The Yoga Seed Collective


Our mission is to offer programs with a unique approach to restoring agency in a multitude of settings, empowering communities.

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Address: PO 163735
Sacramento, CA 95816
County or Parish: Sacramento
Primary NTEE: Human Services 
Sub NTEE: Personal Social Services 
Executive Director: Jen Durkee
Contact Email: info@theyogaseed.org
Primary Phone: 916-668-0949
Website: http://theyogaseed.org
Since 2010, The Yoga Seed Collective has been making a significant impact in the Sacramento region. What began as an accessibility-focused studio space, has grown into a far reaching community, with trauma-informed programming in a number of schools, psychiatric hospitals, jails, recovery shelters, transitional housing centers, and youth detention facilities for exploited and at risk teens. In the region, we are the leaders in trauma-informed programs, yoga and social justice, trainings and professional development; this emerging new application of yoga and mindfulness is becoming more integrated into traditional health care, seen in through the number of agencies eager to partner and collaborate. With our strategic readiness, we're primed to expand our innovative programs; restoring agency while empowering communities that are often vulnerable and underserved.
Due to the overwhelming response of many school settings and other service providers, we need your support in helping us fund the sought after programs within communities of need. Within the first month of 2018 we have received many calls to offer our programs at but not limited to: elementary schools, high schools, Sacramento County Sheriff's (RCCC), and juvenile hall. We seek your help in assisting to fund these much needed programs.
Our top needs:
  1. Funding: Program - Programs for schools, psychiatric facilities, jails, recovery centers, underserved populations.
  2. Funding: Unrestricted - Supportive infrastructure.
  3. In-Kind Donations - We need in-kind donations for events and fundraisers.
  4. Volunteers - Volunteers for events and fundraisers.
  5. Board Members - Our board requires a maximum of seven people; currently we have six.
"The Sacramento Yoga Seed Collective is truly a unique organization. Whether you are a student in our community studio or in one of our trauma informed yoga programs, you will be welcomed, validated, and given tools to thrive. The Yoga Seed is driven by a social justice mindset, inspired by the tradition of nonviolence found in yoga philosophies. As someone that has personally benefited mentally, physically, and emotionally from the practice, I am driven to work everyday to make yoga something that is for everyone regardless of income, ability, beliefs, or anything else.

I have witnessed this impact first hand, both in my time teaching in the community studio and in trauma informed sites. Countless students have shared the positive impact our yoga programs have brought to their lives, they share that they know have a tool to deal with stress, trauma, and everyday aches and pains. The outcomes for all groups are all similar, individual are equipped to respond to life, instead of simply reacting. This work affects individuals along with families and communities all around the Sacramento region. In recent years, we have created huge readiness to extend services through our advanced yoga training in trauma-inform methods; this ensures we will continue to be a leader for years to come."

Jen Durkee
Executive Director
The Yoga Seed Collective