Welcome to the Yoga By Design Foundation

The Yoga by Design Foundation funds programs for under-served populations. It is the first of its kind in the nation, to raise money for the purpose of providing yoga, at no cost, to a variety of recipients – including, but not limited to persons with Alzheimer’s, Autism, Multiple Sclerosis, cancer, physical and mental disabilities as well as those in rehabilitation and homeless.

About

In 2011, Lynn Medow launched the Yoga By Design Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, to offer yoga to under-served populations, including those with MS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and cancer, along with residents of shelters, prisons and urban/disadvantaged communities.

This Foundation raises money to allow teachers to work with these populations – which benefit greatly from yoga but have neither funds nor infrastructures to provide it from within.


“Yoga is empowerment,” says Medow, who built a successful for-profit Yoga By Design company after a decades-long career in social services. “I feel driven to empower each student and guide them back to their strongest, balanced Self.”

The Yoga By Design Foundation unites yoga instructors around a common cause: providing yoga to students that need it most but have no access to affordable programs.  Yoga By Design Foundation classes are free for participants.

“So many yoga teachers desire to reach populations who need to learn coping mechanisms to handle situations in their daily lives,” says Medow. “The biggest obstacle is lack of funding. The Yoga By Design Foundation will raise money to fund these programs so that yoga teachers can devote their time to doing what they do best: teach yoga – not search for funding.”

This Foundation raises money to allow teachers to work with these populations – which benefit greatly from yoga but have neither funds nor infrastructures to provide it from within.