October 15, 2014
Season of Change
October Newsletter
Dear friend


Fall is upon us, and as the weather cools and the leaves float to the ground, Street Yoga is experiencing its own season of change.


As you've likely read by now, we've moved our headquarters from Portland to Seattle. Jessica and I are taking on new roles as Co-Executive Directors of Street Yoga. We have an exciting vision for the future of Street Yoga and plan to unveil new workshops, trainings, and certifications over the next 18 months. We cannot wait to share further details with you as this work unfolds!


Meanwhile, we will continue to provide our core programming, including our Yoga for Youth classes (which we are starting at several new sites!) and our Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Trainings. (Portland Yoga for Youth Programs will continue under Living Yoga).


We are planning a party for January 2015 to celebrate this transition, and you are all invited! (Stay tuned for details.) 


We look forward to continuing this journey with you, increasing access to yoga-based tools for healing and empowerment, and strengthening our communities.


With warm wishes,

Jessica & Stephanie



Street Yoga is holding trainings in several cities this fall, including Los Angeles and Minneapolis.

In Street Yoga's Trauma-Informed training, you will receive practical, real-world knowledge and techniques that will assist you in teaching youth who face adversity. You will also be encouraged to dig into your personal experience in order to draw out your own courage and compassion as a teacher.

Street Yoga does not prescribe a strict methodology for bringing yoga to youth. Instead, we will cover the basic techniques we have found most useful and will present a brief overview of challenges created by homelessness, poverty, abuse, addiction, and trauma. 

Training with Hala Khouri

We are thrilled to welcome Hala Khouri back to Seattle!

Hala will be offering her training "Yoga for Trauma: Mind/Body Resources for Working with Marginalized Communities" in Seattle in February 2015.

Deepen your understanding of the physiology of trauma and how trauma propels behavior in youth and adults labeled "at risk" due to poverty, racism, violence, abuse, accidents, and other factors. Learn effective tools to help facilitate the release of trauma and enhance your classes for those "at risk".

There are five scholarships available for Street Yoga teachers.

Do you have flight miles you would be willing to donate to help Street Yoga fly Hala to Seattle? To donate, please email stephanie@streetyoga.org.

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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-Executive Director, Programs

Jessica Osberg
Co-Executive Director, Development & Trainings
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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.