The Yoga Parkside Foundation
©2022 by Yoga Parkside
Located inside Parkside Lutheran Church
2 Wallace Ave. (2nd Floor)
Buffalo, NY 14214
Yoga Parkside foundation is a not-for-profit studio prioritizing making yoga inclusive and accessible to all.
Yoga has transformative potential, with research pointing to its strong benefits for reducing stress, healing trauma, increasing attention in learners, and reducing chronic pain. Studies prove its usefulness for recovery situations, returning veterans, healing physical injuries, reducing high blood pressure, increasing learning in academic situations, and more.
Access to yoga is hampered by cost, transportation, availability, and more. The healing practice of yoga can be further limited by exclusionary language or ideologies, inadequately trained instructors, or other concerns.
Donations make it possible for us to make the healing benefits of yoga more widely available to our community. The benefits of yoga and meditation should not be limited only to those with access to classes. Instead, they should be available to any and all who could use it.
In 2023, Yoga Parkside Foundation sponsored yoga classes at wellness programs, schools, and festivals throughout Western New York.
In 2023, YPF was able to support numerous non-profit organizations through the generosity of our students and donors. These include:
Herbert Hoover Elementary School HSA
North Park Library
Bennett Park Montessori
Parkside Lutheran Church
WNY Women's foundation
Daemen University Women’s Tennis Team
Bangladesh bookbag drive
UB Law School - Family Violence & Women's Rights Clinic
Best Self Health Fair
Living Our Mission.
Yoga Parkside Foundation seeks to foster inclusivity and accessibility to wellness offerings by way of welcoming spaces for all, especially those from historically underserved populations.
The Yoga Parkside Foundation is the only studio in Western New York offering a sliding scale for membership in an effort to increase accessibility to our offerings. In addition, YPF provides scholarships to folks in our community who might not otherwise be able to access yoga classes.
In 2023, YPF provided scholarships to 22 individuals!
We are Yoga Parkside.