"Because of my yoga practice, I recognize that I don't have to react. There's a conscious awareness that kicks in."

--Nikki Myers

Dear friend, 

We are very excited to introduce three new faces to our ever-growing Street Yoga family -- Nikki Myers, Jessica Gershwin and Emely Fearn!

Nikki Myers is an accomplished teacher and practitioner.  She is a Yoga Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Certified Addictions Recovery Specialist, MBA, and Founder of CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health.  Born from her personal struggle with addiction, Nikki is also the founder of Y12SR (The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery)a relapse prevention program that weaves the art & science of yoga with the practical tools of 12-step programs.  Nikki's work has been featured in the New York Times, Yoga Journal, Black Enterprise, The Huffington Post, Origin Magazine and more.

We are very honored to have Nikki Myers lead a workshop on behalf of Street Yoga!  Join us on November 10th for The Issues Live in The Tissues: Addiction Recovery, Trauma Healing and Yoga -- A discussion and experiential intensive workshop with Nikki Myers

This workshop uses presentation, discussion and experiential practices to explore finding the truth behind addiction. It presents a rich, powerful framework for self-inquiry and explores daily practices to enhance physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Space is Limited! Register and find more information about the workshop here.

Jessica Gershwin is joining our very talented Street Yoga team of trainers! Jessica began her professional career working as a teacher at an elementary school in East Harlem. While teaching, she was inspired to start an after-school yoga program in response to the high degree of stress and exhaustion that her students were experiencing.  In 2011, Jessica earned her children's yoga teaching certificate and also completed the Street Yoga Training in New York City.  It was during this inspiring training that Jessica's passion for teaching yoga to underserved communities was ignited.  

Over the past 5 years, Jessica has worked to bring yoga, mindfulness, and self-care practices to children, youth, and adults who have experienced trauma in Denver, Colorado.  She currently serves as a Bilingual Child and Family Therapist at the Denver Children's Advocacy Center, where she provides trauma therapy to children and teens and offers yoga groups for children, teens, and caregivers.

Emely Fearn is joining our hard-working Street Yoga staff as Outreach Coordinator! Emely arrived in Seattle in 2008.  She has been practicing yoga for over 10 years, it was here in the Northwest that she started teaching and after completing two separate 200 hour teacher trainings in Hatha and Vinyasa, Emely has fallen in love with the local yoga community. 

Emely has found an incredible sense of joy and peace while practicing and teaching yoga in an environment that is understanding, compassionate and free of judgement -- especially self-judgement. Emely is dedicated to practicing acceptance and mutual respect, and looks forward to this new adventure with Street Yoga.

Join us in giving a warm welcome to these amazing individuals!  We are very honored and grateful to have people who are compassionate, giving and dedicated to Street Yoga's mission to bring yoga and mindfulness to those who need it the most!

With gratitude,
The Street Yoga Team



The statistics are staggering. Reports indicate that as many as one in three suffer from some type of addiction disorder.  A multi-faceted condition with many forms, including: alcohol, illegal and prescription drugs, eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating), compulsive spending, gambling, exercise bulimia, sex, love, porn as well as addiction to relationships and roles.  Addiction causes social, psychological and physical harm. It affects people of all ages, backgrounds and socio-economic status.  And...yes, it is hugely present in the yoga community.  An equal opportunity destroyer, addiction affects not only the addict, it shakes families, friends and ultimately society as a whole.
This workshop uses presentation, discussion and experiential practices to explore finding the truth behind addiction.  It presents a rich, powerful framework for self-inquiry and explores daily practices to enhance physical, mental and spiritual well-being.  All proceeds raised from this event helps us bring the benefits of yoga and mindfulness to youth overcoming trauma.

We are raffling off amazing items at the workshop from Namaste Karma Collection Apparel (Nikki Myers), Barefoot Yoga Company, East West Bookstore, Yoga Tree Studio, Chaco Canyon Organic Café, Hothouse Spa & Sauna and more! All proceeds from the raffle help us bring yoga and mindfulness to youth overcoming trauma.


Nikki Myers developed Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR) in 2004.  Nikki is an accomplished yoga therapist, teacher and somatic experiencing practitioner.  She is the founder of CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health in Indianapolis, IN.  From her personal struggles with addiction, Nikki is quick to tell the world, "The 12-step program and Yoga saved my life - one is my lifeboat, the other my launching pad."

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.



NOVEMBER 11-13, 2016
with Ivy Katz
Hosted by




OCTOBER 6-9, 2016  
with Mark Lilly


NOVEMBER 12, 2016 
with Mark Lilly



Cedar Rapids, IA - October 7-9, 2016
San Diego, CA - November 11-13, 2016
Nottingham, UK - November 12, 2016

Detroit, MI - January 2017 (Dates TBD)
Louisville, KY - February 2017 (Dates TBD)
Denver, CO - March 2017 (Dates TBD)

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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 www.streetyoga.org.

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