Princeton Yoga’s Community Classes

Our Community Classes are open to all students. We welcome any donations from your heart. Come, enjoy, and spread the word!
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Our Community Classes provide an opportunity for everyone in the community to experience yoga. It is our hope to make yoga classes available to those who are out of work or in the military, the unemployed and underemployed, and our local teachers and students.

Since 2011 we have collected over $14,000 – Thank-you!

These are NOT free classes. Give what you can. Suggested Donation: $8

Beginner/Basic Yoga

No classes scheduled at this time. Check back as we will be adding new classes soon.

Hatha Flow

Tuesdays, 4:15 to 5:30 pm with Ruth
Wednesdays, 4:15-5:30 pm with Amy Shanti
Fridays, 4:15 to 5:30 pm with Valerie

Classes sometimes added on a weekly basis please check schedule for free or donation based new teacher classes.

Please note, look for some new community classes to be added soon! Some of the teachers who instruct these new classes may be participants in PCYH’s 200 or 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training programs or new graduates. We have determined that they are ready to share their passion for teaching with you. Some are experienced teachers who are giving their time in karma yoga in support of the selected charities

Donations go to the following organizations:

Service Dog NetworkMay 2015: Service Dog Network
Service Dogs Network assists veterans and the service dog community to finding the right service dog tailored to the specific needs of the returning veteran.

Habitat for Humanity2015 June: Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity builds and repairs houses. In addition, more than 1 million people each year volunteer to build with us under trained supervision

Yogis HeartsApril 2015: Yogis Hearts of Hope
The Yogis Hearts of Hope campaign’s goal is to create a yoga studio and wellness center at the new HomeFront Family Campus.

New Jersey Center for Tourette SyndromeMarch 2015:
New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome

NJCTS provides answers for these kids and their families through referrals to programs and services, education and training so that families, peers and professionals will be better qualified to help those with TS, and support of research programs so that we can find better treatments and a cure.

do-it-for-love-logoFebruary 2015:
Do It For The Love

Do It For The Love is a global nonprofit wish granting foundation that brings people living with life-threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges, and wounded veterans to live concerts. Through the healing power of music, our goal is to inspire joy, hope, and lasting celebratory memories in the face of severe illness or trauma.

January 2015:
Rock Brook School

Rock Brook School is a private, non-profit school for Communication Impaired and Multiply Disabled children, from age 3 through age 14.

TASKDecember 2014:
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen

The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) feeds those who are hungry in the Trenton area and offers programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life of its patrons.

Mary Jacobs Memorial Library FoundationNovember 2014:
Mary Jacobs Library Foundation

Mary Jacobs Library is unique in that it is a part of the Somerset County Library System. Its building and property are owned and maintained by a separate entity: the Mary Jacobs Library Foundation, Inc. While tax dollars fund library services, the costs of operating the building and grounds including maintenance, utilities, insurance, renovations, expansions, and furnishings are paid by the Foundation and through your donations.

Rowing Association 2014 October: Carnegie Lake Rowing Association
In honor of our former student Nancy Schoffelen , who passed away July 14, we are donating this months community classes donation to Carnegie Lake Rowing Association. Their members are of all ages and have a wide range of rowing skills. The program operates year-round and includes a Learn-to-Row Program along with regular tank and lake workouts tailored for rowers of different levels of ability.

Carrier Clinic2014 September: Carrier Clinic
Carrier Clinic specializes in psychiatric and substance abuse addiction treatment, and provides a complete array of expert care and education for adolescents, adults and older adults on the inpatient and residential levels.

Habitat for Humanity2014 June and August: Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity builds and repairs houses. In addition, more than 1 million people each year volunteer to build with us under trained supervision

Giveforward2014 July: Sparta Family
Selected by members of our Yoga community this month’s donations go to the Sparta Family: The family lost their Dad Tragically trying to help someone in need!

Pet Rescue of MercerMay 2014: Pet Rescue of Mercer
Pet Rescue of Mercer is an all volunteer, not-for-profit animal 501 ©(3) rescue group based in Mercer County, NJ. PRM rescues neglected, abused, and abandoned animals from local shelters by finding quality homes for them.

SAVEApril 2014:
SAVE Animal Rescue

Founded in 1941, SAVE is an independent non-profit animal shelter dedicated to protecting the health and welfare of homeless companion animals in the greater Princeton area. Through six core programs of Rescue, Shelter, Health and Welfare, Spay/Neuter, Adoption, and Humane Education, SAVE focuses on the rehabilitation and successful placement of treatable and adoptable animals. SAVE endeavors to build, foster, and strengthen the human-animal bond.

