Dear friend, 

It is a bittersweet note that I write this month-- I announce that I am leaving my role at Street Yoga as Executive Director in May of 2016.  I have accepted a position in Mumbai, India where I will be doing after program development, evaluation and reporting work for an organization that works to protect victims of violence.  

It is both 'heavy and light' to be leaving a job and a cause that I love here at Street Yoga, to pursue a new opportunity, in a new place.  I look forward to sharing the tools that Street Yoga has taught me, and that we teach our students, with the people I meet in Mumbai. 

It has been a great pleasure to serve all of you as the director of Street Yoga for this season-- thank you for helping to make my time here so sweet.  I greatly anticipate what's coming next for Street Yoga-- I believe that we are perfectly poised to move forward in the yoga service community in Seattle and across the country in big, beautiful ways.  The person who comes into this position next is very lucky to have the chance to work with, and on behalf of, all of you.

Here is a link to Executive Director Job Description.  Please share the posting widely.  

With deep gratitude,
It's likely you have...
...experienced grounding and centering through a mindfulness exercise,
...found energy and vibrancy awakened in you through a backbend or vinyasa flow,
...sensed tiny or significant changes in your body or mind after just 30 or 60 minutes of yoga,
...become aware of the incredible power of your breath to focus, calm, or fuel you,
...felt the rootedness by pressing your feet into your mat in mountain pose, or
...appreciated serenity and stillness by focusing on the steady beat of your heart.  

Chances are someone taught you the practice of yoga or mindfulness for you to have held the privilege of one of the experiences listed above.  At Street Yoga we teach yoga and mindfulness to youth who otherwise wouldn't have access to it.  The youth we serve have experienced trauma, including: physical, emotional and sexual abuse, neglect, homelessness, mental illness of a parent, and personal tragedy.  You know the impact of the healing you personally have experienced from yoga-- you can imagine how profoundly these young people might benefit from the practice of yoga and mindfulness.

Come, be apart of bringing yoga to youth who need it most.

YogaLOVE is Street Yoga's biggest fundraising event of the year.  In the past we have hosted a community practice of 108 Sun Salutations.  This year we're mixing things up.  Instead of holding one big event, we're holding a big number of small events.  Our partner studios across Seattle are holding a variety of donation-based yoga classes to support Street Yoga programs throughout the month of March 2016.

YogaLOVE's presenting sponsor Suja Juice will be providing free drinks at most of the March events. AND we'll be raffling off a great wellness prize at most donation classes and all the events.  Prizes include: Spa day passes, massages, cafe gift cards, yoga studio class passes, and more! 

Check out the event below to see what's happening in your neighborhood and help Street Yoga bring the benefits of yoga and mindfulness to young people who need it most.

Street Yoga is hosting a screening of PAPER TIGERS, a film that captures the pain, danger, beauty and hopes of struggling teens-and the teachers armed with new science and fresh approaches that are changing lives for the better.  The documentary film is directed by James Redford and Executive Produced by Karen Pritzker. Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school in Walla Walla, WA, that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, and in the process has become a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families.

WHEN Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6:15-8:00PM.  Doors open at 6PM.
WHERE Grand Illusion Cinema1403 NE 50th St, Seattle, WA 98105

COST $15, 100% of proceeds from the screening support Street Yoga programming

Get your TICKETS here.

Peddler Brewing Company is in the Ballard neighborhood.  1514 NW Leary Way, Seattle, WA 98107
ABOUT Join us for a Mala Making Workshop by Knimani Bondi Handmade Jewelry!  Proceeds support Street Yoga programming.

WHEN Sunday, March 27, 2016 2:00-4:00pm

WHERE Cultivate Yoga Studio, 100 Wall St., Seattle WA

COST $45 for one person, $80 for two people.

LOGISTICS Street parking is free on Sundays around the studio.  Space is limited. 

*All donation based classes are pay-what-you-can.
**Most classes will have complimentary Suja Juice and we'll be raffling of a wellness prize after the yoga class.  A $15 donation to one of the classes gets you three raffle tickets, $1 per ticket after that.
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.

APRIL 15-17, 2016
with Mark Lilly
4 partial scholarships still available!

Early bird deadline March 18, 2016.



April 15-17, 2016  
with Katie Okun


partial scholarship still available!

Early bird deadline March 18, 2016.


April 22-24, 2016 
with Ivy Katz

Early bird deadline March 25, 2016.


April 29 - May 1, 2016 
with Mark Lilly


Early bird deadline April 2, 2016.


St. Louis, MO - April 8-10, 2016 SOLD OUT
Toronto, ON - April 15-17, 2016
Seattle, WA - April 15-17, 2016
Philadelphia, PA - April 22-24, 2016
Chicago, IL - April 29 - May 1, 2016
San Antonio, TX - May 13-15, 2016
Los Angeles, CA - June 10-12, 2016
Reno, NV - June 24-26
Nottingham, UK - July 1-3, 2016
Portland, OR - July 8-10
Albuquerque, NM // LEVEL 2 // - July 29-31 
Cedar Rapids, IA - October 7-9

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Street Yoga is a nationally recognized non-profit organization that teaches yoga, mindfulness and compassionate communication to youth and families experiencing 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.  Learn more at