Street yoga classes serve youth and families struggling with homelessness, poverty, addiction, abuse and trauma. We hold our yoga and mindfulness-based wellness classes at our community partner sites that are already serving these populations, including shelters, drop-in clinics, transitional homes, and residential treatment facilities. We work closely with the staff, including the counselors, at each site in order to align our programming with each site’s particular needs and goals.
Since the conception of our Seattle Branch in 2010, we have held programs at 7 local sites. This year, we started new classes at two new sites through partnerships with YouthCare and Service Alternatives, Inc. YouthCare serves homeless youth with services ranging from meals, counseling and emergency shelter to transitional housing and education and employment programs. The Service Alternatives, Inc. group home in Lacey serves teen girls through the Children’s Administration. The purpose of the program is to stabalize these young women with buy phentermine san diego emotional and behavioral challenges so that they can return to family, or find a permanent family through foster care, adoption, or kinship care. Street Yoga holds one class per week on Saturdays and these young women are adding to their repertoire of skills to manage their stress and emotions.
We are also planning to start a class at Tyee Educational Complex in SeaTac this fall, through a partnership with the non-profit health provider Health Point, and have seven more sites on our waiting list. To meet the high the demand for holistic mind/body healing tools throughout the city, Street Yoga plans to expand to additional Seattle sites in 2012, reaching more and more populations in need of yoga. Stay tuned to our blog for more on these upcoming programs!
If you feel passionate about bringing health and wellness to our Seattle community programs through the power of yoga, visit our website or read about our teacher trainings that take place throughout the country and in Canada.