Off the Mat Into the World (OTM) is a non-profit dedicated to bridging yoga and activism. Founded in 2007, OTM’s mission is to use the power of yoga to inspire conscious, sustainable activism and ignite grassroots social change.

Yoga is a powerful path of personal transformation. At its root, the word means ‘union’ – of mind, body and spirit. Yoga opens our hearts and expands our awareness of self creating space for balance and deep change in our lives.

OTM helps individuals take the path of yoga “off the mat and into the world,” expanding the sphere of change outward to local and global communities. We do this by facilitating personal empowerment through leadership trainings, fostering community collaboration, and initiating local and global service projects. Our work focuses on three core areas of development:

  • OTM guides you to discover your purpose through leadership training and Yoga in Action Groups so you can take action in your world in an engaged and intentional way.
  • OTM cultivates community and encourages collaboration by building a network of OTM leaders around the globe.
  • OTM initiates local and international service projects and trips known as Seva Challenges. These experiences offer you the chance to contribute to the well being of others while transforming your own life.

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