A 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Organization

"Both chess and yoga help to improve concentration, while at the same time engendering a sense of community and peace. In order to improve critical thinking skills, Chess Yoga is dedicated to creating after-school chess programs, providing chess equipment, and sponsoring amateur chess competition for students with low-socioeconomic status."
                                - Rico Adkins, Founder/Director/CFO

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Middle College HS Chess Club, in San Pablo, CA

Ethiopian Students: Two Silver Medalists Representing Shashemene, Ethiopia in the 2016 Regional Tournament

Director Adkins coaching during a youth tournament
in Ashkelon, Israel June 2014
Chess Yoga donates chess equipment to the JRDC school
in Shashamene, Ethiopia

Training JRDC teachers to become chess instructors by Chess Yoga
Director Rico Adkins in Shashamene, Ethiopia

Pinole Valley High School, the 2009 West Contra Costa Champs