Empowering individuals facing barriers to life success with the health and wellness benefits of mindfulness-based Yoga.
Yoga4Change CT: is a Connecticut based non-profit organization brining mindfulness-based yoga programs to the underserved. We believe groups such as youth, low income seniors and individuals in recovery from chronic mental health issues and addiction deserve access to these practices.
Mindfulness-based Yoga is a practice within which we are encouraged and guided to access and develop the natural abilities of our mind/body connection (such as awareness, concentration, and our ability to calm and heal ourselves). By attending to bodily sensations, breath, thoughts, and emotions in a non-judgemental way, we are better able to access our own wisdom as we address the reality of daily life and respond to its challenges from a place of inner and outer balance and stability.
Yoga4Change operates on a combination of donations, fee-for-service partnerships and grant funding.
Increasing health and wellness in ALL communities by:
Expanding access to high-quality, mindfulness-based yoga instruction
Expanding awareness of the benefits and value of mindfulness-based yoga practices
Creating a diverse and highly qualified yoga teacher pool to provide yoga instruction that is specialized, accessible, and culturally relevant to ALL
Yoga4Change Core Beliefs & Values
Health and wellbeing are the cornerstones of empowered living and the effective pursuit of happiness.
Mind/body practices promote health and wellbeing
Individual wellbeing is the building block of healthy, vibrant families and communities.
Empowerment requires the direct transmission of knowledge and practices, providing the opportunity for self-selection and ownership of the tools best suited to each individual.