“When I didn’t have yoga, I wasn’t flexible and I was always mad and didn’t know how to let my anger out.”
“The Wellness Initiative teacher who was sent to my school was a miracle worker.”
“When I did yoga I felt peaceful. I felt like I was in a cloud.”
“Yoga makes me feel happy, relaxed, comfortable, and fabulous.”
“Now, after only six yoga classes, if you walked into my classroom you would experience a much different class.”
“For me, yoga has brought light to my life.”



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Boulder Alphabet posterThank you to our sponsors, teachers, musicians and participants for making the 5th annual Yogathon a HUGE success! Thank you to everyone for supporting our kids!

The Wellness Initiative has a wonderful poster for sale: The ABC’s of Boulder poster! The poster highlights popular Boulder activities through a playful alphabet design. All proceeds from the sale of the poster benefit The Wellness Initiative. Posters are for sale for $20.

Email info@wellnessinitaitive.org to get yours!

Also, click here to read the newspaper article on TWI’s Boulder ABC poster.



The mission of The Wellness Initiative is to improve the physical health, social and emotional development, and academic performance of low-income youth through yoga-based wellness programs.

In the fall of 2013, a team of 8 Masters in Public Health students and their instructor from the Colorado School of Public Health began an evaluation of the school-based yoga program at KIPP Denver Collegiate High School (KIPP) in Denver, Colorado. Watch the video to learn more about their findings.


This is the story of two Colfax Elementary School students, Zulema and Liam. The Wellness Initiative’s programs teach students how to strengthen their bodies, calm their minds, and control their anger; we give them tools to live healthier, happier lives and to handle life’s challenges with grace.


Valerie Goldstein, a teacher at Hanson Elementary, loves her job. But meeting her low-income students’ basic needs and the demands of teaching in a turn-around school is stressful. A weekly yoga class is her refuge and helps her do her job better.