Yoga teacher Carol Horton writes about her experience attending the third annual Yoga Service Conference (YSC), copresented by Omega and the Yoga Service Council, in the July/August issue of YOGAChicago. A volunteer teacher with Yoga for Recovery, a nonprofit offering yoga to women in Cook County Jail, she is also cofounder of the Socially Engaged Yoga Network, which supports yoga service and outreach in the Chicago metro area.
“Having attended every YSC conference since the first one in 2012, it was a pleasure to reconnect with old friends, revisit the beautiful Omega campus, and re-engage with the energy, passion, and commitment that permeates this very unusual yoga gathering,” Horton writes.
This year’s conference offered panel discussions and workshops to help explore how yoga philosophy and practice can have a bigger impact on social justice issues like inequality, discrimination, and privilege.
The conference created opportunities for those in the yoga service community to build skills and get inspiration from leading teachers who work with people in underserved communities every day. See how yoga has influenced some of their students in this slideshow.