When I was growing up, I wish there were more health professionals that came to my school to teach us how to manage our stress better. After completing my yoga teacher training, I felt obligated to provide a service for those who didn't have as much access to classes as those in more affluent parts of Los Angeles.
Connecting with LAUSD, I was given a space at Wisdom Elementary School in South Central to teach students yoga, meditation and other mindfulness techniques. I've been teaching at the school for about 2 years now and am hoping to expand throughout Los Angeles, America and eventually the world. The Dalai Lama said if every kid meditated at age 8, we could eliminate a generation of mindless violence. We want to prove that theory true! Please help make this happen today. Thank you!
WHO IS IT FOR?
The students at Wisdom Elementary School
WHAT IS BEING PROVIDED?
Lessons in yoga and meditation, healthy snacks and personal yoga equipment
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
Since Mikey is doing this alone for now and volunteers entirely out of pocket, your contributions help reimburse expenses for travel and providing treats/gifts for the kids. Your contributions also help the paperwork process to make this become a 501C(3) Registered Non-Profit to help bring on more team members and expand to other schools.
WHEN DOES THIS TAKE PLACE?
For now, I teach 2 classes twice a month, but the goal is to visit schools on a weekly basis.
Operating during the school year and 4 lessons over Summer Vacation.
WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?
Because I truly believe if we can make people more relaxed there will be less violence in this world. There will be less depression and anxiety. I truly think we can find peace and harmony if we can just learn to be happy with who we are.
HOW ARE YOU GOING TO EXPAND?
WITH YOUR ASSISTANCE, THE POWER OF CONNECTION AND DETERMINATION. WE WILL SOLIDIFY ALL NECESSARY PAPERWORK AND THEN BEGIN THE PROCESS FOR TRADEMARKS AND PERMITS. WE WILL START BY HAVING PEOPLE WORKING ENTIRELY BASED ON THEIR GOOD HEARTS AND VOLUNTEERS UNTIL WE CAN PROVIDE AN INCOME BASE FOR EMPLOYEES AND GAIN MORE MOMENTUM IN OUR JOURNEY.