THREE AND A HALF ACRES YOGA
LARA LAND, FOUNDER
“Each human needs about three-and-a-half acres of land to breathe properly,” says Sharath Jois, director of the Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India. It’s a message with a deep application to everyday life: When we feel confined, trapped, or disempowered, we lose connection to a fundamental part of our humanity. Three and a Half Acres Yoga, a nonprofit in Harlem, New York, says its mission is creating space: space for healing, space for connection, space for peace and wellbeing. By partnering with local organizations—including schools, recovery centers, and food banks—Three and a Half Acres Yoga brings trauma-informed yoga to spaces where it might not otherwise exist.