ABOUT OUR CHARITY
The Heart of Living Yoga Foundation is a U.K. registered charity that works with some of the poorest people in Sri Lanka, India, Brazil and the UK.
The charity has been running projects in Sri Lanka for the past 12 years to give nourishment and extra education to the poorest children and financially supporting those children who now go to university. The charity also takes special care of women-led families who survive on next to nothing, and they support the elders who have no surviving children to take care of them as well as the adults with special needs. We have a very special partnership, working together with the Holistic Special Education Foundation and Special Yoga UK to train the parents and teachers of children with special needs, as well as midwives and ayurvedic doctors - and this programme is now spreading nationwide all over Sri Lanka.
In India, the charity is supporting an after school educational programme for the very poorest children in the Rishikesh district and also a progressive school which gives a first rate education to the children who live in the slums. The newest project is to support a mountain village in its aims to improve life for all the residents.
In Brazil the charity is proud to support a children's home which has 60 day care children as well as the residential ones, and an indigenous tribal school that teaches the children of several different tribes within their own culture about the medicinal and healing plants of the Amazon jungle and also supports Jennifer's Library - a facility created by a very special 13 year old in the jungle who is providing a lending library for all the local children.
In the U.K. the Heart Of Living Yoga Teachers go into schools in deprived areas to share yoga and heart meditation with the children and the teachers, who are all very stressed. They also go into prisons and school exclusion units where their yoga & meditation techniques are also very helpful. With your support, love and prayers, all this is possible ... and so we thank you!