Stories of Service: Yoga Beyond The Mat2019-12-02T14:48:02+00:00

Stories of Service

Yoga Beyond The Mat

Over the past twelve years, we have helped thousands of people access the transformational benefits of yoga. Many of our beneficiaries came to yoga to cope with unthinkable challenges — a cancer diagnosis, a lifetime of incarceration, systemic bias and oppression. We believe every one of these individuals has an important story to tell — about their lives, the adversity they’ve faced, and the unique role yoga played in healing and transformation.

When my brain grew too big for my skull, I had to have brain surgery. The months that followed were one of the most difficult periods of my life; they challenged me physically, mentally, and emotionally. Yoga helped me to create a new reality.

When I was forced to return to the small town life I had fled from, I vowed to create what I was looking for when I left: alternative life choices. I wanted to teach yoga. There was just one problem: I had never even taken a yoga class.

At age fifty-three, the wind got knocked out of me when I heard these words: “You have cancer—invasive ductal carcinoma.”

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