Urban Yoga Foundation (UYF) is a non-profit organization that educates and empowers communities to be proactive about issues affecting their health. Through yoga and related holistic approaches UYF programs help individuals manage stress, develop mind-body awareness, and health consciousness. UYF was endorsed by former Governor of New York David Patterson who personally assured that this important program would receive State Funding for 2009 and 2010 to continue in the public school system. Since then we have reached over 15,000 youth in over 22 schools in the Metropolitan area. The foundation is currently launching agricultural programs for kids and teens to learn about gardening. Students go on field trips to farms outside the city to learn composting, farming and sustainable practices. UYF organization is mentioned in a June 2009 Time Out NY Kids article on “The Best Yoga Program for Families”.