We are currently looking for funding for the following programs organized by Marybeth Hamilton.
Mindfulness Prison Project
Devised at the prison’s request, this program targets residents of the Reintegration Dorm, a newly-established facility intended as a national model, providing education and training to inmates who are within six to eighteen months of release.
The mindfulness program aims to relieve feelings of stress and tension that are endemic to the prison environment, while providing the women with an internal toolkit for defusing unsettling thoughts and emotions, an essential resource for navigating the upheaval of re-entering the outside world.
At the heart of the curriculum are simple but powerful mindfulness techniques, using sitting meditation, walking meditation, and yoga postures to cultivate sensory awareness, concentration, and emotional balance.
The mindfulness techniques help neutralize emotions, track and defuse racing thoughts, step out of the vortex of racing mind and find a place of equanimity. The focus is on developing the capacity to use these skills off the mat, and to help each woman learn the feeling of a centered, balanced, non-reactive sense of self.
Minfulness for Teens
This curriculum is designed to target 12-15 year olds, drawing on their passion for music to develop their capacity for deep, purposeful attention.
Using music of the students’ choice, the course introduces a range of techniques for cultivating awareness. By practicing these techniques to music, in stillness and in motion (lying down, sitting, walking, and in yoga sequences), students learn the feel of habits of attention that will help them remain balanced and focused, and that lay the groundwork for success and fulfillment in the classroom and beyond.
As much recent research has demonstrated, mindfulness training greatly facilitates learning, developing the mind, heart, and character and helping students work and live with more focus and emotional balance.
Donate to the Yoga on High Foundation a Fund of the Columbus Foundation
Please Enter The Yoga on High Foundation as the Fund Name