June 18, 2014
New Partnerships, New Opportunities
Seattle Newsletter
Dear friend


Street Yoga is embarking on an exciting season of opportunity.  First, we are pursing a merger with Living Yoga, a Portland-based Yoga Service organization with a mission that aligns closely with our own.  Both agencies strive to create access to the healing benefits of yoga for those who need it most-- and believe that by serving the PacNW united, we can better utilize our resources and expand the number of people we serve.  We want to thank the yoga communities of Seattle, Portland and the surrounding areas for your support, encouragement and enthusiasm in light of this announcement, and ask for your continued support as we navigate this uncharted territory!


Second, YogaLOVE opened the doors for many new and continued partnerships in the Seattle area!  We tremendously grateful to everyone who came together on June 7th to make the practice of 108 Sun Salutes a great success!  We raised funds for 1260 young people to receive a month of weekly yoga classes.  


Thanks to our teachers, sponsors and in-kind donors, to our volunteers and all of the Street Yoga community who came to practice, supported a participant financially, and sent your well wishes.  We overwhelmed by your love for Street Yoga and our mission!


In gratitude

Jessica & Stephanie

Street Yoga, Seattle Branch





Hilliary has been the Program Director at Street Yoga for the last nine months and a Street Yoga volunteer teacher since 2011. She is thrilled to continue with Street Yoga's journey in this new role.


Hilliary brings with her a variety of experience working in nonprofit organizations as a social worker and her experience as a yoga teacher.  Street Yoga has become a home for  Hilliary, as she continues pursue her passion for social justice, non-profit administration and healing through yoga for youth. She looks forward to continuing to grow Street Yoga's reach and services.




Last week we announced that Street Yoga is discussing a merger with Living Yoga-- a yoga service organization in Portland.
The organizations have  much in alignment including complimentary missions and services. Street Yoga is excited about the potential of a combined organization and are earnestly engaged with Living Yoga's Board of Directors to discuss the benefits of a merger for the Pac NW.
Over the next few months both organizations are committed to a thoughtful discernment process that will include a deeper visioning of what a combined organization could accomplish and how. It's our hope that the outcome will be a powerful partnership that allows us to grow to meet the needs of the PacNW and to serve greater numbers of students while using community resources more efficiently. 


"YogaLOVE was amazing!!! 108 sun salutations, as it turns out, is a LOT of sun salutations."  

Nicole Barton, a Street Yoga Volunteer Teacher and YogaLOVE participant, has written a beautiful reflection of her experience flowing and floating through 108 Sun Salutations.  Check it out here.

Nicole says, "I learned a lot about myself on the mat at YogaLOVE and I took with me an overwhelming sense of community, a renewed love of yoga, and some very sore muscles, but sore with purpose."  
Didn't make it to YogaLOVE?  See what you missed.  

 BIG thank you to the Mitchell Activity Center and Seattle Central for donating the event space for YogaLOVE free of charge!  This gift, makes it possible for Street Yoga to bring even more yoga to youth!  THANK YOU.

Street Yoga is excited to announce its partnership with Seattle Yoga News!  


Seattle Yoga News is a weekly digital publication with informative, educational and inspirational content curated for the yoga community in the Seattle area.


Subscribe for free to their weekly publication to get the latest yoga news, stories, events, jobs in our community straight to your inbox each week!


YOGA TEACHER CENTRAL donates 5% of proceeds to Street Yoga.  Check out their practical resources just for yoga teachers-asana instructions, contraindications, 

mediation tips, pranayama hints, sequences, and more! 




THE SAMARYA CENTER offers $100 off their Integrated Movement Therapy (IMT) trainings to all active Street Yoga teachers!  Read about IMT here.




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Street Yoga is a nationally recognized non-profit organization that teaches yoga, mindfulness and compassionate communication to youth and families struggling with homelessness, poverty, abuse, addiction, trauma, and behavioral challenges, so that they can grow stronger, heal from past traumas, and create for themselves lives that are inspired, safe, and joyful. Street Yoga started in Portland, OR in 2002 and now holds weekly classes at over 25 sites. Learn more at www.streetyoga.org.