Yoga Gangsters empowers youth by addressing the symptoms of trauma and poverty such as limited education, addiction, violence, incarceration, teen pregnancy, HIV, and more through the science and practice of yoga.
We are so grateful for the Yogiiza peeps and the yoga community for thinking of us. Please support this awesome event and stop by the table to say hi!
4:00pm – Karma Beach Clean-up
5:30pm – Community Yoga Flow
Eugene Gant – Naam Yoga Pranayama
Rina Jakubowicz – Vinyasa Yoga
Alessandrina Lerner – Guided Sunset Meditation
Andrew Clark – Crystal Sound Bowls
Ashtanga – AcroYoga – Skanda Demonstrations By:
Daylene Christensen – Megan Johnson – Rob Newmans
Gabriel Axel – Ewa Josefsson – Barbara Bennet
7:00pm – Party Continues…
Local Organic Food & Beverage – Juice Bar – Slack Line – AcroYoga
Bag Monster by Surfrider – Surf Videos – Synergy Karmic Conversations
Mindful Raffle – Hug & Heal Corner – Posture Analysis – 1111 Vibes
YOGiiZA Photo Contest for Full Page Ad in Origin Magazine
Live Music by Local Musicians Fabian Hernadez & Adrian Gonzalez
This Saturday, round up your friends and family and join Yoga Gangsters at PhilanthroFest 2013, a FREE family friendly festival that features art, music and dance entertainment, a kid’s zone, a community stage, and more! The festival is intended to create an environment that promotes civic engagement and deepens community connections while connecting potential volunteers and donors to not-for-profit organizations. The fun will take place this Saturday, April 6th from 12p-6:30p at Miami Dade College - Wolfson Campus located at 300 Northeast 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33132. RSVP at www.philanthrofest.eventbrite.com
Next Wednesday night March 20th, celebrate WMC (that’s Winter Music Conference for the yogi folks) at Buck 15‘s benefit party for Yoga Gangsters! The casual lounge is located at 437 Lincoln Road Miami Beach and admission is FREE (yes, that means NO COVER). Proceeds from all sales of the super affordable drinks will go towards Yoga Gangster’s non-profit programming helping us to continue bringing more free yoga programs to inner city youth. (Now that’s a good excuse to party during the week) The Deep House sounds will be provided by Mr. Wolfe, DJ Stell*R (also an official YG teacher!) and Mr. RX. The party’s from 9 p.m.- 5 a.m. so even the early risers have no excuses See you there and if you spot a YG shirt, come say HI!
These days the medical community is becoming much more aware of how yoga can affect both health and well-being. Yoga is truly one of the best preventative medicines gaining popularity, so we were thrilled when asked to educate the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s staff and students at their community health fair last week. Programming Manager, Natalya Krayeva and volunteer Linda Gonzalez had the opportunity to answer questions from the community and share about our upcoming training offerings for those seeking to learn more about yoga and trauma.
When we were invited by City Year Miami to share yoga with middle school students on a Saturday morning, we knew that we would be meeting some pretty exceptional kids. We had such a blast participating in the Young Heroes “Health & Fitness Day” where we taught how yoga is a great way to workout your body, mind and spirit. The youth here were eager to learn and many even remembered some poses from our participation in last year’s event. Check out the photos below and click here to see the entire photo album on Facebook. Class led by Marisol Tamez, Paola Pinto & Sarah Clegg.
Can you believe we’ve already trained over 250 people wanting to give back to their community? YES, the energy of service is getting more intense and powerful every day! Meet the latest graduating class of YG trainees who completed our Yoga Gangsters Outreach Training in Miami at 305 Yoga this past weekend. The next stops on our US Tour are Hegel Yoga in Phoenix, AZ (March 1-3) and Philadelphia, PA (April 12-14)!
Talk about a MOVEMENT! Yesterday a special member of the YG family, Candy McDowall, created a blog post to tell us about her outreach program at Huckleberry House a crisis and runaway center for teens in Columbus, OH. She asked her friends and family to contribute donations and in less than 24 hours she’s already raised over $870.00! We are full of gratitude for our community of supporters! Click the graphic below to be redirected to Candy’s blog “Bird Uncaged” to read her full article!
This past weekend, we took over Las Vegas and welcomed a brand crew to the Yoga Gangsters family! Big Love to Angelica Govaert, owner of Sin City Yoga for hosting us and building community! Next stop on our Outreach Training U.S. Tour is our hometown of Miami, Florida this February 22-24 at 305 Yoga. Sign up HERE.
Make sure to pick up the latest issue of Miami Yoga Magazine which features this piece about our 2012 Yoga Aid Challenge written by Yoga Gangsters Director Marisol Tamez. Free printed copies available at various yoga studios in Miami.