Hands to Heart Center – Yoga for the People is a nonprofit organization that shares the healing practice of yoga with people affected by addiction, poverty & trauma in Greater Boston.
HTHC provides high-quality, customized yoga classes that are accessible, inclusive and inspiring. HTHC Community Yoga Teachers are 200 and 500-hour trained yoga teachers who lead free community-based yoga and mindfulness classes in low-income, under-served neighborhoods of Boston.
HTHC trauma-Informed yoga teachers work with non-profit organizations and high-poverty schools in Boston that serve vulnerable populations to develop and teach individualized classes that promote healing, increase capacity and build resilience.
-Yoga is a powerful and effective way to increase health and wellness and to reduce symptoms
of anxiety, depression, stress and post-traumatic stress disorder.
-The majority of yoga studio classes are unaffordable for those living in poverty.
-There is a lack of yoga studios in low-income communities.
-Yoga classes should be accessible, culturally competent, welcoming and enjoyable for ALL bodies,
ALL levels of fitness and ALL styles of learning.
HTHC is the intersection of yoga and social justice.
Hands to Heart Center – Yoga for the People.