Niroga Graduates First Class of Minority Certified Yoga Teachers

With Integral Health Fellowships (IHF) provided by the Alameda County Department of Public Health via Bay Area Black United Fund, 13 young adults of color graduated this May from a rigorous 2-year Training Program of Niroga Institute. Each Fellow is committed to offering 100 hours of community service in a pay-forward model, so that vulnerable populations in our community will benefit from 1,300 hours of community service this year by this trained team of certified yoga teachers.

With the second class of fellows ready to enter their second year of training and plans for another set of applicants to be interviewed to start their first year, Alameda County will soon be seeing these new yoga teachers as rich community resources committed to bringing the powerful practice of yoga to the troubled and less fortunate within the county. Graduates of the program are now lining up internships with service sites in the East Bay Area. Their community service work will be tracked by Niroga and posted on the Alameda County web site.

Congratulations to the first class of grads!