Leveraging yoga for social impact, and fostering an expansive, accessible, and equitable yoga community.

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Teaching for Equity Program

The Teaching for Equity program supports yoga professionals across the globe who serve for little or no pay in bringing the healing benefits of yoga to communities who have experienced marginalization.

Featured Work and Support

Broadening access to yoga’s healing potential

In 2022, the Foundation supported the integration of yoga into refugee assistance programs in Kenya, Poland and Spain, though a community-centered approach – a fundamental driver for our teachers and educators serving worldwide.

Fostering greater equity and more diverse representation within the yoga community

The Foundation has contributed to comprehensive yoga teacher training scholarship programs for trainees who have experienced marginalization, helping to expand diversity and representation among yoga teachers. To date, we have invested in programs serving over 100 trainees.

Expanding educational, service, and economic opportunities for yoga teachers

The Foundation is developing an easy-to-use survey instrument to track connections between yoga and social impact. This will help individuals and organizations to gather data showing how their yoga programs can improve health and well-being.

To stay abreast of all and new program developments, please subscribe to the Yoga Alliance Foundation-specific communications here.

2020-21 Annual Report

Yoga Alliance’s 2020–2021 Annual Report is a celebration of its members, and yoga professionals’ incredible resiliency and creativity in sharing the teachings of yoga when it was needed most. Click here to read the Report.


Contribute to YAF

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



If you have questions about our work, please email us at The Yoga Alliance Foundation is not currently accepting unsolicited proposals for grants or scholarships.

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