November 12, 2014
Dear friend


The season of gratitude is upon us and at Street Yoga we've have so much to be thankful for!


1. Fall favorites. Crisp weather, orange, yellow and red leaves, apple cider, layering, and the invention of hot yoga.



2. More yoga for youth. Street Yoga's programming is expanding! This fall we've started Trauma-Informed Yoga for Youth classes at Olympic Middle School (through Cowlitz Tribal Health) and at Madrona Elementary School.


3. New friends.  We're excited to announce a new partnership this month with Ahem Yoga studio in Redmond!  More info below.


4. Strong community. We have been blown away by the support of the Street Yoga community the past few months as we've made the transition of our Headquarters office to Seattle.  To celebrate, we're hosting a happy hour on January 29th!


Thank you for giving your time, sharing your expertise and your financial support. Without all of you, the work of Street Yoga is not possible.  


Thanks to you, we count ourselves blessed,

Jessica & Stephanie



Are you using what you learned in your Street Yoga training?  We want to hear about your journey since our training-- help us out by filling out this 3 question survey.

In other news, we've created a Street Yoga Training Alumni Facebook Group for sharing teaching resources, encouraging one another in yoga service work and generally being in community with one another.  


Street Yoga is partnering with the Trauma Stewardship Institute for their day of Transforming Trauma on December 12, 2014.  

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky will offer a compelling mix of personal insight, cutting-edge research, personal stories, and New Yorker cartoons to help us understand the cumulative toll of being exposed to suffering over time and gain concrete skills to reconcile it.

The Street Yoga community receives a discount for this training.  For more information, visit our website.
Street Yoga is coming to the Eastside!  Thanks to Aham Yoga studio owner, Arundhati Baitmangalkar, we're hosting our first Donation-based Class and Information Session in Redmond, WA.

Join us on January 11th, 2015 for a 75 minute all levels Hatha class.  

Street Yoga has new board members, new volunteer teachers, new Executive Directors and our Headquarters recently moved to Seattle!  We have a lot to celebrate, and we hope that you will join us for a Happy Hour.  

Date: January 29, 2015
Time: 5:00-7:00PM
Location: TBD
Cost: Free


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".

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

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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