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Abstract

Peaceful Ninjas is a Holistic Peace Education Movement Empowering Youth to Co Create World Peace by Merging Ancient and Modern Mindfulness Practices. This piece provides an overview of the activities and approach we use.

Author/Artist Bio

Zachariah was the youngest Physical Education coach in the Los Angeles Unified School District from 2003-2007. He founded Camp with Coach Zach which serviced over 1,500 kids during this same period and offered activities ranging from a wide variety of Sports, Dance, Yoga and Drumming. In 2007, Zachariah began to deepen his studies through his travels to South East Asia and India. He developed a great affinity for Eastern Philosophy, Arts and Scripture, Martial Arts, Taoist Qi Gong and a variety of Yogic disciplines. Zachariah is a certified Kids Yoga Teacher through the Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Alliance and has continued his Yoga studies with Saul David Raye as his primary teacher. He has dedicated his life to Empower Youth the World over and is fully committed to seeing that mission through as Founder of Peaceful Ninjas. April Tucker is the organizational manager for Peaceful Ninjas. She is founder and Program Director at Eka Loka Yoga and Wellness, LLC. April is a Long Beach, CA native, receiving her first yoga teacher certification for children in 2007 and professional level 500-hour Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher certification from the Nosara Yoga Institute (NYI) in Costa Rica. April is also a certified Pranassage® practitioner and Thai Yoga Bodywork Therapist. April has taught and developed yoga programming as a professor of Hatha Yoga at various colleges, created yoga, social outreach, and nutritional programming for youth at non-profit organizations, churches, and public schools and recently created and directed a 50-hour Aerial Yoga Teacher Training program for a benefit corporation. She is currently teaching at local non-profit YMCA facilities and graduated with dual degrees in May 2016, earning an MA in Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University and an MBA in Sustainable Business at California Lutheran University.

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