Mission

As a not-for-profit organization, our mission is to empower people to work through trauma and improve their quality of life. We do this by sharing the physical and mental health benefits of yoga and holistic wellness services with individuals who would not otherwise have access to these services. Believing that every person deserves a path to wellbeing and basic self care, we work in partnership with community-based organizations to build strong ongoing programs in trauma-affected areas around the world, including places such as Rwanda and the West Bank. We also maintain programs with similar goals at home, and have brought the physical and mental benefits of yoga and wellness services to veterans, domestic violence survivors, adults living with HIV/AIDS, homeless individuals, front-line workers, and at-risk youth in the Washington DC area.

Anahata International’s training objectives are:

  • To provide quality training in yoga and meditation techniques for illness prevention the promotion of a healthy lifestyle.
  • To provide culturally appropriate programming that facilitates individual and community empowerment.
  • To teach individuals working in conflicted areas yoga – based skills in mood management and relaxation techniques in order to facilitate a safe and peaceful atmosphere for conflict resolution.
  • To provide skills in yoga therapy in order to address symptoms of mood disorders and support emotional and physical well-being.
  • To work with individuals in need who would not otherwise have access to these services.
  • To provide sustainable programming by facilitating first-rate train-the-trainer intensive workshops where individuals are provided with the skills to enrich their local communities.
  • To provide easily modifiable services such that they may be integrated into local social service and health programs and remain a sustainable part of local community services.

 

Who We Serve

Anahata Grace’s work is focused on groups of people who have survived traumatic events, such as domestic violence or armed conflict, and do not have access to integrative wellness services due to socioeconomic and/or geographical barriers.