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Mission & Vision

Our Sacred Obligation

is deeply rooted in Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream. He taught us….

“Complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate.”

We embody the Dream in our sunlit path of yoga.

How?

Truth in our Words, Love in our Actions. We  connect with our breath and with each other.

We have a dream that children will be judged not by their test scores, but by the strength of their breath.

Better yet, not judged at all because we can’t be in the state of judgement and compassion at the same time.

Our Quest

Dedicated, Dignified, and Dream-worthy yoga teachers in the schools who dare to Breathe, who dare to invest in the health of their children, their educators, and their administrators,  so compassion, focus, confidence and creativity ring.

Yoga is  a vehicle to empower students to sense their bodies,breath and movement, wield the powerful tool of their mind, and laugh hard.

Our Truth

Our school programs provide dignified and disciplined classes, creating an environment that fosters strength, balance, mental clarity and positive self-expression, and lifts children up from the quicksands of disrespect and injustice.

We listen to our students, and tailor every class to meet their needs—our only goal is to meet our students where they are, and empower them with a practice that simultaneously grounds and liberates them. We lead them back to Self-hood.

 Children Really like yoga.

They have an honest, open relationship with their practice, and have an amazing clarity while talking about its positive effect on them. We hear our students say things like “I feel more grounded now!” and “all of my frustration went away during that sequence” and “I was tired before yoga class, but now I feel full of energy”.

In its fullest expression, yoga practice can be a place where a wide variety of experiences, sensations, thoughts, and feelings arise.  Our teachers model meeting these experiences with kindness, compassion, and curiosity. When yoga is taught in this spirit, it can help children befriend their body and mind and develop a sense of agency and competence unrelated to and independent of their peers or any standard measure.

With this movement, we will be able to work together, to breathe together, to practice together, to laugh together, to stand up for what we believe in together, knowing that we are all connected.

Help expand our program by making a donation. A $50 donation can help us teach up to 100 students yoga at a time.

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