We partner with local and international non-profit organizations to provide free and accessible yoga to people from all walks of life!
People often ask us how Arva Yoga can benefit their lives or how they can help partner with the organization, as a volunteer or as a beneficiary. Read what our satisfied clients thought about their own personal experiences with our organization, the volunteer opportunities we provide as well as the impact it has made on recipients of these programs!
We conducted a 1-hour session with the Girl Scout troop in PA. This session was conducted in a park and was attended by about 10 mom-daughter pairs. After stretching and doing some basic asanas, we introduced pranayama called Lion's breath which had the whole group enjoying and laughing as they did their own Lion's roar/ Simhasana! The session ended with all singing the "Namaste" song. It was a beautiful experience!
Girl Scout Troup PA- May 2022
This was the biggest fundraiser this year for Arva Yoga. We raised over $12K with proceeds benefitting 3 charities focused on women's education cause. Read more about the event and the organizations that benefitted from this fundraiser
Saree Run 2022 in partnership with Desis of Doylestown
One day we received a phone call from this association and they were looking for a volunteer teacher to teach a monthly class for the blind, virtually! A lovely volunteer teacher Tiffany Evans offered to teach. Being in CA, the time difference worked well and she was able to conduct these sessions for the entire year of 2022. Arva Yoga was blessed to be able to match a need with a volunteer.
Bucks Blind Association - Monthly Series by Tiffany Evans
Vai Haridas teaches from the heart and offers a style of Yoga Asana that is calm and intentional. Her facilitation style is knowledgeable and creates a space of inquiry for her students to dive deeper into their practice. Working with Vai to create the Rise, Recover, Live Yoga Series was a collaborative experience that gave The Phoenix community more insight as to what Yoga is through a contextual lens. In partnership with The Phoenix, a sober, active, community, Vai was able to expand her reach at Arva Yoga to folks in recovery. She is passionate about her craft and offers a safe space for folks to practice as they are without pressure to achieve a certain posture. Vai is a joy and her mission at Arva Yoga is opening the doors to more accessible Yoga. The Phoenix is very happy to partner with Vai and help shift the narrative as to what Yoga looks like in the Western World.
Sophie Lyons, Virtual Program Coordinator at The Phoenix 2/14/22
The Phoenix 2022- 3 part series
We conducted a workshop in March for families to learn about the benefits of yoga. About 10 families attended this workshop. We were fortunate that another volunteer teacher Abigail Enders wanted to volunteer to teach Yoga for Special needs on a regular basis. She conducted sessions over the course of 2022. These sessions were well received and here are some testimonials from attendees.
"It was very nice and useful. My kid liked it."
"It was informative. Hope you can extrapolate the benefits to more kids"
"The workshop was wonderful - Sowmya has a lot of insight that can only be gained from working with and truly opening up to people with special needs. I loved her observation about resting poses that often do not allow for optimal oxygen intake and moving your head from one side to the other in the happy fish pose to increase oxygen in different parts of the brain. Abigail has wonderful energy and it is encouraging and exciting that she is also a behavioral therapist.Thank you so much!!!"
"i learnt lot about how to get joint attention from my child while doing yoga. I learnt signing while yoga helps to grab attention of my child."
"It we very useful and my son liked it so much"