Boys from HOPE programmes practice yoga. Text reads celebrate International Yoga Day with HOPE this June

Join Yoga For HOPE

and celebrate International Yoga Day!

International Yoga Day on 21 June is a global day that celebrates the health benefits of yoga. This year’s theme - humanity - will raise awareness of the holistic nature of yoga and encourage everyone to include yoga in their daily lives for enhanced well-being.   

Throughout June, Yoga for HOPE will be an opportunity to celebrate International Yoga Day, celebrate the benefits of yoga, and also help to raise funds for some of the poorest and most disadvantaged street-connected children in the world. 

Yoga for HOPE is your opportunity to support life-changing work and give something back to the country that gave the world yoga. Whether you are a yoga novice, practice regularly, or are a yoga teacher, you can get involved!   

HOPE's life-changing and holistic approach

HOPE is more than just a charity – it is a community of like-minded people with a real passion to make a positive and sustainable change to some of the world’s poorest and most neglected children. We believe in a holistic approach to education and the all-round health and well-being of the children in our care, and this includes regularly practising yoga in HOPE’s Residential Childcare Centres.  

Sign up to a Yoga for HOPE event

Yoga for HOPE classes are being planned throughout June by our supporters. This will include a 90-minute YOGA & SOMATICS online class by HOPE Patron and yoga teacher, Simon Low

Below you will find a list of our confirmed events. Follow the links for more information and booking details for each class!

Details about further yoga events will be announced soon. For those who can't make these dates, class recordings will be available.

Yoga teacher and HOPE Patron, Simon Low

How can you get involved?

Here are some yoga inspired fundraising ideas to get you started!

If you teach yoga

  • Dedicate a class to HOPE and invite students to donate.
  • Hold a class at an unusual location – a beach, a forest, or a local landmark.
  • Hold a family yoga day; make your event fun by offering family, senior or toddler lessons.
  • Host a Yoga-thon – 24 hours of classes over a weekend in various yoga disciplines. 

If you practise yoga

  • Set yourself a yoga challenge, such as 25 sun salutations a day for a week!
  • Hold a competition with friends and family to show off your most advanced yoga positions.
  • Involve your local community group by inviting a yoga teacher to teach mindfulness techniques.
  • Sign up to a Yoga for HOPE event listed above!

Get started!

Set up a Just Giving fundraising page for HOPE.

Get in touch with who can help support your fundraiser by providing HOPE materials, publicity and ideas. 

However you choose to participate in Yoga for HOPE, your efforts will improve the lives of street-connected children in HOPE’s care in Kolkata.   


HOPE is a truly wonderful charity doing vital work that not only changes, but saves lives. Supporting their work through my teaching has been both a joy and privilege to me and my students.

Jo Torode - Mindful Yoga UK
Children enjoy a yoga class at a Yoga Garden Party event for HOPE
Boys from HOPE's Residential Childcare Centre take part in a yoga class
Boys from HOPE's Residential Childcare Centres regularly practice yoga
Lille Sommerschield with students after her yoga class held in a Norwegian Forest
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