Move To Heal provides arts-based movement and mindfulness classes and experiences.

Move To Heal South Dakota dance and yoga classes are filled with music, joy and healing actions tailored to meet the needs of each group or individual. The health benefits of Move To Heal South Dakota reach beyond the physical to include the emotional and spiritual aspects of a person, restoring a profound sense of well-being. We provide group classes in health care and community settings.

We believe that we can’t heal what we can’t feel and when you begin feeling, you begin healing.

Through our trauma-sensitive movement and mindfulness opportunities we share practical and effective tools to help regulate your nervous system, strengthen your emotional resiliency, and allow a sense of hope to restore your body.

Movement & Mindfulness Classes | Youth

Move To Heal volunteer instructors lead participants through movement & mindfulness activities in partnership with area after-school programs.One way we do this is through a partnership at the Kid Link Program.

8-week Healing Arts Program | Launching Spring 2023

  • As made possible by the South Dakota Department of Health Health Improvement Innovation grant, we will partner with (4) afterschool programs in Sioux Falls, S.D. to pilot and evaluate our 8-week Healing Arts Program: Level 1. Each pilot will serve up to 15 youth twice a week for one hour over 8-weeks. Participating organizations include: Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire, Sioux Falls YMCA, and Volunteers of America – Dakotas.

Move To Heal South Dakota Dance Collective | Youth & Adult

The Move To Heal SD Dance Collective uses movement-based art through dance to tell stories, empower healing, and inspire joy. Season 1 of the Dance Collective launched February 2022 and includes performing artists age 9 through adult.

Performances take place throughout the year in healthcare and community settings, with some open to the public and others taking place at organizational staff training days or conferences.

Moving Light 3-day Workshop

Moving Light is unique collaboration between two nonprofit organizations, Headlights Theater and Move To Heal South Dakota, with a shared mission of making dance accessible in the community. Our two organizations came together to create a high quality, affordable and accessible movement workshop for kids in underserved areas of the community. This 3 day workshop was on July 20-22, 2022 and included dance and yoga classes for 22 youth ages 7-13 years old that enhanced their confidence while giving them a safe space to express themselves through movement.

Moving Light is taught by Move To Heal instructors and Headlights Theater NYC professional dancers. Participants and their families will also had the opportunity to attend a Headlights Theater Performance on July 22, featuring a local musician and the professional dancers, free of charge. 

For questions, please email Check back for 2023 workshop details.

Annual Experience Healing Arts Event

Move To Heal SD offers an Experience Healing Arts event that includes a full day of dance, yoga and the performing arts. In 2021, we hosted (2) one-day events in Sisseton, S.D. and Sioux Falls, S.D. reaching over 100 attendees combined and featuring indigenous wellness leaders from across the nation (IA, MN, SD and WA).

The event has an intergenerational focus with the goal of cultivating mental health, healing and joy for those who are unable to afford or access these types of classes on a regular basis. Stayed tuned for 2023 event details!

Professional Development Partner

Move To Heal SD partners with small and large organizations as a conference exhibitor to provide breakout sessions that highlight the benefits of movement and mindfulness, as well as interactive social and emotional learning tools that attendees can use within their organization.

A few of the area conferences we have been a part of include: 22nd Annual Community Response to Child Abuse Conference, 20th Annual Community Response to Child Abuse Conference, 2020 South Dakota Afterschool Conference and 2021 Relax, Refresh & Recharge Caregivers Conference