Street Yoga is a non-profit organization that provides homeless youth and youth at risk of homelessness with yoga, meditation, and wellness classes. Street Yoga?s mission is to break the cycle of youth homelessness by providing young people with the tools needed to get off the streets and succeed in life. Yoga offers them a free, portable means of caring for themselves that no one can take away. We serve youth through community site partners, that include: day programs for homeless youth; sexual abuse treatment centers; foster care support programs; transitional housing sites; drug and alcohol treatment programs; juvenile detentions centers; run-away shelters and shelters for victims of abuse.
Street Yoga?s goal is to build skills that create a healthy foundation for dealing with challenges in life, including:
? Helping to develop healthy bodies by improving strength, balance, and flexibility
? Teaching healthy tools for self-soothing in times of anger, stress and sadness
? Teaching the skills of intention, breathing, self-awareness, focus, and perseverance.
? Inspiring self-confidence, self-reflection, and mindful expression
? Fostering spiritual awareness and connection to community
? Healing the body and mind in the wake of trauma
? Teaching interpersonal skills, self-management, and goal setting
? Encouraging discussions about the universal and yogic concepts: Ahimsa (non-violence), Satya (truthfulness); Asteya (non-stealing); Brahmacharya (sexual health); Aparigraha (non-greed).
Street Yoga does not proselytize; We encourage youth to engage in self-discovery and personal interpretation of spirituality and ethical concepts.