Letter from Rachel and shama
In Aruba in November 2017, two young boys were abused to death by their parents. Rishandro, age 5, was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries. The younger brother, Eugene, was found buried in the backyard of their house three weeks later. This was the start of the Yoga Girl® Foundation. We knew that we needed to take action and the foundation was founded in September 2018.
It has taken longer than expected to create a solid foundation to make a difference. In June 2019, we launched this website and platform that serves as our main tool to raise awareness and funds for support.
We are so grateful to you, for being here to read this. This means the world to us, and you mean so much to the world. Please take a moment to read about our projects and learn where you can be of service. Together we can do so much more.
Rachel & Shama
The Yoga Girl® Foundation supports women and children who suffer the consequences of trauma, injustice, abuse and poverty. We provide emotional, financial and medical aid to support healing and empower growth. The foundation was founded September 3rd 2018 in Sweden by Rachel Brathen Schoneveld and Shama Persson.
Heal the world, one woman and one child at a time.
We believe that all healing begins with ourselves. By supporting the healing of traumas in both women and children we know that change will come. We also understand the generational issues of deep rooted trauma and support healing processes for both mother and child.
A world where every woman and child is safe, loved and free from harm.
our prioritized areas
Child safety and abuse prevention
Self-love and self-esteem empowerment in women
Stress reduction and anxiety prevention