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Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Youth

The Story of the Holistic Life Foundation

Available Until: 12/31/2017
Course:
WB15-0100-G
Teacher:
Ali Smith, Atman Smith, Andres Gonzalez, Barry Boyce... See More
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Description

Barry Boyce, editor-in-chief of Mindful magazine, talks with the founders of the Holistic Life Foundation in this Omega Unscripted Teacher Talk.

Watch Ali Smith, Atman Smith, and Andres Gonzalez share their experiences of growing up in a rough Baltimore neighborhood and then returning to the same neighborhood after graduating college. Using basketball, swimming, and rapping, they brought local kids into after-school programs, then slowly introduced the youths to yoga and meditation.

Learn about the approaches and yoga backgrounds of Ali, Atman, and Andres. Meet two of their teachers—as well as their mom. The discussion also includes four students who attribute their success to the love and support they continue to receive from Ali, Atman, and Andres.

Enjoy this FREE Omega Teacher Talk today.

Teachers
Ali Smith

The Holistic Life Foundation was founded in 2001 by brothers Ali Smith and Atman Smith and Andres Gonzalez. The three met at college then moved back to the West Baltimore neighborhood where the Smith brothers grew up, and where they have since offered yoga and mindfulness programs to almost 6,500 young people and 1,500 adults. hlfinc.org

The Holistic Life Foundation was founded in 2001 by brothers Ali Smith and Atman Smith and Andres Gonzalez. The three met at college then moved back to the West Baltimore neighborhood where the Smith brothers grew up, and where they have since offered yoga and mindfulness programs to almost 6,500 young people and 1,500 adults. hlfinc.org

Andres Gonzalez

Andres Gonzalez, MBA, is cofounder and chief financial officer for the Holistic Life Foundation, Inc. A yoga instructor and coauthor of a high school physical education curriculum based on yoga principles, he has been practicing and teaching yoga for the past 10 years to diverse populations at Baltimore public schools, drug treatment centers, wellness centers, and colleges. hlfinc.org

Barry Boyce

Barry Boyce is editor-in-chief of Mindful, a print and digital magazine focusing on the application of mindfulness to everyday life. He is also editor of the anthology The Mindfulness Revolution and coauthor of The Rules of Victory. mindful.org

The Holistic Life Foundation was founded in 2001 by brothers Ali Smith and Atman Smith and Andres Gonzalez. The three met at college then moved back to the West Baltimore neighborhood where the Smith brothers grew up, and where they have since offered yoga and mindfulness programs to almost 10,000 young people and 4,500 adults. hlfinc.org