Yoko, our yoga instructor, came on Thursday to lead a group of Awake Youth participants in beginner’s yoga. The atmosphere was light and the participants were excited about trying something new. Some of the poses they were taught included downward dog and the warrior pose. Even though the activity proved to be quite a stretch Read more »

Photos from our great one-day Sit!

We had a wonderful teen retreat on November 10th! In addition to Awake Youth Project students, young people came from DIVAS for Social Justice and Brooklyn College Community Partnership to take part in a one-day meditation retreat at Brooklyn Zen Center. Below are photos from the day. We so appreciate the commitment of all the Read more »

Three Youth Meditation Groups Collaborate on March Retreat

We are happy to announce that this past Friday instructors from Inward Bound Mindfulness Education, Reciprocity Foundation and Awake Youth Project met to discuss a weekend teen meditation retreat that the three organizations will be co-facilitating from March 28th through 30th at the Grail Retreat Center in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. All three programs will bring teachings and Read more »

Mindfully Making Halloween Candy

Happy Halloween! Awake Youth Project teens came together today for Thursday teen group. After meditation, journaling and discussion, we moved into silent, concentrated kitchen practice. We all brought mindful attention to making candy together for Halloween – chocolate covered mummy pretzels and ghost strawberries! For many this was the first time making candy. Mindful attention Read more »