Yogis for Positive Change


Inspired by the organizationRunning in Heels, Yogis for Positive Change was founded in August of 2014 to serve as a rallying point and advocacy group for yogis and other peaceful warriors throughout the Metro DC area.

Our mission is to foster a sense of cooperation within the Yoga Community and encourage involvement in community service as a positive way to create societal change and mend political divides. To this end, Yogis for Positive Change, sponsors Virginia Yoga Week and Be Well Virginia and posts information on events and community service/advocacy projects on the community calendar and encourages others within the community to do the same.

The Karma Project is a cornerstone of the Yogis for Positive Change mission.

Through the Karma Project, Y+C works to raise funds and awareness for those in need.

Past events have included a New Year’s Day Salute to the Sun to benefit the Alexandria Animal Shelter, the Virginia Yoga Week Karma Project, benefitting charities on the kcal, regional national and international level.

The Virginia Yoga Week 2016 Karma Project will work to benefit The Carpenter’s Shelter for Homeless Families, Cornerstones, Yo Kid and Yoga Gives Back and several additional charitable organizations.

The Karma Project is a unique opportunity for the community to demonstrate the generosity of heart and spirit of the peaceful warrior.

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
Sir Winston Churchill

Margaret Townsend, Founder and Executive Director