Yoga Mandala Changes To Nonprofit Status

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Authentic and traditional yoga studio in Berkeley eschews commercialization by changing to 501c3 status and moving towards community center model. Informational Open House on Friday February 18, 2011 from 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST at 2807 Telegraph Avenue near Stuart Street, in Berkeley, California.

Yoga Mandala is now a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization as part of Trika Institute to better serve the Bay Area community in its mission to share authentic Hatha yoga practices and resources to improve the lives of individuals and the Bay Area community.

“Since November of 2002, Yoga Mandala has established itself as a yoga studio dedicated to authentic Hatha yoga and related practices,” says Kameshvari Thorp, the manager for Yoga Mandala. “We made the transition to nonprofit status to reflect the service orientation of our community offerings so that the charitable nature of our organization is reflected inside to out.”

The conversion to nonprofit status furthers Yoga Mandala’s dedication to preserving non-dual traditions in the form of daily, lunar and annual rituals, workshops and retreats on natural wisdom teachings, and community programs for life stages from pre-conception onwards. In addition to existing perinatal, bodywork, ayurveda, and children’s programs, Yoga Mandala offers free home birth and doula informational sessions, free weekly meditation classes, and a sliding-scale massage clinic. Yoga Mandala also provides resources on permaculture including the "One House - One Farm" initiative which encourages food chain sustainability.

Yoga Mandala will be hosting an open house event on Friday February 18, 2011 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Yoga Mandala is located at 2807 Telegraph Avenue near Stuart Street, in Berkeley California.

ABOUT Yoga Mandala Studio
Yoga Mandala is a resource center for education in, and the practice of, the Hatha Yoga, Classical Tantra and Traditional Healing traditions. Its mission is to provide the knowledge, resources, and home for people to come together to learn how to build sustainable community, improve health, and self-realize using the teachings, practices and community model found in the traditions of Hatha Yoga, Tantra and Ayurveda.


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