In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis, the Yoga Alliance Foundation (YAF) introduced an Emergency Relief Fund for yoga professionals suffering economic hardship. As a follow-on to this work, we are now introducing a second phase of assistance that invests in recovery: the Eka Recovery Fund—inspired by the Sanskrit word eka, which celebrates unity, equality, and balance.
The Eka Recovery Fund sponsors activities that facilitate economic recovery for yoga professionals and align with YAF’s mission of leveraging yoga for social impact. Its first activity was launching the inaugural Teaching for Equity program, which provided financial support to yoga teachers offering free classes in communities that have experienced marginalization. Teaching for Equity will continue as an ongoing program, and future work by the Eka Recovery Fund will focus on amplifying, expanding, incubating, and investing further in the economic recovery of the yoga community.
Your monetary gift will support yoga professionals’ livelihoods and their important work in sharing this healing practice. 100% of the donations made through this Fund will support yoga professionals in need. We thank you for your contribution in helping us continue to foster the high quality, safe, accessible, and equitable teaching of yoga.