APRIL NEWSLETTER

Dear friend, 

In April 2016 Street Yoga has four of our Trauma-Informed Yoga Trainings scheduled across North America- St Louis, Seattle, Toronto and Chicago.  As we prepare for these weekends of learning, community and self-study, I was reminded of a blog article one of our Minneapolis Training participants wrote after the weekend came to a close.  She speaks of her experiences of racial trauma and yoga saving her life; and she ends by sharing:

"One important concept that has become apparent to me through my yoga journey is encapsulated by B.K.S. Iyengar quote, "Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured." The yogi understands that suffering is a temporary condition of this temporary life. Yoga contrary to Western forms of therapy is not focused on "fixing" an issue. Yoga is not just a form of therapy but a way of viewing our universe and our place in it. Yoga, as a philosophy, is a way to discern reality from myth and the goal is to move towards complete and radical non-judgment. Yoga is an important tool to alleviate symptoms of trauma that is now only starting to gain more momentum in Western clinical research. I believe that groups such as Street Yoga play an essential role in creating a more accessible form of yoga to populations who are typically barred from participating."

Reading her story, I was struck- again- by the world's need for 'care' professionals and those invested in healing work to hold space and facilitate experiences for people with histories and triggers far different from their own. Yoga and mindfulness for healing from trauma requires each of us to do our own internal work and our weekend trainings are a safe space to engage, no matter where you are on your journey.  

Street Yoga's trainers, board and staff talk often about the privilege it is to walk along side so many brave and compassionate people committed to bringing yoga to those who otherwise wouldn't have access to it's benefits. We consider it an honor to watch the ripple effect; to see the seeds of the dandelion blowing in the wind, watching them settle and then grow.

With gratitude,
The Street Yoga Team
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YOGALOVE 2016 RECAP
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Updates from Street Yoga's Instagram (@streetyoga).  Right to left: 1) Mala Making workshop by Knimani Bondi at Cultivate Yoga Studio; 2) Photoshoot by Sukha Design & Photography at The Grinning Yogi┬ donation-based class; 3) Raffle prize winners at the Peddler Brewing Company Happy Hour




During the month of March twenty donation-based classes and four events were held in support of Street Yoga's programming.  More than 500 members of the Seattle community came out to learn about our work and show their support.  We're still waiting on donations to come in to get our final fundraising tally, but in the mean time we wanted to thank those of you who participated!  And a huge thank you to the those who shared their space with us, donated raffle prizes, and to YogaLOVE 2016 presenting sponsor: Suja Juice for donating drinks for every single yoga class.





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APRIL STUDIOS OF THE MONTH
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TWO DOG YOGA

SWEATBOX YOGA
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SEATTLE FOUNDATION'S 2016 GIVEBIG DAY
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TUESDAY MAY 3, 2016


Support Street Yoga on Tuesday, May 3 through our organization's #GiveBIG DONATION PORTAL.  

#GiveBIG is part of a larger collective giving strategy to invest in the future of Greater Seattle.  May 3, 2016 will be the sixth year the Seattle Foundation has stretched funds for organizations serving those in the Seattle community who need it most.  A one-day, online charitable giving event, #GiveBIG is designed to raise money for  hard-working nonprofits. Learn more at 

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STREET YOGA ONLINE SHOP- LIVE!
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STREETYOGA.ORG/SHOP

You asked, and now here it is!  Buy all Street Yoga tanks, shirts and socks (yes, socks!) online!  100% of merchandise profits support Street Yoga programming.
http://streetyoga.org/shop/
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TRAINING ANNOUCEMENTS
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UPCOMING TRAUMA-INFORMED YOGA TRAININGS
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.


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


UPCOMING TRAININGS...

   


May 13-15, 2016  
with Ivy Katz


 

partial scholarships still available!

Early bird deadline April 15, 2016.

    





June 10-12, 2016 
with Ivy Katz

Hosted by One Down Dog




Early bird deadline May 13, 2016.

   




June 24-26, 2016 
with Ivy Katz




Early bird deadline May 27, 2016.


FULL TRAINING CALENDAR

JOIN US FOR A TRAUMA-INFORMED YOGA TRAINING IN YOUR CITY
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St. Louis, MO - April 8-10, 2016 SOLD OUT
Toronto, ON - April 15-17, 2016
Seattle, WA - April 15-17, 2016 SOLD OUT
Philadelphia, PA - April 22-24, 2016 SOLD OUT
Chicago, IL - April 29 - May 1, 2016 SOLD OUT
San Antonio, TX - May 13-15, 2016
Los Angeles, CA - June 10-12, 2016
Reno, NV - June 24-26, 2016
Nottingham, UK - July 1-3, 2016
Portland, OR - July 8-10, 2016
Albuquerque, NM // LEVEL 2 // - July 29-31, 2016
Seattle, WA - September 16-18, 2016
Cedar Rapids, IA - October 7-9, 2016
San Diego, CA - November 11-13, 2016

Not seeing  a training near you?  
Bring a Street Yoga Training to your area!

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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.

 

     
       

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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 www.streetyoga.org.