We're proud to be joined by Off The Mat Into the World in 2011 as our official non-profit partner.
About Off the Mat Into The World
Off the Mat Into the World uses the power of yoga to inspire conscious, sustainable activism and ignite grassroots social change. They do this by facilitating personal empowerment through leadership trainings, fostering community collaboration, and initiating local and global service projects.
OTM helps individuals take the path of yoga â€œoff the mat and into the world," expanding the sphere of change outward to local and global communities. They have trained over 600 yogis, many of whom have gone on to take action in their communities. To date, the OTM community has collaborated to raise almost $2 million dollars for local and global projects in need.
Each year, OTM initiates local and international service projects and trips known as Seva Challenges. These experiences offer the chance to contribute to the well being of others while transforming your own life. In 2011, OTM will unite our efforts around the following projects:
The Global Seva Challenge Haiti
A transformational journey that builds community, provokes critical consciousness about global issues of social justice and equity, and raises significant funds to support communities in crisis. In 2011, OTM will focus on Haiti. Working in collaboration with local organizations, we will respond to critical needs, create long term solutions and empower local individuals to become sustainable and self sufficient.
Empowered Youth Initiative
Examines some of the root causes of crime, poverty, disenfranchisement, and marginalization in minority and urban youth in America. In 2011, OTM's focus will be in the city of Los Angeles, raising funds to support local programs that work with young people in LA.
OTM sees yogis everywhere taking their yoga off the mat, into the world!