Become an SMP Studio Partner


Are you a yoga studio owner or manager in the tri-state area? If so, you can probably imagine how our at-risk urban school communities might be supported by having yoga and mindfulness programming fully integrated into their every school day.

You may have even already taught a yoga or mindfulness class in a school setting! That’s a meaningful start, but at The SMP were thinking systemically. We’re not focused on providing yoga classes to a particular group or grade. We’re driven to provide sustainable, mind-body programming on a school-wide basis, (to teachers and students alike),  neighborhood-by-neighborhood, on-site in all schools across our city of brotherly and sisterly love. If you are a practitioner, then you likely know that sustainable physical and socio-emotional health is necessary for success in life and success in school, and you know that yoga and mindfulness when practiced consistently enhance mind-body health.

 Imagine for a moment what your life would be like if you had never stumbled upon that first yoga class? How would you be? Where would you be? 

The SMP has developed a model to enable our city kids to have access to the benefits that yoga and mindfulness provide, and we’re inviting all area yoga studios and meditation centers to be a part of The SMP through our Yoga Studio Collaborative (YSC). The YSC will enable us to meet Philly’s kids and their teachers as one extended family of practitioners and enable them to more readily become a part of Philly’s yoga and mindfulness community.  You don’t need to teach classes in schools to be a part of the collaborative. In fact, we’ve developed ways that your studio might grow and flourish, and ways that the collaborative might further serve your current student population, even if your studio only serves adults!

If you are interested in finding out how you can connect with The SMP YSC to improve the school climate in Philly’s schools, please email, Colette Marie at and let us know! We’ve already heard from a few of you that you’re interested in learning more and we can’t wait to share next steps as we grow collectively.

The School Mindfulness Project® is a 501(c)(3) organization.

The School Mindfulness Project®  is located in Philadelphia, PA 19147 and provides services to schools in Philadelphia and the Greater Philadelphia region.