As a Member of the Yoga Association of Alberta, you are making a difference .

Yoga Outreach

The Yoga Association of Alberta Outreach Program provides the opportunity for yoga programming in communities, some of which may not be able to readily access yoga, networking, connecting and fostering of relationships and partnerships between the YAA and community, agencies and schools.

Examples of YAA Outreach Initiatives include the following: At Risk Youth Project (Anti-Bullying Project); Professional Development & classroom yoga in Ecole Sifton Elementary School , Camrose;  Abbottsfield in NE Edmonton with WEAC (Emergency Shelter for Women), Candora, Women’s Health Group; MIRA Society, Adults with Down Syndrome; Oliver Primary Care Centre, Strengthening Our Spirit Program, Canadian Mental Health, Recovery Acres, Correctional Service of Canada, etc.

We always appreciate financial and volunteer time donations to Outreach. A tax receipt is available. As well, gently used blocks, mats, and straps are welcomed.

For more information on the Yoga Outreach Program, contact the YAA office at yaa@yoga.ca

Support is provided to Albertans through:

  • Providing information about current and future yoga activities in Alberta.
  • Serving hard to reach populations including prisons, street youth, women’s shelters, seniors and rural communities through an Outreach Karma Yoga Program.
  • Publication of a regular newsletter, Yoga Bridge. Members may borrow from the YAA Library of over 600 titles.
  • Promoting and maintaining high standards of yoga instruction through teacher training and equivalency certification programs.
  • Organizing workshops, retreats and other activities independently and in co-operation with individuals and yoga communities throughout the province.
  • Serving hard to reach populations including prisons, street youth, women’s shelters, seniors and rural communities through an Outreach Karma Yoga Program.
  • The Yoga Association of Alberta supports and encourages the inclusion of yoga and mindfulness in schools

 

 

YOGA IN SCHOOLS SUMMARY (pdf)
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE (pdf)

CBC’s Radio Active podcast on Yoga in Schools:

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