OM-LOTUS DESIGN by DEBORAH YEN

Tell us a little about yourself: My name is Deborah Yen.  When I was 15, I wanted to become a fashion designer.  After high school I went to New York City to attend Parsons School of Design for fashion design. I started…

Street Yoga is a J Team grant recipient

We are honored to have been named a 2015 J Team grant recipient! It means a lot to us for Street Yoga’s mission be supported and embraced by the Seattle community.  We are touched and humbled to accept $1500 from…

6 Simple Steps to Follow Karma Yoga Practices

Sweta Saraogi is serving on the board of Street Yoga and her mission is to raise the awareness for yoga. Her article on karma yoga provides practical tips for everyday yoga practices that can raise the collective consciousness of our…

Extraordinary Experiences

Recently watched, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” starring Ben Stiller as Walter Mitty, an employee at Life magazine. In my opinion, Life magazine’s motto is synonymous with the discoveries of a dedicated yoga practice. Throughout the movie, Walter’s daydreaming…

Who Knew Breathing Could Be So Fun?

In times of great loss, violence and tragedy, deep aching sadness can rise as well as a number of different emotional reactions. In working with middle school youth, we are aware that there will be many different emotional reactions, levels…

Yogic Conversation for Modern Times

“Yoga is the practice of tolerating the consequences of being yourself.” I’ve been seeing this ‘quote’ from the Bhagavad Gita all over the place, but I don’t recall ever reading it in a translation of the book. Can anybody out…

Sacred Space Initiative

  Make an Impact At the 10th Anniversary Benefit, Street Yoga will feature handmade Prayer Flags made by youth & volunteers in our Yoga Programs. We are working to provide every single teacher, every single partnering agency, with a Sacred…

Yoga as Adjunct Therapy for Substance Use

Today it is my pleasure to share with you an article written by our friend, April. April Dawn Ricchuito, DD, MSW, is a New York City-based writer and integrative practitioner who combines traditional evidence-based therapies with ancient practices, such as…

Adapting Asana for Trauma Sensitive Populations

  Nearly all of the people we serve, the youth in shelters, for example, or the staff who work with them, have experienced or continue to experience some form of traumatic injury to their well-being –whether having been evicted from their…