Jaedra DiGiammarino on the Community Benefits of Bringing Yoga to Teens

Jaedra Supports RISE Yoga for Youth

Meet Jaedra DiGiammarino, one of our amazing RISE for Youth Outreach Team members! We are in the middle of our campaign to bring yoga to 1,000 more students in the Bay Area! Please join us and help us reach our goal by September 25th! http://igg.me/at/riseforyouth

1. Why do you do yoga?

I teach and practice Yoga because it is my honor to have been called upon to do so. Yoga study has improved my physical wellbeing as well as my mental state of mind. As a teacher my hope is to share these benefits with others.

Continue reading

Advertisements

RISE Yoga Classes Helped Me Make Big Decisions ~ Student Testimonial

RISE_StudentTestimonial_Anna_

1. When did you start doing yoga at George Washington High School? How long have you been doing yoga?

I started practicing yoga last year at George Washington High School, and I now practice yoga once or twice a week at home. I usually watch youtube yoga videos when I practice by myself. However, I am more motivated when I’m doing yoga in class than by myself.

2. What are some of the challenges of being a teen today? Do you feel that yoga helps with any of these challenges?

Academics and life in general are challenging as a teen. The world is competitive and the pressure of it all is present everyday. The quiet practice of yoga really helps me release tension created by these challenges.

Consider bringing yoga to more students in the Bay Area: http://igg.me/at/riseforyouth

Continue reading

Why Jack Van Wyk Supports RISE Yoga for Youth!

Jack Van Wyk Supports RISE Yoga for Youth

Meet Jack Van Wyk, one of our amazing RISE for Youth Outreach Team members! We are in the middle of our campaign to bring yoga to 1,000 more students in the Bay Area! Please join us and help us reach our goal by September 25th! http://igg.me/at/riseforyouth

1. Why do you do yoga?

My yoga practice keeps me centered, grounded and healthy, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. The benefits of yoga in my life extend way beyond the mat, it’s present in most all aspects of my life. My most influential yoga teachers include, but are not limited to, everyone I have ever met.

 

2. Why do you think it is important to support RISE yoga for youth? 

RISE Yoga for Youth provides tools for teens to help them cope during this stressful time in their lives. How wonderful if more teens could be exposed to yoga, especially during such a transformational time of growth – physically, mentally and emotionally?

Katie McDougall Supports RISE for Youth 2014!

Katie McDougall on Supportin RISE Yoga for Youth

 

Meet Katie McDougall, one of our amazing RISE for Youth Outreach Team members! We are in the middle of our campaign to bring yoga to 1,000 more students in the Bay Area! Please join us and help us reach our goal by September 25th! http://igg.me/at/riseforyouth

1. Why do you do yoga?

I practice yoga because our world is not a gentle place, but my yoga mat is!

2. Why do you think it is important to support RISE yoga for youth? 

Our youth need a space in their lives where they can learn to love, respect, and care for themselves. RISE Yoga for Youth is inviting youth into that space and giving them tools to transform their lives. I wish I’d had RISE in my life as a kid!

Katie McDougall is a certified yoga instructor and social worker in Bay Area schools.

 

Why Bryan Breckenridge Supports RISE Yoga for Youth

Bryan Breckenridge on RISE Yoga for Youth

Meet Bryan Breckenridge, one of our amazing RISE for Youth Outreach Team members! We are in the middle of our campaign to bring yoga to 1,000 more students in the Bay Area! Please join us and help us reach our goal by September 25th! http://igg.me/at/riseforyouth

1. Why do you do yoga?

 I do yoga to come home to myself. It helps me experience optimal living.

2. Why do you think it is important to support RISE yoga for youth?

Yoga gives youth (or anyone) resources for this crazy thing called life.

Bryan Breckenridge is a father, yoga practitioner and the Executive Director of Box.org. 

Sophia Corbett: RISE Offers Skills Not Taught Anywhere Else in Schools

Sophia Corbett RISE Yoga for Youth Teacher

Meet Sophia Corbett, a RISE Yoga for Youth Teacher at George Washington High School in San Francisco. Here she describes her observations of what yoga has done for her students and why she thinks it’s so important to bring yoga to more youth.

Please join us in bringing yoga to more youth by joining our #RISEforYouth campaign: http://igg.me/at/riseforyouth

Continue reading

The Big Yogi on Why He Supports RISE Yoga for Youth

Nick Palladino, The Big Yogi, on RISEforYouth
“It’s important to support organizations like Rise Yoga for Youth because if we can teach children to self regulate through mindfulness and yoga, we can give them the tools to be happier, healthier and more aware adults.”

~ Outreach Team Member Nick Paladino (The Big Yogi) on why he supports RISE.

Why do you RISE for Youth? Join the campaign by donating and sharing it today: http://igg.me/at/riseforyouth

Continue reading