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What Is Service Yoga 2.0 Workshop

  • The Collective Impact Center 3295 Meade Avenue San Diego, CA, 92116 United States (map)

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Did you know 70% of U.S. adults have experienced trauma?

As a yoga instructor, you have probably experienced the healing power of this ancient practice and want to share that healing with the world. Even though we yogis try to proceed with the best of intentions, we may not realize that without proper training on trauma-informed service yoga, we could be leaving certain people feeling disempowered and marginalized.

About the Workshop

OG Yoga’s two-day “What Is Service Yoga 2.0” workshop provides an overview of service yoga, helping you understand the importance of trauma-informed yoga training. You’ll learn what makes service yoga different– from how the yoga room is set up, to use of terminology, and pose adjustments.

Who Does Service Yoga Help?


Service yoga is suited for individuals across the globe - those suffering from PTSD, trauma, abuse, disabilities, foster care and incarceration. With proper training in service yoga, instructors can impart a sense of ease, confidence and awareness for these individuals that can aid in recovery and healing. In addition, service yoga can provide practical, lifelong skills that these individuals can use as a resource, like breathwork and meditation. 

It’s important to keep in mind that one does not have have to be impoverished, homeless, have mental illness, or be former military to suffer from PTSD and/or trauma. In fact, 70% of U.S. adults have experienced trauma.

Paving a Way for Service Yoga


Service yoga isn’t just for volunteer work. There is a growing need for paid service yoga instructors, especially as yoga gains more headway as an important player in medical and wellness programs. Nonprofit OG Yoga is paving a way for service yoga, helping passionate yoga instructors make a meaningful career path and bring this training anywhere they choose. 

Why OG Yoga

Nonprofit OG Yoga has partnerships with the organizations that send out these accredited and highly-vetted yoga instructors to teach trauma-informed yoga classes. OG Yoga’s instructors are compensated and, as an added benefit, receive additional training on the latest work in trauma along the way. Learn more about service yoga here.

Workshop Details


April 7 and 8 from 10am to 5pm (lunch provided)

The Collective Impact Center
3295 Meade Avenue
San Diego, CA, 92116


  • Two-Day Workshop is $350
  • OG Yoga Ambassadors receive a $50 discount for total price of $300

Facilitated By: 

  • JoAnn Jaffe, OG Yoga Founder
  • John Loggins, Yogi and Associate Director for the Center for Awareness, Service and Action at USD

Contact JoAnn Jaffe at or call (858) 775-6625

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