Seed Yoga

Sowing seeds of inner peace. Fostering growth. Propagating love.

Bay Village, OH   |
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Seed Yoga

EIN: 88-0544991


Serving the Greater Cleveland area and Lorain County. Spreading joy, inner-peace, and love to all by guiding the practices of yoga, breathwork and meditation. We want to bring yoga to everyone, but especially those it would support most. We have donation and fee-based classes available to the general public. We provide free yoga to schools. We provide free yoga to caregivers of families with special needs. We also collaborate with mental health partners, to bring free yoga to those it would support most. The practice of yoga benefits more than the self! It disperses through the family and community, to benefit everyone. We want to remove any barriers to yoga that youth, families, and other individuals might face.

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Executive Director

Casey Martin

Main address

397 Bassett Rd

Bay Village, OH 44140 USA

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Subject area info


Community recreation

Family disability resources

Youth development

Self-help groups

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Population served info

Children and youth


LGBTQ people



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NTEE code info

Personal Social Services (P50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.


Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Free yoga in schools

We are currently operating on a free yoga model in schools primarily in underserved areas. We charge schools only a nominal fee IF they request us to come more frequently than once per week. We serve predominantly inner-city schools in Cuyahoga County & Lorain County. We work with school counselors, wellness directors, intervention specialists, PE instructors, and school administration to plan the best schedule and groups to work with.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Ethnic and racial groups

We offer four monthly yoga classes for parent respite in locations throughout northeast Ohio. Typical locations include Solon, Lakewood, Strongsville or Brecksville, and Amherst. Local yoga studios allow us to use their space for free. We market our parent respite classes through organizations such as Connecting for Kids, Rec2Connect, Gigi's Playhouse, Mother2Mother, etc. and on parent support group pages on Facebook.
In summer 2023, we are planning our first parent respite yoga retreat. Any students that attend our monthly classes will be eligible (pending funding) to attend the retreat for free. The retreat will be held at a farm in Vermillion, with outdoor yoga classes, sound, meditation, and many options during free time: swimming, hiking, speaking with an on-site counselor, and making new friends with other parents. Snacks and a healthy dinner will be provided. There will be opportunities for community partnerships with organizations that would like a table at the event.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

We offer free yoga for mental wellness, offered through groups at other area organizations such as NAMI or May Dugan Center. We also hold free classes throughout Cuyahoga and Lorain County in public library meeting rooms or via Zoom, for the purpose of mental wellness. Our classes focus on breath work, mindfulness, and relaxation. The movement portion of a class is led by the students' preferences and ability. These classes are promoted via fliers posted at area wellness centers, mental health clinics, nonprofit organizations, and Facebook pages.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
People with disabilities
Economically disadvantaged people
People with disabilities
Substance abusers
LGBTQ people

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Schools, caregivers in families with special needs, mental health organizations.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We will offer restorative classes to caregivers in families with special needs, since the previously held Vinyasa style class was a little intimidating for these tired caregivers.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Positive feedback gets posted on our website, with permission,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,


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Assets info

BMF Data: IRS Business Master File

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $27,542
Program Services $1,491
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $29,033
Program Services $6,137
Administration $0
Fundraising $556
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $6,693

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $22,340
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $0


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
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Executive Director

Casey Martin

Casey is a Yoga Alliance Registered 200 hour Yoga Teacher, (500 hour pending) with a focus in accessibility and inclusivity in yoga, and Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher with an emphasis on teaching from a trauma-informed perspective. Casey has been a student of yoga since the mid-‘90s, always seeking authenticity in teachers, and healing in the practice. Casey’s goal in founding Seed Yoga is to ensure that this positive mind, mood, and life altering practice is brought to everyone that needs it – especially the youth, caregivers in families, and those that have much healing to do but don’t have yoga resources available or accessible to them. Casey’s prior professional background includes non-profit administration, corporate administrative duties, and senior paralegal duties and training at an intellectual property law firm. She has also managed event planning and fundraising for various non-profit organizations.

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Seed Yoga

Board of directors
as of 03/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Lisa Ellis

Cleveland Public Schools

Term: 2022 -

Jennifer Atzberger

Catholic Charities of Cleveland

Kim Corrigan

Community Volunteer

James Levin

LegalWorks & Firefish Festival

Casey Martin

Seed Yoga

Brett Mangon

NEO Accounting & Tax Services LLC

Dena Fisher

Dena's Table

Melissa Grimes

Bay Village Schools

Alonso Southard

Clearview Local Schools

Sarah Kelly

Parma City School District

Michelle Esper

Goodyear Tire & Rubber

Kelly Kocon

Community Volunteer

Murray Woods

Retired Certified Nurse Practitioner

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/6/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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