• Project Peaceful Warriors

    empowerment through peace 

  • What We Do

    What We Do

    Project Peaceful Warriors empowers students and educators with the tools of trauma-aware yoga and mindfulness through innovating programming.

     

    • We provide small group classes for Pre K- High schools student to empower them with tools to support self-awareness, self-regulation, and resiliency both inside and out of the classroom.
    • Professional Development and Yoga Teacher Training to equip educators with tools to implement yoga and mindfulness into everyday instruction.
    • Staff Yoga and Self-Care workshops so leaders have the opprotunity to develop their own set of tools as well.

    Why We Do It

    According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network 25% of American youth experience a serious traumatic event before the age of 16. In New Orleans 79% of youth have experienced a serious traumatic event by 16, and 84% of that population reports to have had more than three traumatic experiences in their childhood. New Orleans youth doubles the prevalence rate of PTSD, depression, poverty, and exposure to community violence when compared to the national average.

     

    Trauma not only affects psychological functioning, but it also manifests in the body physically as well. It disrupts social-emotional development in youth hindering the ability to develop proper social relationships and manifests as poor self regulation skills, altered perceptions of safety, normative beliefs about aggression, and feelings of low self-worth, guilt, and shame. The number of traumatic experiences in childhood is the second most powerful predictor of academic failure.

     

    While the prevalence of trauma in New Orleans youth requires many facets of healing, empowering youth with the tools of yoga and mindfulness can serve as an immediate therapeutic modality and positively impact their healing process and success in the classroom. Students are empowered to experience their minds, bodies and feelings in a safe place to begin, sustain, and deepen their healing process.

     

  • Watch Us In Action

  • What We're Up To

    Foundations: Teaching Children's Yoga

    Thursday June 8- Sunday June 11, 2017

    This training equips you with the basic principles and tools needed to effectively teach children’s yoga. You will learn yoga techniques to promote children’s physical, mental, and emotional health. Emphasis is placed on learning how to read and relate to children, through understanding child development, anatomy, physiology, and learning domains. From this transformational training, you will emerge with the ability to effectively tailor yoga classes to meet children’s varying needs.

    Focus: Ages 3 to 12 / Grades Pre-K to 5th

    Materials: To keep the world green for our children, we deliver our course materials digitally. You will receive a digital copy of our course introduction packet and 350 page curriculum upon registration for this Institute.

     

    Register at: www.yogaed.com/events

    Building Blocks: Teaching Teen's Yoga

    Thursday July 13-Sunday July 16, 2017

    This training equips you with the basic principles and tools needed to effectively teach yoga to teenagers. You will study the internal and external changes in teenagers, and how changes can alter the teens’ yoga experience. Emphasis is placed on learning how to read and relate to teens through understanding adolescent development, anatomy, physiology, and learning domains. From this transformational training, you will emerge with the ability to effectively shift teaching practices to connect with teens.

    Focus: Ages 13 to 18 / Grades 6th to 12th

    Materials: To keep the world green for our children, we deliver our course materials digitally. You will receive a digital copy of our course introduction packet and 400 page curriculum upon registration for this Institute.

     

    Register at: www.yogaed.com/events

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