Yoga for Charity (Y4C)

Each Sunday at our Wilmington location, Empowered Yoga teachers volunteer their time to teach the 3:30-4:30 p.m. Stationary Sequence Community Class. Attendees donate what they can to raise money for local charities.

Upcoming Recipients

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October 2016: Mental Health Association of Delaware
November 2016: Sunshine Pals Ministry
December 2016: YogaHOPE

Recent Recipients

September 2016: Empowered Community - $297.00
August 2016: Edgemore Revitalization Cooperative - $333.00
July 2016: Paws for People - $473.25
June 2016: Empowered Community - $401.00
May 2016: Piper's Kidney Beans - $587.00
April 2016: Friendship House - $640.00
March 2016, St. Patrick’s Center
February 2016: Preston’s Playground - $773.00
January 2016: Young Survivors’ Coalition - $900.00
December 2015: Mental Health Association in Delaware - $524.00
November 2015: Wounded Warrior Project - $730.00
January 2015: Wounded Warrior Project - $722.25
Christmas Donation Class: Jewish Federation of Delaware - $246.00
December 2014: Opera Delaware - $403.00
November 2014: Grayson Saves Foundation - $467.00
October 2014: The Pink Pearl Foundation - $455.00
September 2014: Special Spaces - $262.00
August 2014: The Music School of Delaware - $273.71
July 2014: Talk About Curing Autism - $326.00
June 2014: City Theater - $352.50
May 2014: Anyea Hinson, People to People program/ student ambassador- $246.00
April 2014: Meals on Wheels Delaware - $429.05
March: St. Patrick's Center Wilmington - $1022.00
February: The Wounded Warrior Project - $714
December & January 2014: Red Cross Philippines Typhoons and Flood - $1459.62
Christmas Day 2013: Jewish Federation of DE - $182
November 2013: Red Sox Foundation / The Homebase Program - $1000
October 2013: Slavka's Dream - $412.00
September 2013: The Delaware Council of Wildlife Rehabilitators - $487.50
August 2013: The Zoe Yost Bird-A-Thon - $373.65
July 2013: Defraying medical expenses for a member of the Empowered Yoga community - $406.25
June 2013: City Theater Company - $561.25
May 2013: Buttonwood School and Museum - $574.50
April 2013: Kari Albertus - $541.50
March 2013: St. Patrick’s Center - $760.00
February 2013: Mental Health Association of Delaware - $707.50
January 2013: Wilmington Children’s Choir - $684.23
Christmas Day Class: Jewish Federation of Delaware - $257.00
December 2012: Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, NJ - $629.63
November 2012: Kari Albertus - $490.20
October 2012: American Cancer Society - $373.05
September 2012: Innovative Schools.org - $388.00
August 2012: Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk - $451.00
July 2012: Foundation 11/Jody Imbimbo fundraiser - $587.00
June 2012: The Haiti Family Initiative - $291.46
May 2012: City Theatre Company - $337.75
April 2012: Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids - $560.00
March 2012: St. Patrick's Center - $671.00
February 2012: Yoga mats for youth yoga program at the New Castle County Detention Center - $795.45
January 2012: Ministry of Caring - $874.25
December 25, 2011: Jewish Federation of Delaware - $296
December 2011: Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition - $519.50
November 2011: Hearts with Hope - $671
October 2011:  Give Back Yoga Foundation - $598
September 2011: Delaware Humane Association - $359
August 2011:  Melissa Phelps - $370
July 2011: Ministry of Caring's Mary Mother of Hope House - $443
June 2011: State Bird Rescue - $441.25
May 2011: disaster relief in Japan - $456.76
April 2011: Team Sanfilippo Foundation - $481
March 2011: St. Patrick's Day Society - $806
Special Sunday a.m.donation: the American Red Cross for disaster relief in Japan - $230
February 2011: Footage Foundation - $799.50
January 2011: Liam J Perk Foundation - $1,091.75
December 2010: Christmas Day Donation Class: Jewish Federation - $273.00
November/December 2010: Redemption One - $943
October 2010: Parkinson's Foundation - $290
September 2010: Serviam Girls’ Academy - $428
August 2010: Newark Community Library - $474
July 2010: medical expenses for a local teen with leukemia - $244.81
June 2010: Tri-State Bird - $340.25
May 2010: Muscular Dystrophy Association - $520.50
April 2010: meditation scholarship for a member of our Empowered Yoga community - $451.50
March 2010: St. Patrick’s Center in Wilmington, DE - $641.50
February 2010: American Red Cross and earthquake victims in Haiti - $508.00
January 2010: Camp Possibilities - $1051


Empowered Community is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring yoga, 
meditation, and mindfulness principles to the underserved population. 

Charlene Sams - Primary Instructor

Charlene Sams - Primary Instructor

Through her yoga training, life experiences, and passion for helping others, Charlene Sams has been inspired to bring the benefits of yoga to underserved populations.  A life filled with challenges and blessings inspired her to help others understand and overcome their own obstacles. In 2012, she brought her teaching skills to the Ferris

School for Boys. Now the primary yoga instructor for Delaware’s Youth Rehabilitation Services, Charlene is more passionate than ever about developing mindful movement and breathing programs to help our most vulnerable populations. To hone her teaching skills and more fully understand the needs of the young people she serves, she has taken both the Therapeutic Life Skill Training with BK Bose and the Prison Yoga Training Project training with James Fox.

Charlene has completed the 500-hour yoga teacher program at Empowered Yoga where she continues to study with Johnny Gillespie and regularly practice with other dedicated practitioners. As a full-time instructor, she is living her dream of teaching yoga and helping others.

Annually on Super Sunday we host a one-mile fun walk and 5k race from our Wilmington location. All proceeds benefit our Empowered Yoga Community. 

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