Yoga Service Council & The Pledge for Universally Accessible Yoga


The Yoga Service Council has always worked to make yoga accessible to every person. In October, 2017 nearly two dozen dedicated yogis, writers, social workers, doctors, and community leaders came together to help collect and share best practices in the field of yoga for people who have experienced sexual violence.

This dedicated work has blossomed into a movement and expanded to include a Pledge that yoga studios make to ensure their yoga is as universally accessible as possible, so that everyone can practice, breathe, and find themselves.


Current Status

Autumn 2017

  • Symposium and gathering held at Omega
  • Raw material collected
  • Executive summary produced
  • Initial discussions around The Pledge

Winter 2018

  • The Pledge created
  • Collaborated with select yoga studios
  • Webinar scheduled for March 27th
  • Interviews under way with studio champions
  • Community Resource Paper developed

Spring and Summer 2018

  • Roll out of The Pledge Toolkit
  • Kick off of Indiegogo fundraiser
  • Reception fundraiser in Washington, DC at The Pledge studio
  • 2nd Sexual Trauma symposium at the Omega Institute

Late Spring 2019

  • Best Practices for Yoga with Survivors of Sexual Trauma, Release

Upcoming, The Pledge in every studio in the world.

If you are a studio owner or manager, yoga teacher, interested yoga student, or if you want to support or contribute to The Pledge Movement in any way, click here.

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