How to Donate to MovingPotential

MovingPotential is now a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, marking a new chapter in our journey towards positive community impact. 

You can now easily make tax-deductible donations right here. We’re so grateful for your support!

We also welcome donations by check, if that’s your preference. Please make checks payable to Moving Potential, and mail to this address:

Sadhana Center for Yoga & Meditation
403 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

Each year, MovingPotential brings yoga and mindfulness to traumatized populations in jails, prisons and recovery centers. What keeps us repeatedly going into these dark places? It is the transformations we witness and the relationships we create. We have co-created a specific relationship, over time, for each group that we connect with.

In the first few months of the pandemic, we completed the first-ever (in the country) yoga teacher training for women at Meadow Run, a mandated recovery center. Four women made the commitment and became certified to teach yoga. We see how these tools can provide a foundation for personal and social transformation. Now we are going to start a second cohort with a diverse and promising group of four new women.

It’s so simple to care, and it is profound

We also have a relationship with each of you – we write this to you because we know you care. We want to sustain our connection to you and let you know that what you donate, whatever that can be, touches so many people. It’s a win/win situation: then we are all able to explore new avenues for self-connection, healing, and transformation. Your support is what makes it possible.

The organization consists of a small team of teachers, sharing information, and continuing to train in best practices.

Many Thanks from the MovingPotential TEAM:
Director, Founder, Teacher: Sondra Loring
Teachers: Elle Renaldo, Lea Bender, Elisabeth Kent, Chris Bryne, Rebecca Posner, Zoe Paolantonio, Angela Hansen, Leah Gooch
Board: Dwayne Resnick, Dale Hills, Michelle Lovelace, Sarah Zar
Staff: Alyson Harte, Robin Read

Photo of Leah teaching yoga by David McIntyre

MovingPotential currently serves the following organizations:

Samaritan Daytop Village (Meadow Run/Fox Run), Rhinebeck, NY

Columbia County Jail, Hudson, NY

Re-Entry Columbia, Hudson, NY

Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood, Hudson, NY

Greene Correctional Facility, Coxsackie, NY

We believe everyone deserves access to the healing benefits of yoga.