• Yoga Can Change Lives

    Improved health, healing and feeling alive. Lumi Foundation takes yoga where it’s most needed.

  • “I really like the classes and always feel strong and relaxed afterwards. I feel my legs a lot more and love the end with music” – Jen

  • “The classes are fun and I discover a lot about yoga!” – David

  • “The theme the teacher talks about in each class stays in my head until the following week, thank you” – Sue

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Be Part of It

We want YOU to help us make a difference in local communities.  Whether you’re an individual, organisation or yoga teacher, get in touch TODAY!

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Bring yoga to your charity or community. Contact us now!

About Us

Our Trustees

Who We Are

Elina Iso-Rautio

Elina Iso-Rautio

Liz Powell

Liz Powell

Ari Iso-Rautio

Ari Iso-Rautio

Lumi Foundation is a charity committed to bring yoga to the community.  We know not everyone can access yoga and we want to change that.  Whether it’s age, financial hardship, ill-health or other disabilities, we make it easy to access yoga.

Lumi Foundation was founded as the charity branch of Lumi Power Yoga Studio based in Hammersmith. Our registered charity number is 1172800.

Our Teachers

Barbara Cottavoz

Barbara Cottavoz

Empowering yogis through their physical practice, meditation and enquiry fills me with joy, power and gratitude. Yoga is for all and my purpose is to make it happen.

Barbara Durand

Barbara Durand

I teach an energetic and fun class that emphasises the importance of breath and foundation as a way to stay present in the practice.

Chloe Taylor

Chloe Taylor

As a Power Vinyasa Yoga instructor I focus on building both physical and mental strength. I am a caring teacher dedicated to improving the lives of my students.

Inés Loughrey

Inés Loughrey

I really believe that yoga is for everyone. I love to teach yoga as a tool for transformation, and empower students by sharing practices that create connection, clarity and insight.

Katie Fobbester

Katie Fobbester

I love yoga. What I learn on the mat informs every part of my life. I want to share my journey with everyone and have lots of fun doing it!

Rebecca Foster

Rebecca Foster

My vision is to empower people in their lives through the practice of yoga. This moving meditation is for the body and for the mind – and it should be accessible for everyone! I am passionate about sharing yoga magic with anyone and everyone who wants to give it a try.

Sarah Fortuna

Sarah Fortuna

Sarah loves Power Vinyasa Yoga because of the balanced combination of both physical practice and self-enquiry work. She is passionate about practicing and teaching.

Stephanie Nieuwjaer

Stephanie Nieuwjaer

Everyone can do yoga! This is my motto and my objective is to make every yogi feel confident and powerful and to help them reconnect with their body with a smile.

Virginie Firth

Virginie Firth

I believe that yoga is for everyone. It brings direction and purpose to one’s life while nurturing a sense of well-being.

Anja Predojevic

Anja Predojevic

Yoga transformed my life on better. It allowed me to see and accept who I am. I teach yoga to give that opportunity to others and encourage personal growth.

Danielle Howden

Danielle Howden

Yoga has improved my life in countless ways, from physical changes to improving my relationships and outlook on life. I love teaching as I can see the positive impact yoga makes to the yogis in the room. I always try to bring a sense of fun and ease to classes, and want every yogi to feel welcome and empowered.

What We Do

We provide accessible, adaptable classes to empower individuals who would otherwise not have access to yoga. Our classes include:

  • Asana (physical yoga practice)

    We work with breath and body movements to build strength, flexibility and balance.

  • Meditation/Mindfulness

    We introduce different techniques to focus and clear the mind.

  • Self-Inquiry

    We give tools to develop habits of gratefulness, journaling and self-awareness.

Our Classes

We partner with charity organisation in order to offer the best experience and support to yogis. If you are a yogi and would like to attend the classes or if you would like to become one of our partners, please email Stephanie at stephanie@lumifoundation.org.uk