Young AudiencesMarch 2014:
Young Audiences of New Jersey

They are New Jersey’s leading arts-in-education organization. They provide performances, workshops, & residencies for school children, and professional development for educators.

evo-bird1February 2014:
Charitable Endeavors: From Desperation to Inspiration: Reviving Human Potential

This non-profit project actively trains and coaches underprivileged individuals in particular young adults who are making use of social services to dispel a myriad of their negative outlooks and/or thought processes about life and their ability to succeed.

Litercay VolunteersJanuary 2014:
Literacy Volunteers in Mercer County Inc. (LVMC)

LVMC is committed to improving the literacy skills of individuals, aged 18 and older, in Mercer County, New Jersey. LVMC recruits, trains and supports a network of tutors who provide confidential, quality instruction to Mercer County adults through its Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs.

Animal AllianceDecember 2013:
Animal Alliance

Animal Alliance is a nonprofit animal welfare agency founded in 2001. They have a robust pet adoption program & operate a low cost spay/neuter clinic in Lambertville, NJ. They also run a shelter to house dogs awaiting adoption.

Mary Jacobs Memorial Library FoundationNovember 2013:
Mary Jacobs Library Foundation

Mary Jacobs Library is unique in that it is a part of the Somerset County Library System. Its building and property are owned and maintained by a separate entity: the Mary Jacobs Library Foundation, Inc. While tax dollars fund library services, the costs of operating the building and grounds including maintenance, utilities, insurance, renovations, expansions, and furnishings are paid by the Foundation and through your donations.

Montgomery High SchoolOctober 2013: United Nations program at the Montgomery High School
The United Nations program at the Montgomery High School is highly distinguished, reflected by the recent winning the Premier Delegation award in the 2013 YMCA Model United Nation Conference. Currently, the organization is looking to give its members new opportunities, by going to a plurality of conferences, thus advancing our already developed program.

NFCR logoSeptember 2013: National Foundation for Cancer Research “Stretch to the Cure”
Since 1973, NFCR has provided over $309 million in support of discovery-oriented cancer research focused on understanding how and why cells become cancerous, and on public education relating to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. NFCR’s scientists are discovering cancer’s molecular mysteries and translating these discoveries into therapies that hold the hope for curing cancer. NFCR is about Research for a Cure—cures for all types of cancer.

MFOS logo August 2013: Montgomery Friends of Open Space
Montgomery Friends of Open Space is a non-profit organization that runs a farmers’ market every Saturday from June through October from 9 am to 1 pm at the Village Shopper Parking Lot, 1340 Rt. 206. By offering fresh, locally-grown produce, poultry, organic vegetables, herbs, flowers, salsas, fresh bread, and more, MFOS is supporting local farmers and New Jersey agriculture.

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July 2013: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
In honor of Korey, to help fund a “new Ketogenic kitchen” just for the Ketogenic Diet patients at CHOP. Each family that has a child who is prescribed this diet must go through cooking classes to learn how to prepare each individual meal.

June 2013: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) 
AFSP is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide. – In honor of Paige Barrie Aiello Memorial Fund

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May 2013: A.R.T. – Artistic Realization Technologies
A.R.T.’s mission is to provide techniques that give direct creative expression to those who lack use of their limbs — even those with “locked-in syndrome” who can communicate only through eye signals or assistive devices.

Bowmans HillApril 2013: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
The mission of Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve is to lead people to a greater appreciation of native plants, to an understanding of their importance to all life, and to a commitment to the preservation of a healthy and diverse natural world.

Logo Special OlympicsIn honor of Dana Oley our Tuesday Polar Bear Seva our donations for March 2013 go to: Special Olympics of New Jersey
The 2013 Polar Bear Punge is a donation drive to support the Special Olympics of New Jersey. This non-profit organization provides year-round sports training and athletic competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the state. More than 22,000 athletes enjoy camaraderie and gain a sense of pride and accomplishment through participating in these events.

Logo Womens Health Counseling CenterFebruary 2013: Women’s Health & Counseling Center!
Provides high quality primary, preventative, and reproductive healthcare services, as well as sexual assault counseling and support programs for women and teens in Central NJ that are uninsured, underinsured, or have difficulty receiving medical care due to financial, social, cultural, language, or other barriers.

seeds to sew logoJanuary 2013: Seeds to Sew International, Inc.
This is a non-profit organization based out of Hopewell, NJ. Its mission is to improve the lives of women and girls in disadvantaged communities through education and job skills training. The goal is for the women and girls in the program to use these job skills to make money and support themselves and their communities.

