Each quarter at Harlem Yoga Studio, we work with a partner in Harlem, the greater NYC area, or nationally that is dedicated to enhancing the equality, peace, and well-being of our larger Community. We bring awareness of these amazing organizations, and as a sangha donate 20% of the proceeds from our Community Classes.
In 2017, together we donated over $2500 to 4 organizations who we believe are aligned with our values of community, connection, accessibility, and wellness :
2018 Community Partners
Our January through March Community Partner for 2018 is : The Violence Policy Center
which works to stop gun death and injury through research, education, advocacy, and collaboration. VPC has a long and proven record of policy successes on the federal, state, and local levels.
Our partner for April through June is Grow NYC. Grow NYC is the sustainability resource for New Yorkers: providing free tools and services anyone can use in order to improve the City and environment. Each year Grow NYC’s education initiative provides programming to more than 30,000 youth, and their Green Markets sell locally grown produce directly to consumers, providing access to the fresher more nutritious locally grown food.
Our Partner from July to September is New York City Anti-violence project
AVP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.
Our partner from October through December is Exhale to Inhale. ETI brings yoga to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in New York City, the Hudson Valley, Long Island and Connecticut through weekly classes at shelters and community-based organizations. By providing access to the practice of yoga to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, Exhale to Inhale offers a valuable resource to a distressed community.