The Yoga Summit of Ohio is a community of caring teachers, healers and activists reaching out into our community to provide accessible practices of movement, stillness, music and more. Beginning as an annual weekend yoga gathering to enhance connection and collaboration specifically within the yoga community, The Yoga Summit started in Akron in 2014. It has since blossomed to still create that annual yoga gathering and now additionally to provide “Accessible Movement, Stillness & More” programming to the broader community all year round. Focusing primarily in areas that are underserved, The Yoga Summit of Ohio representatives travel to groups ranging from the visually impaired, domestic violence/homeless shelters, to disadvantaged youth, to those who are considered special needs, to the elderly, to Veterans, to those in recovery from addiction, and more. Through connection and working with people to see, feel and grow the potential within them, The Yoga Summit produces wholeness, peacefulness and a true community of care and support.
Founding 4 pillars:
Wisdom is a celebration of knowledge as well as the knowledge-bearers; we see the wisdom existent already in our community. Joy, non-violence and authenticity all fall under this pillar.
Service is a sacred acknowledgement for The Yoga Summit. As members of this community, we encourage authentic giving and care. This vision includes leadership development, which supports mentorship, and empowers yogis and other healing practitioners to play effective roles in the healing of our city and people.
Accessibility brings the simple, non-dogmatic and powerful teachings of movement, stillness, non-violence, etc to all people in our community. Striving to bring practices and practitioners to underserved communities, we travel to people of all physical and mental abilities, ages, races, genders, economic levels. To be more specific, communities like the visually impaired, domestic violence shelters, disadvantaged youth, deaf, autistic, special needs, elderly, soon-to-be mother’s, toddlers, addiction recovery, and many more.
Collaboration joins our practitioners and partners into true co-creator roles. We strive for all parties involved to feel a genuine ownership in the process and outcomes, as well as an opportunity for individual and organizational growth.