The Impact Program is a four-tier approach to transforming the lives of students from NYC Yoga Project’s Outreach Program. Students with an aptitude, determination, and willingness to go deeper in their personal leadership development can apply for any level of this program. Candidates must complete designated pre-requisites, as well as apply for and receive approval from NYC Yoga Project to participate.

Tier 1: 40 Days to Personal Revolution

Designed by Baron Baptiste, students are invited to participate in a 40-day program of daily yoga, meditation, inquiry, reading, journaling, mindful eating, and personal accountability. This program allows participants to discover how they “show up” moment to moment in their lives, identify obstacles and self-limiting beliefs, and practice techniques to break through those obstacles.

This program is led by certified Baptiste Yoga teachers and is offered quarterly in-person or online. This program is FREE for students of the Outreach Program and available to non-Outreach Program members by donation.

Tier 2: NYC Yoga Project – 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training

This 200-hour yoga teacher training, accredited by the Yoga Alliance, prepares students to go deeper into their personal yoga practice, develop their leadership skills, and execute vinyasa yoga in their local communities. This teacher training provides the basics in sequencing, anatomy, yogic philosophy, studio etiquette, and more.

Prerequisites include completion of Tier 1 of the Impact Program, completion of the online application, and formal acceptance into the program. This program is FREE for students of the Outreach Program and available to non-Outreach Program members by donation. Work exchange discounts may be available.

Tier 3: The Mentorship Program

This program is designed for individuals who want to deepen their capacity for personal discovery and leadership. During this yearlong program, senior leaders within the yoga community individually mentor students from our 200-hour yoga teacher training. Mentors follow a 12-month curriculum involving monthly phone calls and meetings, and they apprentice Outreach Program work with established NYC Yoga Project teachers.

Prerequisites include completion of Tiers 1 and 2 of the Impact Program, completion of the online application, and formal acceptance into the program. This program is FREE for students of the Outreach Program and available to non-Outreach Program members by donation.

Tier 4: Lead From Your Edge

This program is designed for leaders who are ready to lead from the “edge” of their personal greatness and to cultivate authentic gratitude, contribution, growth, and love. Designed for leaders to transcend their own leadership to serve others, this two-year program is a pathway for students who have completed Tiers 1 through 3 of the Impact Program, to join a group of like-minded peers in transforming their communities and the world.

Prerequisites include completion of Tiers 1, 2, and 3 of the Impact Program, completion of the online application, and formal acceptance into the program. This program is FREE for students of the Outreach Program and is available to non-Outreach Program members by donation.