THREE AND A HALF ACRES YOGA

Yoga Journal - - 2018 GOOD KARMA AWARDS -

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.

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