Tawanna Kane, RYT is a certified yoga teacher and MBSR instructor, motivated by the heart and inspired by the healing power of community. Tawanna seeks to help individuals and communities identify and cultivate their internal support systems and resilience.
Tawanna has created stress reduction and mindfulness curricula for public school systems, juvenile halls, level III schools and other specialized populations in New York, DC, Detroit and Maryland. Her passion is conceptualizing and implementing mindfulness interventions with underserved and marginalized communities and then tracking the results.
With over 15 years of experience teaching mindfulness and yoga, she has served as director of The Lineage Project, The Joy Wellness Center at Shepherd’s Clinic and in clinical trials at Johns Hopkins Medical Institution. She has facilitated MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) groups in several successful clinical trials at CHOP, BCPSS, St. Ignatius Academy and Johns Hopkins Hospital. These studies document MBSR as being helpful for adolescents. (Please contact Tawanna for published results of these studies.) Her work is synthesized in The Inner Resources Project, a community-based organization, dedicated to the exploration of mindfulness-based practices in communities and in life.
Tawanna’s work has been featured in American Legacy Woman, Ascent Magazine, Mindful Magazine and in several films, including The Fire of Yoga and the documentary, Yoga Comes to Brooklyn.
More information can be found at the Inner Resource Project website. Contact Tawanna here.