STWS partners with Participating Yoga Studios and Teachers
Offering Classes on a Donation Basis
to all 9/11 Responders, Survivors
and all Firefighters.
Yoga's Extensive Therapeutic Value
The therapeutic value of yoga is one of the reasons why this ancient comprehensive practice that
balances and heals the body, mind, and spirit is spreading quickly all around the world. There is a growing body of scientific evidence that
verifies how yoga's postures and breathing techniques help heal a wide range of physical and mental conditions.
Most people in the 9/11 community are new to yoga and many have health challenges. Therefore, our
yoga teachers are offering their beginners, restorative, gentle and therapeutic yoga classes to the 9/11 community on a donation
basis. These are classes that anyone can safely practice, regardless of their age and level of fitness and flexibility, unless one has a
serious physical disability.
Those in the 9/11 community who are already intermediate or advanced yoga practitioners can email
us or speak to the teacher(s) they are interested in about taking more advanced classes.
STWS Yoga Program
The STWS yoga program was originally designed in 2004. Many of the postures selected at that time
were specifically meant to open up the lungs and chest, enabling people to expand their breathing capacity. Since then, more than 180 9/11
responders and survivors have taken our yoga classes. The classes are offered by yoga teacher and STWS Cofounder Nechemiah Bar-Yehuda on a
STWS is excited to announce that we are expanding our yoga program to include volunteer yoga
teachers from throughout the NY Metro Tri-State area - New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. All those yoga teachers are now opening their
beginners, restorative, gentle and therapeutic yoga classes to 9/11 workers, volunteers and survivors for a suggested donation of $10
Click on the Local Class Schedules of participating teachers below to locate yoga classes and
teachers in our program near where you live or work. The directory is organized by state and locations. When you click on a name you will
find their contact info, professional bios, and a link to their website if they have one.
Once you decide to take part in any of the classes in our STWS Yoga Program for 9/11 Responders
and Survivors, call Nechemiah Bar-Yehuda, Director of the STWS Yoga program at 212-531-3376 and give him the information about your
affiliation to 9/11 (as a 9/11 rescue or relief worker, volunteer or survivor).
Nechemiah will then put you on a 9/11 Yoga participating student list. The list will be regularly
updated and sent to all the participating studios and teachers so that all of them will have your name and will let you come to their
participating classes by donation.
In the upcoming months we will be expanding to include many accomplished yoga teachers in the NY
Metro Tri-State area from many styles of Yoga. If you are a yoga instructor and would like to participate as an instructor in this program,
please email Shelley Bello, Associate Director of the STWS Yoga Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Classes Schedules of participating Teachers
You can find some of the experiences that people have had from those yoga classes in the following link:
Yoga Students Testimonials