To carry out our mission, THAY
partners with community-based organizations and local institutions to amplify existing service-based offerings. We currently provide regular and holistic yoga instruction to the following branches of the Harlem community:
LGBT youth of Harlem United—a nonprofit providing access to quality HIV/AIDS care for all, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation.
Members of the NYPD, who police the Harlem community.
Developing slowly, so that students learn to take ownership of their own practice, weekly yoga sessions focus on the mind/body connection—working to deepen and slow the breath over time. Our sessions directly address sensations of stress, fear and anger—teaching the body and mind to slow down and observe instead of react. This is a physical shift that can become instinctual through practice—resulting in the slowing down in times of ‘fight or flight’ and allowing time for reason, empathy, and tolerance to guide decision making.
We rely heavily on the support of our friends, neighbors, colleagues and peers to help us develop meaningful and impactful programs that serve the Harlem community. Join us at our events throughout the year. With the support of the community, Check our EVENTS PAGE for upcoming ways to learn about and support THAY.