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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.