Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social,
well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity
- World Health Organization
Our work focuses on building a healthier community. In and through the performing arts and wellness programs, our programs offer ways for our community to move more, relax more, learning and participate in programs to improve their health. Yoga, an ancient practice, rooted in Indian philosophy, is one way to promote wellness and many studies have been done that show the positive effects of practicing yoga. Another practice known to relief stress and enhance positive coping approaches, is meditation, also believed to come from the Eastern culture though practiced through the world.
According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), there are many physical benefits one can achieve by practicing yoga like “improving general wellness by relieving stress, supporting good health habits, and improving mental/emotional health, sleep, and balance.” Yoga is said to relieve low-back pain and neck pain, stress and anxiety and helps to improve the overall quality of life. It included physical postures and breathing and meditation. TPFF offers Yoga workshops like those offered by Kayla Naturlee Bee, Certified Yoga Instructor.