UYF is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that educates and empowers communities to be proactive about issues affecting their health. Through our service to love model the lifestyle brand and mindfulness yoga programs we create an environment of social emotional change. Helping individuals in communities manage stress, develop mind-body awareness, and health consciousness: We create safe spaces for contemplative practices in homes, businesses, schools organizations and corporations.
Friends, What an amazing opportunity this is for me to to share our milestones and journey for the year. As Founder I funded this organization with the intention of creating a bond with my child. I was a single mother and as our relationship grew we shared our practice with my daughters friends and subsequently her school. Our home model has continued throughout the years, bringing communities together transforming the idea of a studio into live work space as UYF created with The Foundation House in 2013 and Urban Sanctuary in 2016. Recognizing the deep need of wellness practices in underserved communities with all the ongoing trauma and gentrification tearing us apart. I dedicated my life to the mission of Indigenous practices and health advocacy. 20 years later UYF teachers, training and curriculum has touched the lives of over 500,000 people living in communities all over the world. UYF has no employees. Admin staff and most teachers volunteer. Teachers who teach in contracted schools or organizations receive a volunteer stipend. In 2017 we served as wellness partners with Amal Alliance bringing our training and curriculum to Greece serving displaced families from Syria and Congo. We are also happy to announce our vision to create safe spaces of practice with our new partnership in Senegal.