SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER
Screenshot from the homepage of Street Yoga's new website!

Dear friend, 

Last week, we welcomed Katie Burns to the Street Yoga team-- and we are thrilled to have her on board as our new Program Director and Development Manager.  Katie will take the lead on our Trauma-Informed Yoga for Youth classes-- this includes relationships with our Program Sites and Volunteer Teachers.  She will also be responsible for a few of our annual development initiatives.  

A note from Katie:

I am excited to be joining the Street Yoga team as the new Program Director and Development Manager. With a background in mental health, education, and yoga, this position beautifully blends many of my passions into supporting this great organization. 

My professional social justice work started when I joined the Inner-City Teaching Corps of Chicago through which I taught 2nd grade at a low income school where many of my students and their families were immigrants. During this experience, I recognized that I wanted more training in dealing with trauma, so I moved for Vancouver, B.C. where I earned my Master's in Counseling Psychology. Since then, I've worked at DESC with individuals experiencing severe mental health symptoms and chemical dependency challenges and at Wellspring Family Services with families who are currently experiencing and/ or have previous experiences with homelessness. Over the past few years, I completed the 200 hour and the advanced teacher training through Whole Life Yoga. I deeply believe in the mind-body-breath connection, and yoga strongly supplements my prior training.

I've witnessed how beneficial the tools of yoga can be when addressing trauma, and I feel lucky to be joining this great community of volunteers and supporters. I look forward to meeting each of you and offering support to the essential work that you do. Thank you for your dedication to Street Yoga and the youth we serve.

Warmly,
Everyone at Street Yoga
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NATIONAL YOGA MONTH EVENTS
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In October 2014 we moved Street Yoga's headquarters from Portland, OR to Seattle, WA.  Since then, we have welcomed new board members and formed 3 and 5 year goals for the future of Street Yoga.  This event is a great opportunity to connect with the Street Yoga community.  
Every month Street Yoga partners with a local studio and in September 2015 Tiger Lily Yoga of Rainier Beach is hosting a donation-based yoga class to support Street Yoga programming.  Studio owner, Emily Iverson, has written a blog post about the studio's commitment to community, yoga service and unique studio management practices.  Read the article here .
The sound bath, through the use of crystal singing bowls, offers students the opportunity through the vibrational qualities of sound to release energy that is no longer serving them and move into deeper states of healing and relaxation.  This is much the same mission we have for young people who take Street Yoga classes.  We hope you join us for this wonderful event.   Ticket information here .
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UPCOMING TRAININGS
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TRAUMA-INFORMED YOGA TRAININGS
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 25-27, 2015 
with Ivy Katz

Hosted by  Janati Yoga School



partial scholarships still available!

Early bird deadline has passed.




October 2-4, 2015 
with Ivy Katz

Hosted by  Mind Body & Core

 

partial scholarships still available!





October 23-25, 2015 
with Ivy Katz

Hosted by  Santosha Yoga



partial scholarships still available!


TRAINING CALENDAR

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS
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YOGA PANDA APP
Support Street Yoga in the month of September by using the  Yoga Panda  app. For every yoga class you take booked through Yoga Panda, Street Yoga receives a $1 donation. 




SEATTLE YOGA NEWS  i s a weekly digital publication with informative, educational and inspirational content curated for the yoga community in the Seattle area. 

 

YOGA TEACHER CENTRAL donates 5% of proceeds to Street Yoga. Get instant access to expert teachings from diverse styles. Anatomy, Asana, Bandhas, Injuries, Mantras, Meditation, Music, Philosophy, Poetry, Pranayama, Sequencing, Themes. www.yogateachercentral.com. 

 



 

THE SAMARYA CENTER offers $100 off their Integrated Movement Therapy (IMT) trainings to all active Street Yoga teachers!  Read about IMT here.

 

     
       

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CONNECT WITH STREET YOGA
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Street Yoga is a nationally recognized non-profit organization that teaches yoga, mindfulness and compassionate communication to youth and families struggling with 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. Street Yoga started in Portland, OR in 2002 and now holds weekly classes at over 25 sites. Learn more at  www.streetyoga.org.