The practice of Yoga includes Seva, or service. Yogis believe in using yoga to help alleviate pain and suffering in others. This inspired Stan and Gina Woodman to start the Kaia Foundation, a charitable organization that believes service is not only good for the community, it’s good for the soul.
Our mission is to relieve suffering using mindfulness, non-violence, yoga, Buddhism, and mind-body oriented practices! Our work is mainly directed towards women and children-issues locally, nationally and internationally.
Currently, we are working with 4 charities: Family Centers of southern Fairfield County; the Veterans Coalition at Sacred Heart University; Project Return local women's shelters, and the anti-trafficking organization, Odanadi India.
If you have an organization that you think would benefit from Kaia Foundation please contact us with your ideas or requests.
Family Centers is a private, non-profit organization offering education and human services to children, adults and families living in Lower Fairfield County. More than 2,200 professionals and trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range of responsive, innovative programs.
For 20 years, Odanadi has helped victims of human trafficking. They’ve rescued and rehabilitated more than 1850 children, raided 57 brothels and brought 137 traffickers to justice. With your help, Odanadi will continue to provide a place of sanctuary for these survivors and offer them a chance to rebuild their lives.
We’ve all heard about the troubles facing our brave war veterans: depression and suicide rates are unacceptably high. Sacred Heart University has put together a coalition to address these issues on a physical, emotional and educational level.
Project Return is committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment for adolescent girls and young women in crisis. Through the development of self-esteem, resiliency and responsibility, these at-risk young women can heal, grow and learn how to love and be loved.
The Kaia Foundation has a full, interesting schedule of lectures, presentations and workshops. Which ones will interest you?
Kaia is Connecticut’s premier yoga studios. We offer a complete range of yoga styles and classes for beginners, intermediates and experts.
Support the work of the Kaia Foundation and our partner charities. It’s good for the community and good for your soul.
Kaia Yoga offers an extensive schedule of teacher training classes and workshops. Study to become an instructor or just deepen your knowledge of yoga.
Talk to us. Learn more about the charitable works and mission of the Kaia Foundation.