Charities

Local

Carpenter’s Shelter

Carpenter’s ShelterMission: Carpenter’s Shelter supports the homeless achieve sustainable independence through shelter, guidance, education and advocacy. Carpenter’s Shelter serves over 1,000 homeless and formerly homeless children and adults each year.
Website: www.carpentersshelter.org

Cornerstones

cornerstoneCornerstones is a nonprofit organization that promotes self-sufficiency by providing support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare, and other human services. We remain firmly rooted in the Reston community and embrace founder Robert E. Simon’s principle of inclusivity. We apply this value – that all may “live, work, play and serve” – in the many communities where we now operate.

mind and body fund: A fund we have at belovedYoga where we pay the teachers that teach at South gate and other special events for cornerstones so that their is no cost to the people or the community. we cover the cost.

BelovedYoga has created a Mind Body Fund through the Love Your Body Day that supports yoga teach- ers to go into the Corner- stones community making yoga accessible for ALL.

Regional

YoKid

Founded in 2006, YoKid is a non-profit that provides instruction in yoga for kids & teens. While youth in today’s complex urban environments face ever-increasing challenges, there are greater levels of stress and obesity among kids & teens living in poverty. YoKid was created to help kids & teens confront these challenges by increasing their self-awareness, concentration levels and physical activity through yoga.
Website: www.yokid.org

International

Yoga Gives Back

Yoga Gives BackYoga Gives Back is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds in order to alleviate poverty in India. We started in Los Angeles in 2007, determined to find a way for the global yoga community to help the poorest people in the country that gave birth to YOGA.
Website: www.yogagivesback.org

 
 
In previous years, Virginia Yoga Week has supported the following charities:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Dogs XL
  • Food For Others
  • Homestretch
  • King Street Cats
  • Living Beyond Breast Cancer
  • Smashing Walnuts Foundation/Piedmont Family

 

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