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The Yoga Alliance Foundation leverages yoga for social impact and fosters an expansive, accessible, and equitable yoga community.

The Foundation supports work in the following areas:

  • Broadening access to yoga’s healing potential
  • Fostering greater equity and more diverse representation within the yoga community
  • Expanding educational, service, and economic opportunities for yoga teachers

Mental Health Support for
Yoga Professionals

In holding space for others, yoga professionals often shoulder elevated levels of emotional exhaustion and burn-out- especially those experiencing marginalization and who have limited or no access to mental health support.

Well-Being Services provide mental health and well-being support for yoga professionals and their families facing barriers to these important services.

Featured Work and Support

Teaching for Equity

Supporting yoga professionals who serve for little or no pay in bringing the benefits of yoga to communities who have experienced marginalization.


Eka Recovery Fund

Supporting yoga professionals in returning to and/or sustaining their work, and sponsoring activities at the intersection of economic recovery, yoga service, and community outreach.

Emergency Relief Fund

Provided financial support to yoga professionals around the world experiencing financial hardship in the early months of the pandemic.

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Hear just a few of the 430+ global Emergency Relief Fund recipients describe how the pandemic has affected their teaching and lives, and how their gift of sharing yoga brings relief to their students and communities during this difficult time.

 

Contribute to YAF

Your donation will support yoga professionals’ livelihoods and their important work in sharing the benefits of yoga practice.

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If you have questions about our work, please email us at foundation@yogaalliance.org.

The Yoga Alliance Foundation is not currently accepting unsolicited proposals for grants or scholarships.

Stay up to date on our program opportunities by following Yoga Alliance on social media, subscribing to Foundation Announcements, and visiting this page.

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