Roots2Rise, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit, offers classes that make yoga and meditation accessible to anyone—all ages, abilities and income levels. We serve everyone regardless of their neighborhood, demographic, gender and income level.



Roots2Rise believes that everyone can benefit from the physical, mental, and emotional effects of yoga and mindfulness.

We believe yoga is local and we also believe practitioners want to practice with others they have community/commonality with.

We facilitate yoga and mindfulness programing in neighborhoods, schools and shelters throughout Philadelphia across all ages, genders and abilities.

Our programming is accessible (both by location and by cost).

We provide a service that is not otherwise available and one that enriches the life of the participant.

There’s a sense of, ‘We’re all here doing this together. I’m not an outlier in this world.
— ~ Robert Jon Waldinger, MD, Director of Harvard’s Study of Adult Development