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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. 


 

We are fostering a community of active participants in the health and wellness of our 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.

 
 
OG Yoga taught me to be calm during the most stressful situation of my life- INCARCERATION.
— F.A., Department of Corrections Graduate
 
 
OG Yoga has been impactful for our culinary students from challenging backgrounds.
— A.P., Kitchens For Good Program Director
 
 
My husband who serves in the military carried me to safety when gunfire broke out at the Las Vegas festival. I can’t shake the memory and the certainty that he would not come back and I would be a widow to our three boys at home. OG Yoga gave me tools to begin healing my suffering, depression, isolation and PTSD
— K.T., Trauma Workshop Participant
 
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Through partnerships with non-profit organizations and correctional facilities we 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!