“The revolution of love, health, and well-being begins with Self.”
– Maya Breuer
“Mindfulness equips us to transform our generational suffering into generational wellbeing.”
– Rose Felix Cratsley
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.
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.