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Learn how teachers are sharing the extraordinary gift of yoga with the world, how we’re supporting them, and how you can join the movement.

Prison Yoga Project - Women's YTT

Launching a Yoga Teacher Training in Prison: Empowering Women Through Yoga

This past Friday night, 18 women and one life-sized plastic skeleton…

Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas: Witnessing The Positive Impact Of Yoga For Veterans

This is an interview with Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas, a Marine…
Jennifer Wright - Mindful Yoga Therapy Teacher

Jennifer Wright: Bringing Yoga to Veterans Treatment Court

This is an interview with Jennifer Wright, who offers Mindful…
Jill Weiss Ippolito - UpRising Yoga

Jill Weiss Ippolito: How We Serve Incarcerated Youth

This is an interview with Jill Weiss Ippolito, who is the founder/director…

Best Practices For Yoga in Schools: New White Book From the Yoga Service Council Now Available

We are tremendously excited for the first Yoga Service White…
Dana Walters

Dana Walters: Making Yoga Accessible To All

This is an interview with Dana Walters, co-founder of Project…
Mindful Yoga Therapy 100-Hour Program

An invitation to yoga teachers: help to save Veterans in 2016

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The new year is a time to set our intention for the coming…

Caitlin Lanier: Trauma-Sensitive Yoga for Survivors of Sexual Assault

This is an interview with Caitlin Lanier, who has pioneered several…
Elizabeth Carling

Elizabeth Carling: Why Teach Yoga and Mindfulness in Prison?

This is an interview with Elizabeth Carling, who offers a free…
Liz Corwin

"Compassion in action": the stories behind our yoga mat grant program

by Christine Moore Mat Grant Coordinator Give Back Yoga…
Mindful Yoga Therapy

Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans 100-Hour Certification in Newington, CT • Begins March 18, 2016

Mindful Yoga Therapy is an empirically informed, clinically…

Amy Devi: How One Yoga Teacher Gives Back From Mat

Yoga teacher Amy Devi leads regular donation classes at Yoga…

One Million Faces: Remixing Resiliency with YJ Live in Estes Park

Join in community with Give Back Yoga Foundation and One Million…

Looking Back on 9/11: Beryl Bender Birch & Yoga for Post-Traumatic Stress

On September 11, 2001, Give Back Yoga co-founder Beryl Bender…
Dr. Robert Scott

Dr. Robert Scott: Yoga for First Responders

This is an interview with Dr. Robert Scott, a licensed psychologist…

Phoenix Patriot Foundation Partnership Supports Yoga for Veterans

Give Back Yoga is honored to partner with the Phoenix Patriot…

Paige Reeves: How We Bridge Linguistic and Socio-Economic Borders

This is an interview with Paige Reeves, who launched YogaVida…

Yoga: How We Serve the Plus-Size Community

This is an interview with Meera Patricia Kerr, who began studying…
Warriors For Healing - Team Yoga For First Responders

Warriors For Healing Event Draws Yogis, Veterans

On June 28th, 2015, more than six hundred yogis from…
YogaReach - InMotion

Yoga For Everyone: How Gaiam Is Kickstarting Yoga Classes For The Underserved

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Your yoga mat is a safe place. A place to learn how to…
Women's Class at Farashe Yoga Center in Ramallah

Sharing the Practice of Yoga in the West Bank

by Rob Schware, Executive Director of Give Back Yoga Foundation Give…
Sarah Fink Carlin

Sarah Fink Carlin: Integrating Yoga and Traditional Healthcare

This is an interview with Sarah Fink Carlin, who obtained her…
Michael Joseph Ferguson

Nutrition, Yoga and a Holistic Perspective on Adult ADD/ADHD

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This is an interview with Michael Joseph Ferguson, a life…
Yoga Studio App

Discover the Benefits of Yoga With A Free App From Gaiam: June 19-21

Yoga Studio App International Day of Yoga Giveaway In celebration…
Christina Phipps Foundation Training

Beth Daugherty: How We Serve Cancer Patients

This is an interview with Beth Daugherty, Executive Director…
Laura Plumb

Laura Plumb: Bringing Yoga To Underserved Communities

This is an interview with Laura Plumb, who began her career in…
Give Back Yoga Foundation Website Launch

Introducing the new Give Back Yoga website

One small click for viewers, one giant leap for Give Back Yoga:…

Perri van Rossem: Bringing Yoga to a Canadian Prison

This is an interview with Perri van Rossem, who began teaching…