- Published: Tuesday, 17 February 2015 17:23
When we talk to people about Living Yoga, about the work that we do and the impact it has in the communities we serve, one question that frequently arises is this: “since Living Yoga relies on volunteers to teach its classes, why do you need donations? *Where does the money go?”
It’s a good question and the short answer is that it enables our volunteers to do their critical work by funding necessary training, scheduling and logistical support.
The heart of what we do is beautifully simple; we bring teachers, skilled in the practice of yoga, to individuals who have experienced trauma in their lives. Study after study has shown how yoga can give these individuals better, more effective ways of dealing with the destructive effects of trauma, helping them become healthier, more productive, more positive members of their communities. That is the simple magic that happens when teacher and student get together. And, thanks to the generosity of our teachers, that part is free.