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  • Jacobs Center 404 Euclid Avenue San Diego, CA, 92114 United States (map)

The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.

― T.K.V. Desikachar


In this workshop you will learn the qualities yoga teachers need to cultivate in order to work effectively with traumatized students. Yoga is part of an ancient system meant precisely to address human suffering – and particularly to address it in the body, where it lives. Facilitated by JoAnn Jaffe, OG Yoga Founder and Bill Brown, Prison Yoga Project San Diego Director/OG Advisory Council and 200-hour E-RYT.

We love yoga. We’ve had powerful healing experiences. We want to share that healing with the world. We proceed with the best of intentions and, yet, we may leave those we hope to help feeling disempowered and marginalized. How can we truly help?


Both certified yoga instructors as well as those thinking about yoga teacher training certification. This workshop is a precursor to OG Yoga’s Service Yoga Teacher Training School (SYTTS) currently in development for 2018.


OG Yoga's 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."

OG Yoga has a Strategic Alliance with Prison Yoga Project and is a member of the Yoga Service Council.

OG Yoga's programs serve incarcerated youth and adults, at-risk children & seniors and those facing difficult life circumstances that include homelessness, abuse, PTSD, foster emancipation, domestic violence and the visually impaired. Partners include District Attorney's CARE  Center, Kitchens for Good, Department of Corrections Female Offender Reentry Program, Naval Consolidated Brig, Alternative Healing Network Integrative Nights Tubman Chavez Center, Las Colinas Jail, East Mesa Reentry Facility, the Girls Rehabilitation Facility and the Braille Institute.


The workshop with catered lunch will be hosted at:

Jacobs Center- Kitchens For Good

404 Euclid Ave, San Diego 92102

OG Yoga is building a community where everyone has equal access to yoga and mindfulness practices to support healing, resilience, self-development and positive social change.
Earlier Event: September 12
Savasana at Sunset
Later Event: September 19
Savasana at Sunset