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Accessible Yoga Mission Statement 

Accessible Yoga is dedicated to sharing the benefits of Yoga with anyone who currently does not have access to these practices, and with communities that have been excluded or underserved. All people, regardless of ability or background, deserve equal access to the ancient teachings of Yoga, which offer individual empowerment and spiritual awakening. By building a strong network and advocating for a diverse Yoga culture that is inclusive and welcoming, we are sharing Yoga with all.

Vision

Bringing Yoga to excluded and underserved communities
a.       Increasing awareness of the benefits of Yoga
b.       Offering information and resources to the general public

Supporting Yoga teachers
a.       Offering Accessible Yoga Training and Conferences
b.       Networking & community building among teachers

Creating a global Accessible Yoga Network
a.       Building a network of Accessible Yoga Ambassadors
b.       Connecting with organizations that support accessibility

Advocating for Accessible Yoga
a.       Educating the mainstream yoga community
b.       Raising awareness within the larger community and mainstream media

Programs 

Accessible Yoga Conference

The Accessible Yoga Conference’s mission is to provide a forum where the Yoga community can come together to connect, share, and support those who wish to expand access to the Yoga teachings for people with disabilities, chronic illness, seniors, and anyone who doesn’t feel comfortable in a regular yoga class.
·      San Francisco – October 6-8, 2017
·     Berlin – October 19-21, 2018
·     Accessible Yoga Conference online on Yoga International


Accessible Yoga Ambassadors

·     Ambassador Teams – volunteer teams running Accessible Yoga
·     Regional Teams – Local teams organized by language and/or region
·     International Ambassadors

Accessible Yoga Training
·     Accessible Yoga Training
·     Additional online Accessible Yoga training modules
·     Mentoring Accessible Yoga trainers

Accessible Yoga Network 

·     Accessible Yoga Network – professional directory of teachers and organizations