Yogathon 2020-02-27T17:35:04+00:00

Melbourne CBD. 8 hours of non-stop yoga. 1 awesome humanitarian cause.




Join us in the biggest Yoga and Social Change event in Australia! On the 17th of May 2020, we’ll rise up through our yoga practice in solidarity at our fourth annual 8-hour yogathon fundraiser.

We are dedicating our practice to FREEDOM. Yes, freedom from one of the world’s most heart-breaking issues:

Child Sex Slavery.

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17th May 2020

Yogathon for Freedom

Drill Hall, Multicultural Hub

26 Therry Street

Melbourne CBD (opp Queen Vic Markets)

8 am – 5.30 pm (Doors open at 7.30 am)

Our outstanding yoga teachers uniting 8 different styles for an amazing cause.

Yoga for Freedom 

World Peace Meditation
Taking it out into the World

Power Living

Power Vinyasa
“Saluting the Sun Within”

Ashtanga Yoga Centre

Ashtanga Yoga (Led)
“Fire up your Practice”

Dance of Life

Hatha Yoga
Forward Bends & Twists

Embodied Flow

Embodied Flow
“Yielding into Compassion”

Christina Gagnier
Estuary Yoga

Embodied Flow
“Yielding into Compassion”

Kundalini House

Kundalini Yoga
“Empower the Heart”

Light Space Yoga

Slow Flow Vinyasa
“Fluidity: Hips & Hamstrings”

State of Being

Yin Yoga
“Slow down and Nurture”


Pranayama & Yoga Nidra
“Softening into the Heart”

Gertrude Street Yoga

World Peace Meditation

Our Schedule

Morning Session: SHAKTI

8 am: World Peace Meditation with Atira Tan

8.15 am: Power Vinyasa with Amy Coghlan

9.20 am: Ashtanga Yoga with Douglas Brook

10.25 am: Hatha Yoga with Johannes Mochayedi

11.30 am: Embodied Flow Partner Yoga with Laura Emilia Escudero & Christina Gagnier

Afternoon Session: SHIVA

12.45 pm: Kundalini Yoga with Nancy Hanley

1.50: Slow Flow Vinyasa with Lisa Matthews

2.55 pm: Yin Yoga with Jo Buick

4 pm: Pranayama & Yoga Nidra with Evelyn Stav

5  pm: World Peace Meditation with Jaspah Marques

5.30 pm: Closing Ceremony with Atira Tan

Yes I’m totally in!

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Wow! I’m inspired to do a little more!

Fundraise for Freedom

The ultimate challenge is to participate in

8 hours of yoga + Fundraising for Freedom.

If you are unable to participate in the full day, you can take part in just

one class (an hour),

a half Yogathon (4 hours),

or our Dancing for Freedom Evening session.

Fundraise for Freedom

 100% of the proceeds go to our partner charities Art to Healing and State of Being, putting an end to the torture and abuse inflicted on women and girls by the sex slavery industry throughout India and Nepal and therapeutic yoga programs for marginlised communities in Melbourne.

All donations (excluding tickets) are tax-deductible.

8 hours of non-stop yoga

8 diverse styles

11 awesome yoga teachers

1 day of uniting to end sex slavery.

A day of yoga to uplift, connect and inspire!

“The best way to overcome apathy is to actually take action, to throw yourself into making a difference.”

– Jane Goodall.
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Sex slavery and the trauma endured by women and children is NOT OKAY with us.
We believe in compassionate action to create, and to be the change.
Be part of this change.
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All donations are tax-deductible.

We’re ready to do something to put an end to the global sex slave trade, and we can’t do this alone. We need your support!

Together, let’s stand up for Freedom and get set to change lives.

Yes I’m totally in!

Wanna do more than just participate?

Wanna join us in seva (selfless service)?

Join us and become a Yoga for Freedom volunteer!

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Yes I’m up for a good challenge for a 4 – 8 hour Yogathon! What’s fundraising for freedom?

This year, we’re inviting yogis who are up for the 4 – 8 hour yogathon challenge to put your yoga practice to fundraise just a little more for Yoga for Freedom and our cause!  Make your yoga practice count! We’ll help you to set up an online fundraising platform with different fundraising options where it’s super easy for you to share with your family and friends, and get the donations rolling in! All donations above $2 from Australia are tax deductible. Of course, if you don’t hit the fundraising target, you can still participate in the Yogathon for Freedom. What’s more, we have some fun prizes in store for you! More info can be found on www.yogaforfreedom.org.au/fundraiseforfreedom/

I want to be there for the whole day and donate to the cause, but I’m not sure if my body can do 8 hours of yoga.
Yoga for Freedom is in the spirit of inspiration, uplifting of humanity, freedom and giving back! It’s not compulsory to do the entire 8 hours, and it’s totally fine to rest, take breaks, have a bite to eat, and look after yourself. There are no expectations.

Will there be food and drinks at the venue?
Yes absolutely. We’ll have fresh pressed juices, a free selection of teas, water and yummy food, raw food and cakes, plus snacks at the venue! The event is directly across from the Queen Victoria markets, so there’ll be many accessible restaurants and cafes too.

If you have any other queries, please email us at info@yogaforfreedom.org.au

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It is with sadness in our hearts that we announce the cancellation of Yoga for Freedom this year.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, it is of utmost importance that everyone's safety and health comes first and foremost. Whether we like it or not, the planet is asked to be still and to look inside during this time of COVID-19. These times, with the gifts of yoga, can bring opportunities for new beginnings, deep self-reflection, and change.

At Yoga for Freedom, we hope to be part of the current of Life which seeks to inspire, empower and bring peace and harmony to this transitional and potent phase of our lives.
Our hearts and support go out to those struggling in social isolation right now, those who have lost their jobs or stranded in strange countries. And we are very grateful to those working double-time to care for the sick and elderly, and who are risking their lives to look after others in this time of need.

We hope that you will join us next year, and our team at Yoga for Freedom is sending blessings of love, kindness and strength at this time to every one of you out there.
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