New Leaf Foundation is a charitable organization making yoga and mindfulness practices accessible to youth in some of the least serviced environments in Canada. We offer yoga-based life skills programs to young people who often endure the label “at-risk” due to experiences of trauma, marginalization, and even incarceration.

New Leaf Foundation believes in the strength and resiliency of youth. Drawing on their capacity to heal and thrive, yoga offers youth tools for cultivating self-awareness, emotional resiliency, the ability to respond rather than react, and the opportunity to tap into a sense of personal empowerment.

We offer integrated, long-term support through our school programs, youth justice programs, and community-based drop-in programs. All of our yoga classes are taught in a trauma-sensitive and inclusive approach.