The Peaceful Revolution Project was founded in 2013 with a passion for the transformational effects of using meditation and yoga techniques and teachings. We are a nonprofit serving the under empowered, at-risk and vulnerable populations through the practice of yoga and mindfulness in Northern Arizona. Our mission is to use mindfulness and yogic practices and theory as a tool to shift personal paradigms of self-healing as well as transform trauma and victimization, into empowerment through a peaceful revolution within. We offer classes, teachings and workshops to those who would not otherwise have access to them. We share the power of compassion and the practice of asana (yoga), mindfulness and pranayama (breathing), by working with experienced yoga and mindfulness instructors who use specific techniques to help individuals work through an array of topics such as: addiction, abuse, trauma, chronic illness, mental illness and depression. Our yoga classes are based on raja yoga which addresses the fluctuations of the mind through the combination of asana, pranayama and mindfulness, however; we embrace many different yogic traditions. Classes are geared towards quieting the mind while encouraging overall awareness of oneself. In addition to mindfulness, we use techniques such as: urge surfing, mantra meditation, rounding, vipassana, guided visualization, anchoring and a body scan meditation, as well as pranayama techniques such as: three part-yogic breath, cooling breath and alternate-nostril breathing.We include relevant literature and teachings that help support individuals to build upon their personal practice and journey.
We are part of a greater social movement and the decolonization of yoga and meditation. Yoga and meditation experienced a transformation as it made its way to the West now a multimillion dollar industry of retreats, workshops, teacher trainings, memberships, and trendy yoga apparel, classes often lack diverse populations and body types and exclude populations that can't afford or feel like they don't fit in. We believe that yoga and meditation is a right, not a privilege.
“No one has ever become poor by giving.” -Anne Frank