Yoga & Mindfulness Programs
Our programs take place in prisons, senior centers, detention centers, addiction treatment centers, city schools, mental illness facilities and more
WE BELIEVE EVERYONE DESERVES ACCESS TO THE TOOLS OF SELF-REGULATION ATTAINED THROUGH A CONSISTENT YOGA & MINDFULNESS PRACTICE.
AIM for Access
A.I.M. to Empower offers both in-person and virtual outreach yoga classes throughout the Lancaster, York, and Harrisburg areas to a diverse and extensive set of programs. Our mission, creating connection and opportunity through the practices of yoga, is not limited to these groups. It’s something we hope to extend to any and all underserved communities who could benefit from the practices that we have found so essential to our wellbeing. A.I.M.’s passion is sharing the practices—asana, inquiry, and meditation—that have helped to transform lives.
Below is a diverse representation of the communities and organizations that A.I.M. to Empower serves. The list is not exhaustive, as we are always growing and looking for more opportunities to serve.
MEET SOME OF OUR YOGA PROGRAM PARTNERS!
Lancaster REC is a nonprofit agency that promotes the health and activity of children. They partner with the School District of Lancaster and A.I.M. to serve elementary school children in their after-school programs.
The Teen Elect program supports pregnant and/or parenting teens up to age 21 in completing their high school education or GED and transitioning successfully into employment or higher education. This include services, such as biweekly visits for individual support, job information, and attendance and grade tracking.
Tempo Clubhouse serves adults living with mental illness in Lancaster, PA. They offer their members the opportunity to return to competitive employment through supportive in-house work units where they learn skills and gain confidence and experience.
Lancaster County Prison
Through the Lancaster County Prison, A.I.M. specifically serves the female population. These
are low-risk inmates who chose to participate in the offered yoga class during their incarceration.
North Star Initiative
North Star Initiative’s mission is “to support women who are survivors of domestic sex trafficking by providing physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual care through a Christ-centered focus.” They provide housing and support for women of all ages in Lancaster County with the intention to fully restore them to independence so they can return to their community.
Lourdes House of Harrisburg, PA provides specialized, comprehensive maternity care to women who need support in the South Central Pennsylvania area. They provide residential services and intensive care to the mother and child throughout the pregnancy term and up to a year after the child’s birth.
Lancaster Youth Intervention Center
Lancaster Intervention Center serves male and female youth, ages 10 to 18, by providing a safe environment and physical, emotional, and mental hands-on care. Their participates are under temporary care for detention, shelter care services, and alternative treatment programs.
Community Action Partnership
The Community Action Partnership is an over-arching organization that supports the success of all families. They provide technical assistance, training, and resources to Community Action Agencies and nonprofit and public groups, such as Teen Elect and Parents as Educators.
Parents as Teachers
Parents as Teachers nurtures the early development, learning, and health of children through support of their parents and caretakers. Their trained professionals make home visits to parents and caregivers during their child’s early development, from prenatal through kindergarten.
Benefits of Yoga
The benefits of yoga are varying and individual to each student and population we serve.
We can’t possibly list all the ways that yoga has impacted us and our communities, but below are a few constants:
- Stress relief