We see and hear how yoga benefits the body, mind and spirit but yoga has also expanded to helping our community. Queue the Non-Profit Yoga organizations! These Non-Profit Yoga Organization are making a tremendous difference in our community by provide support through yoga.
Purple dot Yoga Project
The Purple(dot)Yoga Project started with a simple desire to empower the individual from victim to survivor, and help them in realizing their strength and worth as powerful people through the practice of yoga. We use Yoga as a tool to bring the public together and open up a conversation around Domestic Violence, because we firmly believe that it takes a drive to make a difference. Purple(dot)Yoga Project offers Yoga as part of the wellness programs as participating Domestic Violence Shelters. Currently Purple Dot Yoga Project provides yoga at The Spring of Tampa Bay and C.A.S.A in FL.
Africa Yoga Project
Africa Yoga Project Educates, Empowers, Elevates and Expands Employment with youth in Africa using the transformational practice of yoga. Our vision is to create opportunities for youth to step into their greatness, become self-sustaining and leaders in their communities.
This Organization began in 2007 to positively change lives across race, nationality, age,gender and economic status. Participants received a wide range of benefits from the practice, including personal empowerment, emotional healing, and increased physical health and vitality. They quickly embraced the practice in their lives. Yoga also introduced an unprecedented forum for community support through open dialogue and the opportunity to envision and create new possibilities for the future. Participants began easily accessing their own strength and power, and were hungry for a consistent yoga practice. There was also a strong desire for a community based on the principles of possibility, personal responsibility, service and community action.
Street Yoga builds capacity in youth through yoga and mindfulness to overcome suffering and cope with trauma. Offering trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness classes at organizations that serve youth who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences. Equipping professionals who work with youth with trauma-sensitive tools for integrating yoga and mindfulness into their work. We envision a world where everyone has access to yoga. Youth, families and their caregivers will employ tools learned from yoga, mindful breathing and compassionate communication, to grow stronger, heal from past traumas, and create for themselves a life that is inspired, safe and joyful.