Yoga Service Council
As yoga, mindfulness and meditation continue to demonstrate the capacity to heal, inspire, reduce stress and improve health in widely diverse settings, the yoga community has come together to support the work of expanding access to these transformational practices.
The Yoga Service Council was formed in 2009 at the Omega Institute by a group of organizations bringing yoga to underserved populations. As we worked to support each other, exchange ideas and envision the future, a collaboration was sparked that has made all of our efforts stronger and more intentional.
Each year the membership of the YSC grows, and our capacity to serve grows with it. We meet every May through the generosity of the Omega Institute to exchange best practices, discuss how to expand access, and infuse our programs with renewed energy and inspiration.
The mission of the YSC is to support individuals and organizations to best serve and empower their communities through yoga and mindfulness. Our members currently bring these practices to tens of thousands of people: veterans, trauma survivors, incarcerated adults and teens, cancer survivors, at-risk children, domestic violence survivors, but there are many millions more to serve.
Through our collaboration we seek to support those on this path of service, so that we can all remain open, nonjudgmental, informed, educated, & self reflective in our work.