for a Change
Yoga for a Change is created for people to practice yoga, move and relax - while contributing to worthy causes that enhance livelihoods in Singapore. We teach weekly outdoors yoga classes at Marina Bay, Botanic Gardens, Fort Canning Park, East Coast Park, and ad-hoc events such as gong relaxation, meditation sessions and day retreats from which all proceeds are donated to nonprofits.
Since 2017, the collective of yoga teachers has fundraised for charities that support welfare, education and healthcare for women, children and the elderly in Singapore.
In 2022 we have donated a total of S$36,635 to Daughters of Tomorrow, Aidha, LOVE, NILS and Aware Singapore.
HOW IT STARTED
Laura is originally from Switzerland and Italy, grew up moving around eight countries, and eventually landed in Singapore in 2013 where she discovered the practice and philosophy of yoga.
While Laura was working in an intense consulting role and volunteering her free time at Aidha, she invited her friend and teacher Sherri to lead a yoga class at her office. Seeing the joy in her non-practitioner colleagues who would otherwise not step into a studio, she decided to complete her Yoga Teacher Training with the intention to make the practice of yoga accessible for all levels and age groups.
Laura started leading yoga classes for her office colleagues and parents, and was inspired by her friend (and now Yoga for a Change volunteer teacher) Meerly who was donating her yoga classes’ proceeds to TWC2.
In 2017, Laura decided to bring meaning to her sessions by making them donations-based and giving all proceeds to Aidha & Aware - two charities she was personally close to and where she was confident that funds would be put to good use. Yoga for a Change was born!
recipients of the proceeds from our yoga classes
Daughters of Tomorrow's beneficiaries are women aged 20 to 60 from low-income families (surviving on $200 to $650 per capita per month), mostly living in government-subsidized rental flats, and facing multiple stressors in their families. Since their incorporation in August 2014, DOT have impacted more than 1100 women* through skills-training, job-bridging, and support programmes.
Q2 Campaign 2023
2023 // SGD 10,020.00
2022 // SGD 10,167.00
2020 // SGD 2,492.00
2019 // SGD 1'007.00
2018 // SGD 625.00
Aidha offers courses for helpers in money management, communication, computer and entrepreneurship.
Aidha’s mission is to help migrant domestic workers and low-income Singaporean women achieve economic independence through financial education, wealth creation and entrepreneurship.
Founded in 2006.
Q3 Campaign 2023
2021 // SGD 5,549.00
2020 // SGD 2,227.50
LOVE, NILS provides emotional, social and community support to cancer patients and caregivers. They guide them through the healthcare system, provide professional therapies, community support and more. As a registered charity, their goal is to be there for the beneficiaries before, during and after treatment, every step of the way.
Q4 Campaign 2023
AWARE is the leading women’s rights and gender equality group in Singapore.
AWARE believes in the rights of all individuals to make informed and responsible choices about their lives and to have equal opportunities in education, marriage and employment, and in the right of women to control their own bodies, particularly with regard to sexual and reproductive rights.
NCCS (National Cancer Center Singapore)
TOUCH COMMUNITY SERVICES