September 17, 2014
Seattle September Newsletter
Dear friend


At Street Yoga, we love fall.  We love the crisp air, wearing layers, drinking hot tea, and curling up next to a fire.  But more than than these things, we like the habits that seem to fall back into place as the weather cools down. 


Our Yoga in the Park classes have been a great place for grounding, as we reflect on the adventures of summer and prepare for what the next nine months bring.  Fall also brings two new classes for our Seattle Yoga for Youth programs with Cowltiz Traibal Health and Madrona Elementary School.  We're excited to share the healing yoga has to offer with the students at these sites!


We also realize that times of transition bring up difficult memories for some.  This fall Street Yoga has been asked to support the back-to-school transition for students at Seattle Pacific University. As everyone makes their way back to campus in a few weeks, SPU students continue to mourn the death of a peer, as well as the sense of security and excited anticipation they may have felt last year at this time.  As we remember the terrible shooting last spring, our thoughts and hearts are with the students and faculty at SPU.


Our hope is that whatever fall holds for you that you may feel rooted and at ease.



Jessica & Stephanie

Street Yoga, Seattle Branch





In support of National Yoga Month Street Yoga Seattle is hosting donation-based classes at Gas Works Park!  Classes are offered on Saturday mornings at 10:30AM. Suggested donation: $20


Teacher Schedule: 

9/6: Emily Murray

9/13: Jeff Reifman

9/20: Enid Spitz

9/27: Jamie Carroll




Last spring Seattle Pacific University experienced a tragic school shooting just before graduation.  The students there lost a classmate, and some a friend.  For the first week of fall semester SPU is partnering with Street Yoga to bring six trauma-informed yoga classes to students and faculty.  

Coming back to a place where you experienced loss and trauma can cause a spectrum of emotions.  We consider it a great honor and tremendous responsibility that SPU has trusted their community with Street Yoga trained teachers for these classes.  We see this collaboration as a beautiful, safe space for healing, lightness and peace.


Want to be a Volunteer Yoga Teacher with Street Yoga Seattle?  Ready to incorporate breathing, yoga poses and mindfulness exercises into your work with your clients or students?  

Come train with us and learn how to modify and adapt your teaching skills to serve young people facing adversity.

Our next Seattle training is October 10-12, 2014. Seattle trainings almost always fill to capacity with a wait list. Reserve your spot today!

More information on our website.  


One of Street Yoga Seattle's Steering Committee members and advisors shared in a blog post about finding yoga off of her mat and in relationship with her in-laws.  

Read her touching story and the practical life lessons she has shared: "Lessons from my Elders and the Practices I'll Keep".  

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.


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.





Stephanie Toby 
Co Director, Programs

Jessica Osberg
Co-Director, Development & Outreach
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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