Self-Care and Community of Practice Led by Our Community, for Our Community
This is an invitation designed for persons who identify as Black or African American, and for Allies, who are overwhelmed with the injustice of the world and are ready to create space in their lives for self-care as we fight for justice for all!
“Caring for myself is not self – indulgence; it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Audre Lorde
Stand in solidarity:
- To create and sustain a community of care, compassion, and justice
- To heal the pain of violence, systemic racism, macro and micro-aggressions against Blacks to address generational and ongoing traumas
- To have clarity of mind, compassion of heart, and strategy in action
- To take responsibility for our internal change that serves as impetus to social change
#BREATHEWITHME Restorative Sessions
FREE 1 hr Zoom Gatherings
Every Wednesday 8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT
Restorative and healing spaces for Blacks / African Americans, to gain practical self-care tools, such as breathing and meditation, to release stress and trauma.
- Open, safe space for sharing and self-care
- Facilitated discussion
- Breathwork and meditation
- Led by Black facilitators, certified in stress and trauma relief.
Unleash the Hidden Healing Power of the Breath
Join a #BREATHEWITHME 1 hr Restorative Session
5pm PST / 8pm EST
For the Black Community
#BREATHEWITHME Weekend Workshops for the Black Community
Experience SKY BREATHING MEDITATION our research-backed method for quick, effective stress and trauma relief
Every emotion has a corresponding pattern of breath. As an example, the rhythm of breath increases automatically as the body tries to deal with any stressful situation. Similarly, our breathing patterns automatically change whenever we feel sadness or depression, anger or fear. The same holds true for positive emotions as well.
SKY Breathing Meditation utilizes specific rhythms of the breath to quickly and easily eliminate stress, revitalize the nervous system, and bring greater clarity and focus to the mind. It does this by taking advantage of the natural connection that already exists between the body, the breath and the mind.
The 3-day, 6-hour, SKY Course is a step-by-step practical approach to making your meditation practice easy, powerful and enjoyable.
In this critical moment, we are making this offering available on a donation basis, supported by our committed sponsors.
Register Now for a SKY Online Course for the Black Community
Unleash the Hidden Healing Power of the Breath
All courses are three consecutive days, plus FREE weekly refresher sessions!
Courses will be held online with ZOOM
FREE through December for the Black Community
with Promo Codes below
(Regularly $195 online and $300 in person)
Next Course: To Be Announced
April 29 – May 1
No cost code: fitdcapril
Evidence-based practices that can lower stress from the very 1st session!
From reducing stress to getting better rest, these techniques have a demonstrated measurable impact on quality of life.
Over 70 independent studies conducted on four continents and published in peer review journals, have demonstrated a comprehensive range of benefits from practicing Sudarshan Kriya™ and related breathing exercises taught on the SKY Breathing & Meditation Online Course
THE SESSIONS AND COURSES ARE BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated® Theta Iota Omega Chapter
Black Educators Committee, INC
CFG Campbell Francis Group
C.H.A.M.P.S. Male Mentoring Program
Comer Education Campus
Friends of Moody Park
Haitian Americans United for Progress
Ilia by Tatiana Ilia
Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division
NAACP Freeport Roosevelt, NY Branch #2147
Play Like a Champion
The International Association for Human Values (IAHV) is a 501(c)3 educational and humanitarian nonprofit that is committed to developing and promoting programs of personal development that encourage the practice of human values in everyday life.
IAHV Core Values:
- All human beings are equal.
- Responsibility and an attitude of selfless service is true empowerment.
- Peace, happiness and compassion are the intrinsic nature of human beings.
- Socio-economic development must be built on human values to be sustainable.
- Incorporation of human values into all aspects of life will ultimately lead to a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.
SKY SCHOOLS is a program of IAHV
To create a stress-free, violence-free learning environment that revives the practice of human values in everyday life. These values include a sense of belonging to a common humanity, respect for all people, cultures, and traditions, respect for the natural environment, an attitude of non-violence and an ethic of social service.
By teaching youth, schools staff, & parents healthy strategies to manage stress and emotions, so they may exhibit greater confidence and motivation to succeed in school, as educators and guardians, and make healthy choices when faced with life’s challenges.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ® was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC in 1908. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® is the oldest Greek letter organization established by African American college-trained women. The purpose of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of service to all mankind.” On October 29, 1966, Theta Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® was chartered. The chartering ceremony was held in Manhasset, New York. Una McGriff Flemings served as the first chapter president. Theta Iota Omega chapter has implemented effective programs that have impacted Long Island, the state of New York, and internationally for more than fifty years.
