Yoga Service Programs

Our mission: to build an empowered community through the shared practice of yoga

 

Below are current and former programs that are supported and hosted through the combined efforts of the community at Sangha Studio. Classes are offered on a one-time, seasonal, or recurring basis at both of our studios, on-site at the program location, and outside in local parks and neighborhoods.


 Youth Programs (in-studio and in the community!)

 Our youth yoga programs are constantly expanding. Working with kids of all ages — from preschoolers to high schoolers, from circle sharing to movement to breathing exercises – we’re dedicated to bring yoga & mindfulness to youth of all ages in our community. Our hope is that these classes are able to bring a sense of self-confidence, effective communication, emotional regulation skills to the youth in our community. 

Number served annually: 200+ and growing! Reaching over 80 kids every week!
Occurs: weekly, during the school, and year-round depending on the program
Offered since: September 2015

Burlington Kids Afterschool

The Burlington Kids Afterschool program is alive with yoga! The program began with a weekly class for 3-5th graders in afterschool. Since then, various yoga teachers in our community have reached out about their interest to further yoga for kids and our program has grown! From storytelling to theatre to breathing exercises - we're working to grow yoga in the Burlington school system. Most afterschool programs operate on a 10-week cycle, though we can make modifications. Each week there is a joint mindfulness and yoga activity. Activities include making yoga mats, nature mandalas, gratitude flags, and self portraits for self-love.

Number served annually: 30+ and growing!
Occurs: weekly, during the school at Champlain Elementary School, Edmunds Elementary School, Edmunds Middle School, and Sustainability Academy
Offered since: September 2015

Pine Forest Children's Center

Each week Sangha Studio hosts mini yoga classes at this local nonprofit preschool for kids aged 0-4 years old. Each class involves song and dance, games, movement and breathing. Classes are 20-minutes long for each age group. Each week, the kiddos get super excited for the teacher to arrive! Here's a little sneak of the kiddos at Pine Forest Preschool closing out class with a namaste....

 

Number served annually: 50
Occurs
: weekly
Offered since: September 2015

Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center

Woodside is a residential program and alternative school for young adults in Chittenden County who require intervention and treatment for mental health and behavioral challenges. Woodside's Wellness Philosophy is that "Woodside is committed to providing a residential and school environment that promotes participant health, well-being and learning by supporting healthy eating, physical activity and mental health." To support this, Sangha Studio provides twice weekly yoga classes that teach coping skills, self-regulation practices, and mindfulness for the youth. 

Number served annually: 20
Occurs: twice weekly
Offered since: February 2017

ReSOURCE YouthBuild

"ReSOURCE YouthBuild is an alternative education program for former high school dropouts operating out of both Barre and Burlington, Vermont. Upon completion of the 10-month program at, graduates will have earned their high school diploma and a number of construction trade skills and industry recognized certifications." To keep these teens ready to move, Sangha Studio brings bi-weekly, on-site yoga classes to the school. Each class takes places during the physical education block so classes are a strong flow, but, as always, end with a relaxation.

Number served annually: 15
Occurs: bi-weekly, during the school year
Offered since: March 2017

Spectrum Youth & Family Services

Spectrum operates with the mission to "empower teenagers, young adults, and their families to make and sustain positive changes through prevention, intervention, and life skills services." Each week, we host yoga at the Drop-In Center. At the Drop-In Center, young people ages 14-24 are able to "eat a meal, use a computer or phone, do laundry, get clothing, take a shower, and get other basic needs met." Through meditation, movement, and breathing we hope to add to their resources in effort to help create positive change in the lives of the youth.

Number served annually: 15
Occurs: weekly, Wednesdays from 1-2pm at the Drop-in Center on Pearl St., Burlington
Offered since: August 2016

Jarrett House Crisis Stabilization Center

The Crisis Stabilization Program serves 6 children (ages 5-14) from anywhere in Vermont, who have signification behavioral or mental health needs. Each child can stay in the home for up to 10 days, so the children serves rotates each week. Sangha Studio brings a fun, kids yoga class to the house weekly that helps teach the kids effective communication, emotional regulation, and mindfulness. 

Number served annually: up to 6 weekly, 300+ annually
Occurs: weekly
Offered since: March 2017

Edmund's Elementary Mindful Movement

Edmund's Elementary Mindful Movement

Each week, various elementary school classrooms invite Sangha Studio in to do mini yoga sessions during transition time. These exercises help the kids reset for class, have a moment of inner quiet, and practice self-regulation techniques. As more classrooms invite us in, word is spreading around with the kids that mindfulness is the new cool thing!

Number served annually: 66
Occurs: weekly
Offered since: April 2017

Burlington Children's Space

The Burlington Children’s Space is an "accredited program offering early care and education for children from 6 weeks to 5 years old." "BCS is dedicated to serving all populations and tuition is based on a sliding scale." BCS is located right next door to our Sangha Studio North studio. Each week, the kids take a field trip over for yoga-time in the studio! These classes revolve around storytelling and circle sharing to get the kids moving in their bodies!

Number served annually: 20
Occurs: weekly
Offered since: March 2017

King Street Center

King Street Center is a non-profit community organization in Burlington that provides children and families the core life-building skills necessary for a healthy and productive future. Youth in the after-school program participate in yoga classes that use breathing, poses, games, and relaxation exercises to learn tools for self-regulation as they build community and have fun!

