WE MAKE WELLNESS ELEMENTARY
Yoga Foster is a nonprofit that empowers school teachers with yoga and mindfulness for the classroom.
Training and curriculum is provided free of charge to teachers at underserved schools.
We leverage the latest in technology to create a virtual classroom and community for our teachers, volunteers and donors.
We perform ongoing research as the school year progresses, generating comprehensive quantitative data on our impact.
We invest in volunteer engagement and community outreach to drive action and cultivate resources to help schools locally across the U.S.
WHERE WE WORK
We support teachers working in classrooms in 39 states throughout the U.S. – moving and breathing in gyms, the cafeteria, the playground, even the hallway.
93% reported increases in their students' physical aptitude / ability
84% believe that implementing Yoga Foster resulted in observable benefits
88% reported improvements in students' academic performance
86% believe that implementing Yoga Foster made their classrooms a better place
86% reported improvements in students' mental health
STORIES FROM THE CLASSROOM
“A student participates more in class discussion after participating in yoga.”
– Marianne Sladowski, Kindergarten teacher, PS 19Q
"Yoga Foster’s poses and lessons on bravery, anger, and focus have helped my students...[they] are more focused, calm, and happy."
– Cathy Garcia, PE Teacher, Cook Elementary, Austin, TX
"For 50 minutes, my 5 and 6 year olds are kids and feel like superheroes and warriors...they truly root their feet and grow as the worries of life fade to black and they become a garden of beautiful yogis."
- Lauren Lundy, PE Teacher, PS 7