BENEFITING: VITALITY CINCINNATI INC
As part of the VITALITY Cincinnati neighborhood outreach, this program provides training of up to 15 Avondale, OH adult residents (interns) to teach self care health and wellness for all levels at Gabriel's Place in the fall of 2015 and winter of 2016.
The interns will be trained by VITALITY to teach yoga to all levels and offer Healing Touch relaxation sessions. In exchange for the scholarship, Interns will give back to the Avondale community with 200 hours each of free yoga classes, Healing Touch services or other community service including the community garden at Gabriel's Place.
This Yoga / Healing Touch Internship will help bring together diverse populations in Avondale and surrounding communities. The goal is to help stregthen the relational fabric that leads to a healthy and internally motivated neighborhood.
VITALITY Cincinnati Neighborhood Wellness Initiative
We have been amazed by the power of holistic self-care in the neighborhoods in which we have worked . . . whether it was offering a series of yoga classes at locations all over Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky or offering bi-monthly Healing Touch-relaxation sessions at CAIN Food Pantry in Northside or Bond Hill Food Pantry or Peaslee Center in Over-the-Rhine.
And while it has been inspiring to see people discover the power of relaxation and the power of being alive and at home in their bodies, we wanted to find a way for some of the recipients of our classes to begin learning how to offer these yoga/wellness opportunities in their own neighborhoods.
As our previous classes of Yoga/Healing Touch Internship graduates can attest, something powerful happens through 200-hours of study and practice-teaching among friends.
Walnut Hills welcomed us to be part of their Thriving Community grant through Interact for Health. We have enjoyed working with the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, the Healing 4 Humanity/Dillard Center and Elevate Walnut Hills.
VITALITY Cincinnati Intern Class
A training program like this would ordinarily cost $3000 or more. VITALITY is able to offer this for a very low cost to the Interns thanks to scholarships from donations such as yours. VITALITY offers two hundred hours of training and expect two hundred hours of give-back in teaching VITALITY yoga classes and in offering Healing Touch at our regular and special sessions. Interns deliver yoga classes or Healing Touch services to under served populations and provide access to those who could not normally afford these classes or services.
Gabriel's Place is located at 3618 Reading Road, Avondale, OH
VITALITY Cincinnati is located at 3925 Mongtomery Road, Norwood, OH