Black Educators Committee, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit public charity. The Black Educators Committee was established for the purposes of strengthening the relationship between the Educators of Freeport and the community, provide deserving high school seniors with scholarships to assist in their pursuit of higher education, and to organize opportunities in the form of fundraisers to supply scholarship funds. Black Educators Committee seeks to accomplish the following: (a) Engage in community service projects; (b) Sponsor, host and/or participate in events and activities that will provide scholarships to deserving high school seniors; (c) Identify individual groups and/or corporations that have made a significant contribution to the Freeport Community; (d) To foster and improve community relationships.
ILIA BY TATIANA ILIA jewelry and accessories include gender neutral products that consist of bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, and suit-wear accessories. Elements like gold, silver, and precious gemstones are incorporated into each piece. Each gemstone piece has its energy cleansed with sage and palo santo to make sure that her clients receive positive vibrational energy when wearing each item. The objectives of ILIA BY TATIANA ILIA collections are to uplift, embrace diversity, enhance individuality, and reinforce peace & self-expression through jewelry and accessories.
C.H.A.M.P.S. Male Mentoring Program is a Mentor Illinois Gold Star Award Program based in Chicago, IL. We offer a culturally relevant approach to developing the mindsets of African-American and Latinx young men ages 12 and up. C.H.A.M.P.S. stand for Culturally Helping And Making Positive Success. We focus on the 3E’s; Education, Empowerment, and Exposure.
Comer Education Campus has been recognized as one of the most unique youth-serving organizations in the nation. Located in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, the campus is anchored by the state-of-the-art Gary Comer Youth Center, Gary Comer College Prep and Gary Comer Middle School. Programming is offered in three primary categories: academics, enrichment, and college and career preparation.
Friends Groups are integral to the success of a thriving Milwaukee County Parks system. While Friends Groups come in many shapes and sizes, they often share the common goal of wanting to improve a Milwaukee County Park, trail, or other amenities. Some groups improve their parks by volunteering to help maintain the Park on a regular basis while others might conduct targeted fundraising campaigns to finish a specific project. Many groups also conduct signature events and programming to engage the community, bring new volunteers to their efforts, and showcase the benefits of a Great Park. Friends Groups are also able to advocate for their Park and its amenities by bringing the community together to have their collective voices heard. One way to describe Friends Groups is as the “eyes, ears, and hands” of a park.
The Haitian Americans United for Progress, Inc. (HAUP) is a non-profit community based organization dedicated to empowering and serving the community. HAUP provides a supportive environment through education, training, culture, networking opportunities, and other support services, that allows members of the community to successfully adapt and thrive.
ILIA jewelry and accessories include gender neutral products that consist of bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, and suit-wear accessories. Elements like gold, silver, and precious gemstones are incorporated into each piece. Each gemstone piece has its energy cleansed with sage and palo santo to make sure that her clients receive positive vibrational energy when wearing each item. The objectives of ILIA BY TATIANA ILIA collections are to uplift, embrace diversity, enhance individuality, and reinforce peace & self-expression through jewelry and accessories.
Joyous Leader sees self-change as the impetus to creating a more peaceful, prosperous, and loving world from the internal to the external. We lead our lives with joy by being consciously present in mind, body, and spirit to the people and the inevitable vicissitudes of life. We consistently use bio-psycho-social-emotional leadership and communication tools to lead our lives with grace, strategy, and style.
Joyous Leader’s Tenets:
Awareness: Self-awareness, social-awareness, self-management, and relationship management
Education: Educate oneself about oneself, the world, skills, tools, concepts, and ideas
Practices: Take action and apply education with fidelity and frequency
Results: Assess one’s progress and measure outcomes
Provides care and treatment to adults, children, and adolescents with mental illness, substance use disorders, and intellectual disabilities through both county-operated programs and contracts with community agencies. Services include intensive short-term treatment through crisis and inpatient services, as well as a full array of supportive community services for persons with serious mental illness and substance use disorders. 414-257-6995 (Main)
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.
The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution – the principal objectives of the Association shall be:
To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens
To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States
To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes
To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights
To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination
To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP’s Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.
Since 2006, the Play Like a Champion Today Educational Series has served over 130,000 coaches and parents through a network of 230+ partners across the United States and Canada. Play Like a Champion moves beyond the X’s and O’s of coaching to address the core elements of effective coaching: 1) motivation, 2) team-building, 3) leadership. Scientifically-based and ethically-directed, Play Like a Champion designs its educational programs to promote children’s physical, social and moral development to last a lifetime.
Transforming Conversations that Matter Into Actions that Make a Difference
Works of Wonder International is committed to promoting a sustainable culture of peace by offering programs to eliminate the root causes of stress, anxiety and societal discord. WOW offers practical and proven techniques to the African American community which have been shown to relieve historical and generational trauma as well as creating an inner sense of calm, clarity and overall well being. For more information visit www.worksofwonder.org.
To Discuss Collaboration, Contact:
Ambrose Wilson-Brown, Director, SKY Schools Milwaukee
Johane Ligonde, CEO, Joyous Leader