Resure petsDecember 2012: Res-Q-Pets
Res-Q-Pets is a non-profit animal rescue organization located in suburban Trenton, New Jersey. This group is comprised entirely of volunteers who give their time and, often, their own money to rescue and care for animals in need. They primarily rescue cats and dogs but have also aided other homeless small animals at times.

Yogis feed the hungryNovember 2012: Yogis Feed the Hungry
In Mercer County it is estimated that there are over 40,000 food insecure people. The Princeton area yoga community is uniting to raise food and funds for our neighbors in need. Throughout November, support local yoga teachers and studios as they hold special classes and food collections to benefit the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.
Need has grown exponentially since we organized this effort! We will now be allocating a portion of our donations for Hurricane Sandy relief.

jerseys hope for the hearingOctober 2012: Jersey’s Hope For Hearing
Jersey’s Hope For Hearing benefits the local children at the New Jersey School for the Deaf. Its goal is to provide state of the art hearing aids for the students and staff. They further hope to assist in the repairs and renovations to the buildings of the school.

Jersey_Cares_Logo_squareSeptember 2012: Jersey Cares
Jersey Cares mission is to increase civic engagement in New Jersey by coordinating volunteer opportunities to address community-identified needs. Jersey Cares, is a nonprofit organization, which was established in 1993. They recruit and engage volunteers in rewarding, effective efforts that address community-identified needs.

July/August 2012: One Simple Wish
One simple wishOne Simple Wish empowers you and organizations to brighten the lives of foster children and vulnerable youth one simple wish at a time. From shoes to clothing to gymnastic lessons and more, we all can brighten a life right now, by joining one of our yoga community classes. Your donation will help fulfill a wish or two for a deserving child.

June 2012: Children’s Home Society of New Jersey
Logo Children’s Home Society of New JerseyTheir vision is that all children have secure, caring families, good health, and function well cognitively, emotionally and behaviorally. To this end, their programs today include; behavioral health/ mental health, permanency planning, community/ neighborhood based services, school based services, and early childhood and parent education services.

Logo Monks

May 2012: Drepung Gomang monastery
Your contributions go towards supporting the 1850 monks at the Drepung Gomang monastery with basic needs such as food, clothing, emergency health care and elderly care, handicraft training school supplies and community services.

April 2012: Montgomery Township Food Pantry
food pantryThe Montgomery Township Food Pantry is open to all Montgomery Township residents who are experiencing temporary financial hardships and having difficulty making ends meet.

During the month of April bring your contributions (cereal, tuna, canned meat, paper goods, toiletries (razors, toothbrushes), paper towels, napkins, laundry detergent, Shop Rite gift cards ($10 value best) to one of our community classes (cash donations are also greatly appreciated).

Logo big brotherMarch 2012: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County
With children in need of positive roles models, Big Brothers Big Sisters empowers children of Mercer County to reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with adult volunteers.Big Brothers Big Sisters believe that a positive impact creates a ripple effect of potential: In a child and the community.

Bowmans HillFebruary 2012: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
The mission of Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve is to lead people to a greater appreciation of native plants, to an understanding of their importance to all life, and to a commitment to the preservation of a healthy and diverse natural world.

The crisis mini logoJanuary 2012: The Crisis Ministry
Partnering with the community to achieve stability for our neighbors in need. Practical, innovative, caring programs that address workforce training, hunger and homelessness prevention.

Donations in 2011 went to:

In 2011 we proudly donated almost $5000 to local charities and the yoga fund.

Anchor HouseDecember: The Anchor House
During December we are partnering with Planet Princeton and are collecting donations for the Anchor House. The Anchor House is a Trenton-based non-profit organization for runaway, homeless, abused, and at-risk youth and their families. For the past 33 years, Anchor House has committed its efforts to providing comprehensive, life-saving assistance to our most vulnerable population.

NJ LogoNovember: New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs supports New Jersey families with deployed spouses.

October: Millhill Child and Family Development Center Millhill Logo
Millhill Child and Family Development Center was established in 1971 as a non-profit organization serving abused and neglected children in Trenton, NJ. At Millhill, the children and their families receive integrated services in a tightly woven safety net. At Millhill, they all learn to work together toward a better future.

September: Princeton First Aide and Rescue Squad Princeton Rescue Squad
In honor of Michael Kenwood, who tragically lost his life during the hurricane Irene, Princeton Yoga will be donating the proceeds from Septembers Community Classes to PFARS.

The Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad provides emergency ambulance and rescue services to the community of Princeton, New Jersey