Ivy Katz 's Page


Yoga for Youth | 108 Inspired Sun Salutations

Portland, Oregon

Ivy Katz 's Page

Hi Friends and Family,

Thanks for visiting my fundraising page!

I am asking for your support in helping to raise money for a program that is near and dear to my heart.  I have been a teacher for street yoga since 2011, and have recently stepped into the role of a teacher trainer. Being a part of this amazing organization has not only changed my life, but  I directly see how it continues to change the lives of the students and teachers I teach.  Teaching for Street Yoga is such an important part of my own yoga practice, it requires me to show up fully present, let go of any agenda i may have, breathe and be of service.  I have taught classes in several settings for Street Yoga, each being uniquely powerful and important.  Over the last two years I have consistantly taught at a residential treatment center for teenage girls.  The girls I teach are in the program for one year.  The majority of my students have experienced some sort of sexual or physical trauma, struggle with substance abuse, and have run away from their homes, foster care, or other treatment facilities.  

Yoga offers these kids something that nobody can take from them.  These are kids who generally come from severly stressful enviroments, and generally end up in a dehumanizing system.  I see yoga benefiting these kids in so many ways.  Learning to breathe through a challenging posture is a real life skill that these students take with them off the mat.  They build confidence, patience, and learn what it means to be gentle with themselves.  I see these kids develop self love  and compassion for their peers in the process.

We are able to bring our classes to agencies through the amazing work of all our volunteers and through donations from people like you.  Street Yoga is changing lives, which in return changes our world.  Be a part of it! 

For the new year,  we are gathering to do 108 sun salutation to raise money for Street Yoga. Help support me in raising money by donating here.

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

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