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School for Compassionate Action: Yoga & Meditation for Communities in Need

Joined in February 2010

About Us

We bring the awareness practices of yoga and mindfulness meditation into our local communities. We empower and educate at-risk youth and those with chronic pain, illness, trauma and addictions. We train health care providers, social workers, therapists, psychologists and yoga teachers to utilize these tools to work with people in need.

Our experience shows that the typical yoga teacher training does not adequately prepare one to work effectively with these populations. Nor is it either safe or effective for therapists, social workers or psychologists to offer yoga and meditation without proper training.

Led by Jill Satterfield, our consortium of highly skilled yoga and meditation teachers, clinical psychologists, social workers and contemplative Buddhist psychotherapists offers in-depth teacher training through workshops, classes, mentoring, community gatherings, hands-on internships, and study.

SCA’s teacher-training program is the first in the country to weave together the disciplines of yoga, meditation, and psychology to address the needs of at-risk and in-need populations.

Our target populations include: • Youth Action – empowering and educating at-risk youth • Health & Wellness Action – helping people living in chronic pain and with illnesses, trauma, and addictions of all kinds.

Graduates of the SCA training program are now teaching in a variety of venues, including hospitals, rehab centers, schools, halfway houses, nursing homes, kids summer camps and alternative to incarceration facilities.

We bring the awareness practices of yoga and mindfulness meditation into our local communities. We empower and educate at-risk youth and those with chronic pain, illness, trauma and addictions. We train health care providers, social…

Issue Areas Include

  • Health & Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Religion & Spirituality

Location

  • Brooklyn
    New York, NY

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