HYer DYnamic Health Discoveries dba HY-DY Inc.
HY-DY is an educational and charitable non-profit organization for Georgia. The organization's mission is to provide prevention/intervention programs and products to underserved populations, and to those whose human potential has been underestimated. Since its inception in 2002, it has developed trainings, education, and support products to individuals, groups, and organizations in need of health and human service programs.
HY-DY has touched the lives and raised health consciousness in groups throughout the world. Through its unique services, it has created the reputation of an organization that genuinely cares about improving health & self-healing. HY-DY has partnered with several major organizations to better serve diverse populations in a variety of settings. It has partnered with The Andrew and Walter YMCA, Fort Valley State University, Peach Medical Center, The Early Family Practice Medical Center, The Village at Carver Family YMCA, Hillside Chapel and Truth Center, Bally Total Fitness Center, GA Obesity Task Force, and several Country Clubs and senior resident facilities in GA to provide dynamic evidence-based health programs.
HY-DY is a Service Provider for organizations and agencies in need of wellness services e.g. Yoga (mat & chair) Pilates, Aerobic dance, Water Aerobics and Meditation/stress management services. HY-DY's instructors teach all age groups with special training in Shaping Shades of Gray programs for young & older seniors.
Founder/director Dr. Lewis conducts Private Prearranged sessions with individuals upon request. Semi-private Group Intensive "boot camps" are enjoyed 2-3 times yearly to assist in furthering personal health and guiding group support.
HY-DY's Yoga Teacher Training School 200 hr program, certifies students to teach Yoga to all adults, with an additional focus on young and older seniors.
Dr Naima Lewis, Founder/Director
Naima Gwen Lewis received her Ph.D. in Education from the Univ. of California at Berkeley, her Masters in Dance from Mills College, and her Bachelors in Health and Physical Education from Calif. St. Univ. at Los Angeles. She has taught Dance, Health, Human Development, Fitness, and Wellness courses as a full time professor, adjunct and visiting professor at U.C. Berkeley, Howard Univ., Clark Atl. Univ., Fort Valley St. Univ., Kennesaw St. Univ. and Florida A&M Univ. She has served as a consultant for CDC, DHS, CSAP and for many nonprofit and for profit agencies, nationally. Dr. Lewis has taught, performed, researched and/or lectured in Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, Haiti, Jamaica, Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, Paris, Brazil and India. She is the author of the book "Holistic Counseling: An Innovative Approach to Self-Empowerment" and several professional articles, CDs and DVDs regarding health and wellness.
In 2007 Dr. Lewis was a Mills College Katherine Dunham Dance Alumnae Honoree in recognition for her work in dance, health and human development. As a kinesiotherapist Dr. Lewis draws upon her vast knowledge of movement, nutrition & addiction therapy to help individuals and groups further their understanding of health at all walks of life. Her lectures, workshops, classes and seminars are interactive, educational and enjoyed internationally by groups from a variety of professions.
Dr. Lewis serves as Director of HYer DYnamic Health Discoveries (HY-DY Inc.) where she trains and directs health educators to provide wellness services to diverse communities. She serves as Master Trainer for HY-DY's Yoga Teacher School, where she also provides private and small group sessions upon request.