BeOne Community + Cops Mindfulness

$315 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 4 months
Created July 24, 2018
BeOne Community + Cop Mindfulness Initiative

Hi, we are Embodied Workplace , an M/WBE (minority women owned) organization. In the spring of 2018, we set out to understand police officers, the communities they serve and explore how meditation and yoga could benefit them. 

Within 3 months, we had visited NYPD Precincts throughout NYC from the 109th in Flushing Queens to Manhattan's One Police Plaza to the 84th and 88th Precincts in Fort Greene, Brooklyn speaking with Police Officers and their Leadership. During our meetings, one thing became clear, many cops are overworked and overstressed and actively seeking tools to help lead from a place of calmness and clarity. We weren't surprised by this as information as high stress levels among police range from 33% - 46%.

Embodied Workplace's Joint BeOne Joint Community + Cop Mindfulness Initiative is the first collaborative event of its kind bringing together police and their communities to practice Yoga and Meditation together.  It's a free event!

Register for the free NYPD event here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beone-a-joint-cop-and-community-yoga-and-meditation-event-tickets-48354509640


Multiple studies have found that mindfulness (yoga & meditation) practice leads to less stress, less reactivity, decreased race and age bias and reduced discriminatory behavior. Research: Mindfulness Decreases Implicit Bias 

Because the NYPD doesn't have the ability to organize this kind of public facing initiative (strict guidelines surrounding promotion), we have stepped in to organize and fundraise. We'd like to create these events throughout the city and eventually across the nation.

The first event will take place in Fort Greene Park at the Lawn South of the Monument on September 22nd 2018 at 11AM. Embodied Workplace is bringing together officers of the 88th Precinct and people from the community.  Your participation in the event along with your donation is encouraged.
Register  here 

When you donate to this cause, 100% of your donations will go directly to the support of mindfulness events that will help build bridges between cops and communities throughout the United States. 

Here's how your donation can help with each event:
For just $1 (the price of a candy bar) your donation will provide water for 2 attendees 
For just $5 (the price of one Venti Frappacino) your donation will provide water for 10 attendees
For just $25 (the price of 2 movie tickets) your donation can provide water for 50 attendees
$50  flyers
$100 city park permits
$500 insurance 
$1,000 sound equipment 
$2,500 transportation
$5,000 staff | marketing | PR

We are committed to making a positive change, cultivating compassion with cops and the communities they serve.  

Here's how meditation worked with the Tempe Arizona Police as reported by ABC News.
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Raised by 11 people in 4 months
Created July 24, 2018
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