Mindfulness in Motion. At Humanity Moves, we are committed to the pursuit of personal and inter-personal transformation through mindful movement education. 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.
Humanity Moves is a veteran-created, non-profit organization dedicated to providing research-based education and training programs for youth, caregivers, veterans, and families in need of body-based stress reduction techniques. We initiate and support programs that deliver mindful movement to at-risk populations such as homeless youth, military veterans and first responders with PTSD, and other trauma survivors. We also provide quality-driven resources and professional development to the movement-based instructors working in these environments.
Humanity Moves serves:
- To partner with existing community organizations to bring mindful movement 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 community instructor issues and for the exchange of resources;
- To provide on-going professional development and learning labs for mindful movement teachers 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;
What does Mindful Movement look like?
Watch this video of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Ten Mindful Movements, which he designed as a way to break up long periods of sitting meditation.
Humanity Moves is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity.