OUR MISSION ROOT. INSPIRE. SUPPORT. EMPOWER. RISE Yoga for Youth empowers students to be agents of positive change in the world. Through the physical practice of yoga, wellness education, and community building, students develop inner resources to respond to life’s challenges in constructive ways. Our innovative curriculum has shown to increase attendance and retention rates, improve academic achievement, and help students manage stress. The curriculum incorporates physical exercise, breath work, and activities that foster social and emotional learning. Stress management techniques and mindfulness exercises are an integral part of each class, so students can lead healthier, happier, resilient lives.
A LoOK BACK IN HISTORY… RISE started in 2012 as a small pilot program in Mission High School, offering yoga and wellness education as P.E credit to 20 students. 4 YEARS LATER 12 sites. 1,200+ Students. Ages 12 - 19 2015 - 2016 Site Locations • Mills High School • Hilltop High School • Aragon High School • Mission High School • Carlmont High School • June Jordan School for Equity • Summit Public School: Denali • Summit Public School: Rainier • International Studies Academy • George Washington High School • Immaculate Conception Academy • Palo Alto Medical Foundation