We are building happier, healthier communities with compassion, gratitude, and mindfulness.

Our Story

Yoga In Our City began in 2012 in Hartford, Connecticut as a program of Civic Mind, a social enterprise specializing in community development.

We recognized the transformative power of yoga and believed bringing people together to enjoy a shared yoga experience would build a greater sense of appreciation and connection to our city. We offered one class every week with a simple goal to “build a happier, healthier Hartford.”

As our popularity grew, we offered more classes in more places. New people and organizations began to support and shape our work, our goals, and our impact. Yoga In Our City has evolved from a humble weekly class to a statewide collaboration of mission-driven partners and supporters.

Yoga In Our City’s future shines bright because of the continued support of our partners, teachers and participants for our shared vision of building happier, healthier communities through compassion, gratitude, and mindfulness. We are committed to continually learning and improving as we appreciate the responsibility of bringing yoga to the communities we serve.

Our work builds a culture of health and community well-being.

Communities grow stronger when families are able to achieve their full potential together.

Yoga In Our City is rooted in Connecticut’s 2Gen public policy to advance social equity and economic justice using a “whole family approach” to achieve multigenerational prosperity.

Our Partners

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Amanda Joao

Program Manager

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