#BreatheWithMe: A restorative space designed for the Black Community

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#BreatheWithMe: A restorative space designed for the Black Community

Self-Care and Community of Practice Led by Black Facilitators, for the Black Community

By SKY Schools

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Date and time

Starts on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 · 5pm PDT



About this event

"Caring for myself is not self - indulgence; it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." Audre Lorde

This is an invitation specifically for persons who identify as Black or African American and 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! (We offer a parallel session for Allies to connect, learn and find support in their work to dismantle racism at allies.eventbrite.com)

  • We believe Black people deserve a space to relax, reassess, and realign ourselves.
  • We are a collective of Black stress-management & wellness instructors inspired by human values.
  • We are here to facilitate your journey of trauma-relief and stress-management.

Imagine how much more energy you will have and how much more powerful you will be when you cut your stress levels in half!

And it can be done in just a few minutes using nothing but your own breath...

Over the last 10 years, we've taught over 100,000 people to do just that.

The key is that your breath is directly linked to your emotions.

This 1-Hour Restorative Session Includes:

  • Open, safe space for sharing and self-care for Black people
  • Facilitated discussion
  • Breath work and meditation
  • Led by Black facilitators, certified in stress and trauma relief.

Unleash the Hidden Healing Power of the Breath

-SKY Schools

The International Association for Human Values' SKY Breath Workshop is a featured program of #FITDC3. Mayor Muriel Bowser launched the #FITDC3 campaign to empower residents to take control of their health and promote wellness and true fitness for every body, mind, and community in the District.

Studies conducted on four continents and published in peer review journals, including Yale and Harvard, have demonstrated a comprehensive range of benefits from practicing SKY Breath Meditation.

About the organizer

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SKY Schools

SKY Schools is an evidence-based, social emotional learning program dedicated to providing youth with the skills and knowledge to achieve all around health and success, including a healthy body, a healthy mind and a healthy lifestyle.  

We do this by offering youth, educators and families practical tools and life skills to increase self awareness, manage stress and emotions, and make responsible life choices.  

Our experiential curriculum includes stretching and exercise, targeted breathing techniques, communication skills, conflict resolution, and life lessons on human values such as responsibility, respect, friendliness, kindness and cooperation.

As students learn how to manage their stress in a healthy way, they exhibit greater confidence and motivation to succeed in school and make healthy choices when faced with life’s challenges.  In the schools that we work we consistently see reductions in disciplinary infractions, and increased academic performance, resulting in safer, more peaceful schools.