on this tradition, Moai groups are considered just as important to a person’s health as the benefits of being active, healthy eating and finding a purpose.
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Guided Blue Butterfly Walking Tour
Join Biologist Ann Dalkey for a FREE guided walking tour along the Esplanade to learn about and view the endangered El Segundo Blue Butterfly. Beach Cities Health District is excited to support this event as an opportunity to move naturally and connect with your community.
Saturday, July 13
10 -11 a.m.
Meet on the South end of the Esplanade on the Redondo Beach side of Miramar Park
Moai (pronounced mo-eye) groups share healthy activities with friends! Moai groups are free, open to everyone, and meet monthly or weekly in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. During this matching event you will get to know people who share your passion for healthy living.
There will be a brief presentation about Blue Zones Project and you’ll hear from current group participants about their experiences with different types of group activities. We’ll discuss weekly walking groups of various speeds, potlucks to share plant-slant meals, discussion groups around life purpose and dining together at Blue Zones Project Approved restaurants and more!
Then, everyone will have the opportunity to chat and join groups. You have the option to join a variety of established groups or start a new group. Please come with an idea of your preferred activities and availability.
If you have questions leading up to this event, please contact (310) 374-3726 ext. 139 or email email@example.com. Our team looks forward to meeting you!
Types of Moai
Walking Moais meet once or twice a week and walk together for at least 30 minutes. In the past year, nearly 140 local walking Moai groups have brought together more than 1,750 people in the Beach Cities, turning strangers into friends.
Potluck Moais meet once a month and explore new recipes with a “Plant Slant,” dishes focused on vegetables, fruits and plant-based proteins. Vegans, vegetarians, or those simply looking to eat healthier are all welcome.
Purpose Discussion Moai
Purpose Discussion Moais meet once a week for 10 weeks to talk about how each member can live their purpose in everyday life. Discover your life’s purpose surrounded by a supportive, encouraging group.
Join a Group
Meeting times and locations vary throughout Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started and learn about upcoming events.
Why I Joined a Moai
"I joined a Walking Moai in April of 2011 and have been walking ever since. I'm sure my health has improved as a result of walking at least sixteen miles per week. However, what has been even more important is the fact that my wife and I have met a group of great people who also walk with our Moai, the Ocean Walkers. We not only walk together but we enjoy each others' company socially. When I walk with our partners in the Moai, it's so much more interesting to find out what our friends did on the weekend or what movies they saw, or to meet their sons or daughters who occasionally join us." – Irwin Brand, Moai participant