South Bronx Schools
To bring mindfulness and playfulness into South Bronx middle schools!
The Open Yoga (OY) Project is here to give back to young people, educators and advocates, for all that you do.
We aim to provide accessible, safe spaces of creativity, play and restoration for two of the most powerful and underserved groups; advocating for a world where our teachers, social workers, and community service providers have access to holistic health practices.
The OY Project is rooted in the education system. We provide yoga, mindfulness, and meditation practices to students, staff, parents, social workers and community members involved in the school system. We believe that mindfulness is imperative to creating a cohesive school environment and to sustainable health.
At the core of our work are these questions:
1) How can reconnecting with our bodies enable us to be present as educators and advocates?
2) From a place of presence, how can we learn, communicate, and advocate more effectively?