New Leaf Yoga Foundation was founded in Toronto in 2007. Simply put, our organization was created by like-minded people whose lives have been impacted by yoga and who want to create opportunities for others to participate in yoga, especially young people residing in some of the least-serviced communities and facilities.
We set out to build an organization that would not only make yoga accessible to youth, but would also provide on-going support for teachers and staff at our project sites so that long-term, committed programs could flourish.
We believe that yoga (and by yoga we mean asanas –physical poses, meditation and generally a way of life) can be a powerful contributor to social change, and that change on a large scale starts one person at a time.
At New Leaf Yoga Foundation, we hope to inspire and support youth to tap into their inner strength and resources, so that they may cultivate seeds for peace in their lives.