One of the best parts of this job is exploring the ways in which incredible organizations and nonprofits utilize yoga to serve a variety of populations across the country. In Tampa, we had the privilege of practicing with Clayton Sizemore, lead teacher at Urban Yoga Foundation (UYF). Founded by Ghylian Bell, UYF is based in Harlem but operates around the world, focusing on teaching empowerment tools like yoga, meditation, and mindfulness to African-American youth between the ages of 12 and 18 in underserved communities. Its mission is to provide these resources early on, so young adults can develop mind-body awareness, health consciousness, and positive ways to combat stress—and use these powerful tools to cultivate peace and success.
Watch now Inside Clayton Sizemore's Class at Urban Yoga Foundation