• 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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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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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.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 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. I am passionate about sharing yoga magic with anyone and everyone who wants to give it a try.

Sarah Fortuna

Sarah Fortuna

I love Power Vinyasa Yoga, because of the balanced combination of both physical practice and self-enquiry work. I am 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

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.

Roxanne Mann

Roxanne Mann

Yoga is the connection to one self and to the present moment. I aim to bring self acceptance, compassion and freedom to all yogis.

Emily Robertson

Emily Robertson

Everyone’s yoga journey is unique! My classes seek to create a safe space for people to explore their own path and serve as a guide for those looking to enjoy the emotional and physical benefits of this wonderful practice.

Emilie Proment

Emilie Proment

Yoga became a passion that I want to share with as many people as possible, bringing yoga to a larger community. Attentive on empathy, compassion and techniques to help students grow within their practice, focusing on the physical and mind aspects. Organised and committed to bring the best out of the students.

Iva Andelic

Iva Andelic

By teaching yoga, my main aim is to support the well-being of students of all ages, to help them increase their mind and body awareness and teach them how to empower the self-healing mechanisms of the body.

Consuelo Cogrossi

Consuelo Cogrossi

Yoga is freedom, healing and self-expression. I teach to empower people of all ages to listen to their bodies and to use the breath as a tool to flow through life with ease.

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
Shaw TrustChair yoga for adults who are long term unemployed some with physical and mental health issues Mondays, 9.45-10.45 am (every other Monday)
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- Bayonne and fieldMat and Chair yoga Wednesdays, 10.00-11.00 am
Community – West GibbsMat and chair yogaWednesdays 18.30-19.30 pm
Nazareth House- HammersmithChair yoga for elderlyThursdays, 10.30 – 11.30 am
Shaw TrustMat yoga for adults who are long term unemployed some with physical and mental health issues Thursdays, 1.00-2.00 pm (every other Thursday)
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

Lumi Foundation is honored to have won the prize for Best Social Entreprise in Hammersmith and Fulham during the Award Ceremony last Thursday, 21st November 2019.

Thank you all for your commitment, your showing up and your support!

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On 2nd November from 2 pm we hosted a 108 Sun Salutation Event followed by a silent auction with snacks and drinks. Please join us for this event and help fundraise for 2 scholarships offered to community yogis. Participation to 108 sun salutations is £30/person and will take place at Lumi Power Yoga studio, 121 King street in Hammersmith. Stay tuned for lots of fabulous prizes for auction… Lumi Foundation is proud to have been selected once again as Here To Be Partner by lululemon Westfield Store.

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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