Workshop: "Yoga Safety, Sustainability, and Service" with Mark Lilly


The Center for Religion & Spirituality invites you to this public Yoga, Mindfulness and Social Change workshop with Street Yoga founder Mark Lilly.

In this workshop, we will focus on long-term planning (blueprinting, showcasing, and participatory evaluation) with an eye to building safety and self-awareness for all participants. The material will use as context offering sustainable yoga programs to young people and teachers in secondary and primary schools, as well as young people (and the staff and carers who support them) in foster care, dealing with homelessness, or otherwise struggling with the fallout from past or ongoing trauma.

The lens of safety will allow us to embrace serving the most vulnerable people in any population, and the internal directive to be as participatory as possible will challenge us to give all members of the project—be they teachers, yoga instructors, vulnerable young people, and other key stakeholders—a say in how the material will be looked at, documented and used in both the near and longer term. Both a focus on safety and a goal of broad inclusiveness will also be viewed as part of the whole scope of the practices and will be used as opportunities for each person to gain additional knowledge of self and others.

To Attend
Online registration is open (click Buy Ticket button). In the event the workshop is canceled, participants will be notified by Wednesday, the week of the workshop. Registration fees are refunded only if the workshop is canceled; no refund for partial attendance or no-show.

Please call the Center for Religion and Spirituality at 310-338-2799 or email

About the Speaker
Mark Lilly is the founder and board president of Street Yoga, an internationally recognized non-profit which provides yoga and mindfulness classes to at-risk populations in Portland and Seattle. Mark has developed many specialized mindfulness curricula in addition to the core and advanced Street Yoga trainings, including specialized work for young people recovering from sexual abuse, and workshops for adults moving through entrenched traumas or grappling with high-intensity communication situations.

Saturday, May 18 at 1:00pm to 6:00pm

University Hall, 3324
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Event Type



LMU Extension, Center for Religion and Spirituality, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Yoga Studies - Graduate


Extension Yoga Studies, Mindfulness and Social Change Series


$45 per person




Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.