Photo credit to Othmane Rahmouni and Bennett Blodgett

Dear friend, 

September is National Yoga Month.  To celebrate Street Yoga is hosting three events.  If you're in the Seattle area, we'd love to have you join us for one or more.

Town Hall | Thursday, September 10th 6-8PM
In October 2014 we moved Street Yoga's headquarters from Portland, OR to Seattle, WA.  Since then, we have welcomed new board members and formed 1, 3 and 5 year goals for the future of Street Yoga.  This event is also a great opportunity to connect with the Street Yoga community.

Yoga Class | Saturday, September 19th 10-11:15AM
Every month Street Yoga partners with a local studio and in September Tiger Lily Yoga of Rainier Beach is hosting a donation-based yoga class to support Street Yoga programming.  Studio owner, Emily Iverson, has written a blog post about the studio's commitment to community, yoga service and unique studio management practices. Read the article here.

Sound Bath Benefit | Monday, September 21st 7:30-9PM
The sound bath, through the use of crystal singing bowls, offers students the opportunity through the vibrational qualities of sound to release energy that is no longer serving them and move into deeper states of healing and relaxation.  This is much the same mission we have for young people who take Street Yoga classes.  We hope you join us for this wonderful event.  Ticket information here.

We hope to see you in September!

Everyone at Street Yoga

When: Saturday, August 15, 5-6:15PM
Where: 1322 Lake Washington Blvd N Suite 3, Renton, Washington 98056
Cost: Pay what you can, all funds raised support Street Yoga
Teacher: Diana Reed

Diana began practicing yoga more than 15 years ago. Her personal practice grew into a desire to bring the benefits and wonder of a regular practice to everyone! Diana's passion to teach grows with every training, every workshop, every person who relates the story of life change as a result of yoga. Trained in Hatha, Prana Flow, Trauma Sensitive, and Senior Yoga, Diana believes yoga is meant for every body, every ability, and every state of being. Transformation is a breath away. When she's not on the mat, Diana can be found somewhere in the forest connecting to the universe through nature's glory.
Words that inspire her:

"There's a part of every living thing that wants to become itself: the tadpole into the frog, the chrysalis into the butterfly, a damaged human being into a whole one."
--- Ellen Bass


A day of respite for caregivers.  Make space for a day of physical, emotional and mental nourishment- a day away to rest, gather tools for self-care, reconnect with your motivation, and feel inspired to return to your caregiving role. 

It is essential to take time for yourself when you spend much of your time caring for others. Yet, it can be difficult to have the time and money to do so. This retreat was designed especially for caregivers who are looking for the benefits of a retreat but can't spend hundreds of dollars to go away for a long weekend. 

When: September 26, 2015
Where: Discovery Park Environmental Center
Cost: $80 including lunch; Group discounts available

Located in the city of Seattle, but in a beautiful and natural setting, you can take one day to let go of stress, relax, and connect with your joy. More info here.

Our 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.

September 11-13, 2015 
with Katie Okun

partial scholarships still available!

September 25-27, 2015 
with Ivy Katz

partial scholarships still available!

September 25-27, 2015 
with Mark Lilly

partial scholarship is still available!

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

Huge THANK YOU those of you who participated in our August Studio of the Month on August 9th at


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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