Our Mission

YogaCare catalyzes the spread of yoga in under-resourced communities to promote health.

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Customized Yoga Programs: We partner with neighborhood organizations to develop customized, safe, and welcoming programs for individuals of all levels and backgrounds to manage stress, pain, and chronic diseases and to foster community. These include: 

  • Weekly Community Yoga - classes tailored for adults and families to address the health needs of each organization’s clients and community members

  • Specialized Group Yoga Therapy - programs customized for adults to address particular health conditions with an interdisciplinary team approach

  • Staff Care for Health Care Sessions – workshops and strategies for integrating mind-body practices for health care and social service providers’ workday

Yoga class hosted for staff care retreat at PCC Austin Family Health Center.

Yoga class hosted for staff care retreat at PCC Austin Family Health Center.

Self Care for Health Care Workshop hosted at PCC Austin Family Health Center.

Self Care for Health Care Workshop hosted at PCC Austin Family Health Center.

 

YogaCare hosted Bending Towards Justice Training thanks to the support of Mansfield Family Foundation.

Yoga Teacher Training: We provide advanced training for yoga teachers to adapt yoga to community populations. We also offer scholarships for YogaCare students to become yoga teachers in their own communities. 

 
SEYN Spring 2019 Gathering at Ganesha Yoga and Adventures in Fitness.

SEYN Spring 2019 Gathering at Ganesha Yoga and Adventures in Fitness.

Socially Engaged Yoga Network (SEYN): Through quarterly gatherings and collaborative work, we offer professional development, networking, and capacity building for yoga teachers and organizations in the Chicagoland area interested in providing community based yoga service work. We build partnerships in the fields of community health, social services, environmental sustainability, and education to improve health, empower communities, and leverage resources for positive social change.

 
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