The proceeds of this fundraiser will go towards funding yoga classes for breast cancer patients, at-risk youth, as well as many other under-served populations.
In 2011, Lynn Medow launched the Yoga By Design Foundation to offer yoga to under-served populations, including those with MS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and cancer, along with residents of shelters, prisons and urban/disadvantaged communities.
This Foundation raises money to allow teachers to work with these populations – which benefit greatly from yoga but have neither funds nor infrastructures to provide it from within.
The Yoga By Design Foundation unites yoga instructors around a common cause: helping those who need it most but cannot afford it.
“So many yoga teachers desire to reach populations who need to learn coping mechanisms to handle situations in their daily lives,” says Medow. “The biggest obstacle is lack of funding. The Yoga By Design Foundation will raise money to fund these programs so that yoga teachers can devote their time to doing what they do best: teach yoga – not search for funding.”