Make a Difference
Yoga for Change
Yoga for Change
Gather with Good Intentions
Join us on September 23, 2023, for Yoga for Change, benefiting The Community Preschool. Our goal is to raise $35,000, and your help is needed. We invite our community of socially-minded supporters to join together for a morning of yoga to support this vital and transformative early childhood education. Proceeds fund tuition assistance and preschool operational expenses including teacher training seminars, meals, outdoor activities, revitalizing indoor and outdoor classrooms, and our dreams of opening a parent resource center.
"When I reflect on the impact I may make on a child’s life, I think about each moment as a child when I felt valued, heard, loved, respected, seen, and pushed to be a changemaker by my teachers."
– Loren Smith, Director of The Community Preschool
Thank you to our generous Yoga for Change sponsors.
Your gift supports this vital and transformative early childhood education!
Jonathan and Beth Bishop
Lily and Austin Leo
Charles and Sharon Wienbar
Jamie and Philip Bowles
Bridget Maley and David Cannon
Marco and Bryan Yergovich
Lori and Kevin Coleman
George and Leslie Hume
Tricia Weaver Moss and Charles H. Moss, Jr.
Michael Scheu and F. Sloat Van Winkle
Our Littlest Learners
About The Community Preschool
The Community Preschool seeks the richness of a diverse classroom by intentionally enrolling families from the varied socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities, religious traditions, gender identities, cultures, and abilities represented in the San Francisco Bay Area. We enable students to appreciate different perspectives at an early age and to equip them to contribute to a diverse society. Our goal is to influence the lives of young people and their families and communities in a meaningful and substantive way and to shape how they think, how they view the world, and how they engage in it.
Darren Main has been teaching Yoga for over 30 years. He has been our primary Yoga Teacher for over ten years. He is an author and speaker on mindful living topics.
Alison Cardenas, Yoga Alliance certified ERYT200, RYT500, & YACEP, has been teaching yoga for over ten years and is the head yoga teacher at a chain of studios in the East Bay. She loves teaching all styles of yoga from vinyasa to yin to aerial… and everything in between.
Europa (Ro) Grace (they/them) has been teaching yoga and mindfulness for over a decade. They are a multi-disciplinary artist, audio described, and cultural competency consultant.
Destiny Muhammad is a recording/performing artist in the singer-songwriter fashion on Harp. Her genre ‘Celtic to Coltrane’ is cool and eclectic with a feel of Jazz & storytelling to round out the sonic experience. Destiny has opened for The Oakland East Bay Symphony, shared the stage with Jazz Masters Calvin Keyes, Marcus Shelby, Omar Sosa, Ambrose Akisemuire, and Jazz Divas Diane Witherspoon & Denise Perrier to name a few. She has also headlined for the ‘Women in Jazz’ Concert series in San Francisco. Destiny is Governor Emeritus and Educational Chair Emeritus of the Recording Academy, Jazz Heritage Center of San Francisco Jazz Ambassador, and an ASCAP Songwriter Awardee.
Egemen Sanli, also known as Ege, is a contemporary dervish who embarks on a journey to discover his own unique sound in world music while proudly representing his Turkish heritage. He skillfully blends various ethnic instruments such as the sitar, caglama, saz, santoor, ud, ngoni, kora, flutes, and more to create an enchanting and rejuvenating experience for his listeners. With a mastery of traditional Eastern ragas, he infuses his lively improvisations with beats, loops, and synths to further enhance the hypnotic atmosphere of his music. Based in San Francisco, Ege frequently performs in the Bay Area and is also a certified yoga teacher.