Help bring yoga and mindfulness to children in schools
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Our Partners: The Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program founded by renowned fashion designer Donna Karan.
In addition to donations, we also offer other ways to get engaged with our impactful work. Throughout the year we may provide internships or volunteer opportunities which will allow the general public to be involved and engaged in our activities and programs.
ABOUT WELLNESS FOR CHILDREN
Wellness for Children provides education by giving free workshops in schools, libraries, and other public venues.
Wellness for children also utilizes social media channels and digital media (e.g. our website) to provide resources and educational tools around topics ranging from yoga to breathing exercises, mindfulness awareness, and proper nutrition.
Our programs include sending out ambassadors to raise awareness about our cause and holding fundraising events which provide immediate relief and assistance to children throughout New York.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
Wellness for Children uses five modalities to help children throughout New York cope with their psychological and social circumstances.
These modalities include:
Yoga increases mental and physical endurance, strength, and flexibility
- Breathing exercises
Muscle relaxation, lower blood pressure, emotional control, and a more peaceful mind
- Essential oil therapy
Mind-healing, relaxation, and improved energy
The right nutrition can help heal and balance the mind and body
Reduces stress, improves concentration, self-awareness, and slows aging
David Brown is founder of “Wellness for Children” which bridges yoga with New York Schools for happier children. He is a firm believer in creating Sukha “Good Space” through yoga in our body and in all aspects of life. His teachings follow the Eight Limbs tradition, that serves as a guidance to self discipline and acknowledgement of the spiritual aspect of our nature. He trained to be a teacher in New York under the guidance of Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman, founders of Yoga Shanti. He studied also with Maty Ezraty allowing him to understand that the combination of Ashtanga and Iyengar practices is the answer to the dualism between stillness and movement. David is also an Urban Zen Integrative Therapist trained by Donna Karan’s non-profit to use different modalities like yoga restorative poses, Reiki, Breath Awareness, Aroma Therapy and contemplative care to treat PANIC (Pain, Anxiety, Nausea, Insomnia and constipation) and to bring back “care” to the Healthcare System in the USA. Urban Zen Integrative therapy is now present in “Beth Israel, CareRite, The Children Hospital of Montefiore, NYU Langone Medical Center, Southampton Hospital.
Dr. Roubini co-founded and served as Chairman of Roubini Macro Associates LLC, an independent, global macroeconomic research firm. He is also a professor of economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Dr. Roubini has extensive policy experience as well as broad academic credentials.
From 1998 to 2000, he served as the senior economist for international affairs on the White House Council of Economic Advisors and then the senior advisor to the undersecretary for international affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department, helping to resolve the Asian and global financial crises, among other issues. The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and numerous other prominent public and private institutions have drawn upon his consulting expertise. He has published over 70 theoretical, empirical and policy papers on international macroeconomic issues and coauthored the books “Political Cycles: Theory and Evidence” (MIT Press, 1997) and “Bailouts or Bail-ins? Responding to Financial Crises in Emerging Markets” (Institute for International Economics, 2004) and “Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance” (Penguin Press, 2010).
Dr. Roubini’s views on global economic issues are widely cited by the media, and he is a frequent commentator on various business news programs. He has been the subject of extended profiles in the New York Times Magazine and other leading current-affairs publications. The Financial Times has also provided extensive coverage of Dr. Roubini’s perspectives. Dr. Roubini received an undergraduate degree at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, and a doctorate in economics at Harvard University. Prior to joining Stern, he was on the faculty of Yale University’s department of economics.