The mission of
Yoga Dana Foundation
is to support yoga
in underserved communities.


Yoga Dana Foundation invests in teachers who have demonstrated a deep commitment to yoga and the sharing of its teachings and benefits, especially with communities and populations that are commonly underserved. The Foundation sees yoga as a time-tested discipline of proven effectiveness for all people, regardless of gender, age, or physical condition. Through practices like asana (posture), pranayama (conscious breathing), and meditation, it helps us cultivate a clear-sighted and compassionate understanding of both our inner self and the world around us, and so live our lives with intelligence and joy. The Foundation values excellence and expertise in the following:

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Proven Instructional Know-How
  • Passion for and Dedication to Bringing Yoga to Underserved Communities
  • Demonstrated Ability to Execute Programs Effectively