Above: A subset of the awesome teachers who led us in 108 sun salutations at YogaLOVE 2015 on June 27th.
Below: YogaLOVE participants opening their hearts.  Photo credit to Othmane Rahmouni of Seattle Yoga News

Dear friend, 

We hope your summer has started off well! It's been a busy season for Street Yoga with YogaLOVE 2015, many trauma-informed yoga trainings on the horizon, and continuing to offer our regular classes in the Seattle area. We also have some exciting news to share with you: we are humbled to

have been chosen by a Seattle-area philanthropy group of 12 high school students to receive a $1500 donation! J Team voted to share their earnings between Street Yoga and New Horizons -- both organizations focused on 

giving youth tools to live abundantly and healthily. 


Here's what J Team had to say about their decision-making process:  


"The entire process of finding a non-profit began in our first or second J Team meeting. We all wrote down a bunch of issues that we think are important and would like to consider donating to. After some discussion and voting, we decided to address youth homelessness in Seattle. One key points that made this issue stick out for us was that the issue is so present in our lives and extremely relatable, as a lot of the teens on the street could be us. One thing that was important to us when considering an organization was whether they provided a permanent solution or just temporary relief. My sister, Mia, had some previous knowledge of Street Yoga, so we proposed your organization at our initial non-profit brainstorming session. The group loved the idea of Street Yoga. As a group of very privileged teens, the idea of providing emotional relief while maintaining peace of the body was very unique and appealing. So, at our final decision meeting, we unanimously votedto give to Street Yoga (although only a two thirds majority was needed)."  


One of our Street Yoga teachers had this to say about meeting the J Team members and teaching them a short yoga class: 

"Yesterday I had the honor of representing Street Yoga in accepting a $1500 donation to our organization from an amazing group of Jewish teen philanthropists called the J Team, and teaching them a short, sample yoga class. These teens met for a whole year, and after brainstorming (see their awesome brainstorming sheets above) all the issues they might want to consider supporting, they voted to focus on youth homelessness, and then did a lot of research of local organizations. Eventually they voted to share their earnings between Street Yoga, and the amazing organization New Horizons, and then set out to fund raise. It was truly inspirational to sit with these teens, their leader, and a staff from New Horizons, and talk and learn from each other. Thank you, J Team!"

What an honor it is to receive this gift from a group of students passionate about caring for their peers! 

With Gratitude!
Everyone at Street Yoga
CorePower Yoga is Street Yoga's June Studio of the Month.  They will be graciously offering six donation-based classes over the month of July to benefit Street Yoga: 

Friday, July 10th 7:30PM, 60 minute class

University District Studio, 4535 12th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Sunday, July 12th 12:00pm, 60 minute class

Capitol Hill Studio, 501 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102

 Saturday, July 18th 9:00am, 60 minute class

Queen Anne Studio, 300 3rd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119


Sunday, July 19th 2:30pm, 60 minute class

Greenwood Studio, 10004 Aurora Ave N #6, Seattle, WA 98133

 Friday, July 24th 7:00pm, 75 minute class

Ballard Studio, 1455 NW Leary Way #100 Seattle, WA 98107

Saturday July 25th at 12pm, 60 minute class

Bellevue Studio, 10307 NE 10th St, Bellevue, WA 98004

Parking is free or metered nearby at every location-- please give yourself extra time to find parking and fill out a 1-page new student waiver.
YogaLOVE 2015 RECAP.

JUNE 27th at Seattle Central Community College
Thank you to everyone who came out to participate in 108 sun salutations in effort to raise critical funds for Street Yoga programming! Funds raised allow us to continue the work we do around the Seattle area bringing yoga and mindfulness practices to those who need it most. We had a great afternoon experiencing a few of the many different styles of yoga represented across Seattle and then partying down with DJ Drishti and some raffle prizes! 


Much gratitude to our incredible teachers: Tracy Weber of Whole Life Yoga Studio, Theresa Elliot of Taj Yogi, Leah Zaccaria of shefayoga Roosevelt and hauteyoga Queen Anne, Dora Gyarmati of Spira Power Yoga, Ivo Grossi of Zum Fitness, Casey Petersen of Urban Yoga Spa, Alison Barnes of Sol Yoga, Tara Dyberg of The Grinning Yogi, and Maria Williquette of Aditi Yoga / Bodywork.  We couldn't put on this event without you!

  Photo credit: Othmane Rahmouni of Seattle Yoga News



Shout out to our three presenting sponsors-- thanks for all your support! 

www.wholelifeyoga.com  -  www.knimanibondi.com  -  www.aditistudio.com


 Many thanks, as well, to the many organizations supporting our event: Urban Float, VitaCoco Coconut Water, Lucy Activewear, Barefoot Yoga Co., Thrive, Banya 5, Trader Joe's, Seattle Central College, Levitas Studios, Honest Tea, and Chaco Canyon Cafe. 



September  11-13, 2015 with Katie Okun!! 
Hosted by Ryther Child Center // www.ryther.org
2400 Northeast 95th Street, Seattle, WA 98115

This weekend training is Street Yoga's core curriculum. It offers an inspiring and heart-felt introduction to the field of yoga service for youth experiencing life challenges. The densely-packed 14-hour training focuses on a wide-variety of practical, hands-on skills needed to serve youth with yoga and meditation in the real world. Areas for exploration and practice include communicating effectively, maintaining safety in the classroom, promoting healthy boundaries, choosing postures and exercises, handling challenging behaviors and situations, and collaborating with agencies. More about the Trauma-Informed Yoga Trainings here.  Register here.

9/11 * Friday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
9/12 * Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
9/13 * Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Early bird $290 (before Aug 14th) * Regular $325
$100 Non-Refundable Registration Fee included

In order to fulfill our mission to share yoga, we also award four partial scholarships per training. Priority is given to those who can commit to teaching for Street Yoga for at least 6 months following the training. Apply here.

Thanks to our Community Partners for helping to make this event possible: 



At our trainings: Learn how to integrate yoga and mindfulness into your work with young people facing adversity.  You will leave with tools to modify and adapt your teaching skills to better serve your target population.

Albuquerque, NM December 4-6
Maryland // WA, DC December 11-13


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


YOGA TEACHER CENTRAL donates 5% of proceeds to Street Yoga. Get instant access to expert teachings from diverse styles. Anatomy, Asana, Bandhas, Injuries, Mantras, Meditation, Music, Philosophy, Poetry, Pranayama, Sequencing, Themes. www.yogateachercentral.com. 



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




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.