Our Mission ~ The Storydancer Project (TSP) inspires positive change in the face of adversity through transformative movement and self-care practices that restore vitality and cultivate joy.
Nourishing the Roots of Wellness and the Heart of Resilience
Serves girls, women, children, families and communities facing challenging life circumstances.
Inspires positive change through movement practices that restore vitality and cultivate resilience and joy.
Relieves cascading effects of trauma due to health resources gap in marginalized communities.
Offers restorative self-care tools to prevent burnout and rekindle enthusiasm, empathy and optimism.
Builds bridges of understanding, and supports cultural diversity and tolerance as keys to world peace.
Samiur Rahman, Executive Director, Hope Project Charitable Trust, Delhi, India
“The continuous sincere efforts of our partnering organization,TSP with Zuleikha has resulted in changing the perception of Basti women towards their health & well being. The women not only practice what they have learned but encourage each other to continue with the exercises.”
TRAUMA RELIEF SELF-CARE
From staff at Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families, Santa Fe, NM “These are simple movements that are relieving and empowering.”
DV Offender, Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families, after a TSP movement session “I was stressed out when I came, and didn’t want to do the exercises. Now I feel so much better!”
RAINBOW BRIDGE INITIATIVES
Teachers Navajo Nation Elementary Schools, Gallup-McKinley County, New Mexico
“I love the implementation of the stories and the movements and how they tie together.” “The combination of sign language & Diné vocabulary helps the children to be more involved.” “Students were very enthusiastic about this program.” “The program should be in every class, every day.”
Dr. Ambika Rajvanshi, CEO, CanSupport, Delhi, India
“Zuleikha’s/TSP’s program is a combination of science and art that uses the mind-body connection and invokes a kind of emotional catharsis that helps our patients with cancer and their family caregivers reduce pain, stress and anxiety and develop greater self-awareness, positive emotional well-being and positive self-image.”
Matching Grant for NM Navajo Nation progress, a Success!
Music & Rhythm of Motion Blog—January 2019
Zuleikha/TSP—Hope Project girls, Non-Formal School, Delhi, India
Zuleikha/TSP with CanSupport, Delhi, India
One of the strengths of The Storydancer Project (TSP) is that its programs can be scaled to increasing numbers of people and places—not only to broaden its size and reach but also to achieve greater impact and deepen the program.
Take A Minute™ (TAM) restorative self-care exercise and movement model is the core element within all TSP programs.
• TAM was designed by TSP founder and director, Zuleikha, as a user-friendly tool inherently adaptable to the nee