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New Leaf Yoga Foundation

This is an outstanding city.
But you don't just take.
You've got to build.

Fran Deacon

Wife of the late Fraser Deacon,
Founder of Toronto Foundation

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New Leaf Yoga Foundation

New Leaf Yoga Foundation teaches life-skills through mindfulness-based yoga programs for youth in marginalized communities. New Leaf runs a 10-week program in 10 schools and a weekly drop-in program consisting of life skills/yoga classes offered free of charge to youth in community spaces. New Leaf evaluating the impact of these two programs, as well as working to increase the reach of its programming, which provide participants with ways to cultivate self-care, the ability to cope with stress and challenging emotions, and tools to work with experiences of trauma and adversity.