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Empowering San Diego’s most marginalized youth, adults and seniors through the eightfold yoga path so they may lead healthy, happy and productive lives, and become active participants in the health and wellness of their schools and communities. 

 
 
 

OG Yoga Brings Well-Being to Underserved and Vulnerable Communities

 

Mission:

Our mission is “to deliver trauma informed mindfulness based yoga through partnerships with non-profit organizations serving marginalized individuals to support healing, resilience, self-development and positive social change.”  

 

Vision:

To make yoga available through the systems serving those in need to transform lives, increase successful outcomes and build healthier communities.

 

OG Yoga Model:

Restorative, mindful and meditative eightfold yoga practice dealing with physical, moral, mental and spiritual well-being, flexibility, strength, balance, relaxation, connection, peace and self-knowledge. Yoga Alliance certified instructors with at least 200 hours of teaching experience. Specialized training in trauma-informed programming for youth, seniors and adults facing homelessness, poverty, abuse, addiction, behavioral challenges, incarceration and reentry. Strategic Alliance with Prison Yoga Project. Member of the Yoga Service Council, a 5013 formed in 2009 in collaboration with the Omega Institute, to maximize the effectiveness, sustainability, and impact of organizations like OG Yoga working to make yoga and mindfulness equally accessible to all.

 
I feel much more stable emotionally with regular yoga practice. It seems I’m much more able to brush things off and my psycological state is more stable. I have learned an element of self control as I hold a difficult pose and use mind over matter. I’m able to practice this is all phases of my life.
— J.M., Prison Yoga Student
My practice has definitely benefited me in regard to my mood swings. Being bipolar I believe that my yoga practice has everything to do with a natural mindful sense of balance what has become the support I trust enough to reduce my medicine to one prescript.
— B.M., Prison Yoga Student
The yoga classes have helped me with impulse control, obsessive and compulsive thinking patterns, and given me the ability to find calm in stressful situations. I have learned what it means to be at peace with myself and live everyday mindful of who I really am.
— D.P, Prison Yoga Student
I’m able to stay grounded by getting into my breathing which takes my focus off stressful, traumatic events such as flashbacks. It keeps me mindful mentally and physically and enhances my self control.
— D.B., Prison Yoga Student
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The mission of OG Yoga is to deliver trauma informed mindfulness based yoga through partnerships with non-profit organizations and correctional facilities to support healing, resilience, self-development and positive social change By making a donation, you can support our initiatives to deliver on-site yoga to those who cannot access a studio and provide the necessary yoga mats and props. We encourage all donations but do not guarantee that donated funds will be used for a specific purpose. Thank you!