Our Board Member, Nick Ippolito, will be competing this Saturday in the yoga championship. He has been coming to juvenile hall EVERY tuesday night since we started to share the gift of yoga. The boys in the unit are rooting for him to place and learn so much from him! He is a true mentor to them.
We hope to have one of our boys from juvenile hall demonstrate a posture at this event. He really took to the yoga and developed such strength, focus and confidence while we brought yoga on Tuesday nights.
Also, our Board member Rajashree Choudhury is passionate about getting yoga into the Olympics. Please read for further information.
USA Yoga is a non-profit organization formed for the purpose of developing and promoting Yoga Asana (yoga postures) as a sport.
Yoga Asana competitions originated in India hundreds of years ago and are still being conducted there today. USA Yoga is now bringing this spirit of healthy competition to the United States, where, according to the most recent study by SGMA, more than 22 million people practice yoga in the US today.
USA Yoga believes that the sport of Yoga Asana will inspire many of these practitioners to improve their practices and encourage many newcomers to take up the practice of yoga and the sport of Yoga Asana. More Info at http://www.usayoga.org/