Waimea Yoga is proud to partner with Yoga Impact to bring a variety of mindfulness and stress reduction outreach programs to our local community.
Yoga Impact is a non-profit organization founded by former Waimea resident Nancy Candea that brings the science and art of a yoga lifestyle to a variety of demographics. The components of a yoga lifestyle include yoga postures, breath work, relaxation techniques, eating well, and following your life’s path.
Mindfulness and Stress Reduction Outreach Programs
- Support for Veterans: Chelsea Croy has been working with Hawaii County veterans suffering from PTSD offering iRest meditation and yoga therapy programs since 2015.
- Hawaii County Fire Department: Beginning in January 2021, Chelsea will be offering yoga and iRest to the Kona Fire Department.
- Middle School Students: March 15-18th Chelsea will be partnering with Noelani Anderson of West Hawaii Mediation to offer middle school students the chance to participate in a FREE Peace Camp. The mission of this camp is to arm students with an understanding of non-violent social action through yoga, conflict resolution, and the creative arts.
- Pohakuloa Training Area: Start date TBD. Chelsea will be offering yoga and iRest meditation to active duty troops.
Schedule of Classes
- Mondays: 10:30-12pm Yoga and iRest at the Kona Fire Station for on duty first responders (not open to public)
- Fridays: 9:30-10:30 iRest meditation for veterans at St. James Community Pavilion (open to public)
With your generous donations we can continue to serve our Big Island community and expand our programs to include:
- low-income families – This program is aimed at helping families with less resources learn invaluable tools of yoga and mindfulness to help cope with daily stress.
- at-risk youth – This program is designed to help at-risk youth to feel more confident within themselves, helping to gain skills that will allow them to make better choices in their daily lives.
- senior population – This yoga program is aimed at helping seniors to maintain their overall health and wellness, balance, coordination, and sense of community.
- and more, all helping to make the yoga world more diverse and help more individuals.
The iRest yoga provided by Chelsea for veterans, via nonprofit, is my new favorite thing to do on Thursdays. It was suggested to me by a fellow combat veteran. I really appreciate how during each class any and all anxiety just melts away. It has provided an additional tool when dealing with those unforeseeable stresses that life throws our way. I cannot express how much I appreciate and value Chelsea for her time and passion with helping others.”