Improving psychological & physical wellbeing through evidence based trauma informed yoga trainings and programs in diverse communities
The Yoga Impact Charity 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training trains teachers in our evidence based methodology combining Yoga, Somatic Therapy and Psychology.
Our Trauma Informed Yoga teaching team partner with not-for-profit organisations, government and schools to share Yoga programs with
survivors of domestic violence
families of the Defence Forces
people in detention
frontline healthcare workers
In 2018 The Yoga Impact Charity taught 417 trauma informed yoga classes in 16 locations around the world impacting over 3000 people.
Our programs have been evaluated by the New South Wales Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors and found to reduce Post Traumatic Stress Disorder within 9 classes and reduce Depression within 12 classes.
The Yoga Impact Charity Ltd is a Health Promotion Charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and has been endorsed a Deductible Gift Recipient by the Australian Tax Office.
The Yoga Impact Charity (an evolution of the Refugee Yoga Project) was Co-Founded by Danielle Begg in 2015.
Danielle has an academic background in Psychology, Master of Science from Oxford University and Global Mental Health Post Graduate Certificate from Harvard Medical School. She marries this knowledge with her experience teaching evidence-based Trauma Informed Yoga as the Co-Founder & CEO of The Yoga Impact Charity.
Danielle is the creator and Lead Trainer on The Yoga Impact Charity's 200 Hour Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training, hosts Trauma Informed Yoga workshops and retreats globally, teaches Yoga programs in Sydney with people recovering from trauma and offers private consultation and mentoring.
She is an advocate of the inclusion of yoga within healthcare and has been invited to speak at conferences around the world including: The Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress, The International Journal of Yoga Therapy's Research Symposium, The Australasian Yoga Therapy Conference, The Yoga Australia Conference, The North American Refugee Health Conference and Australia New Zealand Refugee Trauma Conference. My work has been featured in The International Journal of Yoga Therapy, The Sydney Morning Herald, ABC News, SBS, The Australian Yoga Journal, Yoga Today Magazine and WellBeing Magazine.