Yoga on a Mission
Sea Change Yoga provides trauma-informed yoga to hundreds of our Maine community members facing substance use disorder, housing instability, incarceration, cancer, special needs, and the stresses of poverty.
Free to its students, Sea Change Yoga relies on the generosity of the greater community to fulfill its mission to bring the healing power of yoga and mindfulness to Maine communities that are underserved and marginalized.
YOGATHON 2020: Ride the Wave of Compassion in Action!
Support Sea Change Yoga’s mission while enjoying a fun day of yoga and wellness.
Yogathon 2020, at beautiful Ocean Gateway in Portland, Maine, will feature a three-hour yoga experience taught by renowned instructors Jacqui Bonwell and Robin Ivy Payton that you won’t want to miss! Your Yogathon participation and fundraising will support our mission and bring 5,000 hours of yoga and mindfulness to our neighbors who otherwise wouldn’t have access.
Our goal is to raise $50,000 at Yogathon 2020. Please join us!
Each Yogathon participant is required to raise $200 in support of the mission ($25 registration fee, plus $175 fundraising remainder). The money you raise will make a difference in the lives of your marginalized neighbors.
All funds raised through Yogathon are tax deductible, and you can earn some fun prizes for your fundraising achievements!
MARCH 1: Chaturanga Fundraising Deadline
Reach your $200 fundraising minimum by March 1, and receive a Sea Change Yogathon t-shirt!
MARCH 15: Tadasana Fundraising Deadline Reach your $200 fundraising minimum by March 15, and receive a Sea Change Yoga water bottle!
MARCH 29: Savasana Fundraising Deadline
Final fundraising deadline to participate in Yogathon 2020. We will collect the remaining balance of your $200 fundraising minimum upon check-in at Yogathon.
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"Yoga has helped me in my recovery from substance abuse more than anything else. I owe my sobriety to yoga." - SCY student
Sea Change Yoga is a nonprofit yoga service organization based in Portland, ME. We bring the evidence based practices of yoga and meditation to those who have experienced trauma, are under-served and marginalized, and in need of the emotional regulation and increased physical and mental health that yoga and meditation practice provides.
We currently teach 24 trauma-informed yoga classes each week to over 250 students at residential treatment facilities, substance use recovery centers, correctional institutions, and others.
Our trauma-informed teaching strategies are designed to be uniquely effective for students with trauma in their background. We are modifying the elements of traditional yoga to facilitate mindfulness, maximize tolerance, build empowerment, and cultivate a more positive relationship to one’s body.
These simple, yet powerful tools of transformation reduce stress and anxiety, support the addiction recovery process, help break the cycle of substance abuse and incarceration, and so much more.