6ix Kids Yoga is a charitable program that, in partnership with Scadding Court Community Centre, and Toronto Police Services, has been bringing yoga and mindfulness training to children in schools across the GTA since 2013. For children in under-served communities, life’s daily stresses can put a major strain on their physical and mental well-being.
Led by experienced and certified yoga instructors, our free, in school classes help children:
• Increase their physical flexibility
• Improve focus and concentration
• Learn calming and stress-relieving habits
• Build self-esteem
• Strengthen their mind-body connection
• And, most importantly, have fun!
6ix Kids Yoga has provided services to thousands of students since 2014, and is continuing to grow! We currently serve 4 schools: Ryerson Community School, Parkdale Junior and Senior Public School,Alexander Muir/Gladstone Public School and Ogden Junior Public School.
Please help us to expand the program and be able to reach more children across Toronto by donating to the 6ix Kids Yoga program. Go to www.scaddingcourt.org/donate, or click on the Donate button throughout our website.
99% of the proceeds raised directly fund our yoga classes, and less than 1% is used for administrative purposes.
Check out the testimonials in our gallery!
About Scadding Court
Scadding Court Community Centre (SCCC) was built in 1978 at the corner of Dundas & Bathurst. Its founding vision was that of a community-controlled centre with a social/recreational focus and mandate which allowed people in the neighbourhood to plan and develop their own services and activities.
Community agencies are important players in efforts to create healthy communities and a balanced, just and prosperous society – they facilitate, support, spark, inform and provide spaces for people to come together, generate new ideas and take action.
Our Management Team
Executive Director & Founder
Victor has been practicing yoga & meditation for several years, and credits the practice for helping him to make a positive change in his life. After reading about how yoga and mindfulness has been scientifically proven to help children as well, he had the idea to provide Yoga & Mindfulness training to students in under-served communities. With the support of Scadding Court Community centre, he funded the project, with Ryerson Community School (the Elementary school he attended with Mohsin in their youth) as the pilot location.
Previously, Victor operated a successful chain of home furnishings stores for 25 years (Down Under Bedding), but he left the business to pursue his true passion and philanthropic endeavours.
Community Outreach Director
Mohsin began his career over 20 years ago as a mentor for young children in the downtown Toronto community where he grew up. Quickly realizing the positive impact he could make in young people’s lives, he has dedicated his life to community work.
In 2013, Mohsin gladly teamed up with his childhood friend Victor Sagar to bring yoga and mindfulness training to students in under-served communities. Through his many networks Mohsin was able to seamlessly bring the program to various inner-city schools within Toronto.