Friends, I am asking for your support and encouragement (in the form of words and maybe a few bucks) in running my first 10k in support of this incredible organization!
Tough as Milk is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that brings free, trauma-informed yoga to survivors of domestic violence and violent crime in the Greater Cleveland community. We also ensure that clients have the tools to comfortably practice - providing yoga mats and athletic clothing for those in shelter.
Tough as Milk is named after founder Bilyana’s mother, Milka. The two narrowly survived an ax attack by Bilyana’s father and healthy movement became an essential part of their healing journey.
True strength is being able to overcome the odds with hard work, kindness and self-love. Bilyana decided she would make trauma-informed yoga accessible to those who need it most by eliminating financial barriers and bringing yoga to clients to remove transportation issues.
Tough as Milk currently partners with the Jewish Family Service Association, The MetroHealth System, Battered Women’s Shelters of Summit and Medina Counties, and The Cleveland Police Department. Your generous participation allows us to reach more survivors and provide much-needed education on trauma and how healthy movement can be a powerful healing tool.