Y.O.G.A. for Youth is deeply concerned about youth throughout this country and indeed around the world. For us it is important to assure that the adults taking the training will leave prepared to give a child tools to discover their own personal greatness that will help them make better choices in their lives, even when things don’t go their way.
Since its inception in 1993, Y.O.G.A. for Youth has served over 16,000 young people in Los Angeles county alone. A division of Y.O.G.A., Inc, Y.O.G.A. for Youth is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to creating opportunities for youth to practice yoga and relaxation in schools, community facilities, hospitals and detention centers.
To that end, we train adults to teach yoga postures, yoga kriyas, meditations and powerful breathing techniques to:
- Build confidence;
- Become mindful;
- Take responsibility for their actions;
- Become courageous “peaceful warriors”;
- Learn self regulation;
- Act and not react to the things they cannot control;
- Respect self, others and community; and
- Find ways to access their kindness.