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Review for The Sean O'shea Foundation, OCEANSIDE, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Sean O'Shea Foundation is at the forefront of a new "Yoga Service" movement, which takes yoga out of the studio and into the world. People who practice yoga are well aware of its physical, mental and emotional benefits. The cost of attending classes, however, means that yoga is out of reach for people who may need it the most. For 5 years the Sean O'Shea Foundation has been sending an incredible group of dedicated teachers into San Diego County's disadvantaged schools, bringing a yoga and nutrition program more than 7000 kids, 8-18, whose schools have had to cut physical education programs and extracurricular activities to the bone. Recently they have begun year-round programs at several continuation high schools, teaching yoga and mindfulness to teens considered severely at-risk of dropping out of school or entering the juvenile justice system. Through yoga these kids are learning to take control of their bodies and their minds; to respect themselves and others; and to make choices that are empowering and life-enhancing. The most amazing thing is that, thanks to community support, this program has been offered at no charge to the school or participants. I hope that SOSF can build on its incredible work and expand to reach more schools and children in the region.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Advisor

Review for The Sean O'shea Foundation, OCEANSIDE, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a yoga teacher for the Sean O'Shea Foundation and an advisor to the Board. Over the past four years I have taught SOSF's yoga and nutrition curriculum in K-12 schools around the county, and have received nothing but positive feedback from students and teachers about the impact. Additionally SOSF is now serving kids with cancer at Rady Children's Hospital, with instructors volunteering their time so we can offer breathing and relaxation to patients three days a week. The kids SOSF serves attend some of the neediest schools in San Diego, where budget cuts have virtually no funds for "extras". SOSF provides something for these kids to look forward to each week, while teaching them important principles of self-knowledge, self-discipline, nutrition and health.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Advisor