The Amala Community Outreach, Scholarship, and Inclusion Program
Amala is committed to service and seeing prenatal yoga reach in need communities.
Amala Service Projects include:
Community Outreach Prenatal Certification Scholarship
Every year Amala donates one full ride scholarship to a motivated and dedicated community member to attend Amala’s 95 hour teacher training program. This community member and recipient agrees to bring prenatal yoga programming to an underserved community.
Women’s Retreat Scholarship
This partial scholarship helps women in need be able to attend our very special woman’s retreat.
HelloBaby Prenatal Yoga Program
Our 2019 scholarship recipient Kiah Demery, director of operations at HelloBaby in the south side Chicago neighborhood of Woodlawn, will complete her 95 hour training with us and start prenatal and postnatal yoga classes at HelloBaby.
HelloBaby is a no cost drop-in play space located on the Southside of Chicago in the Woodlawn community, for children from birth to 3 years old and their caregivers. HelloBaby is a non for profit organization whose mission is to support, empower, and inspire families raising young children in underserved neighborhoods in Chicago.
I Grow Chicago Prenatal Yoga Program
Our 2018 scholarship recipient, Lauren Daniel, completed her 95 hour training with us. Lauren offers weekly prenatal and postnatal classes in the south side neighborhood of Englewood at the Kusanya Cafe on Saturdays. Learn more or donate directly to I Grow Chicago naming the prenatal program as your recipient.
Other Program Funding
Donations made are gratefully received and help pay for:
Support for Amala's scholarship recipient to create and build a sustainable program. This include marketing, networking support as well as teacher compensation.
Support for ongoing funding in a non-studio hosted pre/postnatal class program in under served settings taught by other Amala graduates.
Become a Partner
Amala is eager to learn of more ways we can help bring Pre/Postnatal Yoga to communities in need. Contact us for partnership opportunities or fill out our Community Outreach Scholarship application to take our training at no cost and receive assistance building a program of your own!
Looking for other ways to contribute to our cause? Host a donation-based class and donate the proceeds to this effort. Contact us with other idea's too!
Yonis for a Cause
Amala co-founder Cassie Rodgers handcrafts these ceramic Yoni necklaces. Each one is hand molded, glazed and seeded with glass to mirror each woman's inner beauty. They are strung paired with a precious gemstone that activates the desired qualities you would like to nurture. A portion of the sales goes to help fund Amala’s inclusion programs.