Street Yoga: Changing Lives One Breath at a Time
February Newsletter

Happy start to 2014 everyone!  First off, many thanks to all who supported Street Yoga throughout the last year.  We were blessed by how freely you gave of your time, energy, and finances.  Because of you, Street Yoga ended 2013 stronger than we did in 2012.  



  • 2013 donors!  We are humbled by your generosity, grateful for your support and committed to offering thoughtful, inspired, yoga classes to our youth and on-going education for our volunteers.  
  • Participants and supporters in our New Years Day 108 Sun Salutations fundraiser hosted by  Beloved Presents and Yogi Tunes along with a generous sponsorship by Causeit.  We raised over $10,000 and had an amazing time connecting deeper into the Portland yoga and mindfulness community.

How have we used your donations over the last year?   CLASSES AND RESEARCH!


In addition to offering yoga to youth we also conducted our first comprehensive program evaluation capturing data on the impact of yoga on youth.  We piloted a study at Ryther Child Center to learn about the impact of yoga on body awareness and resilience. The full study is available to read on our website here!



In Gratitude,


The Street Yoga Team

What's New?

Yoga for Youth New Year's Day Success!


What an amazing way to start out 2014!  Over 120 participants completed 108 Sun Salutations while repeating their intention for 2014.  


Click here to read  more about the experience of the day from Street Yoga board member Keri Padon.

New "Research" tab on our website

We are so excited to share that we now have a dedicated page on our website for our mindfulness-based articles and studies. 

Click here to browse our studies and other articles.  You'll also find an audio interview with Street Yoga founder Mark Lilly as well!


Teacher Trainings
Our Street Yoga Trauma-Informed Trainings for Youth are now coming to Washington DC, Richmond (for the first time!), San Diego, and more! Next month we will also have a special training in Portland led by Hala Khouri!  We are able to offer some financial assistance as well as discounts for students and organizations.
Join us in the movement to help youth affected by trauma with yoga and mindfulness. Read More


Street Yoga Pilot Study Released!



Street Yoga is proud to announce our first detailed program evaluation on yoga for youth!    Street Yoga has begun collecting data of the effects of yoga on the youth we serve. We partnered with our long-time program site, Ryther Child Center in Seattle, WA.  Read more





 This month we highlight Outside In, our longest running partner in Portland Oregon.  We teach two weekly drop in classes here and it's always a rich experience.  Outside in offers a professional health and wellness clinic, employment resources, and a day program serving over 800 homeless youth annually. Read more here and please support this amazing program.

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
JOIN US in Portland for this not to be missed workshop offering a practical and holistic approach of sustaining ourselves individually and collectively. Whether you are a nurse, teacher, conservationist, journalist, doctor, police officer, firefighter, community organizer, biologist, or caring for a loved one in need, this day is for you. 
Laura van Dernoot Lipsky will offer a compelling mix of personal insight, cutting edge research, personal stories, and countless New Yorker cartoons to help us understand the cumulative toll of being exposed to suffering over time and gain concrete skills to reconcile it.