Humanity Moves is a non-profit, veteran-created organization with a mission to social justice through movement education in the disciplines of dance and yoga. We believe that embodied knowledge, through an ongoing inquiry that uses the body to enhance our awareness of social and cognitive states, can bring about self-reflection, self-expression, and ultimately transform the way we see the world and the people in it.
At Humanity Moves, we initiate and support programs that deliver expressive movement to at-risk populations such as homeless youth, parolees, military veterans and first responders with PTSD, and other trauma survivors. We also provide quality-driven educational support and professional development to the movement-based teaching artists working in these environments.
Humanity Moves serves:
- To partner with existing community organizations to bring movement-based arts education curricula to populations that have experienced emotional or physical trauma through homelessness, incarceration, or acts of war and violence.
- To provide a network of communication to discuss teaching artist issues and for the exchange of resources;
- To provide on-going professional development and learning labs for teaching artists working in the public schools and in public service;
- To train yoga instructors in the Yoga Warriors curriculum, a movement-based methodology created to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military veterans and first responders;
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Humanity Moves is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity.