Cart 0
Cart 0

Vision

Our vision is a world where everyone has access to the healing benefits of yoga and meditation.

 

Our mission is to create a more inclusive and accessible yoga community through community funding. This means that we rely on financial support from the already thriving yoga community we know has a lot of love, privilege and abundance to offer in order to be of service to people in need of healing on a local and global scale.  

By providing support for healing and self-love through the practice of yoga and meditation we aim to empower marginalized youth and eliminate social barriers that usually prevents a portion of the population to access the yoga community and its healing benefits. Yoga and meditation provide us with powerful tools to quiet the mind in hard times, to anchor into the present moment and holds space for us in a community where we can share, open up and learn that we are not alone in whatever we are going through. We believe that once we have been fortunate enough to be able to show up for ourselves and do the inner work, we can be of better service to the people in need of healing around us, and together do the outer work.

At Warrior Yoga we hold the core belief that every person on this earth deserves equal access to improve their mental health. We are a movement and a community that welcomes people in every shape, size, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, religious belief, background and level of experience.
Everyone is welcome here.

Untitled_Artwork copy.png

Offerings

Yoga is an incredible source of healing, growth, empowerment and happiness, and it should be available for everyone. Since we have had the opportunity to heal immensely from the practice, it is our responsibility to extend the same opportunity to our students.
We make the practice of yoga more accessible in three main ways:

 
Untitled_Artwork 10.png

Group

Group classes allow for a deeper sense of community and connection among people often excluded from the yoga community and in need of healing.
We guide our students to share space and connect with one another, creating a safe and secure community space to discover the ways that yoga can complement their healing journey. Typically we work within the scope and facilities of local organizations to bring yoga to the populations that they are already serving and supporting.

Group classes are offered at no cost to the student in order to erode financial barriers to the practice.

Join the Warrior Yoga family by introducing Yoga, Meditation or Pranayama to your local organization.

Contact us at info@warrioryoga.network for more information.

Untitled_Artwork 6.png

Private

We recognize that some people are not able to attend group classes or visit a yoga studio due to various social, mental or emotional barriers. In order to remove these barriers to the practice, we offer a 6-week private yoga and mediation programme.
Through this programme our teachers share experiences and knowledge of Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation with their students for one hour every week for six weeks.
Teachers tailor the programme to the student’s needs and abilities to create a safe and calm environment to share, learn and grow. To enable a self-practice after the program ends, the teachers share useful tools and exercises for the students to continue practicing at home. The program is available through both online services and in person depending on availability.

Join the Warrior Yoga family by signing up for the 6-week program.

Contact us at info@warrioryoga.network for more information.


Untitled_Artwork.png

Donation-based events

Through our donation based events we raise money to continue operating Warrior Yoga as well as make important investments such as providing a trauma-informed yoga training to our teachers. We also get to the opportunity to connect with the wider yoga community in cities of operation. We host weekly Warrior Yoga Community-Share classes in yoga studios or similar venues at a reduced or donation-based cost. We also hold workshop-style events, giving us the opportunity to dive deeper into the many healing elements of the yoga practice.
By attending our events & community classes you will find a space where you can mindfully look within while knowing that your participation holds a space and invites someone new, less privileged, into the community.

Learn more about our upcoming events by visiting the “events” tab on our website.

Contact us at info@warrioryoga.network for more information.

Connection

There are multiple ways to get involved in the Warrior Yoga Network. Let’s collaborate!

 
Untitled_Artwork 3.png

Teach

As a Warrior Yoga Teacher, you facilitate a healing and empowering practice for those in need of healing. Warrior Yoga teachers can teach both private and group classes, independently or within the scope of another organization or institution. Teachers can offer a wide range of practices including asana, meditation and pranayama tailored to the needs of each student. Teachers are currently hired on a volunteer basis.

Untitled_Artwork 5.png

Sponsor

We are interested in making connections with the wider yoga community. We are developing Warrior Yoga communities in various cities across the world through events and meetups.

If you have an existing platform or resources that could help us to grow this community and make yoga more accessible to people in need of healing, connect with us.

Untitled_Artwork 8.png

Partner

We are always looking to partner with local organizations who are already doing the important work of supporting people in their community. Yoga can powerfully complement more mainstream approaches to healing by holding space for empathy, emotional release and acceptance.

If you think yoga could complement your existing initiative, connect with us.

Impact

Warrior Yoga has been making a community impact since March 2018. To date we have taught refugees, sexual abuse survivors, survivors of human trafficking, people dealing with chronic pain and other physical limitations, people with brain injuries, and more.
The powerful, therapeutic act of linking breath and movement has facilitated the healing journey of our students.
These are some of the testimonials that students have shared about their experience with Warrior Yoga.

 
 
 

–paula

“I am not taking good care of myself,  and never really knew how to, or the value of me,  compared to helping others which I have done all my life. I am trying to learn, adapt, and find other resources in my healing journey. One resource being yoga, and yoga therapy, to calm my mind, perceive my life,  and the outside world differently, that has been affected so dramatically by my PTSD, with my very early childhood trauma, and yoga to strengthen my physical body, and increase my confidence - physically and mentally. Through yoga, to also improve my use and control of breath, and to apply movement, breath and mindfulness all simultaneously. Also, through yoga, yoga therapy, to stimulate, and amplify my own healing energy, and capacity to do so. And with the additional resource of yoga and a good, well-trained, and empathetic yoga instructor, like yourself Cassie, learn from and apply to my ultimate goal, of more inner peace, with less turmoil. I can already feel differences within my mind and physical self, because of you, and yoga. Thank you, and thank you, for giving me added hope, reassurance, and empathy, amongst the chaos.”

–emilie

“A few years ago I got hit by a car while walking home from Spanish class. Since then I’ve been living with an acquired brain injury. One of the things that helps me accept the new me and the current situation I’m in, is yoga. Sometimes I just need to get out of my head and in to my body, to kind of forget the pain and the grief that I’m in. Other times instead, yoga helps me to step out of my body and in to my head, to deal with (and connect to) my feelings. When someone is in pain, physically or mentally, it’s sometimes hard to find the strength to do what you in fact know you need, like yoga. This is where Ida and Warrior yoga have helped me a lot. First of all, Ida helped me realize that what happened to me and what I’m going through is a trauma and that I need healing. She helped me get back to my breathing and learned me the importance of that. She is pushing me in the right way, to get me on to the mat however I’m feeling. It’s okay to just sit there and breathe. Because yoga isn’t about sweating, building muscles and burning calories. It’s about finding yourself and your inner peace, and that’s something Ida and Warrior yoga really has helped me with.”

–Kaleigh

“Our Warrior Yoga teacher taught a group of refugee high school students during the 2018 school year.  She shared with us the importance of self-care, wellness, and breathing. While students were apprehensive to participate at first, they began to express how following yoga classes they felt more calm, more focused, and more confident.  As a class, we became inspired to start implementing stretches and breathing exercises before assignments, tests, and exams. Her guidance and support taught us all to approach new challenges with grace and an open mind. Without Warrior Yoga, this experience would not have been accessible to these students. Cassie’s teaching is authentic and passionate, and she has a keen ability to adjust the practice in a way that creates a space for all students, regardless of their ability, background, or experience. Her commitment and dedication to making yoga and healing accessible to all are truly inspiring.”