Giving back to the Community!


SMC Education Foundation is a way for the Stress Management Center of Marin (est 2000) to reach more people in need in our community.  People without means to afford stress management, pain management and help with injuries.  

The SMC Educational Foundation seeks funding for resiliency programs to support the mental well-being of highly vulnerable, financially strapped populations, including:

  • Veterans, especially those who have suffered traumatic brain injury and/or PTSD

  • Adults living with traumatic brain injury and stroke

  • Teen athletes from the high-risk community of Richmond, CA

SMC Yoga for Vets: Stress Management, Pain Management


Yoga for Vets started in 2011 at the suggestion of the SFVA, when we presented them with positive research on improving well being of adults with TBI, a very common injury in the veteran community.  

We now offer two classes per week in the north bay.  We have now taught over 400hrs of yoga for stress and pain management (over 2000 attendee-hours) and we hope to expand this year.

NEW CLASS:  We have a new class in Santa Rosa at the YMCA, 1111 College Ave:

      TUESDAYS  2:30-3:30pm. Veterans and their partners are welcome and it's FREE!  Enjoy!

Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke:  Healing Injuries and Improving Respiratory Health


Our program for adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke was developed in 2006 at and for the Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery.  Thanks to the support of their founder, Karen Schurig, we conducted research that proves we can increase respiratory strength and dramatically improve sense of well being with our unique approach.

We currently offer 4 classes per week to this population at the Schurig Center.  We also offer 2 classes per week at SMC for Stroke survivors and thier caregivers. We have 1000's of hours of experience with this group and hope to continue this program for years to come.

NEW CLASSES: Yoga for Your Brain

            Tues & Thurs 11am-12pm

SMC:  1165 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur

Price:  $10 Suggested Donation

Yoga for Youth:  Injury Prevention and Injury Recovery


2016 marks our 10th season at Marin Catholic High School and our second season with Richmond High School's Varsity Football Programs.  We have also provided classes for Dominican University Women's Soccer and local basketball programs as well. 

Our work with football programs has proven to be instrumental in a broad-based reduction in the number and severity of injuries.  We are even seeing fewer concussions!

Equally important to us are the number of students who continue to tell us, years later, that the skills we taught them are still useful to keep their bodies healthy and pain-free.