We are Peaceful, we are Compassionate and Kind, we are Diversity and Social Justice, we are Strong and Courageous Warriors on the Path to Peace. We ARE Peaceful World Yoga!
Hello and welcome to Peaceful World Yoga!
Peaceful World Yoga came to life in 2013 in Westminster, Colorado when a seed idea that had been planted years before the idea took hold and began to take root. PWY started as a dream that arose from the space of the heart and evolved into a community of human beings who have built a community that LIVES from the heart.Together, we have built a tribe of members who spread their individual joy and passions out into the community and across this beautiful planet Earth.
After teaching for 25 years in the public education system as a teacher, a literacy coach and counselor, founder, Melissa Spencer, envisioned and wrote a comprehensive and systematic mindfulness curriculum for youth in schools. The curriculum spans from preschool-age children to high school students. Melissa blended her own personal yoga and mindfulness practices and began teaching children and teens and saw tremendous shifts in behaviors, concentration, mental capabilities, relationships, social skills, and resiliency. Stress and anxiety in many students began to balance out and those with ADD and ADHD were able to find tools to help them succeed in today's educational system. The programs were shared with pilot schools and provided tools that would engage students, faculty, and administrative leaders. The Peaceful Minds curriculum addresses the critical needs of stress reduction and self-regulation and we observed students finding more success in their learning and teachers were feeling a sense of cohesiveness within their classrooms. rom this vision grew the Peaceful Minds Curriculum, which has been adopted by schools across the Denver Metro area. With a properly prepared foundation, Peaceful World Yoga grew and blossomed and a movement was born.
Peaceful World Yoga has now grown to provide services and programs in mindfulness and yoga for schools, businesses, communities, and with individuals throughout the Colorado Front Range and beyond. In addition, Peaceful Minds Curriculum, PWY offers a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training (200 YTT), a 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training (300 YTT), a Certified Children's Yoga Teacher Training (RCYT), Diversity-Equity-Inclusion Programs, after-school Yoga Enrichment Programs, Yoga and Mindfulness Workshops, and private cognitive yoga and mindfulness sessions for individuals and groups.
Peaceful World Yoga has also expanded into Senior Centers, Nursing Homes, and hospitals. Our programs for seniors, both active and non-ambulatory include Chair Yoga, Gentle Floor Yoga for those who are able, Meditation and Mindfulness programs, Art Therapy, and our most loved Drum Circles and Sound Healing Therapy Classes. Each year, Peaceful World Yoga expands into more centers, providing senior adults quality programs that provide physical exercise, mental and emotional support, are trauma-friendly in nature, and provide a fun atmosphere that the seniors thoroughly enjoy. Our weekly Drum Circles have gained popularity in many of the facilities we work with and our research has shown growth in mental awareness, physical abilities, lowered blood pressure, reduced stress and anxiety, and so many other wonderful benefits.
In addition to Yoga and Mindfulness programs, Melissa Spencer offers private, hands-on Reiki sessions, Vibrational Sound Therapy, Thai Massage and many Yoga and Ayurvedic therapeutic offerings. Melissa also has personalized programs for individuals and small groups and will travel to your home or hold workshops and classes in your place of business. Feel free to contact us to talk about how we can help you change your work environment to a place that feels accomadating and supportive to employees and clients.
As Peaceful World Yoga continues to grow and expand, we seek out instructors and community who are living a Yogic Lifestyle. Our goal is to teach from a place of authenticity and truth. There are Eight Limbs of Yoga that are beneficial for all human beings and as our staff and community grow, so do our practices, our consciousness, and our moral and ethical codes.
Thank you for spending some time visiting Peaceful World Yoga. Stay and look around. We have classes, trainings and workshops happening on a regular basis. Sign up for our newsletter to stay connected and updated.
Stay peaceful and connected, Melissa Spencer, Ph.D.