Amazing Response to our YFG Grants

Applications for our Grant Award Scheme to do ‘Yoga for Good’ in their community came from all over Australia. It has been marvelous to receive so many submissions and it’s been fascinating to read about the variety of programs to support and assist others.

Different age and gender doing outdoor yoga

Inspiration

We’re very grateful for the opportunity to help others do good through yoga and to see them follow their hearts and offering their skills to others. Many of the practices have been discovered through personal challenges to meet others’ needs. Others are inspired by the traditional path of yoga and seek to carry on tried and tested methods to guide others to find peace of mind and inner calm.

There is so much need in the world at large, to live a conscious life and to satisfy the desire for meaning. Yoga trainings equip us to teach others awareness of who they are right now, to set an intention and develop good habits.

Our message has reached far and wide across many urban and rural areas. This has great potential to give support to so many people and allow the benefits of practicing yoga to spread from person to person. In the following months we are supporting programs in nearly all major Australian cities: Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart. We look forward to seeing the difference it will make to many groups of attendees at a variety of programs.

Variety

We are grateful to get the word out for ‘Yoga for Good’ in all forms, styles and in many areas of life, whether it be advantaged or disadvantaged. It is with great pleasure we announce that we are awarding our donations to a wide range of Yoga teachers and educators.

Yoga initiatives we are supporting work through their local service providers to offer free or low-cost programs in the areas of:

  • Breathwork
  • Emotional resilience for front line workers
  • Trauma & PTSD recovery and
  • Retreats for trauma Healing.

We are donating to Yoga Programs who are:

  • Providing funds for a meeting to promote positive mental health for suicide prevention and emotional regulation for men
    Women’s wellbeing program
  • Trauma informed yoga for refugee women.

Yoga businesses operating in the more rural areas are much needed and with our donation, their programs are helping serve remote areas in Queensland and small towns with people who would otherwise not have had the opportunity to experience the benefits of yoga and meditation. In response, rural fitness studios are meeting the demand for relaxing yoga styles and sound healing.

Group having a yoga

Supporting positive messages

The definite theme of these current times is trauma recovery. This is no surprise considering what we have all endured, a pandemic, floods and now the stressful aftermath of the last couple of years.

Stress on children cannot be underestimated at this time, having had their education disrupted and having to cope with so much uncertainty. We are happy to provide funds to progress yoga programs in schools for children and teens. Technology is a great aid to transmitting instructions and information and we have sponsored a community TV program to spread the awareness of yoga methods and make yoga accessible to more uptake.

The traditional methods of learning from a good book are very much a delight for Children and parents and we continue support the creation of children’s books that give therapy and relaxation for emotional resilience. The lusciously colourful ‘Rainbow Relaxation’ by Katie Brown will be launched this month with its bright, light filled, easy-to-follow format and is sure to be a favourite at bedtime.

Adults also need resilience more than ever, and the world of yoga has stepped up to provide further trainings in trauma sensitivity and yogic wellbeing and we are pleased to give our support. At the heart of yoga is compassion and it is a great support for those with special needs. It’s a hard fact that we don’t go through life without some challenges. We are honoured to support programs in:

  • Yoga Therapy for Stress & Anxiety
  • People living with Brain Injury
  • War Veterans, Yoga for Grief
  • Cancer Patients and Carers
  • Mindfulness
  • Breath Movement for Seniors and all together inclusive Yoga.

I want to thank everyone for their time and thoughtfulness in applying for a grant, there has been so much consideration and effort put into the submissions. It is an honour and a privilege to be part of a Foundation that serves to do good through yoga and to watch the generous seeds planted grow and blossom into abundance. I invite you to stay up to date with the Yoga For Good Foundation over the rest of this year and feel the good vibe.

Moira Nirvana Gordon

Director, Yoga For Good Foundation.

Community yoga classes

We are passionate about sharing the joy of practising yoga and offering you an opportunity to connect with your true self on a regular basis.
View previous classes or book now for our next class.

Free
22nd March 2024 12:30pm (AEDT)

Hatha Community Class with Ahimsa Helen Cushing

Ahimsadhara is an expert teacher and author in yoga for trauma survivors. After teaching War Veterans for many years, she is now focusing on international programs and further writing. In this class, she uses asanas to help with healthy breathing and as a preparation for pranayama and yoga nidra.

Free
22nd April 2024 12:30PM (AEST)

Dru Yoga Community Class with Angela Baker

Angela is an experienced Yogi and Dru Teacher Trainer, environmental campaigner, peace educator, and avid traveller, always seeking the best methods to promote health through Dru Yoga’s practices. Join Angela on the mat for a simple journey through energy block release, alignment with sequence, asana and mudra to leave you feeling refreshed, inspired and welcoming change.

Testimonials

Our sole mission is to create opportunities to do good for others through yoga.
And we’re making an impact.

A huge thank you to the Yoga For Good Foundation...

…for their incredible contribution to our Life Now Yoga and meditation programs!

This generous donation will mean we can buy new yoga equipment, run a new yoga class in Broome, and enhance our meditation program for cancer patients and their primary carers.

Cancer Council Western Australia

Sending out gratitude to the Yoga for Good Foundation.

Their grant is enabling me to offer FREE trauma informed therapeutic movement and relaxation to frontline mental health and social services staff in Bega.

Participants are really valuing the time out for themselves and experiencing integrated poly vagal theory. And I get to be in a teaching space, yay!

PremKranti Counselling

The generous grant we've been awarded from the Yoga For Good Foundation...

…allows us to reach more underserved and vulnerable community groups who can benefit from a trauma-informed yoga and embodied mindfulness practice at zero cost to the participants.

Some of the community groups we’ll be serving in the current months include 000 Foundation, Men’s Walk and Talk and WAGEC.

Yoga on the Inside