COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Below are organizations that I support and with whom I have volunteered. To learn more contact me, or click on the links below.

Headstand is an innovative yoga program. Our educators regularly visit San Francisco Bay Area schools to teach yoga, breathing, and meditation techniques. These simple, fun lessons are taught in the classroom, with no special equipment required.  In the Headstand program, all students - and teachers - participate once a week. The results? Lower stress. Higher academic scores. Better physical fitness, and better emotional fitness.

The Glide Congregational Life Yoga Group provides two free weekly sessions to explore the benefits of mindful movement. Accomplished yoga teachers from all over the Bay Area donate their time and skills for the health and wellness of the entire Glide community. On every Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm and on every Saturday, 9:30am - 11:00am, we have free sessions available. The sessions are held at GEDC Family Housing Building's Community Room located at 125 Mason Street.

Healing Yoga Foundation (HYF) is a nonprofit service, support, education, and research institution dedicated to health, healing, and personal development through Yoga. We are committed to serving all who wish to benefit from Yoga by respecting and meeting the needs of the individual regardless of physical capability, health, background, age, experience, or financial means.

Off the Mat, Into the WorldTM (OTM) is a program that aims to inspire and guide you to find and define your purpose and become active in your local or global community in an effective, sustainable and joyful way.  OTM is an educational, experiential and motivational process for those interested in conscious activism and service.   We combine yoga asanas, meditation in-depth self-exploration which culminates in the formation of a group project that is real and in service to the community.

Since 1850, JFCS has provided comprehensive, caring social services to Bay Area residents of all ages and faiths. We help people solve personal problems--cradle to rocking chair--in order to strengthen the individual, strengthen the family and strengthen the community.

Mount Madonna Center is a conference and retreat center located on 355 acres of mountain-top redwood forest and grassland overlooking Monterey Bay.  It's a center designed to nurture the creative arts and the health sciences within a context of personal and spiritual growth.

AJWS provides unique opportunities to learn, work, serve and travel in Africa, Asia and the Americas. By partnering with grassroots community-based groups, volunteers experience firsthand the power of people creating change. AJWS volunteer service programs focus on building collaborative relationships, either through individual or group service programs. All AJWS service programs draw on Judaism's religious and cultural traditions to provide guidance regarding the responsibility to pursue global justice. And by integrating the Jewish values of tikkun olam - repair of the world - and study, participants return committed and passionate about their role as global citizens in creating a more just world.

People's Watch has been actively engaged in the protection and promotion of human rights in Tamil Nadu, India, since 1995. People's Watch has sought to hold the State accountable to its citizens for the chronic abuses of their rights and has worked to advance a human rights culture disposed to safeguard both the welfare and the freedom of all people.