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Virtual By-Donation Series

We’re very excited to announce our new monthly virtual by donation classes! These classes will be focused on fundraising and education and 100% of proceeds will benefit one of our non-profit partners.

At the heart of our social impact program, We Move Together, is the mission to create opportunities for all people to practice yoga, together -- and in this case, support local organizations and causes that our guests care about. This is one small way we are working to take active steps towards making the world a better place. Thank you for joining us in that mission.

We’ll be releasing this schedule in advance so can plan to both practice and support these important causes. For upcoming dates, please see below:

August - Virtual Donation Class

Connect to Mother Earth with Joss Frank

August 27th at 5pm (PST)

Join us for the next virtual donation class in our We Move Together Donation Class Series. This class is in acknowledgment of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples and all proceeds will be supporting Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society (VAFCS) and Anishnawbe Health Foundation. 

Learn more about the event and register here.

July - Virtual Donation Class

Our inaugural class was on July 29th, 2020  taught by Risto Duggan. Proceeds went to QMUNITY who is a Vancouver Pride Society partner (exact donation amount to be announced).

QMUNITY is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver, BC that works to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives. 

They provide the LGBTQ2S+ community with:

  • Free counselling

  • Information and referrals

  • Access to gender-affirming chestwear

  • Youth one-on-one peer support

Thank you!

For helping us support some incredible organizations within the last year. Just six months into 2020, together, we have given:

As well as supported the following Charitable Organizations through raffles, silent auctions, door prizes, donation classes, gift cards and in some cases free space and equipment rentals, sponsored classes, and mat donations:

  • Covenant House
  • PLEA Community Services
  • Pink Pearl Canada
  • Pink Shirt Day
  • Trauma-Informed Yoga for First Nations
  • CHIMO Community Services
  • WildResearch Society
  • BC Children's Hospital Foundation
  • Make A Wish Foundation
  • One Girl Can
  • YWCA Metro Vancouver
  • BC Women's Health Foundation
  • The Nature Trust of BC
  • North Shore Crisis Services Society
  • Pathways Serious Mental Illness Society
  • Spirit North

In 2019, we were able to support a number of deserving, local charities and initiatives with your help:

As well as supported the following Charitable Organizations through raffles, silent auctions, door prizes, donation classes, gift cards and in some cases free space and equipment rentals, sponsored classes, and mat donations:

  • Rainbow Refugee
  • Spirit North via Urban Foundation
  • PLEA Community Services Society of BC
  • Project Innovate
  • One Girl Can
  • Covenant House
  • The Gatehouse: Healing the Voice Within Fundraiser
  • North Shore Restorative Justice Society
  • Children of the Street Society: Celebration of Success Event
  • BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition: First Call Fundraising Gala
  • Richmond Hospital Foundation
  • Backpack Buddies
  • Family Services of Greater Vancouver
  • FemDem 2019
  • Canucks for Kids
  • Aboriginal Front Door Society
  • Pink Shirt Day 
  • Power of Movement: Arthritis Research Foundation and Bridgepoint Foundation
  • InspireHealth Rain Walk 2019 & 2018
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • AWARE: 30th Anniversary Event
  • Pink Pearl Canada
  • Richmond Addiction Services
  • Children's Organ Transplant Annual Fundraiser
  • Women Against MS
  • KidSport
  • Diabetes Canada
  • BC Children's Hospital
  • Adoption Counsel Ontario
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s Family Navigation Project
  • Whole Way House: Family Picnic Fundraiser
  • Vancouver Vegan Fest
  • Forever Young 8k
  • Ride to Conquer Cancer
  • Beyond Boys & Girls Club
  • Children's Wish Foundation


WHY THIS PROGRAM?

Twelve years ago YYOGA was founded with the intention of making the world a better place through the practice of yoga and with the power of mindfulness. 

We believe having a place that allows you to disconnect and go inward, a place where you feel like you belong is more important than ever before. Fiercely protecting this has always been our goal — it’s why creating studio spaces where everyone is welcome has been so important to us. 

We also believe that yoga and the communities that surround it have the power to change the world and that everyone deserves to live their healthiest, happiest and most fulfilled life.


EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND ACCESSIBILITY
At the heart of We Move Together is the mission to create opportunities for all people to practice yoga, together.

We believe there is power in community so we work with those within ours to extend our reach beyond our studios and create opportunities for those facing barriers to practice. 


OFF THE MAT
We also believe that when we move together, both on and off the mat, we’re stronger.

With the support of our community, we fund people, projects, organizations, help with cause awareness, and offer use of our physical space for people to come together for important conversations and in the spirit of inspiring real change. If you need a location partner, please contact us through our form below.


EVOLUTION
As we head into 2021 and this program grows, we look forward to updating you on the specific people, organizations, and groups that we are partnering with to activate We Move Together. 




WHO WE WORK WITH

We gain inspiration and momentum by connecting with individuals and organizations already doing incredible work to create real change.

We work with the passionately curious, the change-makers, the challengers, the activists, the seekers, the guides, the enthusiastic and the genuine. It doesn’t matter to us if you’re powered by an organization (big or small) or the sweat of a single human working to do better.

What matters to us is that we work together to inspire conversations, practice listening, ignite passion, drive education and awareness and invite change around things that matter to our communities.


CAUSES

Our approach to supporting access to yoga is by partnering with individuals as well as grass roots and hyper local organizations and the change-makers that power them. Support varies depending on the needs of the partner.

In the past, we've donated studio space, funded teacher wages for classes both inside and outside our studios, coordinated and funded teachers for outdoor events, donated yoga mats, gathered goods donations, facilitated group fundraising, offered by donation classes, donated a % of sales, funded event tickets, and shared cause messages with our community in the spirit of active listening and awareness.

Current causes:

  • inclusivity and access to yoga
  • health — especially for women and those who have less access to services and support 
  • mental health — including supporting vulnerable populations
  • at-risk, marginalized and/or under-resourced youth
  • the environment — we love our planet!



APPLICATIONS

Due to COVID-19 impacts on our business, our studio's are temporarily closed and we are not currently able to accept donation or charitable requests.