What We Do:
Short answer: We provide mind-body education for underserved populations.
Longer answer: We work to improve the lives of populations that have typically experienced trauma through homelessness, incarceration, addiction or acts of war and violence. We set up programs for homeless youth, parenting adolescent mothers, veterans with PTSD and their spouses by entering into respectful partnerships with organizations that are committed to the long-term success of these at-risk populations and understand the necessity of healing the mind-body connection.
We teach, coach and practice mindfulness and movement education in the most appropriate manner, for the particular population…..through yoga, expressive movement, dance, insight meditation and mindfulness principles, to name a few.
We teach individuals to become their own best agents for anxiety control and stress management with a vision that they will be more likely to act with compassion, wisdom and patience.
Why We Do It:
There is plenty of good empirical research to support our mind-body education mission. The real challenge is explaining the measurable outcomes to people that may not be familiar with these mind-body practices. Why is it important to be calm and connected? It changes everything!
We teach individuals to become their own best agents for anxiety control and stress management with a vision that they will be more likely to act with compassion, wisdom and patience. We understand that peace, social justice and harmonious relationships begin with individuals that are able to accurately assess their environment, because they are aware of their own internal state. We feel that the suffering caused by ignorance of the human stress response can be alleviated by good teaching, coaching and practice. We believe that embodied knowledge, through an ongoing inquiry that uses the body to enhance our awareness of emotional and cognitive states, can bring about self-reflection, self-expression, and ultimately transform the way we see the world and the people in it.
Who We Are:
Humanity Moves is a veteran-created, non-profit organization dedicated to providing research-based mindfulness education and training programs for youth, caregivers, veterans, and families in need of body and mind-based stress reduction techniques.