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Phone: 415-655-1081
2340 Powell St #141
Emeryville
California 94608
USA
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Programs: Green Studios Program:
Facilitating a network of Yoga studios who are employing environmentally aware business practices.

Green Yoga Conferences:
Gathering the community of academics, teachers, businesses and practitioners to share ideas and engage in ecologically informed Yoga.

Eco-Yoga Mats:
Educating the community on the dangers of PVC based Yoga mats.

Mission:
The health of our bodies depends on clean air, clean water, and clean food. Yoga is grounded in an understanding of this interconnection. Historically, Yoga developed in the context of a close relationship with the earth and cosmos and a profound reverence for animals, plants, soil, water, and air. This reverence towards life is the basis of the Yogic teaching of ahimsa, or non-violence, non-injury, and non-harming.

Today, the viability of earth’s life systems is in danger. If humanity is to survive and thrive, we must learn to live in balance with nature. Now is the time to cleanse and heal the earth and to establish a sustainable relationship with the environment for generations to come.

Therefore, as practitioners of Yoga we will:

* Educate ourselves about the needs of the biosphere as a whole and our local ecosystems in particular.

* Cultivate an appreciation for and conscious connection with the natural environments in which we live, including animals, plants, soil, water, and air.

* Include care for the environment in our discussion of Yogic ethical practices.

* Commit ourselves to policies, products, and actions that minimize environmental harm and maximize environmental benefit.

* And if we are Yoga teachers or centers, we will incorporate these commitments into our work with students.
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04/17/10
I was lucky enough to get to know several founding members of Green Yoga association.They were all inspiring and sincere about their mission.We have the utmost respect for the work they do and the influence they had on our lives. We hosted a celebration for Earth Day 2009 in Asheville n.c.to benefit... more »
The Green Yoga Association has helped bring the disparate worlds of spirituality and environmental activism together. By sourcing the innate ecological perspectives of yoga, Green Yoga has enriched the philosophical teachings of yoga, so that yogis everywhere may better understand the natural and ... more »
04/14/10
As Yoga is expanding to reach millions of practitioners, there is a golden opportunity to bring some deeper levels of yogic philosophy and lifestyle to these people, which includes bringing an ecological message to these non-religious, but deeply spiritual teachings. GYA has inspired me a lot in my... more »
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