Happy October!

HLF Level 1 Training: 
Introduction and Authenticity

In our Level 1 Training the founders of the Holistic Life Foundation—Ali Smith, Atman Smith, and Andres Gonzalez—introduce you to teaching yoga and mindfulness to today’s youth. Gain a deeper understanding of the needs of today’s youth in diverse environments, and learn how to authentically teach these yoga and mindfulness skills to help fulfill those needs.

Date: December 9-11, 2016
Location: 2601 North Howard Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
Cost: $700 (Early Bird Rate $600) 
Contact andres@hlfinc.org for registration form

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Mindfulness Workshop

On September 14th the Holistic Life Foundations founders led a group of over 50 employees of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in a Mindfulness Workshop.  Employees were led through a variety of breathing and meditation techniques that will help them manage their stress, anxiety, and the toll of a long work week.
Child and Family Well-Being Project
Mindfulness Training

On September 27th the Holistic Life Foundation conducted a online remote training on mindfulness with the Child and Family Well-Being Project and the Sanchez school and community.  It was a pleasure holding space with such dedicated individuals and we are excited to see their work flourish throughout their community.
Art and Science of Mindful Living Symposium
Middlebury College

On September 24th the founders of the Holistic Life Foundation were able to attend and lead a mindfulness session during the Art and Science of Mindful Living Symposium to over 30 participants.  During the session participants were guided through mindfulness breathing and meditation techniques that will assist them throughout the school year.
LaFollette High School
Mindfulness Day

On September 30th we got to visit LaFollette High School again and conduct a day of Mindfulness.  It was great to see all of the familiar faces and to connect with new students.  The school now has an amazing "Zen Den" where students can practice during the school day!  Such amazing work that they are doing with their Mindfulness team!!
Holistic Me Program
After-School Program 

The Holistic Me Program began it's 15th year of providing service to youth in Baltimore City.  We are now in our 8th year at Robert W. Coleman and will be serving over 160 kids a day, providing them with yoga, mindfulness, academic assistance, and enrichment activities. 

Mindful Moment Program
In-School Program 

The Mindful Moment Program started again in September at both Robert W. Coleman Elementary School and Patterson High School.  This is our third year at Coleman and our fourth year at Patterson and we are excited to continue to provide the youth with mindfulness skills throughout the 2016-17 School year!

W H E R E   Y O U   C A N   F I N D   U S:

November 4:  

Harvard Programs in Professional Education Program

November 4:  

Holistic Life Community Workshop in Boston, MA


November 4-6:  

Baltimore Mindfulness Leadership Summit


November 11:  

Eastern Shore School Mental Health Coalition at Salisbury University

December 9-11:  

HLF Level 1 Training in Baltimore, MD

February 11
HLF Online Training

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