Yogis in Service Classes
Yogis in Service works with the community in the following ways:
We sponsor and deliver YIS yoga via our teachers and trauma-informed yoga practice and curriculum across WNY in specific, on-mission programs that we believe are promoting health and wellness across WNY.
We work by contract to provide the yoga teachers and trauma-informed yoga and curriculum to your school or program. We are happy to help schools provide wellness programming.
We partner with other yoga studios/schools/programs/teachers to offer YIS-aligned programming (it must be aligned with our mission) across WNY.
We teach yoga teachers and service providers YIS trauma-informed and growth oriented yoga practices and social emotional learning curriculum.
Current Yogis in Service Classes
(Many of these classes are currently on hold due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic)
Buffalo VA Medical Center
YIS partnered with the Buffalo VA Medical Center to provide weekly yoga sessions for for veterans struggling with substance use. VA staff and patients participate in this integrated program together.
Turning Point House
Turning Point House is an intensive residential rehabilitation 21-bed facility for men who were unable to achieve long-term recovery from substance use in previous attempts. These classes were closed to residents.
WNY Correctional Facilities
YIS offered weekly classes at several correctional facilities around WNY. YIS teachers offer tools to develop positive embodiment and self regualtion.
Yoga 12-Step Class
YIS offered weekly classes specifically for yoga for 12-step recovery at The Hope Center. Yoga for 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR) is a holistic model designed to address the physical, mental and spiritual disease of addiction.
Restoration Society offers a peer-to-peer model for young adults (16 to 20) recovering from a substance use disorder or at risk for developing one. YIS offered weekly yoga classes at Clubhouse Buffalo.
YIS offered weekly classes at several confidential centers throughout WNY that offer services for victims of domestic violence and their children.
Previous Yogis in Service Classes
In our partnerships across Buffalo, Yogis in Service has made wonderful friends. We have worked with the following programs. We are very grateful for our connections past and present.
Martha Mitchell Center
Vive Shelter-Jericho Road Community Health Center
Buffalo City Mission
Buffalo Public School PS 45, International School
West Buffalo Charter School
Lighthouse Women's Residence
RAGtime Summer Camp at Resurrection Lutheran Church
Women and Children’s Hospital at Ronald McDonald House