Rishi Yoga Diwali Saraswati

Yoga for trauma recovery

Yoga for trauma recovery is primarily to help people recover from the trauma of the 2022 February flooding event on the Northern Rivers of NSW. Many people in the region are still suffering from post-traumatic stress and struggling to move forward in life. This project is to give back to the community and provide support and reassurance through the re-establishment of the Yoga Sadhana Hall, replacement of yoga accessories lost in the flood and preparation to continue to teach yoga.

Rishi Yoga Diwali Saraswati is a victim of the flooding event herself and was displaced from her home and place of work for some time in Mullumbimby, Northern NSW.

Rishi Yoga Diwali has over 40 years of practice and service to charity and communities locally and internationally.

Rebuilding with yoga

This project aims to alleviate trauma in the local community through yoga, relaxation, meditation, chanting and kirtan. Originally planned for six months, the project is being delivered via community consultation in the local neighbourhood and through Rishi’s extensive network of yoga devotees across diverse connections in Australia and overseas.

The renewal of the Sadhana Hall, refurbishment of the property and art studio has provided an opportunity for a bespoke ‘Yoga Home Stay’ service. Individuals and small groups in the yoga community are able to come and immerse themselves in the practices of a yoga lifestyle and to experience personal attention with a yoga program delivered through Diwali’s deep experience in yoga, meditation and art.

Their aim for the YFG grant is to bring healing to the community for those interested in joining together to practise in the tradition of yoga. This is made possible by establishing one of our senior teachers in a sustainable environment for Satyananda yoga practice and study.

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.

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.

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.


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