Charities 2015


Carpenter’s Shelter

Carpenter’s ShelterMission: Carpenter’s Shelter supports the homeless achieve sustainable independence through shelter, guidance, education and advocacy. Carpenter’s Shelter serves over 1,000 homeless and formerly homeless children and adults each year.



Founded in 2006, YoKid is a non-profit that provides instruction in yoga for kids & teens. While youth in today’s complex urban environments face ever-increasing challenges, there are greater levels of stress and obesity among kids & teens living in poverty. YoKid was created to help kids & teens confront these challenges by increasing their self-awareness, concentration levels and physical activity through yoga.


Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.


Yoga Gives Back

Yoga Gives BackYoga Gives Back is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds in order to alleviate poverty in India. We started in Los Angeles in 2007, determined to find a way for the global yoga community to help the poorest people in the country that gave birth to YOGA.

In previous years, Virginia Yoga Week has supported the following charities:

  • Cornerstones
  • Dogs XL
  • Food For Others
  • Homestretch
  • King Street Cats
  • Living Beyond Breast Cancer
  • Smashing Walnuts Foundation/Piedmont Family


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