I’m now affiliated with a fantastic Oxford based charity called Yoga Quota, founded by the innovative teacher Anne Mundy. They provide free yoga classes for local charities and community groups around the UK.
Here’s some text from their excellent website:
Yoga is transformative. It’s amazing for mental, emotional and physical health – yet usually only those privileged enough to have access to studio spaces are able to reap the benefits of it.
We’re here to change that.
In 2014, our founder Anne decided to start a movement to combat this reality and make yoga more accessible to a wider range of people. The concept of the movement is simple:
For every 50 people who practice in a Yoga Quota studio space, we’ve made a quota.
For every quota, we teach a free class to an underprivileged group.
Yoga is for everyone.
We’ve worked with youth groups, homeless shelters, women’s refuges, mental health groups, and more across the UK. We are always keen to expand our reach to new groups in order to spread the benefits of yoga as widely as possible.
But we don’t stop there.
We also have Yoga Quota teachers nationwide who commit to their own personal quotas so that we can spread the benefits of yoga far and wide across the UK (and beyond). We have a referral scheme with some key charity partners like Mind Oxfordshire and The Porch where you can be referred to the studio and practice yoga alongside paying clients for free.
Yoga Quota website: http://www.yogaquota.com/