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 supports yoga professionals in returning to and/or sustaining their work, and it sponsors activities that facilitate economic recovery and align with YAF’s mission of leveraging yoga for social impact. Its first activity is the “Teaching for Equity” pilot program, which will financially support yoga teachers with a history of teaching yoga to marginalized communities, and extend yoga access to those who may have historically been left out of the practice.
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 go directly to 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.