Yoga out of Doors is a yoga community of like-minded people who enjoy practising yoga as a path to self-discovery and as a tool to inspire social change. Our mission is to use the power of yoga to encourage healthy lifestyles while raising money from our classes, workshops, and events towards the fight against cancer. 100% of the donations benefit life-saving cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York City. MSK is the world’s oldest and largest private institution devoted to prevention, patient care, research and education in cancer.
Ellina Abkin, founder of Yoga out of Doors, says: “As someone who has lost family members to cancer, and knowing many others who are battling it, I have always searched for a way to contribute to the fight against this disease. As a yoga practitioner and teacher, I created Yoga out of Doors to help people to embrace each new day with strength, love, hope, and compassion. I am proud to bring yoga to people’s lives, while raising money for lifesaving cancer research. I believe that yoga can be a personal compass, which can guide you and help you to find the right direction, giving you an optimistic outlook on your life. It helps you to remember that the sun is always shining and radiant, even though it is periodically hidden by dark clouds. Together we can make a difference!”
Doors can be literal or metaphorical – yoga allows us to open wide our physical, mental, and spiritual doors, while deepening our connection with ourselves, others, and the Universe. Yoga out of Doors will help you to move through the doors of your perception to love who you really are – free, peaceful, and happy! Our classes are held in parks, studios, schools, offices on the beach – practically anywhere!