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Mental Health Support for Yoga Professionals

The application for the Eka Well-Being Services program is now closed.

If you are a Yoga Alliance member looking for mental health support resources, click here to learn more about the Member Assistance Program.


It's OK to not be OK.

Through their important work of holding space for others, yoga professionals have expressed how they are shouldering elevated levels of emotional exhaustion and burn-out. For many, these feelings have compounded during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for those experiencing marginalization and who have limited or no access to mental health support.

The Yoga Alliance Foundation (YAF) serves to ensure that yoga professionals who care for so many are cared for as well. To help, we partnered with mental health provider Lytle to create Eka Well-Being Services—a specialized program providing free mental health support to eligible yoga professionals and those in their families facing barriers of access to these vital services.

This program can help you and your household members:

  • Strengthen relationships and improve communication
  • Work towards life goals
  • Deal with stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Cope with isolation and loneliness
  • Resolve personal and emotional difficulties
  • Adapt across cultures
  • Address marital and relationship difficulties
  • Identify and cope with culture shock
  • Understand grief and bereavement
  • Address alcohol and drug misuse
  • Find solutions for work-related issues
  • Access crisis and trauma support

What is included in the program?

  • Message Bubble Six (6) virtual or in-person one-on-one counseling sessions (per household member)
  • Flower Assistance finding and connecting with a local* mental health provider through Lytle
  • Telephone 24/7 phone access to a licensed professional counselor, in confidence
  • resources Supporting tools and resources on a wide array of life and well-being topics
    *Lytle will connect participants with professionals who can provide support in their native language.

Eligibility Details & Requirements

  • The application is open to all yoga professionals, including Yoga Alliance members and non-members worldwide.
  • Priority will be given to yoga professionals who have historically had less or no access to these types of services, including:
    • LGBTQQIA+
    • BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color)
    • Differently-abled
    • Other marginalized communities (Examples include, but are not limited to, communities facing the following barriers: high poverty, limited geographic access to services, refugee/displacement circumstances, experiencing homelessness, other under resourced areas)
  • To be considered, applicants must apply through the Well-Being Enrollment Application and be 18 years or older.

Spots are limited to ensure each participant receives the full range of resources available. If there are more submissions than the program can accommodate at this time, applicants who are not selected will receive recommendations on alternate mental-health resources.



Our Partner

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With over 30 years of experience providing Employee Assistance Program services, Lytle EAP Partners' mission is to provide an integrated solution that drives health, productivity, & well-being for all.


Mental health resources

International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)

Find a helpline in your country/region.

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a U.S. based service offering 24/7 access to free and confidential emotional support for people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

SAMHSA's National Helpline

1-800-662-HELP (4357) SAMHSA's National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

WHO Mental well-being: resources for the public.

This page provides resources to help you keep mentally healthy and to reduce stress.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous helps those trying to overcome any type of drug or alcohol dependence using their twelve-step program.

Nar-Anon

Nar-Anon provides support and resources (meetings) for friends and family of people living with substance use disorder/addiction.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous provides support through their twelve-step program to help individuals overcome a drinking problem.

Al-Anon

Al-Anon provides information and resources (meetings) for friends and family of an alcoholic to help them recover from the effects of their drinking problem.

Smoking Cessation

Smokefree.gov from the National Cancer Institute helps you or someone you care about quit smoking.

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