About Tacoma's Samdhana-Karana Yoga
Samdhana-Karana Yoga is a nonprofit organization. Our mission is to make yoga accessible and available to persons of all incomes and abilities.
Samdhana-Karana is a Sanskrit term meaning the “art of healing”. We provide a safe space for people of varying ages, physical abilities, and economic circumstances to engage in and learn about Yoga while experiencing the inherent healing powers of this discipline. Multiple studies show that Yoga is a soothing and natural way to experience mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.
We are dedicated to serving the needs of each individual who comes through our doors. We embrace diversity and welcome everyone to come as they are, without expectation. Central to our mission is our desire to make these services available at little or not cost to those who could otherwise not afford to experience them. Samdhana-Karana Yoga: A Healing Arts Center benefits the local community by educating and empowering individuals and families to experience physical, emotional, and mental health.
Yoga is beneficial for everyone, without regard to physical ability, age, race, education, or economic status. And yet, Yoga is not available to many populations of people due to cost, ability and exposure.
The average cost for yoga classes in the immediate area is $16 per class. While this price is within the grasp of a certain socio-economic group, it is prohibitive for many people who would benefit from Yoga.
Samdhana-Karana Yoga is the only organization in the area offering yoga on a sliding scale basis, thus making it available and affordable for all.
We believe that the entire community can benefit from an organization that offers an affordable way to focus on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness as a means of providing balance, as an opportunity to enrich their lives, and as a fun and nurturing place to learn and expand.
Samdhana-Karana Yoga: A Healing Arts Center was founded by Pamela Higley and Vania Kent Harber. Kate Fontana currently serves as Executive Director.
Samdhana-Karana Yoga: A Healing Arts Center is located at 3014 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98406
It is accessible by public transit from every neighborhood in Tacoma. This makes the studio available to a varying population of people. It also affords students the opportunity to lessen their impact on the environment by using public transit.
Samdhana-Karana Yoga: A Healing Arts Center opened its doors Wednesday, September 15, 2010 to coincide with National Yoga Month.