La Luchi Foundation uses a multi-platform approach to reach underserved youth, adults, and donors. By organizing community events, raising awareness of holistic healing benefits, and promoting LLF mindfulness-based programs, La Luchi Foundation promotes emotional intelligence, healthy nutrition, and physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.
Yoga is an ancient science of self-awareness and self-development that uses posture, exercise, meditation, and breath to quiet the body and mind. Studies show the regular yoga practice reduces hypertension, blood pressure, and releases endorphins in the brain that induce calm and produce feelings of well-being.
There are wisdom and healing power in eating whole food groups. The U.S. Surgeon General believed that 65% of diseases are preventable through good nutrition. La Luchi Foundation’s educational programs incorporate nutrition education.
Holistic health is an approach to life. Rather than focusing on illness or specific parts of the body, this ancient approach to health considers the whole person and how they interact with their environment. With holistic health people accept responsibility for their own level of well-being and everyday choices are used to take charge of one’s own health.
La Luchi Foundation teaches Mindful Arts and Conscious Science (MACS) curriculum for youth participants in kindergarten through 12th grades. The MACS curriculum promotes a scientific and expeditionary unearthing of the senses, mindfulness education, artistic expression, and yoga. Participating students develop a greater awareness of self through the interdependency of the five natural elements, sense, arts, nature, and the human experience: Earth and Smell, Air and Touch, Fire and Sight, Water and Taste, and Earth and Water.
In this program, students enact the story of the Whooping Crane through two perspectives: the decline and conservation of the species and the Seminole relationship with the Whooping Crane. Youth participants are taught the calls of the Whooping crane and collaborate to express the importance of this endangered bird through an end of curriculum performance.
ME Time programming develops a sense of awareness of body, mind, and spirit through the five great elements of nature: 1) Earth, 2) Air, 3) Fire, 4) Water and 5) Ether (void). Students learn to incorporate the five elements of nature into seated mindfulness practices to positively impact their daily lives.
This program benefits youth in the Little Haiti community, which is one of the most impoverished communities in the City of Miami. Little Haiti’s youth have been identified as the most at-risk group in our community. This program was created to provide a safe environment to prevent youth from juvenile delinquency, gun violence, teen pregnancy and gang affiliations, and prepare them with the necessary skills for academic and life success.
Students learn mindfulness through the practice of yoga, meditation, emotional intelligence exercises, and nutrition. Studies has shown mindfulness practices improve concentration, optimize health, and reduce symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety.