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Yogathon for Freedom: Melbourne (CANCELLED)

Yogathon for Freedom: Melbourne (CANCELLED)

Join Yoga for Freedom as we rise together in the biggest Yoga and Social Change event in Australia to end the vicious cycle of sex slavery on Sunday the 17th of May 2020!

It's our fourth annual yoga fundraiser with 8 inspiring hours of yoga with the 11 of the best yoga teachers Melbourne has to offer. 

We're dedicating our practice to FREEDOM. Yes, freedom from the world’s most heart-breaking issues: Child Sex Slavery.
In the past 4 years, Yoga for Freedom has raised over $65,000 and have supported over 3,500 women and girls who have experienced child sex slavery and exploitation to receive mental health and trauma care to live lives free from slavery.
8 hours of non-stop yoga. 8 diverse styles. 11 amazing teachers.
1 day of uniting yogis together to make a difference in the world.

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 one class (an hour), a half Yogathon (4 hours), or as many classes as you like!

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

All additional donations are tax-deductible.


The schedule & our outstanding teachers uniting 8 diverse styles for 1 humanitarian cause:

Doors open: 7.30 am (Classes are 1 hr, and taught in workshop style. Suitable for all levels.)

Morning Shakti Session:

8 am: Atira Tan - World Peace Meditation | CEO/ Founder Art to Healing & Yoga for Freedom

8.15 am: Amy Coghlan - Power Vinyasa | Power Living Yoga

9.20 am: Douglas Brook - Ashtanha Yoga (Led)) | Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne

10.25 am: Johannes Mochayedi - Hatha Yoga | Dance of Life

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


12.30 - 12.45 pm : Break


Afternoon Shiva Session:

12.45 pm: Nancy Hanley - Kundalini Yoga | Kundalini House

1.50 pm: Lisa Matthews - Slow Flow Vinyasa | Light Space Yoga

2.55 pm: Jo Buick - Yin Yoga | State of Being

4 pm: Evelyn Stav - Pranayama & Yoga Nidra | Estuary Yoga

5 pm: Jasper Marques - World Peace Meditation | Gertrude Street Yoga

5.30: Closing Ceremony

PLUS....we have some awesome prizes in store for you too!

More on our teachers can be found on


Ticket Prices:

1 hr: $20 Early Bird/ $25 Full Price/ $35 on the door

4 hrs (AM) + (PM): $75 Early Bird/ $85 Full Price/ $100 on the door

8 hrs: $140 Early Bird/ $155 Full Price/ $175 on the door

Early Bird offer finishes on the 17th of April 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What's Fundraise for Freedom? Fundraise for freedom is not compulsory, but we'd love for you to take on the fundraising challenge! It's just a little extra more to take your practice to the next level, just like running a marathon! Become either a Proud Yogi ($300), Spirited Yogi ($500) or Passionate Yogi ($1000) and use your yoga practice to raise more money for the cause! For more info, please go to We'll be emailing all 4 - 12 hour yogis with an email within 72 hours with more Fundraise for Freedom info after you book your ticket.

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 all in the spirit of peace, inspiration, uplifting of humanity and freedom! It's not compulsory to do the entire 8 hours, and it's totally ok to rest, take breaks, have a bite to eat, and look after yourself. There are no expectations! We just want you to be part of this awesome community and the intention of giving back to the issues that matter in the world, have fun and feel inspired! So if you can't do the entire 8 hours, that's totally ok.

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 at the venue, kindly sponsored by MA Australia. The event is directly across from the Queen Victoria markets, so there'll be many accessible restaurants and cafes too.

Date: Sunday 17th May 2020. Doors open at 7.30 am.

Opening meditation and welcome session start at 8 am.
All classes are 1 hour long, with a 5 min break in between sessions.


Drill Hall, Multicultural Hub
26 Therry St, Melbourne CBD VIC 3000

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Proudly presented by Art to Healing.