Together we art.
Established in December 2019, Move To Heal South Dakota is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission of bringing therapeutic dance and yoga sessions to healthcare and community settings across the state. We are doing this by partnering with trained dance and yoga instructors as our lead volunteers to provide our movement programming free of charge to participating organizations. It’s only through the generous donations of others that we are able to bring movement, laughter and well-being to diverse populations.
Research findings demonstrate that the integration of the arts into healthcare and community settings helps to cultivate a healing environment, support the physical, mental, and emotional recovery of participants, and fosters a positive environment for caregivers. Unlike traditional dance and yoga classes that focus on perfecting moves or poses, Move to Heal South Dakota sessions focus on the pure joy of movement.
We are dedicated to transforming the experiences of isolation, loneliness, and despair that rise up daily inside places such as, hospitals and senior living facilities by connecting people with the healing power of the arts through movement.
In response to COVID-19, Move To Heal South Dakota has continued to serve our mission through innovative ways such as, outdoor performances and community classes, in addition to launching virtual programming in April 2020.
Listen to our founding story to gain perspective into the inspiration for the inception of Move To Heal South Dakota: