It's All about Access
Yoga is not yet accessible to all people and we want to change that.
In 2017 we teamed up with Suryaside Yoga and The Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement to create "I Can Breathe Yoga" a program that allows us to bring yoga to populations that do not currently have access to it.
We accomplish this by providing scholarships to teacher trainings for people who can't afford it, and partnering with other non profits to provide a physical space for those teachers to give free lessons to the community.
"I Can Breathe"
"I Can Breathe" is a mantra you can repeat to yourself when you feel like you cannot control the people, things, and events around you. Practicing breath and body awareness is one of the healthiest ways to focus on yourself and minimize the damaging effects of everyday life.
I Can Breathe Yoga will be hosting free yoga classes every Saturday in the gymnasium at the Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement, 10-25 41st Avenue, Long Island City, Queens.
Classes will take place from 12:15-1:15pm every Saturday and are absolutely free!
Open to all levels of experience. Join us to improve your balance, strength, and flexibility while becoming more present in your every day life.
Classes are led by Christian Matos, a recent graduate of Suryaside Yoga's 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program. Christian was granted a scholarship slot in this training for the purposes of bringing yoga into communities that lack access to affordable yoga and wellness services.