April Volunteer of the Month: Wei Geiger

By April 14, 2020Connections

Congratulations to Wei Geiger, our volunteer of the month for April! A resident of the Grand View Park neighborhood, Wei has been a valuable volunteer in Issaquah Highlands, working to help others increase their well-being both physically and mentally, as well as sharing her spirit and culture.

Wei started leading the weekly Meditation Group at Blakely Hall in November 2017.

“With high tech filling our lives today, we are buried by lots of information, and many other things demand our attention,” Wei said. “This class uses moving meditation and sitting meditation to exercise balance, flexibility, toughness, and calmness, teaches and practices how to deal with your busy life, and how to find moments to relax the mind.”

From Meditation Group members:

“I am so pleased that Wei is being recognized! She is a dedicated, caring teacher who gives of herself and her knowledge each week for her meditation group, welcoming new members and providing a sense of community. We are lucky to have her!”

– Kay Pilcher

“Wei Geiger is not just an outstanding meditation leader, but a genuinely caring person. I am so grateful Wei gives of her time to help all of us lead less stressful lives.”

– Laura Metze

Wei is always trying to introduce a positive feeling during our classes. I’m so happy to have come to know her. Wishing her the best and feeling proud of her achievement!”

– Satish Joshi

Wei is so passionate about helping people relax through meditation, when it became unsafe for the group to meet in person last month, she worked with members of the group to make the class available live online for all members of the community to participate. Find the link to join the online meditation group on Fridays on our event calendar.

Wei’s passion for community building in Issaquah Highlands extends beyond Meditation Group – she is always willing to lend a helping hand or offer ideas. In January, Wei volunteered to lead a Chinese dumpling workshop as part of our Lunar New Year events so the community could learn how to make Chinese dumplings and appreciate their cultural significance. Over 50 attendees and volunteers came together to enjoy an evening of culture, live music, new friends, and dumplings!

Wei (third from the right) and volunteers enjoying dumplings after leading the 2020 Lunar New Year Chinese dumpling making workshop at Blakely Hall.

Thank you, Wei, for sharing your kind heart and passions with our community!

 

Interested in getting involved in our community? Click here to discover all of the different ways you can get involved in our Issaquah Highlands community or contact lindsey.p@ihcouncil.org.

As published in April 2020 Connections >>