So much fun to share Yoga Therapy with the world!

May 2, 2018

This week’s topic: A Peek Into This Year’s Shakti Fest

Interviews: Kate Allen, yoga therapist at Be the Change Yoga; Matura Matthew Bennett, musician and author

Featured Music: Guru Deva, Johanna Beekman Om Sita Ram, Matura & Friends Vrindavan Leela, Vaiyasaki Das

Kate discusses her background in Public Health, how she and Allison Prince developed Be The Change Yoga, the launch of OC’s first Yoga Therapist Training, clinical yoga therapy applications and much more!

March 20, 2018

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kate Allen.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Kate. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
After I developed a social conscious in college, I could never unseen the suffering and disparities present in the world around me. For a while I was unsure of how to tackle the large-scale social, political, economic injustices but I eventually decided to focus on public health as the way I would organize my efforts to change the world.

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December 2017

We all know most yoga studios in OC are for those who can easily achieve the “wallet stretch” pose. But who would’ve guessed the most accessible and awesome yoga classes are in the middle of masterplanned Irvine? Be The Change Yoga is all that its name implies, offering everything from beginner to advanced classes with gentle and therapeutic options in between. There’s no rigid fee structure here, either. Be The Change displays true flexibility with a donation-based system. And the studio’s name isn’t all talk. It’s linking up with UC Irvine and Kaiser Permanente to promote the benefits of therapeutic yoga, and instructors deliver weekly bilingual classes to underserved residents at the Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living in Newport Beach.

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April 19, 2017

My second conversation was with Katie Allen, Co-Founder of Be The Change Yoga, Yoga Therapist, and School Director of Yoga Therapist Training.  I talked with her recently about healthcare, yoga, and integrative wellness.  You can learn more about Kate by visiting: Be The Change Yoga. Here are the questions I posed to her and excerpts from her responses.

December 2016

Be The Change Yoga is collaborating with the Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living (MHSCHL) located in Newport Beach. We provide weekly group yoga therapy classes in English and Spanish for underserved communities.

In addition, the MHSCHL is an internship placement site for our Yoga Therapist Training interns. What an honor to partner with such a prestigious organization. We are committed to expanding the field of Yoga Therapy throughout Orange County!

Read more about it in the Heart of Hoag Magazine – December 2016 Issue

September 4, 2014

Allison Martin Prince and Katie Sheldon Allen of Be the Change {donation based} Yoga studio right here in Irvine are two women that are doing just that! As you can see from our branding session, their lights are bright as can be!

I asked Allison and Katie if they’d indulge us in a little interview… Hope you enjoy and if you’re Orange County {or even LA or San Diego} be sure to check out one of the incredible classes or events at Be the Change.

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January 29th, 2014

Once an offbeat meditative exercise, Yoga has evolved into a $10.3 billion industry made up mostly of small companies – individual studios serving certain tastes and budgets in cities such as Irvine.

That gives Irvine residents who practice the meditative motions a variety to choose from, from monthly memberships for 105-degree hot yoga to free sessions for spiritual yoga.

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Thank you!

Together We Are Changing The World!