While you register for Solstice in Times Square: Athleta Mind Over Madness Yoga, consider contributing to three of our favorite NYC yoga-related charities. A donation equal to the amount you would normally pay for a yoga class would be wonderful, since the Solstice yoga classes are all free.
Bent on Learning
Since 2001, BENT ON LEARNING has been teaching yoga to children in New York City public schools -- during the school day -- and giving kids the tools they need to be healthier, happier and better prepared for academic and personal success. They serve 3,500 students every week, (18,000 kids to date!), and strive to reach as many students as possible. Please support them in educating our children in body, mind and heart.
Exhale to Inhale
Since 2013 EXHALE TO INHALE has been bringing the healing and grounding tools of yoga to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Exhale to Inhale’s trauma-trained yoga teachers visit over a dozen domestic violence shelters and community centers each week. They bring free yoga to women who might not otherwise have access. This young organization is growing rapidly and can use your support to reach their goal of bringing yoga to 1,000 survivors this year.
Since 2009, the URBAN ZEN INTEGRATIVE THERAPY PROGRAM has been teaching doctors, nurses, allied health care professionals and yoga teachers how to integrate the eastern healing modalities of yoga therapy, Reiki, essential oil therapy, contemplative end-of-life care and nutrition. To date, there have been more than 21,000 documented UZIT sessions which have supported patients and their caregivers bedside in hospitals, in outpatient clinical settings and in-home care. Your support will continue to grow the UZIT Program to hospitals and clinics nationwide.