Atman Smith (he/him) cofounded the Holistic Life Foundation with his brother Ali Smith and Andres Gonzalez in 2001. Since then, the Holistic Life Foundation has brought yoga and mindfulness programs to nearly 5,000 youth and 1,000 adults, focusing on underserved communities and high-risk youth in Baltimore City Public Schools, as well as drug treatment centers, wellness centers, and colleges.
Holistic Life Foundation has authored and piloted two yoga and mindfulness-based curriculums for youth. Their after-school program was featured on the NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams, in the book A Mindful Nation by U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan, and in several magazines, including Mindful, O the Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, Upworthy, Shambhala Sun, and Yoga Journal.