ParaYoga is thrilled to share several organizations we support. Here are some of our favorites doing amazing work in the world:
Hunger in America
Millions of children and families living in America face hunger and food insecurity every day.
- Due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 50 million people may experience food insecurity in 2020, including a potential 17 million children.
- According to the USDA’s latest Household Food Insecurity in the United States report, more than 35 million people in the United States struggled with hunger in 2019.
- In 2018, 14.3 million American households were food insecure with limited or uncertain access to enough food.
- Households with children are more likely to experience food insecurity. Before the coronavirus pandemic, more than 10 million children live in food-insecure households.
- Every community in the country is home to families who struggle with food insecurity including rural and suburban communities.
- Many households that experience food insecurity do not qualify for federal nutrition programs and need to rely on their local food banks and other hunger relief organizations for support.
The Black Yoga Teachers Alliance (BYTA) was founded in 2009 by yoga teachers Maya Breuer and Jana Long, as a social media group to provide a space for teachers, students, practitioners, healers, and enthusiasts to discuss yoga and wellness, to share information about classes, workshops, events and activities, and most importantly, to build a network and get to know one another. BYTA was established as a tax-exempt nonprofit in 2016.
BYTA is a collective of yoga teachers who share the peace and power of yoga to inspire conscious living.
BYTA supports the continuing educational and professional development of black yoga teachers.
- Elevate its presence and voices in the world.
- Provide a business and social network with black yoga teachers throughout the U.S. and abroad.
- Serve as a catalyst to connect black yoga teachers with opportunities to train, teach and travel.
- Increase the diversity of those who teach and practice yoga.
To bring the therapeutic benefits of yoga to people with limited access to this practice.
GBY helps yoga teachers, health workers, and charitable organizations offer yoga to those in need — including veterans, prisoners, and individuals facing mental and physical illness. They also work with community partners to increase access to yoga for populations that face systemic bias and prejudice.
GBY supports a broad spectrum of the yoga service movement; from teachers leading classes in their local communities, to seedling yoga service projects, to established programs and organizations. GBY’s strategy focuses on three core areas: Start Up Supplies, Small Grants and Fiscal Sponsorship.