Dear friend, 

It is our great pleasure to introduce the Street Yoga community to the incoming Executive Director-- Richelle Harrell. Her first day with the organization was May 2, and starting June 1, 2016 Richelle will take on the responsibilities of leading Street Yoga as we continue to expand our Weekly Class program impact here in Seattle, grow our Trauma-Informed Yoga Trainings (Level 1) and increase our Advanced Yoga Service Training Offerings.  Richelle comes to Street Yoga with a great deal of program management experience, direct service work with the populations Street Yoga serves ,as well as experience leading and managing health and wellness training programs.  We're pleased to have her leading the Street Yoga team and look forward to this exciting new season for our organization.  

Read a brief introduction from Richelle below: 

When the Board of Directors told me that I was to be given the opportunity to become the new Executive Director of Street Yoga, I was thrilled to become a member of this amazing organization.  Street Yoga combines two of my passions:  youth and yoga.
I am passionate about empowering our youth to succeed in their lives.   I worked for several years as a Counselor and Case Manager for youth with experiencing behavioral, psychological and substance abuse problems, helping them to improve their educational outcomes.  I worked as a Teacher with youth overseas, in South Korea and Kuwait for four years and, when I returned to Seattle, I taught at Rainier Beach High School in the Brain Camp program.   Before that, I created a leadership program for low income youth in Camden, NJ to empower them to improve the social and economic well-being of Camden residents.   In addition to my work with youth, I have over 10 years' experience managing programs for low income and homeless people living with HIV/AIDS, mental illness and substance abuse issues.   In Seattle, I worked at the YWCA, managing the Dress for Success program and at Sound Generations where I was a Master Trainer for several programs in Health and Wellness.
Yoga has been an interest of mine since I was introduced to it by my mother when I was just a teenager.  As an adult, I deepened my practice, visiting India for two months and living at Swami Satchidananda's ashram/Yogaville for almost a year.  Today, with over 13 years of a committed yogic practice, I am a certified, level 1 Hatha yoga teacher from the Integral Yoga Institute.   The reason I became a yoga teacher was because I personally was healed through yoga.   I am excited to be given the opportunity to offer yoga to support youth in their growth and healing. 
I feel truly blessed to be part of the Street Yoga community and I look forward to meeting you and working with you in the months and years ahead.

We are thrilled for you to have the opportunity to meet Richelle electronically, and hope that many of you have the chance to meet her in person very soon.  

With gratitude,
The Street Yoga Board of Directors

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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.

MAY 13-15, 2016
with Ivy Katz
partial scholarship still available!



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.


JULY 1-3, 2016 
with Mark Lilly

partial scholarships still available!

Early bird deadline June 4, 2016.


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
Kent, OH - September 2-4, 2016
Denver, CO - September 16-18, 2016
Seattle, WA - September 16-18, 2016
Cedar Rapids, IA - October 7-9, 2016
San Diego, CA - November 11-13, 2016

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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