Beyond the Mat
Beyond the Mat is the Azulfit commitment to living our mission- to realise and enable positive change in the world outside the yoga studio- where it counts most.
We believe that each movement, however small, made with purpose and positive intent can ripple outwards, and that they have the potential to make a big change within our networks, our communities and for our planet.
What are we doing?
This year we are focusing our energies into our local community, and into supporting four partner charities that are particularly close to our heart. We also are continually working to make our retreats and operations more sustainable and have made our pledge for 2018. We also think it´s important to help our team, our guests and the wider yoga and Pilates community to get involved.
We have selected charities that are really important to us, that we know are making a difference through sustainable initiatives. We work closely with each charity, to ensure transparency and accountability for all donations. In sharing these charities with you, we hope that we can together build a connected global community, united under common goals.
Our Partner Charities
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Pay It Forward: Vrinda Foundation
Pay It Forward: Vrinda FoundationAzulfit and their recurring Pay it Forward Monday charity meal campaign supports the Vrinda Foundation. Every week our retreat kitchen offers healthy vegetarian evening meal to our guests on a donation basis, and our amazing guests week in week out dig deep and give back. The initiative is the brain child of chef Erika Franciosi, who is our link to the foundation, and their team in India. Year to date we have raised €1637 for the charity.€0.00 donated of €463.00 goal
Yoga Beats Conflict
Give Back Yoga Foundation
Animal Welfare and Animal Rescue
Animal Rescue & Animal WelfareAzulfit support island charities including Fuerteventura dog rescue and private citizens rescuing animals, getting them vaccinated, spayed, neutered and adopted at home and abroad. To date we have re-housed 3 animals this year ourselves and raised 900 euros for animal welfare, veterinary bills and charity work and support. Our kitchen also supports sustainable farming practices to contribute to healthy animal welfare in our village. The local goats and donkeys love our Truly Healthy vegetables and fruits!€0.00 donated of €200.00 goal
‘I wanted to start the work day by taking time out to thank you and your participants in the Yoga Makes Change donation class. Your photo brightened up all of us with a huge smile. Thank you. Your funds raised are put to good use: expanding our mission in the world to boldly bring yoga to unserved populations. Please stay in touch with us, and, again, thank you so very much. This is a personal thank you for helping us and also allowing us to be the highest versions of ourselves through yoga service to others.’
Rob Schware, PhD – Executive Director, Give Back Yoga Foundation