If you are reading this, you will know the fantastic benefits of yoga – physically, mentally and spiritually. Brighton Yoga Foundation is on a mission to bring this joy to the wider communities through a range of community outreach programmes
Alone, we can only go so far. We need your help to make a bigger impact, to reach more people, and to heal whole communities through the power of yoga. That’s why we have launched our first ever Crowdfunding campaign through Chuffed.org.
We’re aiming to raise £10,000 to put the Foundation on a proper footing for the future – with an office and part-time organiser who will fundraise, organise our outreach work, and help to grow our annual yoga festival.
Groups and communities we’ve supported so far include:
- Teenagers in East Brighton
- LGBT young people
- Women recovering from stress or abuse
- The elderly and young children
- School children
We also have plans for similar projects in mental health and in prisons.
Sarah Pailthorpe, yoga teacher at Threshold Women’s Services, one of the initiatives we’ve funded this year, told us:
“All the women who come [to the classes] say it makes them feel better… Some come in and they feel quite anxious, some people say they feel quite desperate when they wake up, they have some problems with anxiety and depression and when they leave they feel relaxed, more confident…they go out feeling much better than when they came in.”
Caroline Vitta, from Trust for Developing Communities, who runs our yoga for teenagers projst told us one participant commented: “It was a great way to relieve stress especially after school. It calms you down and makes you think of all the good things in life that we don’t always appreciate.”
There’s still so much more we can do, so many more people whose lives can be improved through yoga. More resources are crucial for us to develop and expand, and we need you to take our mission further.
Everyone that donates £5 or more will be entered into our exclusive prize draw for some fantastic yoga prizes, including a luxury yoga retreat to India. You can find out more about the rewards are on offer via our Chuffed Campaign page.
Help give the gift of yoga to those who most need it by supporting our fundraiser campaign.
And please share the link on Facebook and tell your friends about the campaign.