By-Donation Community Classes

YogaSpace is delighted to offer two weekly By-donation community classes. Suggested donation $10 but any amount coming from your heart is acceptable. A portion of class proceeds donated to a charitable organization. Charities are changed every season.

Community class with Rob and Saeeda.
Community class with Rob and Saeeda.

Thanks to the selfless service of our teachers and your generous donations over the years, we've been able to give thousands of dollars to many worthy charities and organizations (see the list in sidebar).

If you have a particular charity that you would like us to consider for our By-Donation Yoga classes, please let us know!

Yoga classes by donation:

  • Tuesdays at Noon with Saeeda
  • Sundays at 4:00pm with Rob

See Schedule

Charity of the season:

Danbury Area Refugee Assistance

What we do

DARA's work in refugee resettlement

Initially, DARA assists refugee families for 4 to 6 months while they establish themselves with jobs, enroll in school, and become familiar with life in America. With the help of Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS), DARA cosponsors these refugee families as they acclimate and acculturate to a new life and country. What sets DARA apart from the other IRIS-approved groups in Connecticut is that to date, we are the only unaffiliated group in our state; DARA has no social organization or congregation providing financial backing or support. The goal of cosponsorship is to help each family in the short term as they get used to their new lives, and to also empower them with the tools — both financial and social — to become self-sufficient within half a year.

The long-term stage of resettlement is an ongoing commitment. DARA will be a part of these families’ lives well into the future, not just in helping them in the short term. The ultimate goal of resettlement is to help families become part of our community as full, contributing members of American society. This commitment is DARA's way of investing in the viability our country and in the health, safety, and well-being of people who have endured violence, intolerance, and upheaval the likes of which most of us will never experience.

Last Sundays Community class : (Note Class will be off until September 2018 while Jill is traveling)

  • We're also proud to announce that Jill Lord will be leading a Trauma-Informed Yoga class once a month. Currently it's being offered last Sunday of each month, specifically to support an organization which she is passionate about; Liberation Prison Yoga.(See

  • What students are saying...

    "Thank you, Yogaspace, for the community yoga classes! I gratefully attend Rob's excellent Sunday afternoon classes. My twin daughters also attend when they can. Our family is financially squeezed by medical expenses; the by-donation class is a godsend." — JM