Our History

Tranquil Space Foundation grew from Tranquil Space, a dynamic DC yoga community founded by Kimberly Wilson. In 2006, she collaborated with leaders within the community to launch a nonprofit with goals parallel to the guiding principles of Tranquil Space.

Tranquil Space Foundation’s first decade focused on empowering women and girls through generosity microgrants to like-minded organizations, sponsoring women filmmakers through the Lunafest film festival screenings held in Washington, DC and through TranquilTeens, a signature program blending mindfulness, creative activities, and leadership development designed to help girls 9th – 12th grade build healthy bodies and strong self-esteem. This program has been taught to over 600 girls in the Washington, D.C. area since 2007 by a team of volunteers and is currently being converted to an online program where we hope to serve many more women and girls. The final stage of this program is the 2017 public release of an eight-week facilitator’s toolkit complete with full curriculum.

Tranquil Space Foundation’s second signature program has been in development since 2016 and is a part of the Foundation’s shift to animal welfare issues, which have always been at the forefront of Kimberly’s mind and mission. The Pigs & Pugs Project (PPP) raises awareness and educates the public about the amazing work of pig sanctuaries and pug rescue organizations throughout the United States. The program launched in 2017.