At The Sacramento Yoga Seed, we envision a world where we all know how to take a breath before we break down. That’s why we’ve made it our mission is to offer programs with a unique approach to restoring agency in a multitude of settings, empowering communities.
Values, Beliefs and Guiding Principals
Yoga is a way of life
We are passionate about the personal growth that occurs in people and communities when yoga is practiced as a way of life.
Community and Inclusiveness
We welcome all to participate in yoga and meet each person where they are.
We respect each other and value how respect supports community.
We behave compassionately toward ourselves and others.
We believe it is our responsibility to be of service to others, we serve our community by reaching out to those that do not have access to yoga and eliminating barriers to participation.
We work with like-minded organizations to further our vision and work with businesses and companies that support this effort.
The Sacramento Yoga Seed Collective is truly a unique organization. Whether you are a student in our community studio or in one of our trauma informed yoga programs, you will be welcomed, validated, and given tools to thrive. The Yoga Seed is driven by a social justice mindset, inspired by the tradition of nonviolence found in yoga philosophies. As someone that has personally benefited mentally, physically, and emotionally from the practice, I am driven to work everyday to make yoga something that is for everyone regardless of income, ability, beliefs, or anything else.
I have witnessed this impact first hand, both in my time teaching in the community studio and in trauma informed sites. Countless students have shared the positive impact our yoga programs have brought to their lives, they share that they know have a tool to deal with stress, trauma, and everyday aches and pains. The outcomes for all groups are all similar, individual are equipped to respond to life, instead of simply reacting. This work affects individuals along with families and communities all around the Sacramento region. In recent years, we have created huge readiness to extend services through our advanced yoga training in trauma-inform methods; this ensures we will continue to be a leader for years to come. “
Since 2010, The Sacramento Yoga Seed Collective has been making a significant impact in the Sacramento region. What began as an accessibility-focused studio space, has grown into a far reaching community, with trauma-informed programming in a number of schools, psychiatric hospitals, jails and prisons.
In the region of greater Sacramento, we are the leaders in trauma-informed programs, trainings and professional development; this emerging new application of yoga and mindfulness is becoming more integrated into traditional health care, seen in through the number of agencies eager to partner and collaborate. With our strategic readiness, we’re primed to expand our innovative programs; restoring agency while empowering communities that are often vulnerable and under-served.