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"I discover and rediscover the true meaning of 'yoga' when I walk into a room filled with unfiltered, young spirited, energetic, light beams that we call kids."

--Jessica Olson, long-time Street Yoga Teacher

Dear friend, 

Here at Street Yoga, we tirelessly talk about how the benefits of yoga and mindfulness bring positive, lasting changes to young people's lives.  But they're not the only ones receiving these benefits.  Long-time Street Yoga volunteer Jessica Olson shares her experience teaching our Weekly Classes for Youth and how teaching kids has positively changed her life.  Below is an excerpt from a Seattle Yoga News article she wrote earlier in August:

"I discover and rediscover the true meaning of 'yoga' when I walk into a room filled with unfiltered, young spirited, energetic, light beams that we call kids. Teaching yoga to kids truly sharpens the 'tools' of yoga. Such as teaching kids is to stand in your truth because kids are experts at sniffing out the 'untruth' in a heartbeat. Teaching kids yoga comes from the heart and takes authentic integrity and courage. Holding space for our youth, encouraging them to feel safe and allowing them to express themselves creatively whether that means physically, verbally and emotionally means you, the teacher, better be able to do the same while simultaneously walking your talk."

Through our Trauma-Informed Yoga Trainings, we equip teachers, care takers, social workers, parents, sisters and brothers with tools that they can pass on to the young people in their lives -- helping build resilience within youth and their own selves.  

There are a LOT of ways you can get involved with changing lives (including your own)!

Our goal is to make more ripples of compassion and reach more people, both youth and adults, in our communities.  Join us in our movement!

With gratitude,
The Street Yoga Team


Street Yoga is partnering with Remedy Teas to create our special line of tea!  This unique blend of caffeine-free Rooibos, Honeybush, Tulsi, Peppermint, Cinnamon Bark and Ginger creates a grounding and calming drink that can be enjoyed by everyone!  Our special tea blend will be available for purchase Fall 2016 on our Street Yoga online store and at the Remedy Teas cafe in Capitol Hill, Seattle.  We will be launching our custom Street Yoga tea blend at our upcoming Tea Party and Silent Auction September 22, 2016. Click here for more information.
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 16-18, 2016
with Ivy Katz
Hosted by




SEPTEMBER 2-4, 2016  
with Ivy Katz



SEPTEMBER 16-18, 2016 
with Katie Okun

Early bird deadline August 18, 2016.


OCTOBER 7-9, 2016 
with Mark Lilly



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
Nottingham, UK - November 2016 (Dates TBD)

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


We are looking to grow our Street Yoga team of trainers! We are looking for a passionate, highly motivated, highly organized person to lead our Trauma-Informed Yoga Trainings across (and outside) the US! More information about the position can be found here:


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8 LIMBS YOGA CENTERS has chosen Street Yoga as their Community Giving partner for 2016, their 20th year of business in Seattle. 8 Limbs will donate a portion of their April profits and 100% of their Thanksgiving benefit classes to support Street Yoga's work to offer a safe space to trauma-sensitive youth in our communities. 8 Limbs Yoga Centers' mission is to create a supportive, inclusive, and non-competitive 
atmosphere in which yoga practitioners can learn and grow. Learn more here. 

JOYNE YOGA offers a Buy One, Gift One program. For every mat purchase, Joyne Yoga gifts a mat to someone in need. Street Yoga is grateful to be one of the organizations that receive these gifted mats through the program. Learn more here.



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

Street Yoga | 10002 Aurora Ave N | Suite #36, Box #274 | Seattle | WA | 98133-9334