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Urban Yoga Foundation
Urban Yoga Foundation (UYF) is a non-profit organization that educates and empowers communities to be proactive about issues affecting their health. Through yoga and related holistic approaches UYF programs help individuals manage stress, develop mind-body awareness, and health consciousness.
UYF was endorsed by former Governor of New York David Patterson who personally assured that this important program would receive State Funding for 2009 and 2010 to continue in the public school system. Since then we have reached over 15,000 youth in over 22 schools in the Metropolitan area. The foundation is currently launching agricultural programs for kids and teens to learn about gardening. Students go on field trips to farms outside the city to learn composting, farming and sustainable practices. UYF organization is mentioned in a June 2009 Time Out NY Kids article on “The Best Yoga Program for Families”.
The Yoga Gallery integrates yoga art and music into a holistic healing arts experience. Our values are based in the true meaning of yoga: to unite. Our vision is to unify communities by using yoga as a foundation of healthy lifestyle choices, academic and creative expression.
The Yoga Gallery offers participants the freedom and the instruction of a basic Hatha yoga practice and to use holistic health as a vehicle of strength for our community. UYF is an international hub for the conscious healthy living through yoga, arts, and culture crowd. We are dedicated to the people – and the spirit – of our communities.
The Yoga Gallery offers monthly lectures and holds classes on nutrition and wellness. This community-based program is open to individuals and corporate organizations.
All proceeds from classes and programs help to support the outreach and awareness of Yoga and Holistic Health throughout the community.