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Our Mission

Breathe & Believe Yoga is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing the practice of yoga to communities in need. We work with homeless shelters, outreach programs and a variety of other groups where yoga classes would not typically be accessible. 


“I like when yoga comes [to the shelter]. It helps my heart calm down!”
— Child Resident at Emergency Family Shelter
“Breathe & Believe brings the benefits of yoga to an otherwise underserved group of people, allowing them to try something out in the comfort of the space where they live, at the same time demistifying what yoga is and can be”
— Shelter Staff Member

Our approach

  • The groups we work with are people living in high stress and traumatic environments
  • Yoga is one of the best ways to self-regulate stress. By learning how to BREATHE effectively we are helping provide people with valuable life tools
  • We teach all of our classes in the common living areas of our partners. No travel required!
  • We aim to create an open and welcoming environment for our participants  
  • We teach all of our classes using a trauma sensitive lens
  • Our volunteer teachers have all completed at least 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
  • We provide all yoga props and gift them to our partner organizations to encourage clients to continue practicing!