The Healing Yoga Foundation

HYF is committed to serving all who wish to benefit from yoga by respecting and meeting the needs of the individual regardless of physical capability, health, background, age, experience or financial means.

We are generously supported by our community. The support comes from all of you whether it be from foundations, individuals, our advisory board, community or referral partners, employees, volunteers or students to our referral network. We are grateful to all and could not support our programs without your help. We would like to acknowledge your support and reiterate your contribution helps to support our services to underserved communities and those who would otherwise not have access to Yoga for personal health and wellness.

Bella Vista Foundation
Lloyd Symington Foundation
Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation
Yoga Dana Foundation
The Dick and Theresa Beauchamp Family Foundation, in memory of Trish O'Reilly
Susan G. Komen Foundation

Trish O'Reilly was a gifted and beloved student and teacher of Yoga for many years. She co-founded the North County Yoga Center in Solana Beach, CA and was one of Healing Yoga Foundation's earliest supporters, helping to fund a gathering of healers and medical practitioners for an International conference called "Healing Beyond the Body" with TKV Desikachar held at Commonweal in 2001. Her dedication to students of yoga and to helping share the gifts of yoga with any and all in need of support continues to inspire the work and mission of Healing Yoga Foundation.


Individual Support
We have received generous support from a great many individuals. We thank them for their continued contributions.

Community Support
Advisory Board Members
Jim Franklin
Gretchen Hillenbrand
Lindsay Hower
Lizzie Nichols
Susan Snow

Honorary Board members
TKV Desikachar
Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

Former Board members
Anita Claney
Brooks Kirkwood
Sonia Nelson
Frank Sclafani

Outreach Partners
Casa de las Madres
Charlotte Maxwell Community Clinic
Commonweal Cancer Help Program
Compass Community Services
Creativity Explored
Francisco Middle School
Mission Neighborhood Clinic
San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center

Referral Partners
Debbie Hopkins
Daphne Miller, MD
Richard Miller
Allison Post
Mark Renneker, MD

Marcel Allbritton
Craig Appel
Liz Bragdon
Norma Hoshide
Michael Lerner
Amy Wheeler
Kaitlin Quistgaard

Mary Baumgartner
Chase Bossart
Elizabeth Cunningham
Madge Gahagan
Sonia Heidenreich
Deb Hopkins
Angela Madonia
Anne McDonough
Natalie Sekowski
Deborah Stalford

How You Can Support HYF

Please send an email to if you would like to make a donation.

To Volunteer - Contact us at

Your Contribution Supports the Following:

Individual Therapy Scholarship - Mary Lou Skelton Fund

Community Outreach
We have a number of programs in our community. Help HYF sustain and expand these programs.

Compass Community Services
Stress Management for Homeless Families

Cancer Support Initiatives Cancer support programs in collaboration with Commonweal Cancer Help Program

Mary Louise Skelton Fund Support Individuals seeking healing through Individual Therapy

Suggested Areas of Support
$50 Supports teaching a group class in underserved communities

$100 an Individual Therapy session/Mary Louise Skelton Fund

$250 Supports a series of Individual Therapy classes

$1000 Financial Scholarship to our Teacher Training