New Year, New Beginnings

Posted January 13, 2017

As we completed our Fall 2016 programming, an immense feeling of gratitude filled our hearts. From the infinite amount of support our yoga teachers and assistants have provided, to the softest of smiles from our students; we are forever grateful to be able to do the work that we do.  With after school and in

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New Year, New Beginnings

DKWIO partners with The Wright Museum for youth camp

Posted August 15, 2016

Danialle Karmanos’ Work It Out taught yoga to the youth at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History this summer as part of their youth programming.  The museum offered five weeks of camp to the community this summer. A new group of campers arrived each week and DKWIO greeted them with a lively session of

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DKWIO Named Pioneer in Children’s Wellbeing

Posted August 3, 2016

“DKWIO: Giving Kids the Tools to decrease stress, increase self-esteem and find calmness using a unique yoga and nutrition curriculum” has been named a Pioneer in the Children’s Wellbeing Initiative! This selection comes after a thorough screening process in which 284 entries were considered by peers, trusted reviewers, and staff from Ashoka. Ashoka is a global organization

Community, Foundations, News


The benefits of using a Visual Schedule

Posted July 22, 2016

The visual schedule we use in our sessions can be a useful tool in managing your time while keeping the students engaged. Take a look at the benefits cited by The Oklahoma Assistive Technology Center. A visual schedule • Provides structure and predictability (which can be VERY effective in decreasing undesirable behaviors, especially with children

Program, Yoga


DKWIO partners with West End Yoga for summer Yoga Camp

Posted July 20, 2016

What do kids have to be stressed about? Have you ever had that thought or asked that question? The answer may surprise you. Kids have many stressors in today’s busy, competitive world. Performance at school and in sports can be a source. Navigating friendships and other groups can be another. Having a body that is

Community, Program, Yoga


DKWIO on 910AM

Posted July 6, 2016

Karen Dumas of Detroit’s superstation 910 AM talks with Work It Out board member, Chuck Bennett and Executive Director Trish Dewald to discuss the projects we’re working on this summer. Activities include a weekly class with the students of Charles Wright Museum of African American History STEM camp and a grant from the Born and

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Work It Out represented at 2016 Points of Light Conference

Posted June 28, 2016

Detroit was host to the 2016 Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service. Work It Out was well represented with four staff members in attendance. Work It Out is a non-profit built on the generosity of volunteers and we were excited for the Points of Light conference to come to Detroit. With sessions like

Community, Events


A big thanks to Yoga Garden for hosting a donation class

Posted June 27, 2016

Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds. Thank you to everyone who contributed to The Yoga Garden’s donation class for Work It Out on June 25. Led by one of our own, Kirsten Beyer, this was a fun class that raised more than

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Born & Raised Detroit Awards $5000 Grant to DKWIO

Posted June 22, 2016

Born and Raised Detroit, a non-profit foundation that supports programs in the city of Detroit awarded Work It Out a $5,000 grant to be used toward summer programming. We are able to work with 100 additional students in four new locations this summer because of their generous support. Each student will receive six-weeks of yoga

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Work It Out teams up with Explore Yoga!

Posted June 20, 2016

Work It Out teams up with Explore Yoga in Troy to provide a 5-day summer day camp for kids! Through a balance of yoga, nutrition and mindfulness, kids can enjoy a state of harmony, joy and intelligence that radiates from the inside out. Children will learn to focus their attention, take time out to breathe

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