Outreach Programs

Yoga Mendocino prides itself on making positive changes within the community. We not only offer our regular classes and workshops, but also provide activities related to spiritual and physical well-being, at no cost to the groups and individuals most in need of them.


Manzanita Peer Support Wellness & Care Management Services: 

Yoga Mendocino provides a 1 hour free stress-relief yoga class to clients of Manzanita Services, a  non-profit organization serving those living with mental health challenges. The class is open to the public for anyone experiencing emotional and behavioral health challenges. All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome including beginners and students with special needs.  Mats are provided onsite by YoMo. Classes are drop-in and can be started at any time. This class is currently taught by YoMo instructor, Deborah Phillips.

For more info on Manzanita Services, Click Here.

Juvenile Hall:

The primary function of the Mendocino County Juvenile Hall is to provide for the physical and emotional care of incarcerated youth in Mendocino County. The weekly yoga classes provided by Yoga Mendocino are attended by a mixture of both boys and girls. The population rotates regularly as youth enter the program and are released. The classes are totally voluntary, so participants have the choice to join in or not and are free to leave the class at any point with the permission of the guards present. Classes are typically standard beginning level Yoga classes with an introduction to yoga philosophy and lifestyle, as well. This program is currently taught by YoMo instructor, Deborah Phillips and paid for by the Mendocino County Sherriff’s Department.

Scholarship Program

There are a multitude of benefits and therapeutic advantages to practicing yoga. To remain true to our vision of  promoting physical and spiritual well-being within the community Yoga Mendocino supports a scholarship program that allow low-income students and those affected by cancer and mental illness to attend classes at the studio for free or at a discounted rate.

Prenatal and Postpartum Classes

Yoga Mendocino offers a comprehensive program and partnership with Bloom Waterbirth & Wellness Center that offers prenatal and postpartum yoga classes for new moms.

For more information on our Prenatal and Postpartum yoga classes, Click Here.

 

SUPPORT YOGA MENDOCINO

We are able provide scholarship assistance and community outreach programs through a combination of class income, donations, Sustaining Memberships and fundraising. It is with the support of our community that we are able to continue thriving as a non-profit organization. Please consider giving a donation or becoming a Sustaining Member. Click Here to learn more.

You can also support our yoga community by volunteering. We always welcome an extra set helping hands.

To learn more about volunteering with us, Click Here.