Number served annually: 20
Occurs: weekly
Offered since: October 2017


 In-Studio Service Program Classes

 These classes all occur in our yoga studio at either location. 

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga aims to bring the yoga practice to those with limited mobility, including in varying stages of multiple sclorosis (MS) & Parkinson's disease.
Number served annually: 25
Occurs: Thursday, 2-3:15pm at Sangha Studio North
Offered since: November 2015

Bodhi & Mind: Yoga for Recovery

Bodhi & Mind: Yoga for Recovery

bodhi & mind yoga offers physical, mental, and emotional support to women in every stage of breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
Number served annually: varies
Occurs: on individual basis
Offered since: September 2015

LoveYourBrain

LoveYourBrain

LoveYourBrain Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of life for people affected by brain injury and raise awareness about the importance of brain health. Sangha Studio hosts the FUNdamentals series, a 6-week introductory yoga series free to charge. Following the series, participants have access to deeply discounted yoga classes.

Number served annually: 30-50
Occurs: on a 6-week rotational series, min. 4 times/year
Offered since: June 2016

Steps to End Domestic Violence

The mission at Steps to End Domestic Violence "is to assist in the transition to a safe, independent life for all those who have been affected physically, sexually, emotionally, or economically by domestic abuse and to promote a culture that fosters justice, equity and safety." In the past, Sangha Studio has offered a free Sustaining Membership to all people who use their services. Currently, we are in conversations with the program to figure out a better way to offer services so more people can have access to yoga. 

Number served annually: 3
Occurs: at Sangha Studio, regular classes
Offered since: December 2015-April 2016

Story Yoga

Story Yoga is a nonprofit yoga teacher training program currently offering a 200-hour yoga teacher training for people in addiction recovery.

Number served annually: 9
Occurs: participants of Story Yoga have access to all regularly scheduled classes at Sangha Studio
Offered since: Fall 2017

PRIDE Yoga

Join us for our PRIDE Yoga class designed to build a supportive yoga community for LGBTQIA+ people and allies. Class will be an all-levels flow, open to all abilities. As part of Sangha’s effort to bring more of their Service Programs into the studio, these classes are free to participants.

Number served annually: 10
Occurs: Saturdays 5-6:15pm at Sangha Studio Pine
Offered since: December 2017

Y12SR & Living Recovery

Service Program Class for those in addiction recovery or affected by the addictive behavior of others. Weekly Y12SR meetings are open, inclusive groups that offer a model for sustainable relapse prevention.

Number served annually: 10+
Occurs: at Sangha Studio, regular classes
Offered since: December 2017


 In the Community Yoga Service Classes

These classes all occur on-site at our community partners to bring yoga straight to the people they serve!

Champlain Senior Center

"The mission of the Champlain Senior Center is to support the independence and well-being of older adults, enhance their dignity and self-respect, and promote their participation in all aspects of community life." Every day there is lunch, activities, and social time that support the mind, body, and spirit. Each week, Sangha Studio hosts a chair yoga class that focuses on range of motion exercises to support their mission. 

Number served annually: 12
Occurs: weekly, Thursdays 10:30-11:30am at the Champlain Senior Center, 241 N. Winooski Ave. in Burlington, VT
Offered since: February 2017

Lund

"At Lund, we work to break the cycles of poverty, addiction and abuse by supporting pregnant and parenting teens, young adults, and adoptive families with our integrated, compassionate services." Sangha Studio offers “Mommy and Me” and adult classes at the center for children and women in need. 

Number served annually: 15 families
Occurs: once a week on-site
Offered since: March 2016

The Turning Point Center

The Turning Point Center

"The Turning Point Center of Chittenden County provides space for peer-to-peer recovery activities, fellowship, events, games, fitness, stress management, recovery related programs, various 12 step meetings, and 1-on-1 Recovery Coaching. The Turning Point Center respects all paths to recovery." To support this, Sangha Studio hosts weekly classes aimed at bringing a sense of self to people in recovery. 

Number served annually: 9
Occurs: weekly, Thursdays 5-6pm at The Turning Point Center at 191 Bank St. in Burlington, VT
Offered since: April 2017

Veterans Association

Veterans Association

Our veterans classes happen at the local VA clinic and are adapted for people of any age, yoga experience level (beginners encouraged!) and physical ability. Each class is taught based on the principles of the Veterans Yoga Project.

Number served annually: 8
Occurs: weekly, Fridays 2-3pm at the VA Clinic on Lakeside Ave. in Burlington, VT
Offered since: January 2016

Committee on Temporary Shelter

The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) is the largest service provider for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in Vermont.  Sangha provides on-site classes for families in the shelter, including adult classes, family classes, or kids classes based on the needs of the guests.

Number served annually: 20

Occurs: Once weekly at a confidential shelter location

Offered since: August 2017


Seasonal Yoga Service Program Classes

These classes occur on a seasonal basis due to the nature of the program and the programs needs. 

Learn, Earn, and Prosper (LEAP)

"The Learn, Earn, and Prosper (LEAP) program provides youth, 16-24 years old, who are blind or visually impaired, the opportunity to gain the skills needed to become independent, confident, and productive young adults. The goal of this program is to increase the employable skills of youth in transition which will help lead to meaningful employment." Each summer Sangha Studio is an internship host site for a "LEAPster" intern to support job skills training in customer service, management skills, and non-profit management. 

Number served annually: 1-2
Occurs: summers
Offered since: June 2016