PRESENT PROJECTS and COLLABORATIONS
APV started as an experimental school in the Garhwal Himalayas 8 years ago to inspires children to find their unique potentials through meditation, music and drama. Khushi will be working at APV for 2012-2013 through AIF's William J. Clinton Fellowship for service to help spread the mission and philosophy of mindful education within India and globally.
Hall Mercer Community Mental Health Center
Hall-Mercer provides a wide variety of outpatient services for children, ages 3-18 who are challenged by mental health problems. To meet specific needs, the process begins with a thorough assessment designed to uncover the nature of the problem and an understanding of the cultural, social and economic make-up of the family. FFW offers therapeutic yoga to young children and youth (ages 4-17) who are afflicted with ADHD and PTSD, and have been victims of traumatic events
New Directions for Women
New Directions for Women is a non-profit organization located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Founded in 1987, the organization provides residential services as an alternative to incarceration for female offenders from Philadelphia County prisons who are eligible for early release. We offer spiritual and emotional healing through the Houses of Healing (HOH) modality.
Drexel Council For Exceptional Children - Yoga for the Classroom Workshop
We brought yoga to the classroom by teaching educators ways in which they could use breathing, yoga, and relaxation practices with the children that they teach to increase attention, focus, creativity and create community within the classroom. We created specialized sequences and scripts especially tailored for the classroom environment, with a focus on teachers who work with kids who have emotional and behavioral problems such as autism and ADHD. FFW also brought important notions of self-care to these teachers to introduce how yoga could be used in personal practice to manage stress and alleviate the risk of burnout.
Visitation School - Kensington
We provided yoga and meditation to children in the after-school program as part of their Participatory Based Learning program. Kids, grades k-5 use poses learned in class to help them de-stress, learn about their bodies and movement in space, and have fun!
Riverside Correctional Facility
We have partnered with RCF to bring Yoga and Meditation to incarcerated women. These women learn techniques to manage anxiety, anger, depression, and self-image to enhance the capacity to be compassionate towards oneself, and to promote reentry into society.
Family Planning Council
We provide a weekly Yoga class in the WiseWoman program, targeted at older women who are at-risk for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, high blood pressure, etc. to enhance health and well-being.