OUR PROJECTS:

We trust in the ripple effect.

All healing begins with us. We know that we must heal ourselves first to be able to be of true service to others. Our projects are created with this in mind, from small scale missions to projects with large worldwide impact. We trust in the ripple effect.

 
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Family Justice Center

A JUSTICE CENTER FOR ABUSED CHILDREN

The situation in Aruba demands our urgent support. In short of a week’s time in April 2019, three children aged 2, 3 and 6 were taken into the urgent care in the Aruban hospital. All three had been sexually abused, suffering severe and life threatening injuries. This happened recently, but it wasn’t an isolated incident. This happens every week.

The infrastructure in Aruba is desperately missing a place of protection for abused children. The “normal” procedure brings them to up to 22 different locations, from hospitals, police stations and child protections services, causing them to be re-traumatized, again and again. But now, the Yoga Girl Foundation is here to catch them… and hold onto them with all our hearts.

A Family Justice Center is a multi-disciplinary center where everyone works together in the best interest of the child. The police, doctors, nurses, child psychologists and government agencies all work together under one roof in an organized child-friendly setting.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE CENTER?

Backed by the Ministry of Public Health, Youth Care Organizations, Social Affairs and Justice, the Yoga Girl Foundation is working hard to create a safe space for abused children where everything can happen under one roof. One interview. One designated and loving caretaker to be there for each child. One place, that is warm and cozy and feels like home. The Yoga Girl Foundation will hold the accountability to make sure every child is seen, heard and supported.

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PROJECT START

Winter 2019

SCOPE

A center for abused children to receive treatment and justice to enable their healing

LOCATION

Aruba

Goal

$500,000 USD

HEAD SPONSOR

We have several sponsor opportunities, contact us!


 

After Eden featuring Yoga Girl

“SHE’S A CHURCH, SHE’S A PREACHER…”

“She’s a church, she’s a preacher” are the lyrics of the breathtaking debut song from the artist After Eden. In this unique collaboration, our founder Rachel ‘Yoga Girl’ joins in the music video to symbolize the modern preacher and help women and children in need.
Through this collaboration, 10% of all royalties are donated to the Yoga Girl® Foundation. The more you enjoy the music, the more good you contribute to the world! Add the song to your playlists, share the Spotify link with your friends and enjoy the beautiful video on YouTube. At the same time, you will be helping those in need.

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LAUNCH

September 13, 2019

SCOPE

10% of all royalties are donated to the Yoga Girl® Foundation

SPOTIFY LINK

Find the Spotify link here.

WATCH THE VIDEO

Find the YouTube link here.


 

Yoga at Orphanages

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Yoga for children to reduce anxiety and heal

There are 30 children between the ages of 6 to 18 that live at the Imeldahof Orphanage in Aruba. Their situations are all based on abandonment and traumatic backgrounds. While the staff is doing an incredible job, they are overworked and underpaid. They have reached out to us in need of support and it is our aim to create a more peaceful environment for the children.  

The Yoga Girl® Foundation has funded children’s yoga with local teachers fluent in Papiamento (the native language) and provided all the yoga mats and props needed. This project will start in October 2019 and cover the full school year until the summer of 2020, with one class per week.

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project start

October 2019

SCOPE

Weekly yoga classes for the children at the Imeldahof Orphanage in Aruba

LOCATION

Aruba

Goal

$1200 USD


 

Coming projects


Healing from Trauma

TRAUMA TREATMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN aged 0-6 YEARS

The impact of trauma experienced in early early childhood is deep. The Swedish health care system is only able to provide specialized therapy to a minority of traumatized children. The lack of trained therapists is extensive and methods available for treatment are mostly focused on older children and teenagers, even though it is well known that the impact of trauma in early childhood is deep.

Children exposed to violence, sexual abuse, neglect and other traumatic events are at high risk for adverse consequences on health and development. Young children are most vulnerable due to the impact of toxic stress on brain development during the early years.

The Ericastiftelsen facility in Stockholm is a ninety year old established location specialized in psychological treatment for children, and in particular, trauma treatment for children 0-6 years of age. We appreciate your help to support their work in healing young children exposed to severe violence and abuse.

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project start

January 2020

SCOPE

Trauma treatment for children aged 0-6

LOCATION

Sweden

GOAL

$ 30,000
($1500 will help one young child heal)

HEAD SPONSOR

We have several sponsor opportunities, contact us!


 

Yoga Girl® Scholarship Program

THE LIFE CHANGING GIFT OF YOGA

We know that yoga is not available to everyone, as we live in a world of discrimination and inequality. We have established the Yoga Girl® Scholarship Program to help create a world where everyone can reach their dreams, without exclusion due to systemic disadvantage. In order to fulfil our mission and help the world heal, we offer scholarships to yoga teacher trainings, yoga memberships and retreats all over the world for people in need of support and healing.

Partners

Throughout the year 2020, the Yoga Girl® Foundation will gather partners for our scholarship program. Do you want to join us in our effort in making the world more equitable? We welcome you to donate a spot in a training or retreat, a membership or any other service that would fit our program.

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project start

2021

SCOPE

Yoga scholarships and equality programs for women in need of support

LOCATION

International