Non-Profit Outreach

The Center fundraises for and implements outreach programs, which send yoga and meditation instructors out into the community to work with at need populations. These classes we offer are completely free to the participants. If you would like to get involved as a volunteer, or have a connection with a group which we might be able to assist, email wes@rajayogaphilly.com.

Check out this introductory video! (90 seconds)

Then select “non-profit donations” from the menu. To give in a different amount from those listed, you can write a check payable to “Raja Yoga and Meditation Center of Greater Philadelphia.”

Checks can be dropped off at the studio or mailed to our business office: C/O Wes Tudor, 1739 Webster St., Philadelphia, PA 19146

If there is a specific program you wish to support, you can write it on the check or email wes@rajayogaphilly.com with your preference. You will receive a letter from us making your donation tax deductible.

$40 covers one class
$100 covers supplies for 6 students
$625 covers a class for 3 months
$1250 covers a class for 6 months
$2500 covers all expenses for a class for one year

We are currently currently running 8 classes, in 7 different locations.

Chair Yoga and Meditation For Low Income Seniors

outreach at senior's center

At the Courtyard At Riverview, located at 4th St. and Washington Ave., our instructors lead a group of seniors in gentle chair yoga, breathing, and meditation. The seniors love Kathy, who brings them chair yoga, a snack, and something to look forward to!

We are also very happy to be bringing chair yoga to the seniors at Scottish Rite Tower, just a few blocks from our studio!  The gentle movements and stretches help the seniors maintain posture, strength, mobility, and decrease pain levels. Here is what one woman has to say…

“The yoga class has helped me with my breathing, and I can see the improvement since I joined the class one month ago. I’m also more conscious of my posture, how I sit, how I walk, and my shoulders are more relaxed.”- Shirley Dominique, age 79.

Yoga For HIV and Addiction

outreach for substance abuse

Here at The Community Living Room, on Broad St., our instructors Scott and Jonathan teach yoga to individuals who are HIV positive and have substance abuse issues, as well as psychiatric disorders. The Community Living Room is an intensive outpatient program run by Cohmar, a nationally known organization.

Yoga For Middle-Schoolers

At the Chester Arthur School, located on 20th and Catherine, our instructors offer an after school yoga program for seventh and eighth graders as well as the teachers and administrators of the school. Yoga and meditation has been shown to improve test scores and decrease behavioral issues.

The School is only two blocks from Raja Yoga and we are excited about helping to make a difference right in our own backyard. Chester Arthur is an underfunded public school with a very active parent support organization which connected us with this opportunity.

After School Yoga at Harding Elementary

At Harding Elementary School, in Northeast Philadelphia, our instructor runs an after school program to expose different grade levels and a large number of children to yoga. We hope this early exposure will both help them in school and kindle an interest in yoga which may benefit them throughout their whole lives.

Yoga At Jay Cooke Elementary

At Jay Cooke Elementary almost folded a few years ago, but has been reborn under a new program and now even includes yoga for these North Philadelphia kids!  Instructor Kathy Revelle gives them a class during their school day.

Yoga Classes For Families At Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania

At the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, Raja Yoga now offers yoga classes for the children’s families.  Families spend a lot of time with their sick children at the hospital and the experience is always draining and stressful, so we are happy to offer something to strengthen, nourish, and help people better cope with the situation.

Each program costs $2500 per year to implement and maintain.

$40 covers one class
$100 covers supplies for 6 students
$625 covers a class for 3 months
$1250 covers a class for 6 months
$2500 covers all expenses for a class for one year

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