Organizational Yoga: bringing your organization into greater alignment with its core 

I carry with me a decade of experience learning and living non-profit organizational systems management, including founding and directing (Spirit of Youth Yoga) from 2014-present. Through these teachings, I have developed a perspective and strategy which is relevant and replicable across organizations. Here are some of the pain points I've observed and worked with to bring an organization more into ease and greater alignment:

1) Imbalanced/ dysfunctional team dynamics

2) Staff burnout/ low morale/ low motivation

3) Disintegrated organizational culture across programs/ departments

4) Mission drift and subsequent lack of strategic vision

In the same way that the physical practice of yoga aims to align the movement along the center line/ spine, so too does an organization want to be in alignment with its spine (core values, mission). This is where I come in to support your organization to come into greater alignment and integration. 

A bit about my process for working:

1) Intake/ assessment to identify pain points 

2) 1-on-1 and group facilitated discussions to understand root causes and areas of dis-ease

3) Propose recommendations/ strategies/ interventions for remedying the pain and bringing the organization more into balance and integration

4) Iterative process for applying the organizational remedy, assess for efficacy, and then reiterate. 

 

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Healing practices for our whole system, as individuals or organizations. 

I share my therapeutic, skillful, whole system approach to 1-on-1 work, group facilitation, organizational consulting, and yoga (life) with you from my heart, acknowledging that this is heart-based work, that this is a life's work, and that it's meant to be shared. 

With love,

Pam Lozoff, MSW RYT

  1-on-1 accessible yoga    Come practice yoga through individualized trauma-informed practices designed to allow you to feel safe and at home in your body. 

1-on-1 accessible yoga

Come practice yoga through individualized trauma-informed practices designed to allow you to feel safe and at home in your body. 

  Workshops for Service Providers   Learn practical, mindfulness-based tools for self-regulation in your work and with your youth. 

Workshops for Service Providers

Learn practical, mindfulness-based tools for self-regulation in your work and with your youth. 

  Youth Yoga Circles   We use an embodied approach to social-emotional learning through our 6 week to 8 week curriculum for youth grades 6-12. 

Youth Yoga Circles

We use an embodied approach to social-emotional learning through our 6 week to 8 week curriculum for youth grades 6-12. 

Want to experience healing practices for your individual or organizational system? Contact Pam for a free 30-minute consultation. 

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“Neuroscience research shows that the only way we can change the way we feel is by becoming aware of our inner experience and learning to befriend what is going on inside ourselves.” ― Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Here's what students are saying about Pam:

"Pam offers clear intentions, creativity and plenty of open space for what is needed in the moment. She lends a deep sense of safety: she’s well trained, intuitive, and curious. Pam fully shows up—she’s a gift."- Shelley, group participant.

"Pam is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of yoga, as well as in the body systems as a whole. She is very flexible in her approach and really personalizes each routine to your needs. She is an extremely warm, gentle, and understanding person."- Elle, individual participant. 

 

I am proud to partner and support Nicole Steward of Radical Tendencies Yoga and Mindfulness Education (RTYME) to care for the caregivers. Here are just some of our workshop offerings, contact Pam, pam@spiritofyouthyoga.com to schedule one at your youth-serving organization or your school. We are based in the Bay Area, CA and willing to travel for the cause. Contact Pam to learn more!

  • Breathe, Move, Learn: Trauma-informed practices for working in communities

Gain an overview of the triune model of the brain in order to better understand how trauma impacts the brain to be able to provide more effective, trauma-sensitive approaches to therapy and education. Participants will learn 3-5 new tools for emotional regulation to apply immediately to their work with clients/ students.

Previous workshops include:

Children's Health Council EdRev, April 21st, 2018 San Francisco, CA

Be The Change Yoga & Wellness, March 24-25th, 2018 San Jose, CA

Teen Wellness Conference, September 30th, 2017 Mountain View, CA

 EQ Schools Conference April 22nd-23rd 2017, Los Altos High School, Los Altos, CA

Yoga Service Conference May 19th-21st, 2017, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY

  • Embodied Social-emotional learning: Understanding social-emotional skills from the body & mind

With the emerging trends in social-emotional learning has also come an emphasis on learning cognitive skills for understanding our emotions and those of others. However, our emotions live in our bodies and it is critical to understand the felt experience of the emotions in addition to processing them cognitively. Participants will learn 2-3 new tools for body-based approaches to social and emotional skill-building.

  • Breathe, Move, Serve: Practical mindfulness-based tools for service providers

As service providers, we have to learn to self-regulate in order to be most effective in meeting our clients where they are at and helping them to learn their own self-regulation tools. Self-regulation is part of our self-care and it involves working with our breath, our body, and our mind; here we learn tools which integrate all three components. Participants will learn 3-5 practical tools for self-regulation and self-care throughout the work day.

  • Holistic youth development: A whole-person approach to working with youth

There are many trends in youth development, including positive youth development; here we explore holistic youth development as a means of recognizing all of the aspects of a young person’s life which intersect to create the complexity of the problems they may be facing. We use the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) metric to address all of these factors and examine how a mind/body/spirit approach may be one of the antidotes to these ACE’s. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how addressing the whole-person is a critical part of a young person’s development.

 

 

We offer 4 - 12 week yoga and social-emotional learning curriculum for youth ages 10-21 through Spirit of Youth Yoga at schools and community-based organizations. Check out our website and learn more about how you can engage your youth in building emotional intelligence, mindful leadership, and community .