Yoga Foster is a nonprofit initiative that brings free kids yoga programs to schools and community centers. Our classes blend kids yoga poses and breathing with storytelling and problem-solving to help get kids fit, inspired, and more creative.
As part of our programs, we provide all the yoga mats and other resources needed to support yoga initiatives, training for teachers and other staff that might want to run the class on their own, and volunteers to lead and assist each class when needed.
ACCESSIBLE, AFFORDABLE, INSPIRING. Our programs use kids yoga as a way to encourage creativity in each and every child, regardless of their academic or emotional level. Our Three C’s Approach uses traditional children’s yoga and storytelling methods to enhance levels of clarity, confidence, and collaboration for each child, so week by week the instructors can measure their lesson plan’s effect on each student, and adjust accordingly.
Helping students understand who they are, and who they want to be, through reflection, discussion, and self-discovery through each class.
Showing children that effort is worth more than achievement, and encouraging them to make mistakes, speak their mind, and share their opinions without fear.
Bringing diverse minds and ideas together through partner poses, games and challenges that help children work together in a positive, peaceful way.
"Creativity is as important now in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status."
Mornings, Toddlers and Afterschool, 1st-3rd
Before School, K
NOVEMBER 9, 10 | 10AM - 5PM
Join us as we prepare for spring semester by learning kids yoga basics, insights on creativity and storytelling, and spend time practice-teaching on our peers.
We're still finalizing details, but can't wait to celebrate the end of the fall semester with our friends, old and new. Keep an eye on this space for updates!
"There’s an incredible amount of creativity and playfulness within the foundation of yoga. And it’s these kids moving in such a creative and conscious way that makes it such a fun practice for children to get involved with.”
Volunteering with Yoga Foster gives you first-hand experience working with youth in schools, and helps you extend your yoga practice and education by applying it in a creative, free-spirited atmosphere with those that need it most - kids!
Our comprehensive teacher trainings, available in-person in NYC and online, are only $50 in exchange for a semester's commitment of service to a school/community service.
Your commitment as a volunteer subscribes you to Fosterbox, our monthly delivery service of kids yoga goodies, discounts/deals to yoga stores and studios, and extra little goodies - customized to you.
Meet other passionate yogis and teachers, who care about others just as much as you do!
"We don't need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already."
"Creativity is contagious. Pass it on."
Our programs are possible through the passion of our volunteers and supporters invested in youth, education and creativity. Here's how you can help:
If you'd like to make a donation, you can do so via PayPal. Please contact us if you'd like to donate a different way. Please remember, our programs cost only $10/student to run! All proceeds go directly to the programs - period.
Be a part of our mat drive campaign and send some good karma to kids that need it most. Contact us here for more details.
We’re always looking for space to hold kids yoga classes and teacher trainings. Contact us if you’d like to donate time at your studio.