Food, Shelter, Yoga.

Via on Aug 31, 2010

Street Yoga Teacher Training in L.A.

Looking for some right livelihood? Check out this forward-thinking weekend teacher training, October 1 – 3 in Encino, CA. You’ll get hands-on practice teaching yoga and mindfulness to youth and families struggling with homelessness, poverty, abuse, addiction, trauma and behavioral challenges.

Learn about:
~the benefits of yoga for vulnerable populations
~the core needs of specific populations
~safe, compact & portable asana sequences
~new tools for improved communication
~appropriate boundaries & touch
~the importance of having a community of support for this work

The training is open to experienced yoga teachers as well as those new to yoga and is approved for 14 CEUs by the National Association of Social Workers and by Yoga Alliance. Mark Lilly, Executive Director and Founder of Street Yoga, will lead the workshop.

From Street Yoga’s website: Street Yoga gives youth and their caregivers the tools to overcome early life trauma, through the sharing of life-building mindfulness and wellness practices grounded in the ancient healing principles of yoga. We serve by helping them create a sense of true home in their own bodies, minds and communities.

Why is yoga important for homeless youth?  Read this insightful piece.

Apply online here or check out the event page on Facebook.

Homeless kids in Portland talk about Street Yoga:

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Thanks to Samantha Kinkaid from Yoga Everyone for the heads up. Founded in 2010, Yoga Everyone
provides integrative yoga and meditation services for those in need through classes, education and advocacy. Yoga Everyone also collaborates with and sponsors like-minded organizations to enable valuable contributions to be made to the local communities within Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

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