Who we are

We are a collective, building a movement of fully embodied activists. Grounded in practice, guided by vision, we are changing the world.  At its root, the word yoga means union — of mind, body, and spirit. We utilize the tools of yoga, meditation, and self-inquiry to create conscious, sustainable change on a grassroots and global level — through leadership trainings, online courses, service and action projects, and much more. This practice helps us cultivate self-awareness and also learn to move through discomfort and pain. In the face of violence and injustice, it sustains us in our efforts for personal, cultural, and global transformation.

What we stand for

Yoga is a tool for change. It takes radical self-inquiry, collaboration, and conscious action to transform ourselves, our communities, and the world. Rooted in compassion and connection, we are called to awaken to suffering and take action in response, creating a peaceful, just, and connected global community. How will you take your yoga off the mat and into the world?

Take your yoga off the mat...

Through leadership intensives, workshops, and online courses, Off The Mat Into The World supports yogis in becoming conscious and effective community leaders, covering topics like social justice, sustainable activism, embracing differences while connecting with our passion and purpose, by linking embodied practice with effective social and environmental justice work.

...or come back in to breathe and recenter.

Living a life dedicated to activism can be challenging. Self care is a vital part of sustaining this important work. If you’re feeling burnt out, our trainings can provide a space to reconnect with yourself, release the stress and trauma of frontline work, and remember what drives you in a community of care.

Meet our founders

   Seane Corn ,  Hala Khour  i, M.A. , &  Suzanne Sterling    are internationally known for their yoga practice as activism work. Committed to conscious, sustainable social change, the trio launched OTM in 2007 as a global  community-focused leadership training organization for activists.  Meet the rest of our team here.

Seane CornHala Khouri, M.A., & Suzanne Sterling  are internationally known for their yoga practice as activism work. Committed to conscious, sustainable social change, the trio launched OTM in 2007 as a global  community-focused leadership training organization for activists. Meet the rest of our team here.

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