The peace kings master the art of yoga, mindfulness and meditation

Celebrity yoga instructor Brandon Copeland and director Marshall Pollard are part of the Washington, D.C., inner city program helping the underprivileged community beg to heal.
2:39 | 09/07/19

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Welcome back to "Gma." The kids wise beyond their years finding peace in an under privileged community surrounded by gun violence. Kimberly brooks checked out how they're using yoga and meditation to help. She joins us in studio. Kimberly, good morning. Good morning. I love this story. When you live in an environment where there's so much danger and trauma around you, you need a safe space. What you're about to see is boys -- black boys learning how to show up for themselves, express their feelings and they're breaking stereotypes. Reporter: These kids aren't your average young boys. When I say peace you say kings. Peace -- All: Kings. Reporter: They're the peace kings, part of a Washington, D.C. Inner city collective called the creative school. With the help of director marshal Pollard and Brandon Coplin -- Find your space. Reporter: They've gathered to do nothing other than breathe. In the nose, out of the mouth. Reporter: Mastering the art of yoga, mindfulness and meditation. A roomful of baby faces living in an environment that has made them wise beyond their years. My friend whose name is Koran, he just passed away last week. He was 11 years old. Yoga helps with that. It's available in those moments in the middle of the night when you hear gunshots or a sibling passes. They can use it whenever. Reporter: This program is giving this community the tools it needs to begin healing. It's important to start them early and give them the power to deal with their emotions. It's like a coping skill. It can help with -- say you're about to get into a fight. Take deep breaths, walk away. Somebody spreading rumors, take deep breaths and block it out. Reporter: Understanding, if the world around them gives them nothing else, they always have their breath. It's blissful to watch them you don't need someone to give you permission to help someone or to help yourself. So Brandon's trying to dismantle this idea that self-care can be expensive. He said you can be vulnerable, check in with yourself and begin your mental wellness journey with something as simple as five

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