Yoga Classes/ Projects

Yogis in Service work with the Community in the following ways:

  1. We sponsor and deliver YIS yoga via our teachers and trauma-sensitive and/or growth oriented yoga practice and curriculum- always at the YIS studio and across WNY in specific, on-mission programs that we believe are promoting health and wellness across WNY.
  2. We work by contract to provide the yoga teachers and trauma-sensitive and/or growth oriented yoga practice and curriculum to your school or program. We are happy to help schools provide wellness programming.
  3. We partner with other yoga studios/schools/programs/teachers to offer YIS-aligned programming (it must be aligned with our mission) across WNY.
  4. We teach yoga teachers and service providers YIS trauma-sensitive and growth oriented yoga practices and social emotional learning curriculum.

Yogis in Service is proudly offering and supporting the following projects:

We are excited to offer FREE COMMUNITY YOGA- in our studio and across Buffalo!

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Wednesday & Saturday Yoga at Yogis in Service Studio / Resurrection Life Center

OPEN TO ALL! Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm; Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:15 am– You will love to practice in the warm and inviting space. This is our beautiful studio created with donations from our community and lululemon athletica. Thank you Buffalo and lululemon!

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Yogis in Service is providing community yoga and healthy snack session at the Yogis in service Studio within Resurrection Village.

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This weekly program is free of charge to the community. Address0 3 Doat Street, Buffalo, NY 14211. It is at the intersection of Genesee, Doat, and Koons, Park in the lot at Koons, The entrance is in the back (see the Jericho Road Sign on the front of the building).

YIS Community Events

Our YIS Community does lots of fun things. We love to be part of all of the healthy and fun things that happen in Buffalo, NY!

YIS Stadium

This is the YIS Community Class Team at Namastadium on the 50th yard line at the Bill’s Stadium. This was a super fin day!

We participate in events across Western New York including the Buffalo Marathon, Namastadium, the Elmwood art Festival and lots of other fun stuff. Come to our meetings and learn how to take part.


Buffalo Marathon Event. Pre-run stretch at Bidwell with a mixer at Goodbar. Super fun!!!

West Buffalo Charter School

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Yogis in Service offers weekly classes at West Buffalo Charter School. These classes are closed to school attendees. Many of the students have immigrated to Buffalo from other countries. We are very excited for the connection that happens here! West Buffalo Charter School is determined to help each student reach his or her fullest potential. A YIS West Hertel                  A West Girls dancer

Daily instruction contains a unique blend of speech and language skills and intensive literacy instruction. West Buffalo Charter School allows students to explore their interests, establish and maintain positive relationships, and maximize their individual successes. See

University at Buffalo

UBYogis in Service partners with University at Buffalo in several ways. We offer service project opportunities and work frequently with the Occupational Therapy Department and the students in the Advanced Certificate in Mindful Counseling housed in the department of CSEP.

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UB OT Students Providing a Service Class at YIS

In 2015, YIS offered free classes to students at the University at Buffalo. We are excited that UB is now offering regular yoga classes for their students. Last, we continue to partner with UB to offer pre-race yoga for the Linda Yalem run. Come check us out before the race to get in a good healthy stretch.

Families of Women and Children’s Hospital at the Ronald McDonald House

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Yogis in Services is teaching classes for the Families of Women and Children’s Hospital at the Ronald McDonald House- Jody Quinn- Co-sponsored. These classes are closed to patients and their families. About RMHC. A strong mind. A strong body. And a safe, supportive place to grow. These are things that every child needs and deserves. RMH cornerstone, Ronald McDonald House® of Buffalo, opened in 1983 with the single focus of providing a “home away from home” for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. Since that time, more than 17,000 families from Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania, the country and the world, have benefited from the comfort provided by the our House. Additionally, RMHC WNY funds a Community Granting Program that supports not-for-profit organizations whose programs directly improve the health and well being of children in our WNY communities. Financial support for these grants comes from the local McDonald’s Owners/Operators of WNY and NWPA, McDonald’s Corporation (RMHC National), and our WNY community. see more here

Yogi Bear Program (you buy a bear you give a bear)

Yogi Bear is a bear who has sen the world. He has been at the White House and helped teach yoga at the White House Easter Egg Roll with Obama Family. You can have your own Yogi Bear and help children and families who have been affected by cancer. 
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Or work with children and families affected by cancer is funded by our Yogi Bear Program. When you buy a Yogi Bear at one of our events you help pay for a Yogi Bear for a child struggling with cancer and yoga classes for children and families affected by cancer. (come to our events- see Facebook page for listing of events)
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You can see Yogi Bear here with on of his coolest freinds, MC Yogi. When you get your bear take good care of him and post photos of him on the Yogis in Service Facebook page and other social media pages and use the the following hashtags #YIS #yogisinservce #yogibear #YISyogibear. Thank you MC YOGI for the photo opp. 


Martha Mitchell Center

Yogis in Services offers weekly classes at the Martha Mitchell Center. These classes are closed to center attendees. The girls come from the lighthouse drug rehabilitation center, the girls reside there with their children,which is the only rehab in New York State that houses women and their children. Mitchell Martha Community Center is located in Buffalo, New York. This organization primarily operates in the Community Center business / industry within the Social Services sector.

Light House 

YIS offers weekly yoga classes at the Lighthouse.  These classes are closed to center attendees.The Lighthouse provides a supportive recovery environment for women and children.  We use a strength-based approach to treatment providing empowerment to live independent and substance free lifestyles

  • Individual and group substance abuse treatment
  • Trauma informed staff who empower women on a journey of healing for themselves and their families.
  • Improvement in parenting skills through the support and role modeling of staff, parent education and counseling
  • Development of interpersonal and coping skills
  • Relapse prevention training
  • Involvement in community activities and identification of community supports
  • Opportunities for spiritual exploration, volunteering and vocational training


RAGtime Summer Camp (Yogis in Service Yoga at Camp)

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Upcoming Projects

We are in the process of completing the paperwork and scheduling for a few exciting projects. These include: WNY Veterans Hospital, Wende Prison, and Erie County Youth Holding  Center. If you are interested in working with YIS- please complete the project application process and attend our meetings 2nd Saturdays, 9:00 am at the YIS study (3 Doat Street, Buffalo, NY 14211).

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Previous Projects Conducted by Yogis in Service

In our partnerships across Buffalo, Yogis in Service has made wonderful friends. We have worked with the following programs. We are very grateful for our connections past and present.

Metro CDC/Delavan Grider Community Center

Low-income youth, senior citizens, and families experience many stressors. Yogis in service partnered with the center to empower the kids who attended the center to help them negotiate and manage those stressors. The introduction of yoga and its principles is an opportunity for the community that we serve to try something different in a familiar atmosphere, thereby eliminating a possible stressor. This program was offered from April 27-June 22, 2015. The students are now offered programming in their after school program and not at the centers. So YIS moved its recourses to the YIS studio. Thank you Grider for your partnership. 

Rachel’s Experience

YIS partnered with RE for the Spring 2015 season. We had so much fun. Thank you RE. For more info on RE see this link.

1618320_552274734879689_1713257511_oRachel’s Experience is a faith-based, low-cost, multi-session retreat that promotes empowerment and wellness for women.