The SEED TO FLOWER FUND FOR YOGA SERVICE offers mini-grants to support Western Mass prisons and recovery centers who are offering trauma-informed yoga. The fund is managed by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.
Trauma-informed yoga practice has been shown to relieve stress, chronic pain, anxiety, and depression, and to promote empathy, reduce reactivity, and emotional stability.
The SEED TO FLOWER FUND FOR YOGA SERVICE is intended to allow many more prisons and recovery centers to offer yoga. Breathing Space will be donating a percent of Studio profits after expenses to build the Fund. Fundraising campaigns are planned to build the fund’s assets.
The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts seeks to enrich the quality of life of the people of the Western Massachusetts region by: encouraging philanthropy; developing a permanent, flexible endowment; assessing and responding to emerging and changing needs; serving as a resource, catalyst and coordinator for charitable activities; and promoting efficiency in the management of charitable funds