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 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 with Sioux Falls Thrive and the Boys & Girls Club. We offer art-based movement and mindfulness activities to school-age kids at the Kid Link Riverside Program on Tuesdays from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. CST with the opportunity to reach up to 50 kids.
We have partnered with Sanford fit to deliver wellness content to kids that uses a combination of the latest scientific and behavioral research designed to educate, motivate, and inspire children of all ages to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle.
Coming late Fall 2022: Launch of our 8-week Healing Arts Program
Move Better Feel Better Classes | Adults
Move To Heal SD volunteer instructors lead participants through chair yoga classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. CST.
These classes are free and open to the community and hosted at our location sponsor: Faith Lutheran Church (601 N Cliff Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57103).
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
Move To Heal SD collaborates with The Headlights Theater to offer a high quality, affordable and accessible movement workshop for kids (ages 7-13) in underserved neighborhoods.
This 3 day workshop on July 20-22, 2022 includes dance and yoga classes that will enhance kids confidence while giving them a safe space to express themselves through movement. This workshop is taught by Move to Heal Yoga teachers and Headlights Theater NYC Professional Dancers. Youth and their families will also have the opportunity to attend a Headlights Theater Performance, featuring a local musician and the Professional Dancers, free of charge.
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., 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 past conferences we have been a part of include: 20th Annual Community Response to Child Abuse Conference, 2020 South Dakota Afterschool Conference and 2021 Relax, Refresh & Recharge Caregivers Conference