The mission of The Wellness Initiative is to improve the physical health, social and emotional development, and academic performance of low-income youth through yoga-based wellness programs.
With the help of yoga classes provided by The Wellness Initiative, students at Florence Crittenton High School find moments of peace as they learn to cope with the challenges of parenting.
This is the story of two Colfax Elementary School students, Zulema and Liam. The Wellness Initiative’s programs teach students how to strengthen their bodies, calm their minds, and control their anger; we give them tools to live healthier, happier lives and to handle life’s challenges with grace.
Valerie Goldstein, a teacher at Hanson Elementary, loves her job. But meeting her low-income students’ basic needs and the demands of teaching in a turn-around school is stressful. A weekly yoga class is her refuge and helps her do her job better.