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Youth Yoga Dharma

P.O. Box 3452
Daly City, CA 94015-3452
Telephone: (415) 235-9380
Website: www.youthyogadharma.org
Attn: Cator Shachoy


Description of Organization

Youth Yoga Dharma ("YYD") partners with schools and community organizations and teaches youths in disadvantaged communities in San Francisco the skills of mindfulness meditation and yoga. On-site programs are offered to youths, parents and staff of youth organizations in order to help youths develop inner resources, cultivate skills to face life's challenges, and offset stress, anxiety, and depression. Practicing mindfulness offers choice and clarity of action. Through sitting quietly and observing the activity of the mind with compassion, young people learn that they do not have to react to thoughts or feelings. Increased joy, decreased anger and violence, as well as a positive attitude towards life, are natural outcomes of these disciplines.

Grant(s) Awarded


In 2011, an additional grant in the amount of $2,000 was awarded to continue supporting the program.

In 2010, an additional grant in the amount of $2,000 was awarded to continue supporting the program.

In 2009, a grant in the amount of $2,000 was awarded to support a program of 400 hours of meditation and yoga classes at 15 sites.

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