“We want to bring yoga to unserved and underserved populations.” ~ Rob Schware
Today, Waylon talks with Rob Schware, Executive Director of the Give Back Yoga Foundation, about how we can use yoga to give back to our communities and to reach beyond the typical yoga “choir.”
“Yoga can affect change in people’s lives, beyond the individual teacher and beyond the white upper-middle class,” said Schware. His organization teaches yoga to cancer survivors, prisoners, people suffering from trauma and addiction, and more. He also works with training the teachers who will go into these situations so that they are prepared to be the best and most helpful teachers they can be.
Please see the full interview below:
About Yoga Makes Change:
Yoga Makes Change is a global movement of hope and healing—a month-long service project uniting studios owners, teachers, yogis, and changemakers to bring the therapeutic benefits of yoga to those who can benefit most.
This November 2017, join us in raising funds and awareness. Pledge an hour and a half of your time to host a community class, or look for a donation class near you. You can also choose to make a tax-deductible contribution directly to Yoga Makes Change. Together, we can make a powerful collective impact to share the life-changing gift of yoga with veterans, cancer survivors, prisoners, those overcoming addiction, or eating disorders and more.
Register to host a Yoga Makes Change class.
Donate to Yoga Makes Change.
About Give Back Yoga’s Programs:
Eat Breathe Thrive (supporting positive body image).
Yoga4cancer (supporting cancer recovery and long-term health).
Mindful Yoga Therapy (helping veterans to find a calm body/mind).
Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (supporting addiction recovery).
Prison Yoga Project (healing and rehabilitation for those behind bars).
Elephant Journal articles by Rob Schware: