350+ Classes since 2012 (approx 50 Classes a year)
Special Population Yoga Class
For Inmates w/ Developmental Delays, Mental Health Challenges, and Traumatic Brain Injuries:
341 attended classes 2019 Q1 (approx 1,200 a year)
150 Classes since March 2016 (approx 50 Classes a year taught by Inmate teachers)
Volunteers of America Drug + Alcohol Rehab Center: Portland
Women’s Recovery Yoga Classes
314 attended classes 2019 Q1 (approx 1,200/year)
450+ Classes since 2014 (approx 100 classes per year)
Legacy Emanuel Medical Group: Portland
Hospital Chair-Based Class for Low Income, Medically-Sensitive Individuals
87 attended classes 2019 Q1 (approx 330/year)
350+ Classes since 2012 (50 Classes per year)
Thomas Edison High School: Portland
High School for Neuro-diverse Students
7-Week Fall Semester Program of 4 Classes Per Week 10 - 12 students
140 Classes taught since 2013
Coffee Creek Correctional Facility: Wilsonville
Yoga Alliance 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training
The Department of Corrections (DOC) requested our 200hr YTT in 2016. The request has been approved by the Superintendent since fall of 2017.
UPDATE of Status: Coffee Creek Correctional Facility spent 18 months overhauling their systems to be the first declared Trauma-InformedCorrectional Institution. As administrators and program managers were being shuffled, updated, and trained, new programming was put on hold throughout the facility.
Current Status:12 Training Volunteers and 8 Adjunct Volunteers are in queue for Security Clearance
Medical Scholarships and Financial Support We are honored to provide medical scholarships for students in need. Need is determined by medical-sensitivities, students living on disability or with a fixed income due to medical-sensitivities, or those going through a treatment course for whom their household budgets prohibit attending yoga classes at regular consumer rates.
Quarter One 2019, we supported $10,000 in medical scholarships:
80% toward Adaptive Yoga programming
16% toward Queer Yoga classes, and
4% toward Curvy Yoga series.
HISTORICAL REPORTS DAYA provides inclusive, accessible, trauma-informed, brain-sensitive, neuro-biologically-grounded, evidence-based practices for physical and mental health and vitality to schools, prisons, hospitals, and rehab centers.
In 2016, we delivered 28,000 hours of yoga, mindfulness, and trauma-informed programming. In 2017, we delivered 30,000 hours of yoga, mindfulness, and trauma-informed programming.
In 2016, we provided $24,000 in medical scholarships. In 2017, we provided $27,000 in medical scholarships. The DAYA Foundation was founded by Sarahjoy Marsh and Jay Gregory who envisioned a vibrant yoga studio, a center for yoga therapy, mindfulness, and the integration of East and West, Mind and Body, and contemplative and active processes.
They also envisioned a passionate community of practitioners whose lives would feel more whole, vital, and interconnected by a shared commitment to socially-conscious yoga, offered to all those in need.