become a warrior for peace: support new leaf yoga foundation

Don’t we all love feeling like warriors? Strong, brave, fearless…

Armed with the tools of yoga and meditation, the New Leaf Yoga Foundation‘s mission is to build peaceful communities from the inside out by empowering youth through yoga. The Toronto-based organization works with young men and women who are creating positive change in their lives, overcoming histories of abuse, neglect, incarceration, gang-involvement, addiction, marginalization and other factors that have led them to be identified as “at risk.”

And now New Leaf needs us all to step up and embrace our warrior spirit. They’re working to raise $30,000 to support their new projects. So far, the organization has managed to raise $27,000 through the generosity of yoga studios in Ontario. They’re reaching out to the wider community to push through the final stretch towards their goal.

Donate to New Leaf’s Warriors for Peace campaign here!

Where your financial contribution will go:

• $10 pays for 15 minutes of a class reaching up to 10 youth
• $50 pays for one FULL CLASS
• $150 provides 3 project sites with gently used yoga books
• $300 pays for the training of one New Leaf teacher
• $600 pays for 3-months of classes at a new project
• $1000 pays for the training of 5 youth mentors

For more information about New Leaf Yoga Foundation and their amazing work, watch this video produced by Toronto Body Mind:

  1. wow- what a fantastic initiative and a well thought, well organized and sincere organization! Thanks for bringing this to our attention Roseanne, I wonder if they’ll branch out to other cities in Canada?

    • i hope so too! i’m not sure what New Leaf’s plans are, but i hope they include national efforts. or at least mentorship of interested people in other Canadian cities.

  2. Love the work the New Leaf Yoga is doing. Here is an interview with Laura Sygrove, their executive director. Fantastic stuff!
    http://yogainmyschool.com/2010/09/30/at-risk-youth-discover-benefits-of-yoga/

  3. Thank you, Roseanne. We really appreciate your support! Our deepest gratitude, Nicole

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