AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT
We are a Massachusetts-based 501(c) (3) nonprofit devoted to universal mindfulness education, prioritizing the multicultural needs of children and communities, with a special focus on urban populations.
To develop mindful leaders who engage and impact social change, creating a culture of peace.
To provide universal mindfulness education to children and communities, prioritizing urban populations and their multicultural needs.
Recipient of the ESSENTIAL AGENT OF CHANGE Award 2018 from Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Mindfulness in Motion
All our programs are socially, culturally and site-specifically-tailored.
Ivy Child International provides our scholars and staff with a refreshing set of meaningful tools and strategies that can be employed each day. Our community tormented with trauma, homelessness, domestic abuse, substance abuse, divorce, and other "isms", were incredibly grateful for multiple workshops on mindfulness, self- regulation skills, and joy.
Ivy Child International offers mindfulness workshops for our staff as part of our wellness offerings. The style of programs are focused on providing a number of very practical, hands-on tools. Ivy Child facilitators are not only skilled but exude warmth and calmness which immediately puts people at ease. The team is very knowledgeable about the subject of mindfulness but doesn’t overwhelm with information; rather they provide a number of very practical, hands-on tools. Ivy Child encourages questions and comments and patiently responds to all. The sessions are delightful.
Ivy Child International inspires others to do their best work and be their best selves. The Ivy Child team is skilled at lifting up vision and purpose to a higher level, and identifying and pursuing high-potential opportunities – with ambition, courage, surety of purpose, and integrity. We are grateful for all that they do for a kinder, more equitable, and more loving world.
The workshops facilitated by Ivy Child International are very nurturing with a mix of breathing, movement, affirmations, and inspiring throughout with thoughtful encouragement. Participants were appreciative to have the space to practice these valuable techniques. Many left the session feeling invigorated to start implementing some of these practices immediately.
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Learn About Eligibility & For What the Funds Can Be Used
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Applicants must be yoga professionals (yoga schools and yoga teachers). Yoga professionals who also teach mindfulness and/or other modalities are also eligible.
Applicants’ income must have been at or below 100% of the Area Median Income (AMI) prior to loss or reduction of income due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis
Note: AMI is based on household size
Applicants must demonstrate a loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis.
Proof of yoga teaching, residency, income eligibility, and proof of loss or reduction of income due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) must be provided.
Immigration status will not be considered in determining eligibility (i.e. undocumented residents are eligible).
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The funds will be allocated for expenses that qualify as basic needs: rent or mortgage and utilities such as food andelectricity. The Fund will also be available to assist with other needs as detailed below.
Approved applicants will receive a minimum of $150 USD and maximum $1750 USD.
Note: The Emergency Relief Fund is not for overdue rent payments, overdue mortgage payments, or overdue utility payments owed prior to the loss or reduction of income due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
All applicants will be asked to provide a photo I.D. to prove identity.
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A current photo I.D. with address,
A current lease, mortgage statement, or tenant agreement,
School enrollment documentation of a dependent child for the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year
Other valid documentation such as a utility bill for the applicant’s residence dated within the past 30 days or applicant’s current car registration with the applicant’s residence.
Proof of income eligibility must be demonstrated in one of the following ways:
A 2019 income tax return (first page),
A 2018 income tax return (first page) and 2019 year end income statement,
The application does not require government identification numbers, so please delete them or cross them out prior to submitting.
Proof of loss or reduction of income due to COVID-19 must be demonstrated in one of the following ways:
Two pay stubs, one showing income before loss or reduction of income, and one showing income after loss or reduction of income and dated after January 1, 2020,
A letter from current/former employer that indicates change of income due to COVID-19,
A business closure notice from the applicant’s employer dated January 1, 2020 or after,
A tax statement that shows reduction of child support payments since March 1, 2020,
An affidavitfrom a family or child support provider indicating that they are unable to pay applicant because of COVID-19, OR
An affidavitof loss of income and wages since January 1, 2020.
Income reduction may include, but not be limited to: reduction of hours of employment, loss of employment, loss of other income sources (such as reduction or loss of family or child support, or other significant income disruption). Loss of income does not include loss of investment income. See Application Instructions for additional details..
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I continue to teach two weekly yoga classes online on a volunteer basis at no cost. Though this circumstance is not ideal, I am grateful to have this outlet to teach so that I can still connect with others and to not allow my teaching skills to get rusty.
Deepening my practice with consistency and openness for knowledge and new experiences has helped me feel grounded and my heart at ease during these uncertain times.