Niroga Institute

Area of Anti-Violence:

Oakland, CA

Mission Statement/Vision:
Niroga Institute, was founded in 2005 as a non-profit organization, which strives to foster health and well being for individuals, families, and communities through the practice of Mindful Yoga. The Sanskrit word, Niroga, means 'freedom from disease' or integral health - health of body, mind, and spirit. The healing benefits of Mindful Yoga have been shown to extend to our physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual well being. The practice of Mindful Yoga induces positive transformation in a natural, holistic, organic, and integrated way. Its health and fitness benefits extend to all our major physical systems, and leads to increased flexibility, endurance, balance, and strength. Its psychological benefits include stress reduction, anger management, enhanced self-esteem and increased self-confidence. Its spiritual benefits include self-awareness, mindfulness, and introspection, with increased ability to act rather than to react, and that too from a principled conscience. Niroga enables healthy communities, compassionate schools, and peaceful neighborhoods across the nation and beyond by transforming lives, one breath at a time. Niroga Institute is a 501(c)(3) CA-registered nonprofit, IRS tax-exempt.

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