Morning Waves Charities

Morning Waves is a special 5Rhythms Waves class created and taught by myself and Peter Fodera. Morning Waves was born in New York City at Saint Mark's Church in the Bowery in September 2018.


Morning Waves is offered online every Friday morning, 9:30am-11am ET.

You can register here for virtual Morning Waves classes.

One of the intentions for these classes is to give back to the community. We support a different organization each month by donating $1 from all class admissions. 

If you feel called, please consider donating to the following organizations that we have raised funds for.

Links to the organizations are in blue:

Art-Start uses the creative process to nurture the voices, hearts, and minds of historically marginalized youth, offering a space for them to imagine, believe, and represent their creative vision for their lives and communities.

Black Lives Matter is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.

Movement Liberation offers embodied and somatic healing workshops and retreats for people of color.

Grand Foundation - Wildfire Emergency Fund 100% of donations to the Grand County Wildfire Emergency Fund will support the needs of Grand County residents who have been evacuated, displaced, or have lost their homes during the Grand County Wildfires. 

The Rescue Alliance aims to create a web of comprehensive, compassionate care for each individual experiencing homelessness so they feel loved and cared for along their journey towards restoration.

The Prospector dedicated to providing meaningful employment to people with disabilities through the operation of a first-run movie theater in Ridgefield, CT.

Syzygy Dance Project transforms lives through dance, offering classes for inmates, veterans, recovering addicts, chronic illness patients, and the elderly. 

5Rhythms Reach Out offers the 5Rhythms movement practice to diverse communities as a way to transform chaos and crisis into connection and creativity.

The Trevor Project focuses on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth. 

RAICES defends the rights of immigrants and refugees, empowers individuals, families and communities and advocates for liberty and justice for all. 

Brainy Camps help youth with chronic health conditions live well and reach their potential.

The Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy is committed to the belief that everyone possesses a sensitivity to music that can be utilized for personal growth and development.

The Lineage Project teaches trauma-aware mindfulness to support the mental health and holistic well-being of young people, ages 11 to 24, navigating incarceration, foster care, homelessness, school suspension, psychiatric care, and other serious challenges.

HomeBoy Industries Homeboy Industries is the largest gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. For over 30 years, we have stood as a beacon of hope in Los Angeles to provide training and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated people, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community.

The Rainbow Push Coalition The Rainbow PUSH Coalition (RPC) is an international human and civil rights organization founded by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. RPC seeks to empower people through the effective use of grassroots advocacy, issue orientation, and connections between the greater community and the disenfranchised. 


Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF)Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is working to secure a world where natural habitats and environments can sustain, and be sustained by, the communities that depend upon them for their basic needs and livelihoods.