A regular yoga practice helps us live healthier, happier, longer lives, preventing major health issues and supporting us if a health event does occur. Extensive reputable research supports this (see Why Practice Yoga page). Breathe has close partnerships with many of the health and support care systems in the area. We partner with El Camino Hospital, offering their doctors, staff and patients yoga at a substantially reduced cost. Breathe partners with Cancer CAREpoint, a local nonprofit that provides non-medical care to anyone in the Bay Area dealing with cancer. In addition, many of our Breathe teachers work closely with psychologists, physical and occupational therapists and other medical professionals. Some of our students’ more serious conditions require specialized training and collaboration.
In addition to supporting physical wellbeing, yoga also offers us tools to live the highest quality of life. Breathe Los Gatos has one of the most comprehensive programs in the country, offering more than 30 weekly therapeutic classes. Our Mandala Tea House and our Wellness Services offer additional methods to support wellbeing through nutrition, health coaching, cleanses, massage and Reiki.