RYSN Mission and Objectives

Yoga is a powerful force. It holds endless potential to foster mindfulness, peace, and health. The Rochester Yoga Service Network (RYSN) was created in 2014 by a small group of yoga leaders in Rochester, New York with the intention of sharing the practice of yoga with underserved populations in our community. In a spirit of cooperation and community engagement, RYSN provides support to, and unity among, local yoga service providers to create bridges of mutual connection and healing.

Objectives - RYSN aims to:

1) Maintain and share a database of Rochester yoga service providers identified by specialty, expertise, and/or affiliation

2) Facilitate the pairing of yoga teachers and volunteers with individuals and groups in need of yoga service

3) Provide a forum for RYSN members to share best program practices in addition to facilitating and hosting yoga training and professional development for Network members

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Save the Dates!

The Rochester Yoga Service Network (RYSN) would like to thank all who attended Heart and Soul Seva, a yoga service immersion presented by Carla Giambrone, on March 1, 2015.   Over 30 Rochester yogis committed to spreading the gifts of yoga gathered in Nazareth College’s Center for Spirituality for a workshop focusing on giving the best of ourselves to those we teach.  Carla’s yoga wisdom and heart energy made the day an unforgettable success – Thank you, Carla!!!  Please visit Carla’s website carlayoga.com for more opportunities to play, practice and feed the yoga love. 

Upcoming events to fill the spring season with more yoga goodness include the National Yoga Service Conference, May 14th-17th at Omega in Rhinebeck, New York.  RYSN encourages all yogis interested in learning more about yoga service to join the national movement by attending this amazing event.  More information can be found at www.eomega.org.  If you are considering attending and have questions, or have an interest in pooling transportation and/or housing resources, contact Lynne at Lbouche9@naz.edu.  We hope to see you there!

On the local yoga service front, please save for the date for RYSN’s Second Semi-Annual Yoga Retreat scheduled for Sunday, May 31st, 2-6pm, at Nazareth College.  This day will be devoted to continuing our mission of linking yoga service providers with groups seeking yoga instruction, and fostering a spirit of cooperation within Rochester’s yoga community.  Come prepared to share what it is you do and who you serve, or wish to serve, with yoga seva love.  Together we can help our communities thrive by living this common goal!

Peace, Love, Namaste and Thanks…..The Rochester Yoga Service Network