Help us grow
We have a vision to better support our community. You are invited to be part of the process. Social responsibility is integral to what we do and how we live. This applies to:
- Projects that make available traditional wisdom about how to live, such as yoga, to those who need it.
- Projects with the Aboriginal community
- Projects that foster awareness and positive change in our natural environment.
- Projects that foster connection, within, and with others.
- Projects with a particular focus on rural and remote areas.
Needs & challenges
all around us
Recently, more than usual, we have noticed how many people are struggling to find peace.
Many interactions with participants from classes reflect situations where life is a serious struggle.
How do we support active health, wellbeing and lifestyle in the community?
How do we encourage a balanced daily life and engagement with the natural world and foster greater care for that world?
What tools do we provide to support harmony and peace of mind?
For the beautiful journey of yoga to be available and attainable, we need to rethink everything we do.
Concepts of yoga explained simply in everyday language.
The first of these books will be titled Effort to Effortless. A number of other books are in progress.
Everything you are familiar with on our learning support website, but easier to use, cleaner design and better email support. A look and content that will be more appealing and open to the wider community.
New simple support tools for personal practice
New simpler clear accessible formats for video, animation, audio, diagrams, cards, daily practice guides and resources. Help for managing in life.
New and reformatted courses
We are streamlining courses less lectures, more short videos, animated and illustrated resources, more visual, learning in short bites as well as “yoga capsules” to support integration of yoga into busy lives.
Aboriginal & environmental projects
New videos and books, usually working with Yuradyuri Elders and local communities aimed at:
raising awareness and caring for Country, particularly for the wetlands across Southern NSW
Supporting Elders tell their stories for the benefit of their families and communities, and deepening understanding in the broader community.
Yoga for rural and remote communities
We will conduct trials and develop projects for instructing yoga in rural villages and isolated areas. This will take place with the support of technology tailored for this situation and foster connection and community. These are areas where there are chronic shortages of health professionals, a lack education and support for healthy living. As a consequence, there is limited capacity to manage the serious health needs that then arise.
Sharing and Learning: rebrand, restructure
There will be a change of logo, reorientation of the Podia learning support website. There will be an opening out of what we do so that it invites a wider audience to participate, in yoga, in viewing and engagement with the projects for the environment, and in deepening understanding of Aboriginal cuture.
Our vision - refocused
We see greater health, wellbeing, peace of mind and the relief of suffering in the wider community.
We see the growth of personal capacity and empowerment, so that all have the skills to manage their own wellbeing, their relationships, their mind, and their lives.
We see Indigenous Elders sharing traditional culture, language and caring for country, strengthening the vitality of community, wellbeing and identity. We see deeper understanding of Indigenous culture and wisdom in the broader community.
We see better health, wellbeing and community for those living in rural and remote areas.
We see greater action and awareness of the needs, health and wellbeing of the natural world, with healthy waterways and wetlands of south eastern Australia enhancing the lives of all life depending on them.
We see traditional wisdom, such as yoga, living, benefiting and embodied across the communities we live and work within.
We offer this to our community with simplicity, humility, and respect in ways that are immersive and transformative.
Our Mission - unified
We work with strategies, tools and goals that foster better outcomes for health, harmony and wellbeing in the communities and natural environment in which we work.
Where we are welcome, we aim to partner with those that hold Indigenous cultural knowledge, to share this knowledge in ways that uplift, empower and have ongoing vitality within their communities.
We develop strategies to support those living in rural and remote communities with ways that foster physical and mental health and wellbeing and connection.
This is both a connection with one’s self, and with a community of likeminded souls, no matter the remoteness or isolation.
We make use of creativity, innovation, story telling, educational tools and technology when they foster understanding and learning of that we seek to share.
When the need is to support ways of living and being that foster health, wellbeing and harmony, we do not presume yoga is the only answer, but when this is of benefit it will be offered.
When yoga is the tool that best fits the situation we offer it in a manner that is down to earth and easily understood and applied in daily life. For health, harmony and wellbeing, for peace of mind and the relief of suffering.
We share and learn together, building resilience and community, online and in person.
Our track record
Here's how you can help:
- Support our crowd funding campaign and enjoy the rewards we are offering
- Volunteer to play a role in preparing new resources
- Tell others about what we are doing
- Make a suggestion – how can your skills support these projects?
- We are open to a conversation