A portion of profit generated by Saucha is donated to charities that we feel are in line with our beliefs and experience. 

Dāna in Sanskrit is a word that connotes the virtue of generosity, charity or giving and is the practice of cultivating generosity. It can take the form of giving to an individual in distress or need, it can also take the form of philanthropic public projects that empower and help many.

 

Breast Cancer Haven

Breast Cancer Haven is a national charity offering free emotional, physical and practical support to anyone affected by breast cancer, from it’s centre across the country.

Each visitor to Breast Cancer Haven can expect to receive up to ten free hours' of supportive therapy time. In addition, you will also receive two hours' of nurse specialist time at the beginning and end of your tailored programme.

Their trained professional nurses, therapists, counsellors and advisers listen to your individual concerns and give you all the practical, emotional and physical support you need in a tailor-made package.

They offer advice on practical things like money and work, help combatting stress, exhaustion and nausea, advice on healthy eating and exercise. And above all, there will always be someone to talk to about your deepest fears.

Their support is free of charge and available in their beautiful Breast Cancer Haven centres – which are as far away from a hospital environment as you can imagine.

Theresa took advantage of the services of Breast Cancer Haven during her treatment and recovery and found it truly a ‘haven’ and refuge.  It was a place of understanding and support.

 


Yoga Stops Traffick

Yoga Stops Traffick is an annual worldwide yoga event to raise awareness and much-needed funds to support the survivors of human trafficking.

For the past eight years, Yoga Stops Traffick has provided vital support for the women and children at the Odanadi Seva Trust rehabilitation centres in Mysore, India. Yoga practitioners coming together from across the globe, on a single day, to change lives.

Odanadi means a soulmate, someone who walks with you, hand in hand, through life. They are an NGO based in Mysore, the cultural capital of Karnataka, South India also home to our yoga school.

Odanadi addresses all forms of sexual violence against women and children, with a special focus on human trafficking. They have adopted a holistic approach to combat sexual violence through prevention, rescue, rehabilitation, awareness and training programmes. Through the years Odanadi has been recognised and supported by organisations and individuals from all over the world, including many Ashtanga yoga students.

“For the Odanadi residents Yoga Stops Traffick means a sense of belonging. They feel they have relatives and friends across the globe who love them and want the best for them. When the name of Odanadi is taken to countries across the world, it starts a healing process. It gives us the energy to carry on.”

Odanadi founders Stanly and Parashuram

In donating to Odanadi it feels like giving something back to the community that hosted so many western yoga students in Mysore over the years and for those who haven’t been able to be involved with Odanadi directly this is another way to offer support.