The Holistic Life Foundation provides trainings for teachers, administrators, parents, yoga and mindfulness instructors, and service providers. Trainings help participants incorporate yoga, mindfulness, breath work, centering, and related techniques into their work to improve the delivery of the services they provide. Participants learn the tools to become more present, mindful, stress free, empathetic, and compassionate through their participation. The Holistic Life Foundation has provided training’s at the Omega Institute in NY, Anasa Yoga in Oakland, several Baltimore City Public Schools, and for Howard County Public School in Maryland. HLF facilitated a district wide training for the entire Physical Education staff of the Harrisburg City, Pennsylvania Public School district, to help them incorporate yoga and mindfulness into their P.E. classes.
HLF’s residency program entails HLF co-founders Ali Smith, Atman Smith, and Andres Gonzalez spending one week facilitating yoga and mindfulness based programs at a school working with all of the students and staff for that week.
This program was piloted at Lincoln Elemntary School in Madison, Wisconsin. During that week, HLF taught yoga and mindfulness classes to over 400 students and 30 staff daily, in large and small group settings. The principal identified a group of her most hard-to-reach and at-risk students for a daily intensive small group session. HLF used their reciprocal teaching model so that at the end of the week the students were able to lead their classes through stretches, breathing exercises, centering exercises, and meditations. HLF left teachers with prompt cards to aid students in leading the classes through exercises. HLF’s residency program at the Lincoln School was visited by the Superintendent of Madison County Schools, members of the Madison County school board, staff from the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, and The University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension, who all gave it great reviews.
Over one year after HLF’s residency program at Lincoln, the students are still leading their classes through yoga and mindfulness techniques they were taught. Teachers have also had students self-report practicing the techniques at home and teaching family members as well.
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HLF Yoga & Mindfulness Classes
HLF instructors have been teaching yoga and mindfulness for over a decade. They began by teaching at-risk youth in Baltimore’s underserved communities and have since expanded to teach private and group classes and workshops for students of all ages, demographics, and levels of experience. They have taught in a variety of locations including private, physical therapy yoga classes at the Baltimore Center for Wellness and classes at drug treatment centers to help with addiction. Many colleges, government agencies, yoga studios, and corporations have benefited from their vast array of classes. They teach our own unique style that blends several forms of yoga, mindfulness practices, Tai-Chi, and other self-healing arts. The Holistic Life Foundation has a very long track record of happy, healthy, stress-free, relaxed, and peaceful students.
The Holistic Life Foundation facilitates workshops in many formats including one-time workshops and workshop series. Workshops include yoga and mindfulness practices, holistic health, Tai-Chi, games, discussions, role play, interactive activities, lectures, as well as holistic solutions for your problems. HLF staff has facilitated workshops all over the country to outstanding reviews