Yoga & Mindfulness

Yoga & Mindfulness

Project Pneuma understands that many young African American boys struggle with impulse control, self-regulation of emotions, and maintaining focus. While some of these boys may have a diagnosed disorder, others may simply be experiencing life challenges that they don’t have the skills to navigate successfully. Building these skills is possible and essential for success in life. The tools of yoga and mindfulness offer both a way to handle these challenges in the moment, and a way to increase children’s resilience and ability to self-regulate in the future. The comprehensive discipline of yoga provides two essentials for our youths: Emotional nourishment and physical fitness; creating calm and balanced minds while building strong and flexible bodies.

Yoga is rooted in mindfulness – becoming aware of our physical self through movement, while merging mind and body to the present moment. The practice enhances self-awareness, compassion, attention, creativity and empathy. It provides the skills to be calm, resilient, and grounded – forming the foundation to better connect with our inner-world and our surroundings.

Doing the right thing,
at the right time.

16

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

50

VOLUNTEERS

47

CHILDREN

7

FOCUSES

ACADEMICS/TUTORING

Project Pneuma is committed to helping youth develop their minds, bodies and spirits in a healthy manner, ensuring their development into strong and successful adults.

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MARTIAL ARTS

Project Pneuma focuses on the extremely intense yet extremely honorable Martial Arts. The Martial Arts has a history of cultivating great men of integrity, respect, perseverance, honor and a warrior spirit of never giving up individually and as a team.

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YOGA/MINDFULNESS

Project Pneuma understands that many young African American boys struggle with impulse control, self-regulation of emotions, and maintaining focus.

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PUBLIC SPEAKING

Project Pneuma understands with time and practice, a child's will see improvement in their ability to communicate and an increased confidence as well.

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CULTURAL COMPETENCY

Project Pneuma wants to ensure that we give our boys every opportunity to experience everything that life has to offer. Practicing cultural competence throughout the program planning process ensures that pneuma boys will be represented and included in the community.

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PNEUMA WARRIOR TRAINING

Project Pneuma wants to ensure that we give our boys every opportunity to experience everything that life has to offer. Many inner city youth often don’t see beyond what they experience in their communities.

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