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Adrian Molina on Miami Will Rise Again

Adrian Molina

My name is Adrian Molina and in 2019 I founded The Warrior Flow Foundation, a nonprofit organization that fosters social change by bringing trauma-informed yoga, mindfulness, and stress-reduction programs to the places where they are most needed—hospitals, shelters, schools, police stations, first responders, hospice settings, and more.

The last few weeks have been really hard for those of us here in the 305. We face a dangerous threat that keeps us from living our lives, sending our kids to school, going out to eat, getting a haircut. We have had to accept the concept of social distancing. We have to watch the world from our screens while our beaches lie empty and our loved and hated I95 is as quiet as ever.  As someone who considers Miami home, I am proud of the work done by our law-enforcement personnel, first responders, hospitals, and shelters. As a citizen, I feel the responsibility to stay home as much as I can out of respect for my community and those on the front line. 

I felt that it was my duty to start living my life from a place of giving back. I didn’t find a lot of meaning in living day to day, thinking only about my own needs. 

In a short time, we launched programs at Mount Sinai Hospital, Lotus House Shelter, and Camillus House and began offering online content for Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, MBPD, and Never Walk Alone.

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Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been offering donation-based online classes in support of our foundation through our Instagram account, @warriorflowofficial. It is part of our goal of bringing these tools of self-awareness to a broader audience.

As of now we have more than forty teachers from around the world presenting a wide array of disciplines—from intense boxing, cardio, endurance, HIIT, and barre to soothing and healing Pilates, yoga, chair yoga, meditation, and sound therapy. We also present talks on various topics that can help us all cope with the challenges of living in these times. Our schedule of donation-based classes may be found at https://www.warriorflow.com/schedule

On our video platform, www.vimeo.com/warriorflow, you can find more than ninety weekly classes that you can replay at any time taught by international teachers as well as beloved instructors from Miami. This week we began classes in Italian to complement our English and Spanish offerings. By next week we hope to add classes in Portuguese.

We understand the importance of staying home and staying healthy. We hope these online classes will make it easier for you.

One day, this, too, shall pass. But in the meantime, from the comfort of our homes, we can take care of ourselves by taking these classes to keep us our mind and body strong and, at the same time, help those in our community who are less fortunate.

Follow us online: https://www.instagram.com/warriorflowofficial/

Learn more about The Warrior Flow Foundation: https://www.warriorflowfoundation.org/

Help us make a difference in our community by donating any amount: https://www.warriorflowfoundation.org/donate

About me Adrian Molina

I have been teaching yoga since 2004. I am an instructor in Miami and New York with a very big worldwide following through my platform and school of yoga, Warrior Flow, not to mention my longtime career with Equinox. I am a writer, massage therapist, Reiki healer, meditation teacher, sound therapist, End-of-Life Doula, Mental Health First Aid facilitator, and Kriya yoga practitioner in the lineage of Paramahansa Yogananda. I am recognized for the community-building work I do in Miami and New York as founder and executive director of The Warrior Flow Foundation, which brings the benefits of therapeutic and accessible yoga, mindfulness, and stress-reduction tools to schools, shelters, hospitals, first responders, and hospice care.

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