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Classes for At-Risk Communities

Part of our mission is to make Iyengar Yoga accessible to the public, whether as a means to healthy living, as a complementary treatment or to address specific conditions. We support underserved communities by providing free classes taught by qualified teachers. Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics provides the props for participants in these classes.

History of Service

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    • IYT has provided classes free of charge in the following communities:
  • Child survivors of domestic and community violence – Los Angeles
  • Russian language classes for low-income seniors – West Hollywood
  • Spanish language classes for low-income caregivers – North Hollywood
  • Students handling pressure and stress in the academic decathlon – Los Angeles
  • Residents and community college students in a California farming town – Delano
  • Transgender college students – Bakersfield
  • US Vets (class has resumed outdoors since 2021) – Riverside County
  • Children of low-income families – practiced yoga in conjunction with writing – Los Angeles
  • Child victims of violence – Los Angeles
  • Native American teenagers in a boarding school – Riverside County
  • LGBT adults in an assisted-living facility – Los Angeles
  • Children of low-income families participating in an afterschool program
  • Partnering organizations include Children’s Institute (2 sites), Los Angeles Unified School District (4 sites), Los Angeles LGBT Center, Sherman Indian High School (Riverside), Gay and Lesbian Center of Bakersfield, West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation, 826 LA, St. Patrick’s Catholic School (North Hollywood), Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles and US Vets (Moreno Valley).