Class name
TypeWhen
Community-Shepherd’s bushMat and Chair yogaMondays, 11.00-12.00 pm
Advance – Supporting women surviving from domestic abuseMindfulness and MeditationMondays, 11.00-12.00 pm
Community – West GibbsMat and chair yogaMondays, 18.30-19.30 pm
Community- West GibbsMat and Chair yoga Tuesdays, 10.30-11.30 am
MENCAPMat and chair for disabled children, Teens and adultsTuesdays, 11.30-12.30 am
Log Cabin – StaffMat yoga for staff supporting disabled childrenTuesdays, 13.00-14.00 pm
Community – West GibbsMat and chair yogaWednesdays 18.30-19.30 pm
Community- Bayonne and fieldMat and Chair yoga Wednesdays, 10.00-11.00 am
Nazareth House- HammersmithChair yoga for elderlyThursdays, 10.30 – 11.30 am
Bishop Creighton HouseMat and Chair Yoga for adults with learning disabilitiesThursdays- 2.00-3.00 pm
Age UKChair yoga for elderlyFridays, 11.00-12.00 pm
Housing Scheme- Malvern CourtChair yoga for elderlyFridays, 11.00 -12.00 pm
FIRM (Fun In Recovery Management)yoga for people in recovery from drug/alcohol misuseFridays, 15.30-16.30 pm

Why We Do It

Yoga, in its essence, is a selfless practice of union, harmony and connection. Yoga tends to be seen for those who are able to afford a class and access a studio.

We feel this leaves the power of Yoga inaccessible to those most in need.

Our mission is to make Yoga accessible to all by taking it to the community.

What you learn on the mat you take off the mat. Everyday challenges become easy to overcome. The body becomes fitter, the mind becomes stronger. Life becomes full of possibility.

Yoga transforms.

How We Do It

We partner with charities. We adapt class styles as needed. We accommodate to all locations. We make people and communities feel inspired and empowered.

Our experienced teachers adapt the classes to the yogis on the mat and their needs. They teach chair yoga, yoga for disabled, yoga for vulnerable people, etc., and include meditation and enquiry.

The Lumi Foundation is the charity branch of Lumi Power Yoga, based in Hammersmith.

Be Part of It

Individuals

If you would like to volunteer your time and support the Lumi Foundation, we would to hear from you.

Charities

If you are looking to bring yoga to your charity or community for little, or even no cost, please get in touch via the link below.

Businesses

There are many ways for a business to support our charity. To get your business involved please get in touch via the link below.

Events

33 Day Challenge

Day 33 of the 33 Day Challenge was on Friday 26th October and we had a lot to celebrate!

48 amazing yogis did everything we asked of them – they showed up and they did the work. It’s amazing what you witness when that happens.

We’re so proud of this group who did our first ever Challenge. Next Challenge will be in January and it will be 40 DAYS! They’re ready for it! 🙂

108 Sun Salutations

We did it! Our big fundraiser of the year happened on 16th June when we went through 108 sun salutations followed by a raffle. Such an exciting event! It was a true joy to welcome Lumi Foundation yogis to go through the Sun Salutations with us. Thank you Lululemon for your really appreciated support!

Partners and support

Through the events we held at Lumi Power Yoga we raised £5,340 in 2017- thank you so much for your support.

We’re excited to announce a partnership between Lumi Foundation and lululemon.  Working with the Richmond and Westfield stores, through their ‘Here to Be’ programme, lululemon will contribute to Lumi Foundation’s ongoing growth with financial and other support.

Here to Be is a community-based social impact programme that makes the healing benefits of yoga and meditation accessible through best-in-class non-profit partnerships.  A perfect fit for the Foundation, whose mission is to bring Yoga to All.  Currently offering 20 classes a week, this partnership will allow the Foundation to reach even more yogis.

Mindful Moments

Get in touch to organise a Mindfulness Moment at your organisation! A Mindful Moment is an opportunity for people to take a time out while supporting a good cause.

Get in touch to learn more.

Contact Us

Visit or write to us at the below address, otherwise complete our contact form.

info@lumifoundation.org.uk

Lumi Foundation

121 King Street
London W6 9JG

Tel. 0208 8468504

We are dedicated to expand yoga in the local community, continuously train our teachers, enlarge our outreach and have more classes and yogis, so we need your help. Thank you for anything you can give or help us with everything is gratefully received and appreciated. Thank You!

  • £10 would pay for a yoga mat and block
  • £25 would pay for a teacher to deliver a class
  • £50 would pay for a weekly class for people in need
  • £100 would pay for a workshop from Lumi Foundation (e.g. on mindfulness, healthy eating, history of yoga etc…)
  • £200 would pay for 1 month of yoga in the local community
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