THREE AND A HALF ACRES YOGA FOUNDATION
- Homeless & Housing
- Immigrants & Refugees
- Justice & Legal
- People with Disabilities
Location301 W 110TH ST APT 4NNEW YORK, NY 10026 United States
"Each human needs about three and a half acres of land to breathe properly.... and you create that needed space by giving back to our communities" -R. Sharath Jois, Director of the Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore India MISSION: We broaden access to yoga, breathing and mindfulness techniques, focusing on communities who have experienced trauma. Our classes and training support individuals and teachers alike in recognizing their power for positive change. VISION: We believe every yoga teacher needs training in trauma sensitivity and that everyone deserves access to a yoga experience, free of harm, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability or class.
Three and a Half Acres partners with other nonprofits and organizations to add yoga, meditation and mindfulness to their offerings. We believe that the services we provide help our partners do what they do better and support them in their missions.
When we know better, we do better.
70% of the US population has survived some form of trauma which means, trauma is in every room. Whether you work in a yoga studio, online from home, or in a shelter, food bank, or recovery center, you are interacting, probably without even knowing it, with someone who has survived trauma. Our duty as yoga teachers is to do no harm and yet even with best intentions without knowledge of the ways trauma shows up, our actions may be unskillful. Three and a Half Acres trauma informed yoga teacher training will ensure you have the guidance and practices you need to reduce harm and create safer spaces.