Healing Retreat for People of Color

The Healing Retreat for People of Color (HRPOC) seeks to transform generational suffering into  generational wellness by teaching the ancient practices of yoga, meditation, breathwork, and mindfulness as invaluable life tools. The inherent substance, meaning, viability, and foundation that lie within these practices are essential and necessary for the health and well-being of People of Color and other impacted groups.

The challenges facing the body, mind, and spirit of people of color are vast.  They often disproportionately affect physical and mental health, socio-economic status, employment opportunities and much more. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted these conditions. The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the BIPOC community results in higher instances of illness and death.

Date : 1st August

11:00 am to 3 pm EST

 Injustice, which is often a daily occurrence in this community, also compromises the health and well-being of people of color. Depression, anxiety, and the lack of control over one’s life circumstances challenge  ones’ wellbeing. Social factors (stressors) such as under-employment, unemployment, poverty, lack of resources, and the adverse impact of racism and the criminal justice system contribute to the poor health status of many BIPOCs. These conditions undermine the body, mind, and spirit and result in increased bio-psycho-social illnesses among our communities.

The Healing Retreat for People of Color will teach that the ancient practices of yoga, meditation, breathwork and mindfulness as contemporary life support. The inherent substance, meaning, viability and sturdiness that lies within these practices are essential for the health and wellbeing for People of Color.

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The Intergenerational Mindfulness Program Series

Ivy Child International (Ivy Child) in partnership with the Caregivers ERG & Ford Foundation’s Maisha Mindfulness Program is organizing the Intergenerational Mindfulness Program Series for Ford Foundation employees and their families. The goal is to provide families with mindfulness education to create a healthy, harmonious, productive, and innovative environment. It is also a commitment to providing employees with the tools to develop a daily practice that can be integrated into work and life.

Date : 1st July – 31st July 2021

Time : All Day

This program will will tap into Ivy Child’s Mindfulness Multiplier Effect, which is the belief that when you provide any individual access to learn and practice mindfulness, it not only enhances their direct well-being, it also ripples out to benefit all of those in their outer world (partners, family, co-workers, larger community).

This series will help support and address the unique circumstances that employees face during this time of transition. The series will combine mindful movement, breathing exercises, guided meditation, partner/group work, mindful listening exercises, and games. It will guide families to skillfully navigate seasons of life and all of its ups and downs.

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Breathe Together Breathe For Justice

Support Ivy Child International to raise funds and awareness, to support underserved children and communities through mindfulness programs.

COMMIT TO 10 MINDFUL MINUTES DAILY & A MORE JUST WORLD:

  • Sign-up to participate in the “Breathe Together Breathe for Justice,” a month-long mindfulness initiative by Ivy Child International that encourages the value and power of #intergenerational mindfulness practice.
  • Starting July 1, practice 10 minutes of mindful breathing a day with a child or loved one in your life or in support of a child in need.
  • Commit to taking a small action step each day by working towards a more just world.
  • Donate or Fundraise to support a child in need and bring mindfulness education to more communities.

Date : 1st July – 31st July 2021

Time : All Day

Each week during this month-long family & community mindfulness challenge, Ivy Child will email you mindful resources to help you and your loved ones build practices for contemplative introspection to fuel a calm, focused, action oriented response toward social justice.

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